World-class ecotourism opportunity progresses
Brisbane is on the cusp of a tourism boom, with a new ecotourism experience at Mt Coot-tha part of Brisbane City Council’s vision to enhance the Mt Coot-tha precinct.
The ecotourism project will create a green leisure precinct with a new scenic zipline and canopy tour as well as more trees, picnic areas and walking trails.
By improving Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane City Council will protect what visitors love about this Brisbane icon while creating more to see and do.
The project will:
- Provide more ways to enjoy Mt Coot-tha with a guided treetop canopy tour, an Indigenous heritage skywalk, and a scenic zipline;
- Make it easier to access Mt Coot-tha with a new visitor centre, disability access and more car parking linked by a free dedicated shuttle bus
- Protect Mt Coot-tha for future generations by planting eight trees for every tree that’s removed, ensuring no corridor clearing while carefully planning to protect owl and koala populations.
Subject to approval of the Land Management Plan, the first stage of the project – the treetop canopy tour – is due to start construction and be opened to the public in 2019.
More information on the project and the process can be found on the Council’s website, or visit Zipline Australia’s website.