Transport Minister Rita Saffioti officially opened the Matagarup Bridge zip-line today with more than 35 people booked in to undertake the thrilling ride this afternoon.
The first zip-line ride was auctioned off as part of the 2020 Telethon Charity Auction with the successful bidder joining the opening celebrations today.
The opening of the zip-line, along with the Bridge Climb opened earlier this year on January 26, signals the completion of the Matagarup Bridge Activities project.
The platform, about 72 metres above the Swan River, has hosted a number of memorable events throughout the year including a wedding and 2021 AFL Grand Final Cup photo shoot.
Prices for the zip-line start from $99 for the express zip and up to $149 for a zip and climb package including free photos.
General public sales for the zip-line ride are now open and thrill seekers can purchase tickets by visiting https://www.zipclimb.com.au
As stated by Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
“I’m so pleased to be here today to officially open the Matagarup Bridge zip-line.
“The team has done remarkably well delivering this project in the middle of a global pandemic. This is a once in a generation project and it was important we took the time to get it right.
“Thanks to everyone for their patience. I can’t wait to see people enjoying the view of our Swan River while zipping down from the bridge at almost 75 kilometres an hour!”
As stated by Matagarup Zip+Climb General Manager and Director Ryan Zaknich:
“Today is a very exciting day for us as we commence the zip-line operations, which we know the people of Perth have been patiently and eagerly awaiting.
“We have been working through our list of priority customers with pre-purchased gift certificates and general ticket sales are now open.
“We also look forward to having further discussions with Burswood Park Board and Main Roads on developing future family friendly activities on Burswood Park adjacent to the zip-line landing platform.”