About Us

We are a Brisbane based family business with a successful tourism track record in ecotourism experiences using zipline technology.

 
 
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Zipline Australia has 6 years of operation with the Vanuatu Jungle Zipline (VJZ) consisting of two zipline courses covering a total of 2.3 km. In those 6 years VJZ has maintained an impeccable safety record with zero serious incidents. Zipline Australia has also achieved Development Application approval for a rainforest zipline tour on Skyrail’s Smithfield, Cairns site.

 

The People Behind Zipline Australia

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MICHAEL THOMPSON

DIRECTOR, ZIPLINE AUSTRALIA

Michael has a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Queensland and is a passionate supporter of ecotourism and its role to educate and inform.

He served in the Australian Army as an Infantry Officer in the Commando and Second Battalion, Royal Australian Regiments. After leaving the Army, he moved to Vanuatu with his wife and two children where he utilised his engineering and military climbing skills to create the highly successful Vanuatu Jungle Zipline experience.

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MATHEW THOMPSON

DIRECTOR, ZIPLINE AUSTRALIA

Matthew has a background in renewable energy solutions and management of IT services, and a Bachelor of Business (majors in Marketing and International Business).

In support of his passion for sustainable ecotourism, and the design and operation of world-class zipline tours, has progressed through five classes of high risk work licenses and holds Advanced Rigger and Rope Access Technician qualifications.