About Zip+Climb Project
Zip+Climb is a family adventure precinct on the Burswood Peninsula – located on and around the Matagarup Bridge. Matagarup is the name of the land at the eastern end of Perth where the Swan River once became very shallow at times, and provided the only way across the Derbal Yerrigan for miles and miles for Noongar folks.
The waters in this area are now easier to cross by foot on the iconic Matagarup Bridge. We nod to the traditional owner’s of this country – this is good country. If you wish to know more about the area and the traditional owners, we recommend these resources.
The bridge was not originally built for people to climb. Take a 314-step trek up the bridge’s main arch, ascending 72 metres to the ‘skyview’ platform. The average gradient of the climb is 45 degrees and to reach the top, you will be required to climb, crawl, shimmy and squeeze through some very tight spaces. You will be accessing the bridge by the same route used for technical access. For this reason, to access the bridge in any capacity, you must adhere to the following strict safety conditions.
Zip+Climb is a proud Westralian business and will be expanding its offerings in late 2021 with the addition of a 5 level, 900m2 climbing frame, an 18 hole mini-golf course, plus a licensed cafe providing a reasonably priced menu.
Perth Bridge Climb and Zip Pty Ltd t/a Matagarup Zip+Climb and Zip+Climb Perth. ABN 96 642 218 406
Sam spent 8 years as an Army Special Operations Engineer, then he travelled the world and became a European tour guide followed by operations manager of sailing tours around Croatia, Greece and Turkey.
He’s proud to adapt his skills and experiences to Zip+Climb to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our guests.
Mel is an experienced rock climber with a strong focus on safety, making her a great support on the Zip+Climb, so that you can focus on having a great experience.
Born in Africa, travelling between Zimbabwe and South Africa for a few years before moving to Perth many years ago, Mel enjoys travelling, camping, climbing and adventure!
Vicky comes to us from an outdoor education background, having worked in many different roles from expedition and canyon guiding through to the production of working at height and safety equipment.
She is in her element for outdoor activities especially where ropes are involved.
Combining 15 years’ experience in travel and tourism with her passion for adventure, Jen is here to make sure you have an incredible and unforgettable Zip+Climb experience.
While travelling, Jen first discovered the awesomeness of ziplining. Immediately hooked, she’s continued to zipline all around the world and is excited to be able to experience it right here in Perth city! Hands down the most caffeinated team member and loves a good fancy dress party.
Tom is a Kiwi born travel addict that loves to share a story. He has worked within the Travel and Tourism sector for over 15 years and loves finding new ways to push his comfort zone.
Tom has visited 46 countries around the globe and chased thrills through mountain trekking, bridge climbs, zip lines and bungee jumps and is looking forward to sharing how he got over his fear of heights and helping others to do the same.
When he is not travelling, you will find him running on the trails around WA, playing golf or studying a Diploma of Geographical Sciences at the University of Western Australia.
With a background in tourism, planning and environment management, Ryan enjoys mashing all of those elements together for Zip+Climb.
He loves climbing all over the bridge and zipping down the line – but he prefers to call the zipline a flying fox!
The youngest of the team, Nathan is by no means inexperienced. His short career in tourism and events has included several Western Australian institutions such as The Perth Mint, Perth Wildcats, and Rottnest Island. He now is ready to use his skills to help make Zip + Climb a household name.
Outside of tourism, Nathan is a psychology graduate, with a passion for volunteering and helping others achieve their goals. Will happily talk about Brooklyn Nine-Nine all day if given the opportunity.