Rap Jumping is a highly advanced form of freestyle rope work. It is an adventure sport that involves forward abseiling and rappelling, where participants descend a vertical surface by means of a fixed rope in a standing position while facing the ground. The method we use is a forward SRT rappel developed by the Australian SAS. Safety is our first priority with a 100% safety record since 1989.
Our goal is to become a globally recognized brand and industry leader, providing an outstanding thrill-seeking adventure sports service in the abseiling industry in Australia and beyond.
We will establish permanent sites, expanding throughout the world over the next 10 years.
We will maintain the highest standard of safety at all times
We will be committed to constant and never-ending improvement by way of training of operators, regular revision of operating procedures, keeping up to date with the latest industry news, trends, and customer feedback.
We will continue to provide the WOW experience for each and every customer.
We will minimise environmental impact in all areas of our company.
Rap Jumping™ was originally founded and commercialised back in 1989 by Peter “Macka” Mackail, who gained his certification while serving with the Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SASR). With his hard work, determination, and dedication, he recruited what he considered his “A Team” to bring what was once considered purely a military form of face-forward abseiling (aka rappelling) to the general public in a fun, safe, and exhilarating way.
Commercial operation of Rap Jumping started in the Barron Gorge in Queensland, from the site known as “The Hinge” (Split Rock) and Macka’s Bluff, named after the big bopper himself. Not long after its inception, the buzz about this new form of extreme abseiling caught the attention of local businesses, and shortly thereafter, Macka was approached to bring this “extreme outdoor activity” into the urban environment. Over the following months, with close consultation between the local city council and a major hotel chain, Macka was finally satisfied that all safety requirements were going to be met, and agreed to bring the world’s first “Rap Jumping Experience” into the city sprawl, making headlines in the media at the Pacific Hotel, Cairns.
Once established at the Pacific Hotel, word quickly spread about this new daring activity, and Rap Jumping soon became a sought-after tourist attraction. Following the SASR motto of “Who Dares Wins”, Macka branched out and was involved in organising other Rap Jumping events at other venues across Australia, such as The Gold Coast International Hotel in Queensland, The Crest Hotel in Sydney and The Grand Hotel in Adelaide, as well as various other sites internationally. So far, Rap Jumping has been to The U.K., New Zealand, the U.S.A, Malaysia, and even South Africa. In 2006, Rap Jumping made its way to Melbourne and became a permanent fixture at the appropriately named “Urban Central” Backpacker Hostel.