Travel

Reaching for the sky

SKYPOINT: Climbers head up and up on the Q1 SkyPoint Climb, 270m above Surfers Paradise.
SKYPOINT: Climbers head up and up on the Q1 SkyPoint Climb, 270m above Surfers Paradise. Contributed

THE Gold Coast has welcomed its newest adventure experience, SkyPoint Climb - Australia's highest external building walk, taking climbers on a guided journey reaching 270m into the sky from the Q1 resort building.

SkyPoint Climb is a 90-minute experience allowing guests to admire unobstructed 360-degree views of Queensland's beautiful South-East region.

Climbers (a maximum of 10 per group) receive a full safety briefing and are fitted with a full body climb suit and harness, before stepping into one of Australia's fastest lifts for a 43- second journey to SkyPoint Observation Deck, 230m above ground.

Once inside the glass airlock room on level 77, each climber is attached to the safety rail, which uses a specially designed harness system.

Along the journey, the climb leader will highlight major landmarks as the group admires spectacular views of the Gold Coast's stunning beaches, city skyline and lush hinterland.

Walking along the glass crown which frames the top of the Q1, climbers can enjoy the security of an internal hand rail that guides them to the summit, while the more daring can walk along the edge of the climb to experience the heart-racing thrill of being so close to a 270m sheer drop.

SkyPoint Climb costs $89 per adult and $69 per child for a Day Climb, or $109 per adult and $89 per child for a Twilight Climb where participants experience a magnificent sunset 80 storeys up.

Visit SkyPoint or phone 5582 2700 for information.

>> Read more travel stories.

Topics:  gold coast, travel, travelling


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Help out appeal for Salvation Army

LENDA HAND: Salvation Army officer Jake Horton is promoting the Red Shield Appeal at the end of May.

Anyone with spare time is encouraged to volunteer as a doorknocker.

Isaac welcomes new CEO

Isaac Regional Council welcomes the appointment of new chief executive officer Gary Stevenson.

Mayor Baker today announced he will start with Isaac from July 1.

Trolley delivers auction success

GOOD IDEAS: Ideas man Roger Little with boilermaker fabricator Paul Dickens who helped make the trolley.

Trolley delivers auction success

Latest deals and offers

Car pulling caravan goes off the road on Leichhardt Hwy

EMERGENCY services are responding to reports of a crash on the Leichhardt Highway.

Hannah lends an ear

LISTENING: Speech Pathology student Hannah Thompson (right) with Professor Bronwyn Fredericks at the recent AIME launch for 2016.

Hannah lends an ear

Dysart supermarket to shut, redundancies can't be ruled out

Cornetts Supermarkets place ad to say supermarket will shut

Help out appeal for Salvation Army

LENDA HAND: Salvation Army officer Jake Horton is promoting the Red Shield Appeal at the end of May.

Anyone with spare time is encouraged to volunteer as a doorknocker.

Isaac welcomes new CEO

Isaac Regional Council welcomes the appointment of new chief executive officer Gary Stevenson.

Mayor Baker today announced he will start with Isaac from July 1.

Trolley delivers auction success

GOOD IDEAS: Ideas man Roger Little with boilermaker fabricator Paul Dickens who helped make the trolley.

Trolley delivers auction success

Things to do in Central Queensland this week

Capella Show. Photo Matthew Holdsworth / CQ News

Your guide to events this weekend and throughout the week

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked

Caloundra’s former Centrepoint Buffet site up for sale

FOR SALE: The home of the old Centrepoint Buffet

Restaurant fined for unhygienic practices closed months ago