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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.

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