SkyPoint Climb, Australia’s highest external building walk, is the newest adventure experience on the Gold Coast taking climbers on a guided journey reaching 270 metres into the sky atop the iconic Q1 resort building.
The awe-inspiring open air adventure, SkyPoint Climb is a 90 minute intimate experience allowing a maximum of 10 guests per group to walk among the clouds and admire unobstructed 360 degree views of Queensland’s beautiful South East region.
Starting on the ground floor at Mission Control, Climbers receive a full safety briefing and are fitted with their full body Climb suit and harness, before stepping into one of Australia’s fastest elevators for a 43 second journey to SkyPoint Observation Deck, 230 metres above the ground.
Once inside the glass airlock room on level 77, the Climb Leader attaches each member to the safety rail, which uses a specially designed harness system, securely locking the Climber onto the rail from the moment they leave the Observation Deck until their return.
Along the journey, the Climb Leader highlights major landmarks and shares some of the region’s best kept secrets as the group admires spectacular uninhibited 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 up to the summit whilst the more daring can walk along the edge of the Climb experiencing the heart racing thrill of a 270 metre sheer vertical drop.
Close to 150 stairs guide Climbers to the summit, where guests take an extended pause to experience the 360 degree surrounds from the Climb’s highest vantage point, before the group descends to level 77 on the opposite side of the building.
After returning back to SkyPoint Observation Deck, Climbers can enjoy some time on the inside of the glass, continuing to admire 360 degree views of the Gold Coast offered by SkyPoint, with the option to relax with a coffee or a light meal, freshly prepared by one of SkyPoint’s Chefs.
Climbers take home some unforgettable mementos including a complimentary group photograph, a signature SkyPoint Climb Cap, and a Climb Certificate.
Available daily are a number of Day Climb’s and one Twilight Climb where participants experience a magnificent sunset 80 stories above the ground.
Family and friends, keen to keep their feet on terra firma, can watch their adventure seeking loved ones through the glass ceiling while admiring the views from SkyPoint Observation Deck. Admission is only $21 per adult, $12.50 per child or an annual pass for $29.
SkyPoint Climb is open every day, except Christmas day. Weather is considered for each Climb and bad conditions may result in temporary Climb delays. Climb participants must be 12 years and over, and participants under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult.
SkyPoint Climb is a moderate thrill experience and requires Climbers to be moderately fit with the ability to walk up a set of stairs and remain standing for the duration on the Climb experience.For more information or to book a SkyPoint Climb visit www.skypoint.com.au or phone (07) 5582 2700.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Gold Coast reaches adventurous new heights with the opening of Skypoint climb
Source = SkyPoint