From this Friday, Sunshine Coasters will be able to take in spectacular 360-degree views across the hinterland and the sea, when Australia's tallest travelling ferris wheel pops up in Caloundra.
Towering 35-metres above the ground, the aptly named Skyline Wheel rotates 24 gondolas and holds over 140 people at any time. Soak in stunning panoramas by day or climb on at night to be dazzled by over 9000 lights, lighting up the wheel and flickering away as you go around and around. Basically, whatever time you choose to jump on, a ride on here will be unlike any other.
We’re happy to let you know it won’t break the bank either. A seat will cost you $10 each or grab a gondola for you and your besties (they can hold up to six people) for $30. That’s a cheap spend for adding a little magic into the week.
Each ride will last for about 12 minutes, allowing the wheel to go around four to five times. We recommend taking in the first couple of loops minus the camera/iPhone, so you can truly take in the beauty before capturing it for Instagram.
If you can’t get to Calounda this weekend, don’t stress. The ferris wheel will be staying put until mid-August, so you’ve got over a month to get over your fear of heights, make space in the calendar or do whatever else it is you’ve got to do to get down there. You can grab your tickets here.
Looking for more things to do on the Sunshine Coast? Dust off your bowling shoes, Holey Moley and Strike are ready for you.
Image credit: Skyline