From this Friday, Sunshine Coasters will be able to take in spectacular 360-degree views across the hinterland and the sea, when a giant observation Ferris wheel pops up in Caloundra.
Towering 35-metres above the ground, the aptly named Skyline wheel rotates 24 gondolas and holds over 100 people at any time. And with over 9,000 lights flickering away as you go around and around, 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 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-July, 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.
What: Skyline wheel
When: 14 June to 21 July, from 10am till late
Where: Bulcock Beach carpark, Caloundra
Cost: $10 each or $30 per gondola (seats up to six people)
Image credit: Skyline