Look at this skyscraper! At 322.5 metres, it’s one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.
Can you guess where it is?
The beautiful blue sky should give you a clue. It’s at the Gold Coast in the Sunshine State of Queensland; the Q1 building sits right on the beach at Surfers Paradise.
You know me – I love being up high! I had to visit SkyPoint, the observation deck on the 76th and 77th floors of the tower.
On my way into the building, the word ‘adventure’ caught my eye.
Then I spotted a very adventurous looking man outside the shop.
He was all kitted out for a SkyPoint Climb – 298 stairs on the outside of the tower to an elevation of 270 metres! When Adventure Man heard I was an alpine beaver and used to heights, he invited me to go with him. I was so excited…until I found out there wasn’t a Climb Suit or a safety harness in my size.
Oh, the devastation I felt.
Instead of joining Adventure Man, I had to sit inside, watching and waiting, as he ventured out into the open air and began the long upwards climb.
Lucky the views were worth the wait.