A new landmark at South Bank has changed our city’s skyline, with the 60m high “Wheel of Brisbane” now up and running. Think England’s famous “London Eye”, only smaller. With its 42 gondolas carrying more than 300 people when full, your 13 minute spin will give you a great sticky-beak over inner Brisbane. It’s now the biggest observation wheel in Australia and is owned and operated by a European company. The official line is that it’ll be at South Bank for 2 years.
The new Wheel is one of the few places the general public can actually find a high point to see our city. Business execs in office towers and the handful of penthouse dwellers drink the views in daily of course! The energetic can do the Story Bridge Adventure Climb, where the summit tips 74 metres, and the views are breathtaking. Now under construction in the CBD, Austcorp’s “Vision” tower will include an observatory on its 60th and 61st floors (approx 180 metres above ground!). Expected to be complete in 2012 it’s an exciting addition to the city and our tourism drawcards.