Imagine flying through the air without a care in the world and nobody strapped to your back with a HD Camera filming your every (terrified) facial expression.
Enter iFLY – a giant glass wind tunnel in the heart of Surfers Paradise allowing people of all ages and abilities to do exactly that.
Basically, you lean gently into the tunnel and are held in the air by winds of up to 170kph as if you’re flying.
It’s exhilarating, adrenaline pumping and not at all scary, each flight is equivalent to a 14,000-foot sky dive and the best part is, there’s no falling.
Wind speed is controlled based on each flyers weight and size and everyone gets a minimum of two flights. Book into the special High Fly sessions and experience a trained instructor whizzing you up to the top of the tunnel on your second flight!
Flying through the air not your thing? Feel free to sit in the viewing area and take photos of other people attempting to master the art and the impressive instructor demonstrations.
Popular with everyone from the local skydiving community to visiting families and those simply looking to try something unique, iFLY is also a great core fitness workout and the perfect physical activity no matter the weather.
So whether you’re three or 103, if you long to feel the wind in your air but aren’t too keen to leave the comfort of an airplane, you’re in luck.
Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm.
Address: 3084 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, QLD.
Words by Kirra Smith.
iFLY is holding their first birthday bash on February 11th. There’ll be face painting, a colouring competition, helium balloons and 30% off for first time flyers.
Book online using the promo code WEAREONE.