Jun
15
2013

Top 10 Amazing & Unique Viewing Platforms In the World

Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk - Australia


This walk opened recently after five months of construction. Located at Knights Hill up high on the escarpment near Robertson in the Southern Highlands, the Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk allows visitors to walk among the rainforest canopy 25 metres above the ground on a steel platform. The 500m elevated walkway features cantilever arms that take visitors to the edge of the escarpment and offer inspiring views of the coastline from Kiama through to Shellharbour.

 

Landscape Promontory -Switzerland


The passageway made of steel and titanium leads to the lookout platform with a view of Lago Maggiore.

 

Infinity Room at House on the Rock - Wisconsin – USA


The House on the Rock, originally opened in 1959, is a complex of architecturally unique rooms, streets, gardens and shops designed by Alex Jordan, Jr. It is located in Spring Green, Wisconsin, and is a regional tourist attraction.

 

Il binocolo - Italy


This is located in gardens of Trauttmansdorff castle in Italy. Its name came from shape of plateform’s small roof.

 

Top of Tyrol - Austria


Top of Tyrol is located around 3000 feet above sea level at Stubai Glacier in Tyrol.

 

Dachstein Sky Walk - Austria


It is 2,700 m above sea-level, high up on the 250 m vertical rock face of the Hunerkogel. A 360 degree panorama allows the visitor a view of Slovenia in the south to the Czech Republic in the north.

 

Aurland Lookout - Norway


Aurland Lookout is 2’000feet above Aurland fjord in Norway and came up with this beauty wining the first prize in Norwegian tourist routes competition.

 

Grand Canyon Skywalk - Arizona – USA


Grand Canyon Skywalk hangs approximately 4,000ft above the floor and extends 65ft beyond the edge of the Grand Canyon. The horseshoe shaped skywalk is constructed of glass walls 4 inches thick and visitors must don special scratch-proof socks as they partake in the view.

 

Suspended platform at Iguazu Falls - Brazil and Argentina


The viewing platform is so close you are instantly drenched by spray and deafened by the roar of water plunging over an 80 metre cliff.

 

Auckland’s Sky Tower - New Zealand


Auckland’s 328m Sky Tower is the southern hemisphere’s tallest structure. It took 2000 tonnes of reinforcing steel, 660 tonnes of structural steel and 15,000 cubic metres of concrete to erect it.

 


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