22/01/2021 - 14:10

Optus Stadium's Rooftop walk unveiled

22/01/2021 - 14:10

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Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray has unveiled Optus Stadium’s new rooftop walk, with just over one month until the attraction opens to the public.

Optus Stadium's Rooftop walk unveiled
Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray on Optus Stadium’s new rooftop walk.

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray has unveiled Optus Stadium’s new rooftop walk, with just one month until the attraction opens to the public.

The rooftop walk experience, called ‘Halo’, allows thrill-seekers to watch sporting events and enjoy panoramic views of Perth from 42 metres above the stadium turf.

The new tourist attraction will offer two-hour tours for groups of 14 and is expected to operate almost every day of the year.

The rooftop attraction will be modified to allow wheelchair users and others with impaired mobility to access the platform, making the stadium the only one in the country fully accessible rooftop experience.

Mr Murray said the walk was a tremendous addition to Perth’s stadium and one he expected to greatly benefit Perth’s tourism industry.

“I believe it is going to be very well patronised, as one of only two in Australia,” he said.

“The view itself is pretty spectacular, with a 360 view of Perth’s CBD and the hills.

“Look, it’s no secret that I don’t like heights … but it’s good for thrill seekers.”

The state government has funded the initiative, but is yet to put a figure on the total cost.

The rooftop walk is the product of more than two years worth of planning by the state government, Optus Stadium and VenuesWest and will officially open to the public on Saturday, February 27.

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