BridgeClimb Sydney opens new Ultimate experience

You'll have the best view in the house. Picture: Supplied
You'll have the best view in the house. Picture: Supplied

Ultimate view of Sydney

Nobody has ever been celebrated for going halfway and turning back again, so why should Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb be any different. The new Ultimate climb will see visitors climbing the bridge from south to north and all the way back again.

Not even Oprah or Prince Harry have seen the jaw-dropping views the Coathanger's northern side has to offer.

Now you can be among the first to make the full 1621-step voyage and take in views across Sydney's north, including Lavender Bay, Luna Park and Kirribilli.

Beware, this 3.5-hour journey is for adventurous climbers with "full fitness". It's priced at $348 per adult/$149 per child.

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A budget private jet?

Private air travel might become a lot more affordable with the new Celera 500L plane which is successfully flying in the US.

Otto Aviation claims its creation is the most fuel-efficient commercially viable passenger aircraft in the world. The bullet-shaped plane costs US$328 (AU$457) per hour to fly, compared to a huge US$2100 (AU$2925) per hour for a private jet. Flying at a similar speed to light jets, the Celera 500L consumes about an eighth of the fuel consumed by a light jet.

This dramatic reduction in fuel consumption makes the six-passenger Celera 500L the most environmentally friendly airplane in its class and is a major leap forward in the effort to develop a zero-emission air-transportation system. The plane has just completed 31 successful test flights.

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Disney+ takes to the open air

In an interesting move by an at-home streaming service, Disney+ will stream fan-favourite movies at drive-in cinemas across three Australian capital cities.

Pack the car with blankets and snacks and tune in your radio before sitting back to enjoy some nostalgic Disney films.

Brisbane was first to welcome the open-air cinema at the Northshore Riverfront Event Space and films run until October 18.

Sydneysiders can visit Bankwest Stadium's northern carpark from October 22 until November 13. Catch Cars, 10 Things I Hate About You and sing-along films in true Disney style. Melbourne dates are to be confirmed.

New Cairns Crystalbrook hotel

The date has been set for the opening of the long-awaited Crystalbrook Flynn resort in Cairns.

Guests will be welcomed through the doors from November 10. The exciting news comes after a tumultuous six months for the tourism industry, which resulted in the delay of Flynn's opening which was originally set for March 2020.

Just a few steps from the iconic Esplanade boardwalk, guests can wine and dine at Cairns' dynamic bars and restaurants, plunge into the resort's shimmering pool or take advantage of being a short trip from the Great Barrier Reef. Prices on opening night start from $180 per room.

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