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SkyPoint Observation Deck

Enjoy a drink and take in far-reaching views across the Surfers Paradise shoreline toward the Gold Coast Hinterland at this towering beachside observation deck.

Perched on the 77th and 78th levels of the soaring Q1 Building, the SkyPoint Observation Deck offers panoramic views across one of Australia’s most loved coastlines. Recline at the deck’s café to experience uninterrupted views over a coffee, or visit in the evening to see the glittering city lights over a cocktail.

You’ll notice the Q1 Building standing high above the city skyline of Surfers Paradise. Take the express elevator and fly up 230 metres (754.6 feet) to the double-level SkyPoint Observation Deck. Take in 360-degree views through the glass windows, from Brisbane to the north, west to the Gold Coast Hinterland and south to Byron Bay. To the east, you’ll see the boundless horizon of the Pacific Ocean. Visual displays indicate the different regions.

Peer through high-powered binoculars to take a closer look at the surrounding skyline. Visit the Theatrette to watch The Birth of Paradise, a short film that highlights intriguing moments in the history of Surfers Paradise. Don’t miss Surf World, a display dedicated to the area’s surf culture. You can also check out the SkyPoint Weather Station, an interactive display and live weather feed. You might see a tropical storm rolling in on the radar before you see the breathtaking dark clouds appearing over the hinterland.

Take a seat at the Seventy7 Café & Bar and enjoy a meal while you check out the stunning vista. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the SkyPoint Observation Deck becomes a chic lounge bar, accessible only to adults over the age of 18. Sip a cocktail and see the constellations of city lights mingling with the starry night sky, as well as the dark ocean dotted with boat lights. The lounge bar regularly features local live music, fun-filled events and exciting DJs.

For incredible views outside of the observation deck, sign up for the SkyPoint Climb, an exhilarating guided tour of the exterior of the Q1 Building’s sky-scraping tip.

The SkyPoint Observation Deck is open daily, year-round. Children, pensioners and families can enjoy a discounted admission rate. Purchase tickets online or at the SkyPoint Retail Store, located in the Q1 Building’s street-level Piazza.


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Q1 Resort & Spa

Q1 Resort & Spa

9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Surfers Paradise Beach, Cavill Avenue and Timezone. Ripley's Believe It or Not and Slingshot are also within 1 mi (2 km). Florida Gardens station is 15 minutes by foot.

    Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences NZ$178
    Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

    Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

    6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Surfers Paradise hotel is located by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue and Surfers Paradise Beach. SkyPoint Observation Deck and The Star Gold Coast are also within 3 mi (5 km). Florida Gardens station is 24 minutes by foot.

      QT Gold Coast
      QT Gold Coast

      QT Gold Coast

      Cnr Gold Coast Highway And Staghorn Ave, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is steps from King Tutts Putt Putt and Slingshot. Surfers Paradise Beach and Chevron Renaissance are also within 10 minutes.

        Novotel Surfers Paradise NZ$143
        Novotel Surfers Paradise

        Novotel Surfers Paradise

        Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is steps from Cavill Avenue and Timezone. SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach are also within 5 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 21 minutes by foot.

          Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast NZ$134
          Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

          Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

          2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in the suburbs, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, The Star Gold Coast and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Surfers Paradise Beach and Cavill Avenue are also within 3 mi (5 km). Broadbeach South Light Rail Station is only a 5-minute walk and Florida Gardens station is 24 minutes.

            Artique Surfers Paradise
            Artique Surfers Paradise

            Artique Surfers Paradise

            16-18 Enderley Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the airport, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue and Chevron Renaissance are also within 15 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 12 minutes by foot.

              Mantra Circle on Cavill NZ$201
              Mantra Circle on Cavill

              Mantra Circle on Cavill

              9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, QLD
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Surfers Paradise aparthotel is located near the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue, Chevron Renaissance and Infinity Attraction. Surfers Paradise Beach and SkyPoint Observation Deck are also within 10 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 23 minutes by foot.

                Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise NZ$134
                Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

                Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

                2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, QLD
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and The Star Gold Coast. Cavill Avenue and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km). Florida Gardens station is only a 2-minute walk and Broadbeach South Light Rail Station is 28 minutes.