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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

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

    Situated on the Strip, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Cavill Avenue, Timezone, and Ripley's Believe It or Not. Slingshot and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km). Florida Gardens station is 15 minutes by foot.

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    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 Chevron Renaissance are also within 10 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 21 minutes by foot.

      voco Gold Coast (formerly Watermark Hotel & Spa) - An IHG Hotel AU$130
      voco Gold Coast (formerly Watermark Hotel & Spa) - An IHG Hotel

      voco Gold Coast (formerly Watermark Hotel & Spa) - An IHG Hotel

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

        Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck and Cavill Avenue. Chevron Renaissance and The Star Gold Coast are also within 3 mi (5 km). Florida Gardens station is 15 minutes by foot.

        Paradise Resort Gold Coast AU$130
        Paradise Resort Gold Coast

        Paradise Resort Gold Coast

        122 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Surfers Paradise resort is located by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of King Tutts Putt Putt and Adrenalin Park. Slingshot and Budds Beach are also within 10 minutes.

          Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise AU$127
          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 Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and Cavill Avenue. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Sea World are also within 6 mi (10 km). Florida Gardens station is only a 2-minute walk and Broadbeach South Light Rail Station is 28 minutes.

            Artique Surfers Paradise AU$220
            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 15-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck, Cavill Avenue, and Chevron Renaissance. Timezone and Infinity Attraction are also within 15 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 12 minutes by foot.

              Mantra Legends Hotel AU$132
              Mantra Legends Hotel

              Mantra Legends Hotel

              Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd. & Laycock St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Surfers Paradise hotel is located near the beach, within a 5-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck and Cavill Avenue. Chevron Renaissance and Timezone are also within 10 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 17 minutes by foot.

                The Ruby Collection AU$189
                The Ruby Collection

                The Ruby Collection

                9 Norfolk Ave, Surfers Paradise, QLD
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Surfers Paradise apartment building is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Chevron Island, Chevron Renaissance, and Slingshot. Cavill Avenue and Infinity Attraction are also within 15 minutes.