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Published March 18th 2019
A visit to Oz's only beachside Observation Deck is a must
Standing at 230 metres tall and with the SkyPoint Climb at 270 metres, the Skypoint Observation in the glorious Goldie-Surfers Paradise is a must visit attraction!

The glorious Gold Coast & Surfers Paradise from the Observation Deck...

Formally known as Q1 Observation Deck and QDeck, the Skypoint at the Q1 Tower takes you to the highest point above the Gold Coast. It is located on Level 77 of Q1 and is the Southern Hemisphere's Tallest Residential Tower and showcases absolutely stunning 360-degree views from coast to the hinterland and beyond.

Checkout the beautiful colour contrasts!

The views from the deck not only offer wondrous views of Surfers Paradise beach and Gold Coast Hinterland, but they also impressively span out to New South Wales's Byron Bay to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the east!

There is no shortage of spectacular views from the Observation Deck!

The Skypoint Observation Deck is Australia's only beachside Observation Deck which offers spectacular 360-degree views; the journey begins after you collect your ticket, from here you experience an inside look at the construction of this landmark development before you head to the express lift (travels to the 77 floor in 43 seconds) to the observation deck.

The Observation Deck is also home to a museum, weather station, theatrette, informative feature zones and displays, and lounge bar across two levels.

When the sun goes down, Skypoint Observation Deck transforms into a chic, high altitude lounge bar with live music entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights and every Sunday afternoons (2pm-5pm) there are Sunset Sounds (live music) entertainment.

You can enjoy soaking up the panoramic views with a coffee and cake or cocktail from the Skybar Lounge or enjoying a bite from the bistro. Click here for Skybar information.

The Bistro offers a la carte menu and tasting plates including scrumptious tapas-style dishes and live entertainment on the weekends. Click here for Skypoint Bistro information.

Skypoint Observation is also home to the exciting SkyPoint Climb which is Australia's highest external building climb which features a climb of 40 metres, climbing a total of nearly 300 stairs. Once to the summit, you will be welcomed to breathtaking 360-degree views. Click here for information on the Skypoint Climb.

Fun Facts about the Q1 Building & Skypoint Observation Deck:

It is taller than the Chrysler building New York
It is one of the tallest buildings in the world.
The entire building stands at 322.5 metres high and the Observation Deck at 230 metres above sea level.

Skypoint has one of the World's fastest elevators.
Australia's only beachside Observation Deck.
There are 1331 steps from the ground to Level 77- Observation Deck.

Skypoint Observation offers amazing 360-degree views of the entire Gold Coast and beyond as well as northern New South Wales.
61,000 cubic metres of concrete was used to build Q1
Q1 sits on 1.2 hectares of land.

There are 18,926 panes of glass.
1000km of electrical cabling for the lifts was used in the building, which is enough to stretch from the Gold Coast to Sydney!
Sand from the site was taken by the truckload to replenish Surfers Paradise Beach.

During construction phrase, a new level went up every four days.
It has won 2005 Silver Award winner of the Emporis Skyscraper Award, 2006 RAIA Gold Coast Regional Architecture Awards- Building of the Year and 2006 RAIA Queensland.

Ticket Information:

One Day Tickets:

Adults: $25pp
Concession & Child: $15pp
Family (2 adults 2 kids): $65

Multiday Tickets:

3- Day Tickets: Adults: $29pp, Concession & Child: $19pp & Family (2 adults 2 kids): $77
7-Day Ticket: Adults: $35pp, Concession & Child: $25pp & Family (2 adults 2 kids): $95

Deck & Dine Ticket Combo:

Adults: $35pp & Concession & Child: $25pp

The Ultimate Skypoint Adventure:

Tickets start from $75pp

Getting Here:

Skypoint Observation is located in the Q1 Building Gold Coast, Level 77 with entry off Hamilton Ave.

There is a complimentary visitor carpark available underground the Q1 Building. Parking can also be found nearby at Centro Surfers Paradise in Hanlan St or Bruce Bishop carpark on Beach Rd.

You can also get here by Glink (The Surfers Paradise Station is located directly in front of the entrance to Skypoint), Bus and Train.
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Why? An Observation Deck with breathtaking beach views
When: All year round- Weekdays: 7am-9pm & Weekends: 7am-10pm
Phone: (07) 5582 2700
Where: Level 77, Q1 building/9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise
Cost: Day Ticket- Adults: $25pp, Children/ Concession: $15pp & Multiday Ticket: Adults from: $29pp & Children/Concession from: $19pp
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