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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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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
     
     
    4.1 out of 5 (989 reviews)

    Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue ...

    voco Gold Coast (formerly Watermark Hotel & Spa) - An IHG HotelAU$135

    30 May - 31 May

    voco Gold Coast (formerly Watermark Hotel & Spa) - An IHG HotelAU$135
    Q1 Resort & Spa

    Q1 Resort & Spa

    9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.4 out of 5 (994 reviews)

      Situated on the Strip, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Surfers Paradise Beach, Timezone, and Cavill Avenue. Ripley's Believe It ...

      Q1 Resort & SpaAU$344

      30 May - 31 May

      Q1 Resort & SpaAU$344
      Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

      Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

      2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, QLD
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.4 out of 5 (983 reviews)

        Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, and Cavill Avenue. Pacific ...

        Crowne Plaza Surfers ParadiseAU$139

        31 May - 1 Jun

        Crowne Plaza Surfers ParadiseAU$139
        The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

        The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

        Casino Drive, Broadbeach Island Gold Coast, Broadbeach, QLD
          5.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.2 out of 5 (975 reviews)

          Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Surfers Paradise Beach. Timezone and Cavill Avenue are also ...

          The Star Grand at The Star Gold CoastAU$273

          23 Jun - 24 Jun

          The Star Grand at The Star Gold CoastAU$273
          Mantra Legends Hotel

          Mantra Legends Hotel

          Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd. & Laycock St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.1 out of 5 (988 reviews)

            This family-friendly Surfers Paradise hotel is located near the beach, within a 5-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill ...

            Mantra Legends HotelAU$129

            27 May - 28 May

            Mantra Legends HotelAU$129
            Novotel Surfers Paradise

            Novotel Surfers Paradise

            Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              3.8 out of 5 (391 reviews)

              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 ...

              Novotel Surfers ParadiseAU$124

              23 Jun - 24 Jun

              Novotel Surfers ParadiseAU$124
              Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

              Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

              42 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                3.9 out of 5 (980 reviews)

                Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is steps from Chevron Renaissance and Infinity Attraction. Cavill Avenue and Timezone are also within ...

                Vibe Hotel Gold CoastAU$110

                27 May - 28 May

                Vibe Hotel Gold CoastAU$110
                Tiki Hotel Surfers Paradise

                Tiki Hotel Surfers Paradise

                Corner Ferny Ave & Wahroonga Place, Surfers Paradise, QLD
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.3 out of 5 (207 reviews)

                  Situated on the Strip, this apartment building is close to Cavill Avenue, Chevron Renaissance, and SkyPoint Observation Deck. Also nearby are Surfers Paradise ...

                  Tiki Hotel Surfers ParadiseAU$104

                  28 May - 29 May

                  Tiki Hotel Surfers ParadiseAU$104

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