SkyPoint Observation Deck

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SkyPoint Observation Deck showing central business district, a skyscraper and a city

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.

Top Hotels Close to SkyPoint Observation Deck

Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
3.5 out of 5
86 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is $74 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Offering direct access to the beach, this Surfers Paradise aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Slingshot and Surfers Paradise Beach. Budds Beach and Infinity ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (17 reviews)
"The property will be beautiful when finished. Major mistake not having onsite parking."

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2021

Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
Q1 Resort & Spa
Q1 Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is $169 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Located in Surfers Paradise, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Surfers Paradise Beach, Cavill Avenue, and Ripley's Believe It or Not. Slingshot ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,217 reviews)
"I loved that when I called the morning of our first nights stay I had asked what floor we would be on out of curiosity as we had never been to Q1 before. The lovely lady on reception said we would be on the 24th floor which we were fine with and then she said there was an available/already clean ..."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Q1 Resort & Spa
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
5 out of 5
6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is $128 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
This family-friendly Gold Coast hotel is located by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue and Surfers Paradise Beach. SkyPoint Observation Deck ...
3.7/5 Good! (967 reviews)
"Great location with amazing views."

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2021

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
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Best Lodging Options Near SkyPoint Observation Deck

Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
3.5 out of 5
86 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is $74 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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Q1 Resort & Spa
Q1 Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is $169 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
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Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
5 out of 5
6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is $128 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Mantra Legends Hotel
Mantra Legends Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd. & Laycock St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is $96 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Mantra Legends Hotel
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
5 out of 5
Casino Drive, Broadbeach Island Gold Coast, Broadbeach, QLD
The price is $127 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast
Mantra on View Hotel
Mantra on View Hotel
4.5 out of 5
22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is $92 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
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Novotel Surfers Paradise
Novotel Surfers Paradise
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is $115 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Novotel Surfers Paradise
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast
5 out of 5
2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
The price is $87 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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QT Gold Coast
QT Gold Coast
5 out of 5
Cnr Gold Coast Highway And Staghorn Ave, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is $128 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
QT Gold Coast
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.