SkyPoint Observation Deck

SkyPoint Observation Deck showing central business district, a skyscraper and a city
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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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Mantra on View Hotel
Mantra on View Hotel
4.5 out of 5
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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, 4217
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voco Gold Coast, an IHG Hotel
voco Gold Coast, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
31 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
The price is $113 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
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"Brilliant location. Great experience."

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4 out of 5
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