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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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Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences CA $141
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    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 and The Star Gold Coast are also within 3 mi (5 km). Florida Gardens station is 24 minutes by foot.

    Q1 Resort & Spa CA $207
    Q1 Resort & Spa

    Q1 Resort & Spa

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

      Located in Surfers Paradise, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Surfers Paradise Beach, Cavill Avenue and Timezone. Ripley's Believe It or Not and Slingshot are also within 1 mi (2 km). Florida Gardens station is 15 minutes by foot.

      Novotel Surfers Paradise CA $107
      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 Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is steps away from Cavill Avenue and Timezone. SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach are also within 5 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 21 minutes by foot.

        Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise
        Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

        Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

        2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, QLD
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and The Star Gold Coast. Cavill Avenue and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km). Florida Gardens station is only a 2-minute walk and Broadbeach South Light Rail Station is 28 minutes.

          Mantra Legends Hotel CA $108
          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 Gold Coast hotel is located near the beach, within a 5-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise Beach and Cavill Avenue. Chevron Renaissance and Timezone are also within 10 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 17 minutes by foot.

            Mantra Circle on Cavill CA $206
            Mantra Circle on Cavill

            Mantra Circle on Cavill

            9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, QLD
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Gold Coast aparthotel is located near the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue, Chevron Renaissance and Infinity Attraction. Surfers Paradise Beach and SkyPoint Observation Deck are also within 10 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 23 minutes by foot.

              Wyndham Surfers Paradise CA $145
              Wyndham Surfers Paradise

              Wyndham Surfers Paradise

              3018 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, QLD
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Surfers Paradise, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue and Chevron Renaissance are also within 15 minutes. Florida Gardens station is 13 minutes by foot.

                Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast CA $85
                Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

                Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

                2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Broadbeach, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, The Star Gold Coast and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Surfers Paradise Beach and Cavill Avenue are also within 3 mi (5 km). Broadbeach South Light Rail Station is only a 5-minute walk and Florida Gardens station is 24 minutes.