I looked across the crystal clear elevated view of the Gold Coast beaches with delight. We had chosen the perfect day to visit the Q1 Skypoint observation deck and see the Gold Coast from above.
We had decided to take some much needed time out from the Gold Coast theme parks and take in the view from above with our extended family. It was a great chance for our kids to catch up with some of their cousins, and for the rest of us to just relax and enjoy being together.
The great thing about the Q1 Skydeck is that you can visit for as long as you like. There is no hurry to do anything apart from admiring the amazing views and be social.
About Q1 Skypoint
The Q1 residential building on the Gold Coast is the tallest building in Australia, with a height of 322.5m. The Q1 Skypoint observation deck is located on levels 77 and 78 and offers a great option to view the Gold Coast from above without having to fly!
Q1 Skypoint Entry
At the entrance to the Q1 Skypoint on the ground floor you wait in a queue to catch the fast lift to the Skypoint observation deck which is on levels 77 and 78. While you wait there is an option to get a photo of you and your family and friends against a Q1 view picture. The photos are available for purchase as you depart the Q1 building.
Once in the lift there is a screen on the roof which provides an overview of the Q1 Tower as you take only reach the top in only 43 seconds. As you exit the lift the first thing you see is the amazing view looking to the north of the Q1 Skypoint observation deck. The wall to ceiling glass windows enable you to really take in the view.
Taking in the Views from the Q1 Skypoint Observation Deck
On the northern side you can see the northern Gold Coast beaches, the protected Broadwater, and the extensive river, islands, canals and buildings of the northern Gold Coast. You can easily spend considerable time taking in that view alone.
The Q1 Skypoint Observation Deck narrows to a point on the ocean facing eastern side, and both the northern and southern windows curve and narrow to that point. You can take in the full ocean views to the horizon.
On the southern side of the Q1 Skypoint Observation Deck you can see views of Broadbeach and the southern Gold Coast beaches all the way through to Mt Warning and the Gondwana rainforest ranges.
The western side provides a view of the western Gold Coast and the Lamington National Park mountain ranges.
What Else is There to Do at the Q1 Skypoint Observation Deck?
The Q1 Skypoint observation deck has the Seventy7 Café and Bar which provides a great range of food options, ranging from breakfast, lunch and dinner. The café covers the central section of the observation deck and there are many places to sit where you can enjoy your food and just soak up the view. I would definitely recommend that planning to have a meal at the Seventy7 Café is a great option to make the most of the views.
The Q1 Skypoint observation deck also offers a great range of family friendly activities so check out their webpage for details of specific activities.
The Q1 Skypoint observation deck also periodically hosts events for special occasions, including New Year’s Eve etc, so check out their website for opportunities to have a great time with an amazing view.
Q1 Skypoint Climb
If you feel like being more adventurous you can add the option of completing the Q1 Skypoint Climb, which involves an external stairway climb up 298 steps from the Skypoint Deck to the summit of the Q1 building. During the climb you are harnessed to a safety rail system to ensure your safety.
How to get to the Q1 Tower
The Q1 tower is located within a short walking distance south of Surfer’s Paradise.
Free parking is available in the Q1 underground carpark – note that there is a 2 hour time limit, however you can increase that time if you purchase Skypoint observation deck tickets. At the entry you can add your car registration plate number to their list to enable you to park longer.
The Gold Coast light rail stops right outside the Q1 Tower and there are a range of other bus and train options to get there.
Q1 Skypoint Ticket Options
There are several options to purchase Q1 Skypoint tickets as follows:
- Q1 Skypoint sells tickets online or at the front counter. A range of ticket options are available. All Gold Coast ticket sellers usually sell Q1 Skypoint tickets.
- We got our Q1 Skypoint tickets included in our Dreamworld theme park passes, so if you also plan to visit Dreamworld this is a good option.
We really enjoyed visiting the Q1 Skypoint observation deck – it gave a great chance to catch up with family at a slower pace in the presence of a spectacular view. Perfect.
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