The Gold Coast is Australia’s theme park capital. With a range of combo and multi-day passes to choose from, thrill-seekers will find plenty to keep them entertained. Here’s a rundown of the best Gold Coast theme parks.
SkyPoint Observation Deck
Level 77, q1 building/9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 4217
Skypoint Observation Deck is located on the 77th and 78th floors of the Q1 building, which, at 1,058 feet (322.5 meters), is Australia’s tallest. Take the express elevator, which takes just 42.7 seconds to soar up 755 feet (230 meters). In addition to the stunning views, there is a café, minicinema, weather station, and informative displays. Those who dare can also make the Skypoint Climb, up 298 external steps from the deck to the very top of the building.
Single-day and multi-day tickets are available. It’s possible to combine a visit to Skypoint with a bundled ticket that also includes Dreamworld or other area theme parks. Or visit Skypoint as part of a full-day Gold Coast sightseeing tour that may also include other sites such as Springbrook National Park.
Things to Know Before You Go
Skypoint Observation Deck is a must-visit for first-time visitors to Surfers Paradise.
Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning panoramic views.
Skypoint Climb requires a separate ticket from the observation deck.
The observation deck is fully wheelchair accessible.
Free Wi-Fi is available at the observation deck.
How to Get There
Q1 building is located just south of central Surfers Paradise. The light rail stops right outside the tower, and a number of buses also stop nearby. From elsewhere on the Gold Coast, take exit 66 of the Pacific Motorway. Free 2-hour parking is available, which can be extended with the purchase of a Skypoint Observation Deck ticket.
When to Get There
Skypoint Observation Deck is open daily. Plan your visit on a clear day for the best views. If you want to catch the sunset, arrive early to secure a spot. On Friday and Saturday nights, the deck turns into an 18-and-over bar and lounge, with live music, DJs, and fun events.
Panoramic Views of the Gold Coast
Other sites on the Gold Coast offering panoramic views include Best of All Lookouts in Springbrook National Park, Elephant Rock in Currumbin, Tumgun Lookout in Burleigh Head National Park, and the Panorama in Tallai.
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