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Skypoint Observation Deck is the highest attraction in Gold Coast with the height of 230 meters that offers 360 degrees panoramic views of both the city and the sea.
Go up high to the Skypoint Observation Deck
The Q1 Building that houses the Skypoint Observation Deck was built from 2002 to 2005. The tower finally opened to public on 26 October 2005 with an observation deck named the Q1 Observation Deck which was managed by Sunland. However, in 2006, it was sold to the MFS Group, and the name was changed to the QDeck. The observation deck was then sold again in 2009, this time to Ardent Leisure. In the next year, the observation deck was rebranded with the new name, Skypoint. While the popular attraction, the SkyPoint Climb was constructed from 26 September 2011 and officially opened on 14 January 2012. The SkyPoint Observation Deck was a success and has become one of the most popular tourist attractions on Gold Coast. Ardent Leisure then combined the ticketing options with other Gold Coast attractions that belong to them. Those attractions are the Dreamworld and WhiteWater World.
The main attraction of the SkyPoint Observation Deck, aside from the amazing view, is the SkyPoint Climb. An activity that will give you the adrenaline of walking on Australia's Highest external building climb. The entire climbing activity will take about 90 minutes. To get to this area, you can ride on one of Australia's fastest elevator in the Q1 Building to take you to level 77 where the SkyPoint Observation Deck is located. After that, you will go to a fully enclosed glass airlock that is your gateway to go to the outside of the building. The climb will be through about 298 stairs from the starting point to the summit that is located 30 metres away. You can enjoy the best view of the city with the security of an internal hand rail, or you can take another challenge by walking along the edge of the stairs and experience the thrill of a 270 metre vertical drop right below you. Do not worry because you will be harnessed during the climb to keep you safe. While if you only want to watch, you can see the climbers through the glass roof panel.
One of the good things about the SkyPoint Observation Deck is that it comes with a bistro that serves good meal. Located on the same site as the observation deck, the SkyPoint Bistro + Bar is the perfect place to have a relaxed beachside dining experience. In the morning, the restaurant will serve a delicious hot buffet, while for the rest of the day, the restaurant comes with interesting choices of a la carte menu, including SkyPoint's signature share platters. You can enjoy all of them while enjoying the 360 degree view of Gold Coast city at the same time. The restaurant also has special events sometimes throughout the year. To know the upcoming event, you can check the official website.
If you are thinking about celebrating an event, then SkyPoint can be a good choice. SkyPoint is a unique and experienced place to hold any kinds of event. There are some places that you can choose as your venue. If you want to have a more formal event like a meeting or a conference, you can consider to use the second level that can hold up tp 400 people inside. Other venue is of course right at the observation deck on level 77. With the stunning view of the city, this place is a perfect spot to celebrate any event from birthday to wedding. The room capacity can hold up to 380 people.
How to Get Tickets?
It is better to book your ticket online to save some time and money. There are some types of ticket available to visit the Skypoint Observation Deck. The first one is the general admission. Then, there is the deck and dine package for a food and beverage voucher for the Skypoint Bistro + Bar. You can also buy the combined ticket if you want to visit Dreamworld that is also located in Gold Coast.
How To Get Around?
To get around, you will have to go by foot, while to get to the observation deck, you can ride the elevator available inside that will take you to higher level in a short time.
What Should I Wear?
There is no recommendation on what to wear to visit the Skypoint Observation Deck. However, be noted to check the weather before you go. You might want to wear something nice to take photos at the top, but you might not want to wear dress because it can get windy and it might be a bit hard to walk.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the Skypoint Observation Deck will be during sunset time. Not just seeing the beautiful sunset, you can also watch the stunning skyline of the Gold Coast at night just after waiting for a while. If you are visiting with children, remember that during Friday and Saturday night, the site is limited to those over 18 years old.
Will I Need a Guide?
You don't need a guide to explore the Skypoint Observation Deck.
How To Get There?
The best way to get to the Skypoint Observation Deck is by using the Glink and stop at The Surfers Paradise Station that is just outside the entrance. You can also get here by riding the TransLink's bus or train that are available and can take you to other spots in Gold Coast as well.