Monday, July 9, 2018

Holiday Activity

Last week we went to Surfers Paradise to go to "Skypoint" which is the 360 degree Observation Deck of Q1 Tower.  It was $58.50 for a family of 4 through RACQ and a bit of a treat for us.  I haven't been up that way for years and years and years as we usually visit our good friend who lives at Cooloongatta/Rainbow Bay.  There is airport scanner as you enter the building to keep everyone safe and then once in the lift, it takes 42.7 seconds to get to the 77th floor.  If you look up to the roof of the elevator there was clear glass so you could see the lift going up in the lift shaft.

Once at the top you can see the immediate views all around and they had huge glass windows from floor to ceiling all the way around.  They have a cafe and lots of lounge couches around the place for you to sit and enjoy the view.  It was really interesting seeing the canals from high up because it's not something I've ever really seen.  If staying in a Gold Coasts high rise building you are generally facing the ocean and beach so it was interesting seeing the canals and Gold Coast Race track from up high and the beautiful surrounding mountains.  They also have special climbs up to the spire which is a separate cost and activity sort of like a Bridge Climb Adventure.  Here's some interesting facts:-

The Q1 Spire

The Q1 Spire is one of the world's longest at 97.7m. It commences at level 75, is made up of 12 sections and weighs 87.2 tonnes. The oval shaped spire starts at level 76/225m high and extends 47m above the glass fin. Powerful arc lights illuminate the spire which can be seen from 200kms away.

The Q1 Building Gold Coast

  • The Q1 Building is taller than the Chrysler building in New York City.
  • Q1 is one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.
  • Q1 is 322.5 metres high.
  • SkyPoint has one of the World's fastest elevators taking you from ground to Level 77 in 42.7 seconds.
  • Australia's only beachside Observation Deck .
  • Offers stunning 360 degree views of the entire Gold Coast, from the surf to the hinterland and beyond.
  • SkyPoint is 230 metres above sea level.
  • There are 1331 steps from the ground to Level 77.
Here's some photos from Level 77.