The architecturally stunning Q1 Tower rises 80 storeys above the heart of Surfers Paradise. The elliptical shape was inspired by the Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch and the sails of the Sydney Opera House. It offers five-star luxury living with superb views of the Pacific Ocean, 42km of sandy beaches and the green hills of the hinterland.
There are one-, two- and three-apartments to buy or rent. Each has been designed with a beachside lifestyle in mind. Large kitchens have the latest stainless steel appliances, bathrooms have spa baths and frameless glass balcony enclosures give uninterrupted views.
Q1 has pools with lagoons waterfalls and sandy beaches, indoor heated lap pool, spa, steam room, gymnasium, Kids' Club, Beach Club, cafè and pool bar and from level sixty upwards, showcases a sky garden of Queensland's tropical flora.
There are rooms for private functions, a business centre and in-house cinema.
Q1 Spa offers the ultimate experience. Exclusive Spas of Australia blend ancient therapies from the Dreamtime with the latest technology. Tranquil gardens lead to the spa and relaxing treatment rooms. There are some wonderful ceremonies to calm, cleanse and pamper Li'Tya products are used in indigenous-inspired treatments.
Levels 77 and 78, a height of 235m above the ground, have a superb observation deck. A glass-enclosed viewing area offers 360 degree views south to Brisbane and Byron Bay. The lift rises 77 floors in around 43 seconds so fast you struggle to count the floor numbers as they fly by.
Queensland's Gold Coast.
Q1 one bedroom apartments start at $230 a night.
Q1 Observation deck visits are $16.50 for adults, $12 concession and $9.50 for children. Family and group rates are available. It opens every day at 10am.
Please note that the prices listed are valid at the time of filming.
Q1 Resort & Spa
Surfers Paradise 4217
Ph: 1300 792 008
Fax: (07) 5630 4555
Q1 Observation Deck
Ph: (07) 5630 4700
Fax: (07) 5630 4777