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Q1 Surfers Paradise skyscraper

September 29, 2014 by David Herd

Q1 Surfers Paradise skyscraper

Q1 Surfers Paradise skyscraper

Q1 Surfers Paradise skyscraper on the Gold Coast in 2006. It lost its title as the world’s tallest residential tower to the 348 meter Marina Torch in Dubai in 2011. The resort offers 80 levels of luxury apartment-style accommodation.

For a discounted rate at the Q1 hotel just book through THIS LINK.

 Paradise Waters & Southport in the distance

Q1 surfers paradise skyscraperSkyPoint, formerly known as QDeck, is an observation deck at levels 77 and 78. It is Australia’s only beach-side observation deck and has room enough for 400 people.

Looking north from Q1 surfers paradise

Q1 Surfers Paradise skyscraper Notice the twin towers are nearing completion. Circle on Cavill is a $551 million commercial development with two residential towers built by the Sunland Group and positioned in a key city block in the heart of the Surfers Paradise CBD, The South Tower was completed around March 2007 and the North Tower was completed around July 2007. Both towers are joined on level 4 lounge which takes in the view of the Nerang River. The tallest point of the north tower is approximately 220 m and reflects a recent trend to building upwards in Surfers’ skyline, also reflected in the construction of Q1 and Soul.  

Towers of Chevron Renaissance

Chevron Renaissance Surfers ParadiseThe Towers of Chevron Renaissance are a three–tower residential resort above the Chevron Village, a retail, dining and entertainment complex just meters from patrolled beaches in Surfers Paradise, city of Gold Coast, Australia.

Avalon Apartments

Avakon Surfers Paradise skyscraper

In 2007 I thought I had sold my home so I rented an apartment in Avalon, sadly the contract on my home collapsed and it cost me about $1500 to get out of the lease I had signed.

Paradise Island Resort with the yellow roof

Q1 surfers paradise skyscraper

That’s Chevron island top right.

Waterfront living in Surfers Paradise

Waterfront living Surfers Paradise

There are hundreds of kilometres of waterways on the Gold Coast.

Chevron Island Surfers Paradise

Chevron Island Surfers ParadiseA regular haunt for me as it is close to my home. Good selection of restaurants & coffee shops.

Looking west to the Gold Coast turf club

Southport turf club

My waterfront home was just to the right of the racecourse.

Isle of Capri Surfers Paradise

Isle of Capri Surfers Paradise skyscraper

The Isle of Capri is one of the expensive upmarket suburbs in Surfers Paradise.

Jupitors Casino, convention centre & Pacific Fair

Jupitors Casino

I believe Pacific Fair was being renovated in 2015.


Looking south towards Burleigh Heads

Q1 surfers paradise skyscraper

A great view of Broadbeach.

Q1 surfers paradise

David Herd Gold Coast Q1 surfers paradise has dominated the skyline but recently a new development has been approved for the Iluka site.

Soul on Cavill Avenue

Peppers Gold Coast

This huge skyscraper has also been built 2 blocks from Q1 in Cavill Avenue. The hotel is run by Peppers and if you book through THIS LINK you will get a very good discount.

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