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Skypoint Observation Deck – accessible Gold Coast activities

There’s no better way to get your bearings and enjoy stunning views of the Gold Coast than with a visit to Skypoint Observation Deck, located at the top of the Q1 building in the heart of Surfers Paradise. It’s also the tallest observation tower in Australia. And the best bit, it offers great wheelchair accessibility.

Skypoint Observation Deck - accessible Gold Coast activities - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

Skypoint Observation Deck – accessible Gold Coast activities

After checking into our hotel, the Novotel Surfers Paradise, we walked the two blocks to Skypoint. For us, there is nothing better than being based at a hotel where attractions are so close that we can leave the car behind.

It was suggested we arrive at Skypoint Observation Deck at 4pm and honestly, this timing is ideal in winter. Watching the crisp blue sky day transform to the warm hues of golden hour and finally into a sparkling nighttime city skyline had us glued to the windows.

Skypoint Observation Deck - accessible Gold Coast activities - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

Various tickets are available including a Deck and Dine option. As the name suggests, we had time to take in the views from the observation deck and then we stuck around to dine at Skypoint Bistro and Bar.

Skypoint Observation Deck - accessible Gold Coast activities - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

A table by the floor to ceiling windows is the perfect way to relax and wait for sunset. We were told it’s also a good spot to whale watch in the right season.

Skypoint Observation Deck - accessible Gold Coast activities - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

The menu offered something to satisfy our family’s varied tastes. The calamari was tender, the nachos crisp with plenty of topping and the pumpkin pizza Hubby and I shared was delicious.

Skypoint Observation Deck - accessible Gold Coast activities - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

Not pictured is a big old bowl of chips which Braeden particularly loved. A big shout out to staff member Liv who took great care of us during our visit. She clearly understood my mother guilt at forgetting to order Braeden’s chips and was on to the issue in no time. No-one gets between our guy and his hot chips!

Skypoint Observation Deck - accessible Gold Coast activities - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

Skypoint Observation Deck - accessible Gold Coast activities - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

Panoramic 360 degree views allow visitors to enjoy coast to hinterland with just a short walk or wheel around the indoor observation deck. It’s been a long time since I’ve had such a good position for my Friday night drinks and I lapped up every minute.

Skypoint Observation Deck - accessible Gold Coast activities - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

Skypoint Observation Deck - accessible Gold Coast activities - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

Skypoint Observation Deck – accessibility

A lift took us to level 77 where the observation deck is located and step-free access is provided throughout.

Skypoint Observation Deck - accessible Gold Coast activities - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

Gentle ramps join the two levels inside the observation deck and provide access to the Skypoint Bistro and Bar.

Skypoint Observation Deck - accessible Gold Coast activities - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

The floor to ceiling windows ensure everyone has a good view.

Skypoint Observation Deck - accessible Gold Coast activities - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

A stand-alone unisex accessible bathroom is located on the Skypoint Observation Deck.

I noticed on the Skypoint website that there is a special rate for Gold Coast locals, so if you are a Coastal Local you can visit (at the time of writing) for $10. A total bargain.

You can read more and plan your visit by visiting the Skypoint website.

Our visit was hosted but as always our opinions are our own and I’m pretty sure our photos prove this is one special attraction not to be missed if you are visiting the Gold Coast.

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