QBar is the highest altitude bar on the Gold Coast and that has nothing to do with high-minded attitude. QBar is located on QDeck, on level 77 of Q1 in the heart of Surfers Paradise. For $10 after 8pm on Friday and Saturday nights, you can enjoy cocktails with 360 degree views of the Gold Coast. Normal entry price is $18.50. It takes just 43 seconds to get to the top in one of the world's fastest lifts and the views are spectacular. I took my photos around sunset.
The building is easy to find on Surfers Paradise Boulevard. Just look for the tall one with the spire on top.
I also stayed at Q1 which is the world's tallest residential tower according to the press release. The one bedroom apartment ($245 per night low season) was very modern with lots of glass and some great sliding doors which opened right back to give a very spacious feeling. The photos show the sub-penthouse ($1000 per night low season) which was very luxurious. Downstairs is the Q1 spa which uses Indigenous LI'TYA products.
QDeck +61 7 5582 277, www.qdeck.com.au
Q1 Resort and Spa+61 5630 4500, www.Q1.com.au