Where is it: Hamilton Road, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Why we love it: Fantastic views from one of the tallest residential towers in the world - it’s Gold Coast’s highest attraction!
Tell me more: Queensland’s Gold Coast is one of Australia’s premiere tourist destinations, and it’s right on Brisbane’s doorstep - just an hour’s drive south. It takes something special to stand out here, but rather than try to give you just one thing special, SkyPoint gives you everything that Gold Coast has to offer with its amazing views over the whole city! Your admission gives you access to floor 77 of Australia’s tallest tower and from here you you get to see the amazing beaches and skyline that the Gold Coast is renowned for - the views are simply spectacular! There is a restaurant and bar on the floor as well, so if you are looking for some nice views with your meal, it doesn’t get much better than this. If you are feeling a tad more adventurous you can even try out SkyClimb, walking on the outside of this amazing building to take your experience to an even higher level!
This summer we were treated to a little more than the gorgeous views with something much sweeter with Skypoint’s Summer Sundae Shop - an ice cream parlour 230 metres up! We got to choose from one of 5 magnificent sundaes (plus the option to design your own, or milkshake or ice block), sit down, chill out and enjoy the views. There are games and activities as well - it was the perfect way to cool down!
Summer Sunday Shop
Where is it: Just head out on Mount Nebo Road from The Gap, 15 minutes’ drive!
What's it all about: A quiet little lookout over the city that’s so easy to get to!
Tell me more: D'Aguilar National Park is one of our favourite places to visit! There is so much to see and so much variety of bushland and wildlife – that’s partly because it’s so big – sometimes it’s hard to know where to start! Camp Mountain Lookout is one of the closest areas of the park from Brisbane - the closest is probably Walkabout Creek, which you need to pass on your way to Camp Mountain Lookout. There’s a sealed road that leads to a small carpark and from there it’s just a short walk past the barbeques, picnic tables and toilet block to get to the viewing platform. You can get some great city views looking out to Moreton Bay – you are noticeably further from the action compared to Mt Coot-tha, but it’s definitely a lot quieter too! A lovely spot for a peaceful barbeque or picnic lunch!
Amenities: Basic facilities, but they serve their purpose well! 👍👍
Parking: Limited parking, but it’s generally quiet here! 👍👍
Access: Quite easy to get around! 👍👍👍
Best for: Everyone! 👍👍👍
Summary: A nice and quiet spot to get out into the bush and some lovely views of the city! 👍👍👍
Hints: Plan a picnic or maybe even a loop of Mt Nebo Road, taking in the other look-outs along the way!
Brisbane Family Explorers