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Q1, Surfers Paradise - QLD

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Vertical Village
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With 526 residents, a 10 storey sky garden, pools, restaurants, shops and a spa Q1 (Queensland Number One) is a true "Vertical Village".
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Q1 stands at 322.5m, more than twice the height of Sydney harbour bridge (699km away), and taller than the Eiffel Tower or the Crysler building in New York City (16,038km away). It is the largest residential tower in the world. Auckland's Sky Tower, at 328m, is the tallest free standing tower in the Southern Hemisphere.
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How far can you see?
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At ground level, in flat level country or looking to the ocean, you can see about 3km before your view is obscured by the curve of the earth. From Skypoint Observation Deck, you can see about 60km in every direction!
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The lights you see at the top of the tower at night make for a great atmosphere in the café lounge
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Southport Broadwater
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the Broadwater is a large shallow estuary of water reaching from Southport to the southern section of the World Heritage Listed Moreton Bay.
Being the largest expanse of calm water in Australia, the area is particularly popular for boating and other water sports. The Gold Coast end is lined with parks and walking trails and a swimming enclosure.

Nerang River
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Originally chartered as the River Barrow by government surveyor Robert Dixon in 1840. the surveyor general Thomas Mitchell later changed many places to Aboriginal names, and this included the Nerang River.
Most canals in the Gold Coast are in fact extensions of the Nerang River.

Canals
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The gold Coast is home to 445km of canals. That's nine times more canals than in Venice!
Residential canals were first built on the gold Coast in the 1950s and construction continues providing waterfront land to over 80,000 residents.

Gold Coast Convention Centre
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The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is Australia's largest regional convention centre.

Jupiters Casio
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Mt Warning (the pointy one on the left)
Formed from the central core of the largest shield volcano in the Southern Hemisphere, the peak of Mt Warning is the first part of the mainland Australia to be touched by sunlight each day.

Mt Cougal (the bumpy one on the right)
Forming part of the Springbrook National Park, Mt Cougal's distinctive twin peaks have a significant place in stories told by the local indigenous people, who have inhabited the area's mountains and valleys for thousands of years.

South Pole
7,633km

Burleigh Heads
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10km. The cliffs of Burleigh Heads National Park and the foreshaw fringed with Norfolk Island Pines provide a dramatic and magnificent backdrop to one of the finest surf beaches on the God Coast.

Snappers Rocks
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Home to the world-famous 'Super Bank', regarded in surfing ircles as the longest, most consistent and most hollow wave in the world. Snapper hosts elite surfing events such as the Quicksilver and Roxy Pro's annually. On any given day, you will find some of the world's best surfers out in the water.

Danger Point
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25km
Captain Cook named POint Danger on his journey up the East Coast of Australia in 1770. Cook named Point Danger as a warning to Sailors of the treacherous reefs nearby. Point Danger also marks the border between Queensland and New South Wales.

Pacific Ocean
The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth's 5 oceans. It covers 165.2 million square kilometre, which is about 32% of the Earth's surface.
It also contains the deepest point on earth, the Marianne trench, situated between Australia and Japan. he Mariana trench is deeper than the height of Mt Everest .

Beach Markets
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Posted by charlystyles 13:22 Archived in Australia Tagged surfers_paradise skytower q1

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