VIEW: The Gold Coast Q1 tower T H E G o l d C o a s t ’ s S k y P o i n t Observation Deck has added a skyhigh theatrette.
Located on levels 77 and 78 of the iconic Q1 tower, the deck includes new educational boards, informative feature zones and displays.
It doubles as a chic lounge bar after dark with live entertainment every Friday and Saturday.
Admission is $ 21 per adult, $ 12.50 per child and $ 54.50 a family of four.
An external skywalk to the peak of Q1 is planned for this year. Details: ( 07) 5582 2700 or 1300 473 325 or www. skypoint. com. au. at Bale Resort in Port Douglas, has closed the property.
The Mantra Group, which owns the Bale trademark, said it had no financial interest or control within Port Douglas Resorts Pty Ltd, which employs all staff. A decision on the future of the property will be made by its body corporate. April 1 until March 31, 2012. The award-winning Reefsleep accommodates from two to six guests with a personal Fantasea host.
Included are all meals, drinks at sunset, catamaran transfers from Hamilton Island, one scuba dive or guided snorkelling safari, use of an underwater viewing observatory and semi-submersible rides.
The two-night stay on Hamilton Island includes four accommodation options, full buffet breakfasts, airport/ marina to hotel transfers, use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment, plus the island shuttle. Details ( 07) 4947 5455 or www. fantasea. com. au. Airlie Marina. The plantation-style resort has airy, open-plan two-and three-bedroom, self-contained apartments and penthouses, overlooking the marina to the Coral Sea.
Just 150m from the town centre, the apartments have a pool, spa, tennis court and 44-berth marina. A restaurant and cafe are opening next month and retail shops are set to open over coming months.
Special opening rates are $ 260 a night in a two-bedroom stay ( twonight minimum).
The opening marks the completion of the first stage of the $ 750 million project, to include a 289-berth marina, residential apartments, boardwalk, beach and parkland, retail precinct, ferry, cruise and coach terminal. Details: ( 07) 4841-4100 or www. outrigger. com. au.