Surfers Paradise Q1 Tower Lightning Strike
During summer the Gold Coast's sub-tropical heat and humidity often translates into evening storms. The iconic Q1 Resort and Spa is the tallest building on the skyline, and the highest point between the Hinterland and South America - so it bears the brunt of the storms. They say the spire is designed to only sway 80cm at the top in a category five cyclone, so physically it's a safe place to be, but in October 2005 it was struck eight times by lightning in the one storm, and that record is sure to be broken many times.
Still the Q1 provides for an unbeatable view and is a fantastic resort to stay in during your visit to the Gold Coast. To book a stay at Q1 in Surfers, click the Book Now button and check for availability, rates and reviews. Even better, climb 50m up the peak of the tower via the stairway when you buy tickets to the SkyPoint Climb.