Those with severe vertigo need not apply. The views from Q1 are the best in town.

Weekends away: Q1, Gold Coast

It’s a five-minute walk to Cavill Mall. And while the glitter strip might leave some locals cringing with embarrassment, there’s little doubt that the night lights are a spectacular sight from high in the Q1 tower.

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Turtle Beach Resort at Mermaid Beach has just spent $1 million on a new Splash Zone waterpark.

Weekend away: Turtle Beach Resort, Gold Coast

Trees, gardens and water parks disguise the main road frontage, with units set so far back there is no traffic noise at all. And there's comfort knowing you can just step out of your unit with the kids, into a fully-enclosed resort complex.

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