Surfers Paradise Apartment Towers of the 1960s and 1970s


Free, bookings required |   Recommended age: 16+

Join Dr Rosemary Kennedy, Director of Subtropical Cities Consultancy, on a walking tour of iconic apartment towers in Surfers Paradise.

Tall apartment buildings have been part of the Gold Coast’s identity since the early 1960’s. The ten buildings featured in this tour are all notable landmarks to this day.

Most were originally designed for short stay holiday accommodation and the focus was very much on views. Understandably, they were influenced by the mid-century modernist style popular in American sunbelt resorts like Palm Springs, California and Miami, Florida.

Now, as the Gold Coast matures, these earlier towers from the 1960s and 1970s are being recognised for their liveability by permanent residents.

Key information:

  • As a walking tour, a moderate level of fitness is required
  • Approximate duration 90 minutes with a coffee break midway
  • Start and finish location at Appel Park
  • Participants should bring water and wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes for walking
  • Bookings required
Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Open House proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our events are held, the Kombumerri and Yugambeh Language Group families of the Gold Coast. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters, wildlife and extended communities throughout South East Queensland.

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