The first thing a first-time visitor to Melbourne should do is go to the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower and get a bird’s eye view of the city from the Eureka Skydeck.
The Eureka Tower is a 297.3-metre (975 ft) skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne. The observation deck, the Eureka Skydeck, occupies the entire 88th floor. It is the highest public vantage point in a building in the Southern Hemisphere. The Eureka Skydeck offers spectacular 360 degree, floor-to-ceiling views of the city all the way down to Port Phillip Bay. On a clear day, you can see to the Dandenong Ranges. Visit at night to see Melbourne lit up.
There’s also an observation deck. The Edge is a glass cube which projects three metres out from the building – with you in it – suspended almost 300 metres above the ground. They like to make it sound scary, but I think you can handle it.
The nice thing about the Skydeck is that there’s no rush. The Edge is the only timed experience. Otherwise, you can linger up there for a while and enjoy a coffee or ice cream from the snack bar.
For more information about the Eureka Skydeck, including hours and admission prices, please visit their website here.
Have you visited the Eureka Skydeck?