A Bird’s Eye View of Melbourne

The first thing a first-time visitor to Melbourne should do is go to the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower and view the city from the Eureka Skydeck.

Located on the southern banks of the Yarra river in the Melbourne CBD, Eureka 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 in lights.

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.

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The Eureka Tower

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A bird’s eye view of Melbourne.

 

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Looking towards Port Melbourne.

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Looking towards St. Kilda.

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Along the Yarra River, Federation Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Flinders Street Station.

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Some sports venues and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Following the Yarra River by Crown Casino.

For more information about the Eureka Skydeck, including hours and admission prices, please visit their website here.

Have you visited the Eureka Skydeck?

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