10 things to spot from the Melbourne Skydeck

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/12/2024

Reading time: 4 mins

Spot iconic landmarks from one of the tallest buildings in Melbourne.

View from Eureka Tower

Have you ever noticed a tall blue building in Melbourne City? That would be the Eureka Tower, also known as the Melbourne Skydeck! The Skydeck is the highest observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere at almost 300 metres high.

Go from the ground floor to level 88 where you can see some breathtaking views across the city. Here you can spot all kinds of things, including all 10 we’ve listed below.

1. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
MCG is Australia’s largest venue, holding just over 100,000 people. MCG is best known for holding major sports events like the AFL, cricket, and even a live music venue.

Learn more about the G’s history and take a tour where you go behind the scenes of one of the most iconic stadiums in the world.

Melbourne Cricket Grounds (MCG)

2. Flinders Street Station
Flinders Street Station is over 100 years old and is Australia’s oldest train station. The station is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the city and is a common meeting point for locals.

3. Yarra River
The Yarra is 242 kilometres long runs through Melbourne City and is one of Victoria’s iconic waterways. Along the Yarra is the perfect spot to walk or stop by one of the many restaurants that are lined by the river.

4. Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Sidney Myer Music Bowl is one of the many music venues in Melbourne. Throughout the year tonnes of music events take place here, including Melbourne’s Carols by Candlelight on December 24.

When there isn’t a concert happening, you can enjoy a picnic on the grass that looks out over to the city skyline.

5. National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
NGV is the oldest and also the most visited art museum in Australia! Over two million people will visit the NGV each year to walk through the Indigenous and international artworks.

The NGV hosts limited exhibitions all throughout the year. You can book tickets online for these exhibitions, or just walk through the NGV and visit the free exhibitions.

6. Fed Square
Fed Square is a spot for public events, culture, and arts. There is always some form of event happening here, so come down and find out! Fed Square also has different restaurants like Taxi Kitchen, Time Out, and Victoria by Farmer’s Daughters.

If you bought food nearby and sitting down here, watch out for the seagulls, they will try to steal a chip or two!

Federation Square

7. Crown
Crown is Melbourne’s popular casino and hotel complex with bars and restaurants. Crown has something for everyone like fine dining, shopping, entertainment and the casino or you can go to Kingpin for the kids.

Spoil yourself and stay at one of Crown’s hotels and enjoy the room service and the divine pools to relax.

8. Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne
Melbourne Gardens has over 8000 types of plants from all around the world with different individual themed gardens. You can spend around two hours walking around the gardens and finding something to eat at one of the cafes.

Royal Botanical Gardens of Melbourne

9. Sea Life Aquarium
Come see a range of marine creatures from sharks, rays, and colourful fish at Sea Life Aquarium. Upgrade your ticket and get up and close to some of these creatures, including king and gentoo penguins.

10. Arts Centre Melbourne
The Arts Centre is Australia’s largest performing arts venue. Here at the Arts Centre, you can watch theatre shows, musicals, and concerts.

Just outside the Arts Centre is the local Sunday Market that sells handmade goods.

If you want to see these for yourself, make sure you book the Melbourne tour package which includes Melbourne Skydeck!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.