Visiting the Eureka Skydeck

Located on the Riverside Quay in Melbourne, the Eureka Skydeck offers a vantage point like no other in the city. From the top, you can gaze out across the stunning cityscape and spot famous landmarks as you go, with 360 degrees floor to ceiling windows along with 30 viewfinders meaning that you won’t miss a thing. The best thing is that the elevator ride up to the top will only take you a mere 38 seconds!

Standing at an eye-watering 297 metres above Melbourne, the Skydeck is considered one of the best things to do in Melbourne – especially if you want to discover the city from a different perspective. In fact, the tower is the highest public observation deck in the whole of the Southern Hemisphere, offering views like no other across the city.

Whilst up on the deck, you can look out over the urban sprawl of Melbourne, pick out the different neighbourhoods, and explore the major attractions from an entirely new vantage point. At night, you can watch as the city comes to life beneath you. Keep your eyes peeled for the MCG and sporting precinct, Albert Park Lake, and Port Phillip Bay, as well as the impressive Dandenong Ranges that sprawl out in the distance.

Eureka Skydeck

The Edge Experience

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can opt to take the Edge Experience, which is essentially a glass cube that juts out from the side of the building with you inside. High up on the 88th floor, this area of the Skydeck offers beautiful views during the day and a breathtaking sight of the city of Melbourne lit up at night. It’s also become a popular choice for wedding proposals! The glass-bottom means you have unparalleled views of the city below from a completely unique perspective. The glass-bottom means you have unparalleled views of the city below from a completely unique perspective.

Alternatively, you can just stick to the Skydeck on a self-guided experience. If you get hungry along the way, there is a Skydeck kiosk that serves drinks and food throughout the day.
The Eureka Skydeck is open from 10 am until 10 pm every day, giving you the chance to experience Melbourne at a range of different times.

The Vertigo experience

Don’t let the name deter you, no vertigo is involved in this activity. Instead, you’ll be standing in front of a green screen installation that will make it seem as if you are falling or hanging from the tower. These photos are great to get the whole family involved and will ensure that you have memories that last a lifetime.

A dining experience in the sky

Don’t let the name deter you, no vertigo is involved in this activity. Instead, you’ll be standing in front of a green screen installation that will make it seem as if you are falling or hanging from the tower. These photos are great to get the whole family involved and will ensure that you have memories that last a lifetime.

Quick Facts About the Eureka Skydeck

• More than six million visitors have been to the Skydeck since it opened ten years ago.
• There are 3680 steps to get you up to the Skydeck if you choose to walk it.
• There have been over 1,000 marriage proposals that have taken place on The Edge.
• There are a whopping 12764 windows in the Tower.

So, if you’re ready to make your own memories on the Skydeck, now’s your chance! Get ready to view Melbourne from a different perspective and enjoy the incredible views from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest public observation platform. And remember, if you’re feeling adventurous, don’t forget to take your ride on “The Edge” to experience the tower from a whole different vantage point.

Other attractions to explore in Melbourne

After experiencing the Eureka Skydeck you’ll probably have an even better idea of what you want to see during your time in Melbourne. Why is that you may ask? Because you’ll be able to spot out the attractions from the Skydeck of course! So, here are some other attractions that can be reached by either walking or public transport that are worth a visit.

National Gallery of Victoria

This art gallery is housed in a contemporary building with free exhibitions and collections that are a treat to explore. Here you’ll find like-minded individuals who will be more than happy to give their ideas about art which will both intrigue and inspire you. Discover art, sculptures and more that have made their way here from across the world. You’ll travel from the confines of 19th century Europe to 2nd century China in just one trip.

Federation Square

The central location of Federation Square has long been a meeting point for locals and tourists alike. But did you know that the square is also a public event space and home to an art gallery? There are even eateries in the square like Chocolate Bhudda- where you’ll find some of the best Japanese cuisine that you’ll find in the city, and Riverland Bar and Café, an iconic social hub in the city for after-work drinks or a quick pit stop during the day’s activities.

Melbourne Cricket Ground

An iconic landmark of the city, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is affectionately known as the ‘G’ by locals. This sports stadium is the home ground of the Melbourne Cricket Club and even hosts other sporting events such as the matches of the Australian Football League. The stadium has a rich history from its humble beginnings in 1853 to host the 2006 Commonwealth Games, as well as countless musical concerts such as the 1979 performance of David Bowie and the 1996 Michael Jackson tour.

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