Eureka Skydeck Southbank Melbourne
of the must do attractions of any visit to Melbourne, is taking the
high speed elevator to the 88th floor of the Eureka Skydeck Lookout and enjoying
the fantastic 360 degree views over Melbourne and suburbs. It takes
just 37 seconds to travel from the ground floor to the 88th floor, Eureka
Skydeck, in the elevator and it doesn't even seem to be moving.
With uninterrupted views of the city, Port Phillip Bay and sweeping
vistas as far as the Dandenong and Macedon Ranges, you can literally
spend hours and hours enjoying the sights and recognizing famous landmarks
and well known Melbourne buildings. The MCG, Rod Laver tennis centre,
Yarra River, Flinders St Station, the much aligned Federation Square
and many other famous landmarks are literally just below you.
We strongly suggest a visit to the Eureka Skydeck near sundown. Sunsets
are almost always spectacular, yet from the Skydeck they are simply
brilliant. Just sit back and enjoy watching the sun go down from a different
angle, the colours and effects are stunningly beautiful from up high.
Photographers are almost in heaven at the Eureka Skydeck. With all
those views on offer, you can take shots of some of the best known buildings
and tourist attractions from a different perspective.
For example, how
many photos do you see of the Shrine of Remembrance from ground level,
yet there are not too many around taken from the air! This is you chance
to do some aerial photography without paying those big bucks for an
aircraft. By the way, tripods are welcome, so the most dedicated photographer
can feel at home.
Eureka Skydeck 88 is located in the Southbank precinct, just a short stroll
from Flinders Street Station. Currently the tallest residential tower
in the world, the developers set aside one complete floor, the 88th,
as a public viewing platform.
Of course you do have to pay a fee to
be able to enjoy those fabulous views, but it is worth every cent you
pay to look out over what is regarded as the most livable city in Australia,
Melbourne. Once up on the Skydeck you can purchase a cup of coffee or a coldie,
have a snack and relax with all those views below.
There is a special
viewing platform called "The Edge" that you are able to book,
which is a glass cube which projects 3 meters out from the building,
the floor is made of glass and you look straight down to the street
below. The Edge is not for the faint hearted, yet is not seriously dangerous
or anything. Call it a soft adventure, but an adventure it is, as you
look straight down, seemingly just hanging in space, with no floor beneath
It's pretty awesome up there in the clouds, so make sure you go and take the elevator to the Eureka Skydeck viewing platform.