Eureka Skydeck 88, Melbourne

Eureka Skydeck 88, Melbourne (must see)

The Eureka Skydeck 88 is located in Eureka Tower on Melbourne’s Southbank. When it was built in 2002 it was the world’s tallest residential building, but now occupies the 15th place. At the Eureka Skydeck 88 you have the chance to take in the very best views of Melbourne. It is the southern hemisphere’s highest viewing platform and offers 360-degree views of the city and out to the Dandenong Mountain Range. If you are feeling daring, The Edge experience is the only one of its kind in the world. It is a glass viewing cube that juts out three meters from the rest of the building with you suspended 300 meters above the ground.

Out on The Terrace, you step out onto an enclosed space that is still open to the elements. There are often bracing winds on The Terrace and you can look through the high powered binoculars without the reflection from glass interrupting your views. Part of the Eureka Skydeck 88 experience is getting there in the fastest lifts in the southern hemisphere – it only takes 38 seconds to get to the 88th floor.

Tip:
Save money and buy tickets online. Day&Night tickets are available, allowing to visit early in the morning and then return after your day's sightseeing.
When you get to the top, go and book in for the Sky Deck as there is often a large queue. You will be given a token which then lights up when it is your turn.

Note to photographers:
Reflections are your greatest enemy here, especially at night, so hold your camera lens hard up against the window. If necessary, clean the glass first.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-10pm (last entry at 9:30pm)

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Sight Name: Eureka Skydeck 88
Sight Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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