The Eureka Tower Australia’s tallest building to the roof, beaten only by the spire on Q1 on the Gold Coast. The highest view deck in the Southern Hemisphere, 88 storeys above Melbourne gives the most breathtaking views of the city.
The 360 degree views allow you to spot the Etihad Stadium and Melbourne Star at Docklands, Albert Park with its F1 track and right on down to St Kilda pier. The full peninsula view is pretty spectacular, even though the mouth of the bay is so far away you can’t see it, the little trail of shipping containers and Tasmanian ferries let you know which direction it’s in. It’s useful to have directed telescopes that label the key landmarks if you’re new to the city!
For the most part the views are all inside and photos through glass however there is a small outside area that gets very windy and offers slightly better photo opportunities if your lens is small enough to take photos through the chain link.
For a small $12 extra fee at the top, you can get ‘The Edge’ experience. Ushered into a frosted glass tank after putting on shoe covers and leaving bags and cameras behind, the tank slowly moves out over the edge of the building.
Drinks and snacks are available at the top as well as a small selection of gifts and postcards which you can send from Australia’s highest post box! Exit through the gift shop on the ground floor for the best selection though.