Those looking to see Melbourne from a new perspective will find everything they’re looking for at the Eureka Skydeck 88.

Situated nearly 300 metres above the ground, on the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower, the Eureka Skydeck 88 is the ultimate place to experience 360-degree views of Melbourne.

Book admission tickets online and get an express elevator to level 88.

You can get discount tickets by packaging Eureka Skydeck with Other Melbourne tours.

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What can you expect at the Eureka Tower

Eureka Skydeck 88

The Eureka Skydeck 88 is an observational platform like no other in Melbourne.

Located on the southern banks of the Yarra River, it offers 360-degree views of Melbourne’s CBD, sports precinct, Port Phillip Bay, Docklands and much more.

Speed to the top in one of thirteen lifts capable of reaching speeds of 9 metres per second.

Eureka Skydeck 88 also has viewfinders to allow participants to spot famous historical and cultural landmarks of the city.

The best time to visit is sunset so you can watch Melbourne gradually dim into darkness. 

It’s city lights will then take over and you have spectacular views of the streets. 

Eureka Veritgo

Take home a souvenir photo of yourself falling from Eureka Skydeck.

With the latest green screen technology installed, you’ll be able to fool your friends and family when you show them the realistic photos.

Edge Experience 

The only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the Edge experience is a specially built attraction not for the faint of heart.

The Edge is an all glass cube, that can extend three metres out from the Eureka Skydeck 88, leaving you hanging almost 300 metres above the ground.

Eureka 89 Dining

If you want dinner and a view, the Eureka Skydeck 88 is the best place to go in Melbourne.

With scrumptious dining options available, Eureka 89 Dining is just one floor up from the observation deck.

Bookings are required in advance to enjoy their 5 to 7 course menus.

Tips

Sun & Stars Experience

A Sun & Stars Experience allows you to visit twice in consecutive days to see the view both day and night.

Melbourne looks completely different during these two times so it’s well worth it.

Kids 

The Eureka Skydeck 88 tries to cater for the children that visit the site.

It providing activities for them on the Skydeck like viewfinders at a child friendly height.

There are also activity packs which are available on request on the ground floor.

How to get to Eureka Skydeck

Walking

Eureka Tower is an easy walk from the CBD, Federation Square and the Crown Casino, and is visible from most places in the city.

Train

Take any train to Flinders Street, and follow the bridge over the river.

You will be able to see the Eureka Tower from there.

Bus/Tram

Take any tram or bus towards Southbank and take a short walk.

Car

Parking is available under the Eureka Tower with Wilson Car Park on a car parking deal.

Alternatively, you can join a package tour that include admission to Eureka Skydeck. 

These tours will drop you right at the entrance with your guide leading you to level 88 to enjoy views of Melbourne city.

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History

The Eureka Skydeck 88, which opened in May of 2007, is located inside the Eureka Tower.

This tower was built in 2001 and completed in 2006 at a total cost of USD$415 million dollars.

Designed by Melbroune Architects Fender Katsalidis, it was named and inspired by the Eureka Stockade, a rebellion during the 1854 Victorian gold rush.

Various aspects of this historical event have been incorporated into the building design.

This includes blue glass cladding that represents the blue background of the stockade’s flag, white lines inspired by the flag, a red stripe representing the violence during the revolt, and the building’s famous golden crown symbolising the gold rush.

Interesting Facts

  • The Eukeka Skydeck 88 is the highest public view point in the southern hemisphere.
  • The Eureka Tower is 300 metres (984.3 feet) high, making it the highest residential building in the world.
  • Lifts to the Eureka Skydeck 88 travel at 9 metres per second, the fastest in the southern hemisphere.
  • The gold colour on the top 10 levels of the building is from 24 carat gold plating.

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