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 and its surrounds.

Highlights

  • 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. Experience sky high views of the city after speeding 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. Incredible both day and night, the Eureka Skydeck 88 gives visitors a chance to see every shade and colour of Melbourne and beyond.

  • The Terrace – Experiencing the Terrace involves getting out of the airlock and overcoming the regular high winds. Those brave enough to get out there know the joy and terror of being in the elements almost 300 metres above the ground, complete with reflection-free views and an amazing vantage point on the Edge Experience.
  • 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 can provide, with amazing views and scrumptious dining options available just one floor up on one of the highest levels of the Eureka Tower. Bookings are required in advance to enjoy their 5 to 7 course menus.

Prices

General Admission to Eureka Skydeck 88

Adult $19.50
Concession (student/pensioner/senior) $15.00
Child (4-16 years) $11.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $44.00
Family (2 adults, 1 child) $44.00
Family (1 adult, 2 children) $32.00
Extra Child $9.00

The Edge Experience (additional to Eureka Skydeck 88 ticket)

Adult $12.00
Concession (student/pensioner/senior) $10.00
Child (4-16 years) $8.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $29.00
Family (2 adults, 1 child) $29.00
Family (1 adult, 2 children) $20.00
Extra Child $6.00

Sun and Stars Experience

Adult $25.00
Concession (student/pensioner/senior) $20.50
Child (4-16 years) $16.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $60.00
Family (2 adults, 1 child) $60.00
Family (1 adult, 2 children) $48.00
Extra Child $14.50

Tips

  • Sun & Stars Experience – the Eureka Skydeck 88 is the best place to see Melbourne’s many changing faces. A Sun & Stars Experience allows you to visit twice in consecutive days to see the view both day and night.
  • Bookings for The Edge – pre-booked tickets for the Edge Experience is not possible due to occassional forced closure of The Edge attraction from inclement weather or high winds. Contact the Eureka Skydeck 88 in advance if you’re worried about not being able to participate, but you will need to buy tickets onsite. This means that it can be busy, and there is often a line.
  • Kids – The Eureka Skydeck 88 tries to cater for the children that visit the site, providing activities for them on the Skydeck (including viewfinders at a child friendly height) and also activity packs, which are available on request on the ground floor.

Transport

  • 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. Weekday entry before 4pm is $13, after 4pm is $6 and on weekends is $6.

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 including blue glass cladding that represents the blue background of the stockade’s flag, white lines also 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.

8 Reviews

  1. kathryntheadventurer
    kathryntheadventurer
    Australia 25 Comments
     -  04 Jan 2018

    It was good

    The hype around the Eureka Tower when it opened was extraordinary, however it is just a glorified observation deck. You get great views of the city which changes throughout the day (daytime / sunset / evening) and there is plenty of signage so you are aware of what you are looking at. The Edge (costs extra), is quite unique and not for the faint-hearted. It is good fun, but you need to book in advance.
    You’ll find plenty of school groups and tour groups here, plus you may have to queue at peak times. Much better than the old Realto Tower, but you’ll only need to visit once.

  2. alina
    alina
    Ukraine 25 Comments
     -  08 Dec 2017

    Fantastic attraction

    My family and I visited “Eureka Skydeck 88” in 2016 and were very satisfied! Crazy height and beautiful view are worth this money. Don`t hesitate and go to enjoy an amazing sunset from a bird’s eye view!

  3. NicoleH
    NicoleH
    Canada 60 Comments
     -  07 Oct 2017

    It was good

    The Eureka Skydeck gives you the most amazing view of Melbourne. The Terrace is a unique experience of being outside the tower at 300m above the city, but it’s not for the faint of heart! It was a bit expensive, but definitely worth it if you can get there for sunset. Gives you the opportunity to see the city by day and by night.

  4. karafox
    karafox
    United Kingdom 87 Comments
     -  15 Sep 2017

    It was good

    Everywhere I go I try to find the highest view point. Eureka Skydeck is on the south bank with great views of the city, but the tickets are over definitely priced. I would suggest going up around sunset for the best perspective.

  5. Mademoiselle_MM
    Mademoiselle_MM
    Yugoslavia 17 Comments
     -  21 Aug 2017

    Needs improvement

    When I heard for this observatory platform, I thought I would see Melbourne from a new perspective, but it was not what I expected. It was a great view, but again, nothing special. I had better time watching sun going down behind Twelve Apostles. And this experience was not cheap. I was so disappointed that I did not pay extra money for the “cube”, still not sure was it good or bad decision.

  6. Avatar
    tabibu 16 Comments
     -  30 Jun 2017

    It was good

    It’s a great view but honestly not worth the pricetag. It wasn’t extraordinary. Paying extra for the cube was really not justified and just another way to press money out of tourists.

  7. Sara
    Sara 29 Comments
     -  01 Jun 2017

    It was good

    Great spot for a 360view of Melbourne CBD.
    Make sure you pick a nice weather day, or you won’t see much 🙂
    Very nice at sunset with great sights on the harbour.
    While there, pay the extra ticket for “the cube” for hardcore experience.

  8. Fr3Ak
    Fr3Ak 8 Comments
     -  17 Jan 2017

    Needs improvement

    We decided to check this place out on our last day. The staff looked uninterested and we weren’t even told that we had to make our way to the elevators. We bought our tickets and kept waiting for over 45 mins until my wife decided to ask when they were going to take us for the tour? The lady at the counter was rude and didnt acknowledge the fact we were waiting with no clue. All she said was ‘ The tour is on level bla bla please go there using the lifts’. Anyway, up there the views are gorgeous. But we’ve been on the Burj Khalifa so it wasn’t that fulfilling after all.

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