Autumn leaves above skyscrapers in Southbank, Melbourne.

Playing tourist in Melbourne is topped only by the Skydeck

There’s no lying, Melbourne is a tourism haven.

It’s got art, music, amazing food, great places to drink, some pretty sights and a whole lot of things to do alone, with a friend or a group of them that make for some well-sought-after memories. Like the Eureka Tower’s Skydeck, for example.

Eureka Tower, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Pacific

You get in a lift that ascends at 9 metres per second for 292 metres to the viewing platform that Melbourne had been craving before the tower’s completion back on 11 October 2006 and it’s worth every single second.

It’s a view that nothing much comes close to, short of perhaps a joyflight over the city. Couple that with twilight and Melbourne really comes to life.

Encircling the entire circumference of the Eureka Tower itself, the views are panoramic, complimentary to some of the city’s best attributes. Views over Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, Port Philip Bay, Birrarung Maar, Albert Park Lake, Government House and the previously tallest building – the Rialto – are all contending for each tourist’s lens and the most flattering photo.

Whether panoramic shots are your thing, awkward selfies or that age-old bunched-up group shot on the protruding glass box known as The Edge, that juts you metres out into the ether over City Road below is your thing, the tower is a tourist’s must see on any visit to Australia’s most beautiful, cultured city.

Find out more and see ticket prices at their website.

The Eureka Tower, a tall skyscraper in Melbourne, Australia with two bee insect sculptures

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australasia

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