The Eureka Tower is a 91 story architectural masterpiece that stands above Melbourne’s Southbank precinct and is home of the highest public observation deck, which sits 285 metres above ground.
Skydeck, which is located on the 88th floor of Eureka tower, allows for a view of Melbourne city like no other; above the clouds and undisrupted. Visitors have access to the entire floor, which is encased in crystal clear floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a 360 degree view of the City and Melbourne’s surrounds. The attraction is open from 10am until 10pm, meaning visitors are able to denote a time that suits their schedule and the weather of that day. Our tip is to visit during a clear sky day as it provides the best views of Melbourne and our beautiful surroundings.
For an added experience head into the glass cube called ‘The Edge’, which is a transparent glass room that slides out of the building and extends three metres from the tower.
Facts about The Eureka Tower Melbourne
- Eureka Tower & Skydeck are the highest public viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere at a generous 984.3ft
- The elevator to the top of the Skydeck only takes 38 seconds to get from the ground floor to the 88th.
- During the Melbourne blustery winds, the tower can flex 600mm which you won’t feel! To stop the tower from swaying too much, there are two 300,000 litre water tanks on level 90 & 91 which keeps the building reasonably steady.
- There are 3,680 steps between the ground floor and the 88th floor. Each year during the Eureka Tower Climb, guests are able to attempt to climb the steps.
- The top 10 floors of the Eureka Tower are plated in 24-carat gold, which is why it glows so richly in the sun.
- Builders put in place over 110,000 tonnes of concrete during the initial build between 2001 and 2006.