Standing 88 floors and 300 meters above sea level, the Eureka Skydeck in Melbourne is the World’s Tallest Residential Tower. In any Google search you do, the Eureka Skydeck (also referred to as Eureka Tower and Skydeck 88) will come up high in the results list.
Eureka 88 Skydeck is one of the top attractions in Melbourne that’s not to be missed. I have put together the Ultimate Guide to Eureka Skydeck including where it is, how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect!
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Where Is The Eureka Skydeck
Located in the heart of Melbourne, Eureka Skydeck stands tall above the city, with 360-degree panoramic views of the streets below. It’s a very hard building to miss!
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How To Get To Skydeck Melbourne
If you’re over on the north side of the Yarra River, head to the train station and cross the footbridge over the water. Head straight in front of you between the South Gate building and to your right at the roundabout, will be the entrance to the Eureka Skydeck. It’s a super easy location to find.
If you’re already on the south side of the river, make your way to South Gate food hall and take the pathway to the east side of the building and again, you’ll find the same roundabout and to your right, will again be the entrance of the Eureka Skydeck 88.
The Eureka Tower is located next to the Travelodge Hotel in the center of Melbourne.
Eureka Tower Price
There are several different packages to purchase for entrance to the Eureka Skydeck. For standard entry, the Eureka Tower Price is around $22 AUD. You can, however, get a Eureka Skydeck discount when booking online in advance with Klook and pay just $20.35 AUD.
For the Skydeck entry plus complimentary Skydeck Plank (Virtual Reality experience that imitates the feeling of walking out on a plank on the top level of Skydeck 88) this ticket will also cost around $22 AUD but with Klook you can get this for just $20.35 AUD.
Then finally you can purchase the Eureka Skydeck entry plus the Edge Experience. The Edge Experience is where you get to walk in an outside caged area with a glass floor. This experience will cost $31.45 AUD when booked online with Klook.
Note: The Edge Experience and the outdoor viewing area is only open in good weather conditions.
Eureka Skydeck entrance
View from Skydeck 88
Eureka Tower ticket
What To Expect At Eureka Skydeck
Upon entry to Melbourne Skydeck you’ll go through security before taking the lift that will shoot you up at 9 meters per second to the 88th floor.
These are the fastest lifts in the southern hemisphere. You’ll leave the lift and be greeted with 360 degree, panoramic views of Melbourne City below. You’ll be able to take the walk around, marveling at the sights and reading the signs which inform you of the surrounding buildings.
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88 floors up above Melbourne
Look through the keyhole at Skydeck 88
Eureka Skydeck view
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EUREKA SKYDECK PLANK
Had you purchased one of the packages that come with the additional extras, you’ll have the chance to take part in the VR game where you get to walk on the Skydeck Plank. Equally, if you’ve purchased the Edge Experience tickets, you’ll queue up and wait your turn to experience the fear of stepping on the glass floor, 88 floors above.
You’ll also enjoy the ability to take a break from the adventure and make use of the cafe up at the top of the Eureka Skydeck. Grab a coffee or lunch and enjoy watching the hustle and bustle of Melbourne from a birdseye perspective.
Once you’re finished, you’ll jump back in the lift and head all the way back down. On your way out, grab a souvenir at the Eureka Skydeck gift shop before heading out into the city to enjoy the rest of your day around Melbourne.
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Eureka Skydeck Plank
Panoramic views of Melbourne
Eureka Stair Climb
Eureka Sky Deck Facts
- Eureka Tower opened on the 11th of October 2006 after taking 4 years and 2 months to build and contains 3,680 stairs.
- Construction of Eureka Skydeck 88 cost around $500 million AUD.
- Eureka Tower height is 297.3 m (975 ft) making it the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere.
- The glass on the top 10 floors is 24-carat gold plated and the tower consists of 110,000 tonnes of concrete and weighs 200,000 tonnes.
Final Thoughts On The Eureka Skydeck
The Skydeck experience in Melbourne is definitely a memory you’ll cherish forever. Soaring high above the city and seeing such beauty from so high up is something you don’t want to miss.
In Melbourne, they believe in art and believe all buildings should be different and unique. So being so high up and admiring the architecture below is a great experience.
Eureka Tower Melbourne is really good value for money and something you for sure have to add to your to-do list.
The staff at the Eureka Skydeck also deserve a mention for how friendly and attentive they are. During the awful bush fires throughout Australia, visibility was vastly reduced in some areas, on some days. Due to this, the staff advised everyone to come back on another day instead of wasting their money. It’s little touches like this that make this Skydeck Melbourne experience all the better.
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Best Places To Stay In Melbourne
Melbourne has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Melbourne to suit the needs of luxury travelers and budget backpackers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Crowne Plaza
Arguablythe largest and most luxurious hotel within the city, the Crowne Plaza. Located right on the South Wharf and in the heart of the city. From concierge, luxury large rooms, comfortable beds and a top-quality restaurant located at the foot of the hotel, this is perfect for those looking for a luxury stay in Melbourne.
Mid Range: Miami Hotel Melbourne
Located in West Melbourne and within walking distance to the city center, Miami Hotel makes for the perfect mid-range accommodation in Melbourne. With small, compact rooms, equipped with kitchenette, private bathrooms and wifi, this hotel is great value for money. Perfect for couples, traveling friends and families.
Budget: Discovery Parks
This one is perfect for those on a budget, whether you’re a backpacker, couple or solo traveler. If you’re traveling in a van, this accommodation option is perfect for you. Discovery Parks campground, located in Braybrook, North-West of the city has to be one of the nicest campgrounds around. With heated, clean toilets and shower rooms, wifi and swimming pool. If you’re not traveling in a van, book into one of their many cabins. A little more expensive than the campsites but still well worth the money and you still get to make use of the incredible features. This accommodation is a little further out of the city so either jump on the train or take a taxi.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR MELBOURNE
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphones.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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