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16 February 2013 1,156 views 5 Comments

Eureka Skydeck 88 Melbourne

I’m sure most people who visited Melbourne would miss this. The Eureka Skydeck 88 is located Located on Riverside Quay, the southern banks of the Yarra river. Like most observatory decks, Eureka is perfectly positioned for 360 degree views. The breath taking view includes Melbourne’s CBD, sports precinct, Port Phillip Bay, Docklands and everything in between.
eureka skydeck building

The Eureka Tower.
I have been to some of the observatory decks in the world. My humble list includes Rockefeller New York, Macao Tower, Singapore SkyPark, sky100 Hong Kong and Eureka Skydeck 88.
eureka skydeck lift
If you are wondering what the 88 means, it is actually where the skydeck is located, on the 88th floor. Two lifts exclusively service Eureka Skydeck 88 and they claimed that they are the fastest lifts in the Southern Hemisphere, they travel at over 9 metres per second. It takes just 38 seconds to travel from the ground to the 88th floor. That is really fast.
eureka skydeck floor
The difference between Eureka Skydeck 88 and the rest is the interior is dimmer than others. This is because the windows are partially laminated with a layer of gold. Sadly I didn’t have a clear shot of the building with the gold laminated glass panels.
eureka melbourne city view
If you love to take landscape pictures, you can spend hours here taking your perfect angle and composition.
eureka skydeck edge
On top of the 360 degree views, Eureka Skydeck has something additional to offer, the Edge. For an extra charge, you get to enter a glass cubicle to will extend out 3 metres and you have a clear view of 300 meters below the transparent glass floor. Despite of the hypes, it didn’t really wow-ed me.
eureka melbourne city view crown
The opening hour is from 10 am to 10 pm and the admission fees are as below (price is in Australian dollars inclusive of GST):

Adult Skydeck: $18.50

Concession Skydeck (Student/Pensioner/Seniors):$14.00

Child Skydeck (4-16yrs): $10.00

Family Skydeck (2 Adults + 2 Children): $42.00

Family Skydeck (2 Adults + 1 Child): $42.00

Family Skydeck (1 Adults + 2 Children): $31.00

Extra Child – Skydeck: $8.00
eureka skydeck WILSON

I’m not an observatory deck freak but it is the best way to view the city. If you are traveling to Melbourne, just make a stop at Eureka Skydeck 88. The view is memorable.


eureka skydeck building far


View of the Eureka Tower (left building) from far.


Eureka Skydeck 88 Melbourne Address, Contact and Phone:

Eureka Tower/7 Riverside Quay

Southbank VIC 3006

Southgate Shopping Complex‎

(03) 9693 8888‎

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  • Sean Eat Drink KL said:

    awesome view! i have a slight fear of heights, so i might not stand too close to the windows, but i think i’d still have fun taking photographs :D
    Sean Eat Drink KL´s last [type] ..Tasty Little Kitchen, Mei Wei Little Kitchen & Private Kitchen


  • Charmaine said:

    I’m feeling so envious of you!!
    I wanna travel here and there too :p
    Charmaine´s last [type] ..Humble Beginnings Mille Crepe @ Bangsar


  • Eunice said:

    that amount that i need to pay just to take a deep breath of the fresh air above is not cheap… but I DONT MIND IT! ;D


  • kianfai87 said:

    nice place to view the whole city hehehe

    probably south korea and macau got the similar place to view from the building, one of the tourism attraction :)
    kianfai87´s last [type] ..Cloud Atlas (2012)


    Wilson Ng Reply:


    Yes, indeed. Sadly I have never gone up to our very own KL Tower.



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