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Eureka Skydeck Tower The Edge Melbourne
Eureka Skydeck Tower in Melbourne has dominated the city's skyline with its tall structure and glorious architecture. Did you know it is a tourist hub too? If you are travelling to Melbourne, you must visit the Eureka Skydeck.
Besides gorgeous views of Melbourne City from the Observation deck, Eureka Skydeck also offers you a riveting experience at 'The Edge' which will leave you in mid air, almost 300 meters above ground! Let's begin our journey.
Attractions at Eureka Skydeck
When you reach the lobby of the Eureka Towers, you should be greeted by a staff. You will be required to buy the tickets here. There is also a great shop to buy great souvenirs if you want to take home some splendid memories of this unique visit. Let's take a look at some of the attractions at Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne.
Eureka Skydeck – First Impressions
Be prepared for jaw-dropping views of Melbourne City and beyond once you zoom up to the 88th floor up to the Observation Deck in one of the superfast lifts, which by the way travels at 9 meters per second. You will get pristine views of Melbourne because the Observation Deck has Glass Windows from floor to ceiling. You can also visit a balcony for more 'windy views'.
Eureka Skydeck - Observation Desk or The Kiosk
The Kiosk on the Observation Deck offers coffee, ice-creams, drinks and some snacks. Sipping a hot cup of coffee while you enjoy the majestic views from the top of the world at Eureka Skydeck is highly recommended.
Eureka Skydeck – The Edge
Folks, this is where is gets really exciting. The Eureka Skydeck also boasts of a glass cube called The Edge which is projected 3 meters outside the building. You will feel as if you're suspended in mid-air, that too almost 300 meters above the ground! The Skydeck team also try to scare you with sound effects of breaking glass and smoke. This is not too scary and don't be put off by the thought of eeriness when you step on to The Edge.
Eureka Skydeck Experience: My tips on making it special
I loved the views from The Edge at Eureka Skydeck and wished that it lasted longer. Unfortunately there are many others waiting in the queue to witness this marvel so I had to move out. Do you know what the best part it? You can have your picture taken while you're standing in The Edge with your partner, friend or just by yourself. They will charge you for the pictures, but believe me, they are worth it!
Here are a few things to do if you plan to visit Eureka Skydeck.
- You will take your camera and take lots of pictures
- You will sip on some hot coffee or wine at the Observation Deck to enjoy a lovely moment with your partner.
- You will buy tickets to experience The Edge
- You will get your picture taken in The Edge
- You will visit the Eureka Skydeck preferably during evening to enjoy glorious view of the sunset
Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne - Interesting Facts
Check out some interesting facts about this mammoth tower.
- Eureka Skydeck is the fourth tallest residential tower in the world
- It has been designed by Melbourne based architecture firm, Fender Katsalidis Architects.
- This landmark in Melbourne has been constructed by Australian based construction company, Grocon Australia.
- The building has 91 floors and one basement level.
- Construction trivia - Eureka Skydeck has 556 apartments, 13 lifts, 3680 stairs, more than 100,000 tonnes of concrete and more than 5000 tonnes of reinforced steel.
- The top 10 floors have 24 carat gold plated windows!
- The 2-floor Lubeca Jumpform construction system was used to construct the Eureka Skydeck Tower, which took just over 4 years.
How to reach Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne
Reaching Eureka Skydeck Tower in Melbourne depends where you are starting your journey from. It is located in Melbourne CBD, only a few minutes walk from Flinders Street Station. Depending on your location, here is a list of the most convenient forms of transport that you can use to reach the Eureka Skydeck Tower.
From suburbs of Melbourne: If you are staying in any suburbs of Melbourne, you can drive to your nearest train station and take a train heading towards Flinders Street Station. You can even take a tram or a bus to Eureka Skydeck if your suburb is not well connected by Train.
From the Airport: If you want to make the Eureka Skydeck your first travel destination in Melbourne, taking the Skybus Shuttle service from the airport is recommended. It will drop you off at Southern Cross station which is simply a quick tram ride from Eureka Skydeck.
Once you are in Melbourne CBD: If you are in Melbourne CBD, your first destination should be Flinders Street Station. Located at the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street, this epic station is hard to miss. Once you reach Flinders Street Station, use the map below to reach the Eureka Skydeck Towers.
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