Eureka Skydeck

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Eureka Skydeck
4.5
Observation Decks & Towers
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe inspiring view of Melbourne from the observation deck of the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere. Located at Level 88, Eureka Skydeck is Melbourne's new 'must-see' attraction. Skydeck 88 is the only observation deck in the world that can thrill you with the Edge - a glass cube which projects 3 metres out from the building, with you in it!
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allylou
Melbourne44 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Great fun experience! We really enjoyed our time here and the 3D experience was great and well worth the $10 for two goes. But the staff member operating it was a disappointment, he was so serious and not suitable for that type of work. Staff need to be animated and welcoming. All other staff were great! Could not fault this place. Really good.
Written March 28, 2021
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Brian M
Oxford, UK558 contributions
Dec 2019
The view of the city from the viewing floor is excellent. The Sky Deck is a glass platform that slides out of the building so that you get the feeling that you are floating outside the building. To go on the Sky-Deck you have to pay a further A$10 per head. The experience is not as good as it sounds, mainly because the glass is not spotless so your brain knows that there is something there holding you up. The glass windows are also dirty so that you do not have that pristine view that I was expecting to see. In addition, photography is forbidden, which is a real downer. If this is any consolation, the operators will take pictures of the guests using their own cameras that have to handed over when you enter..
Written April 2, 2020
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Dear Brian M, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time recently at the Skydeck. Just to clarify, pictures are allowed everywhere in the Skydeck (all level 88), but devices are not allowed inside The Edge, which is the glass cube you experienced. We do this as a safety measurement to protect the glass from damage and scratches. Please stay well and safe. Warm regards, The Skydeck Team
Written July 1, 2020
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Traveller
Launceston, Australia133 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Great place to visit, perfect during Covid as there aren’t many other people.
Look out for discounted tickets. Ours were $14 each.
I’d recommend arriving just before it gets dark so you can see the city in day and under lights.
Written June 9, 2021
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ianandsandraw
Robertson, Australia95 contributions
Mar 2020
We visited the Eureka Skydeck as part of a tour from a visiting cruise-ship. This was just before Conid-19 restrictions were placed on many places and activities. Although the Skydeck was very crowded at the time, it did not stop us from enjoying the superb almost 360-degree views. Many really good photographs were able to be taken, and I would recommend this place to others who seek similar photographs and expansive views.
Written January 27, 2021
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Debora C
47 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Best views of the city, even for those who don't like heights!

You pay extra if you want to go out in the moving platform, and to be honest it's not that much difference than just being up there but we felt we wanted to do it rather than miss the opportunity.

Along with the amazing views is the fantastic virtual reality activity you can do - we found that better than the moving platform. You're made to walk a virtual reality plank which is made to look like it's off the actual building and despite knowing you're less than an inch off the floor your feet are glued to the floor, my heart was in mouth the whole time and I honestly felt like I was about to fall at any second! Well worth paying extra for this (can't remember exactly how much extra this cost but it wasnt expensive) if you don't want to pay extra for both activities then I'd recommend this over the platform.
Written March 16, 2020
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Dear Debora C Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so happy to hear that your visit here at the Skydeck was fantastic and you got to try all our experiences! So glad you had a great time with us contemplating the beautiful view. Warm regards, The Skydeck Team
Written March 22, 2020
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Kellnkeith
Hunter Valley, Australia117 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We decided to visit the tower on our recent trip, the trip in the elevator up 88 levels is very quick and the view is outstanding on a clear day which we had.

However the optional trip out on the 'edge' (@$12 per person) experience was very underwhelming. The frosted glass is turned off when you are out there and is completely see through in the glass box BUT the floor is hardly see through and the experience is not really any different to just standing in the normal skydeck viewing area.

The big catch is phones and cameras arent allowed and they take a photo of you out there and then you have the option of paying $15 for it.

You can take all the photos/selfies you want from the main viewing deck and they are really no different to the 'edge' experience.

Written March 16, 2020
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Dear Kellnkeith, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so glad to hear you had a great visit. We understand the Edge is not for everyone and we are so sorry it did not match your expectations. The reason we don't allow devices inside the Edge is as a preventive measure to protect the floor from damage and scratches. Warm regards, The Skydeck Team
Written March 19, 2020
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Jessica
12 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had already pre booked our tickets for the “entrance to the edge” experience before visiting which saved us a lot of waiting time in the ticket purchasing queues, we got to jump straight through to security. We arrived at the tower around 8:30pm as we wanted to experience the views during sunset/night. Once we got to security a staff member swapped our paper tickets for a proper ticket and pre warned us it would be around an hour and a half waiting time to experience the edge. We were able to go up to the viewing platform to wait. The views were amazing, however due to it turning dark outside the room was far too light causing there to be light reflections on all of the glass limiting your views of the city. Dimmed lighting would work so much better even if it is just turned on at night. The sky deck was far to crowded for you to fully enjoy your experience. Limiting the amount of people that go up each time would be a major improvement! There were people looking at the views, others just sat in front of the windows not allowing other people to look and due to the hour and a half wait for the entrance to the edge, there were people sat wherever they could, waiting for there entrance times which ruined the whole experience due to it being overcrowded. There is an outside balcony you are able to go outside on whilst you wait (for free) which allows you to see the views a little more clearly as it is not through smeared glass, however because you are 88 floors high it is extremely windy and cold... once we did get into the edge experience, we were quite disappointed. It was quite a drawn out experience as they tried to add to much into it which ruined the experience keep it simple and it would improve it all. You have to have your photo taken whilst you are on the edge which you do individually in your group. This is a good idea, however you are unable to see the view on any of the photos. Also whilst one group is having their photo taken, the rest of the groups have to squish themselves against other strangers along the back wall to prevent photo bombing someone else photo. Overall we did not love the experience and think improvements could be made. We did this experience on our first night in Melbourne, therefore we decided to get a taxi back to our apartment as we had no idea where we were and did not want to get lost in the dark at night. There were a queue of taxis waiting outside the building however we got refused by two of the taxis from the same company (silver top) as our destination was “too close”. We explained to them that it was our first night in the city and had no idea where we were and no internet on our phones (do to being from the uk, our 3/4G did not work) and they still refused to take us and stated that our apartment block was “just around the corner”. After walking for around 10 minutes we finally found a Woolworths which allowed us to connect to their internet for free so that we could access google maps which showed us how to get to our apartment. The taxi company refused our money because it didn’t earn them enough, however we could have ended up in a worse situation through their greed.
Written January 6, 2020
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Thank you for your review Jessica. We want to extend our sincerest apologies concerning all the issues that you have faced during your visit. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest quality standards for our customers. Unfortunately, we are unable to use dimmed lighting on our premises for safety reasons. In regards to The Edge, we try to make the waiting time and overall experience as smooth as possible, however, we have experienced several visits on particular days due to the recent weather conditions in Melbourne and Australia. We valued your feedback and will take it on board to improve our service and operations.
Written January 30, 2020
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Karen S
New South Wales, Australia177 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Hubby and I visited the Eureka Skydeck in the afternoon and then again near sunset. It was good in the afternoon as it wasn’t too busy and we were able to see the nice views of Melbourne.
When we returned just before sunset it was bedlam and just too many people. Unfortunately people were right against the glass with their heads in their phones texting and making it hard to take any photos and enjoy Melbourne in the evening.
Overall the views were nice during the day, staff were nice but I wouldn’t bother going up at sunset again.
Written January 9, 2020
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Thank you for your review Karen. As you can imagine, evening and sunsets are very popular during this time of the year due to the pleasant weather conditions. We are sorry you couldn't enjoy the overall experience as expected. Hoping you were still able to soak up the amazing views.
Written January 30, 2020
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redsgothenburg
Fort William, UK640 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Incredible views of Melbourne which allow you to plan your itinerary from above. You can circumnavigate the whole platform with helpful scopes trained on some of the main sights. Slightly overpriced but definitely worth doing on any visit to the city.
Written March 1, 2020
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Dear Redsgothenburg, Thank you so much for reviewing us and sharing your experience at The Skydeck. It really means a lot for us to hear it was a good start to plan your itinerary! Warm regards, The Skydeck Team
Written March 5, 2020
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bohojane
galway16 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Does what it says on the tin, lift up 88 stories really fast, panoramic views of Melbourne. Then the edge experience is extra, you stand in glass box and are moved sideways out from tower, v unnerving but cool. Foto taken, pay for it after if u want it , about 15aus$. Do it, it's a once off!
Written January 15, 2020
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Eureka Skydeck is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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