Eureka Tower is a 297.3 m (975 ft) skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Construction began in August 2002 and the exterior was completed on 1 June 2006. The plaza was finished in June 2006 and the building was officially opened on 11 October 2006. The project was designed by Melbourne architectural firm Fender Katsalidis Architects and was built by Grocon (Grollo Australia). The developer of the tower was Eureka Tower Pty Ltd, a joint venture consisting of Daniel Grollo (Grocon), investor Tab Fried and one of the Tower's architects Nonda Katsalidis. It was the world's tallest residential tower when measured to its highest floor, until surpassed by Ocean Heights and the HHHR Tower in Dubai. From 2006 to 2019, it was the tallest building in Melbourne, until the topping out of Australia 108. It is currently the third tallest building in Australia, behind the Q1 in Queensland and Australia 108, as well as the second tallest to roof (excluding spire) behind the latter skyscraper. As of 2016 it was the 15th tallest residential building in the world.
Eureka Tower is named after the Eureka Stockade, a rebellion during the Victorian gold rush in 1854. This has been incorporated into the design, with the building's gold crown representing the gold rush and a red stripe representing the blood spilt during the revolt. The blue glass cladding that covers most of the building represents the blue background of the stockade's flag and the white lines also represent the Eureka Stockade flag. The white horizontal stripes also represent markings on a surveyor's measuring staff.
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Charles Bennett | Feb 26, 2018
Great place to see the sunset (you've got the best view in the southern hemisphere) though it'll cost you $20. Book online to save $2 otherwise it's $22 at the door. If I went again I wouldn't do The Edge Experience. It was not worth the time nor the money (costs $12 and you will need to wait if people ahead of you have also purchased, after they buzz you can't take your own photos - instead they take some and it's an optional charge for suboptimal photos upon exiting). Also, the windows could use cleaning but hey, it's probably hard to hire window washers for a building with that height 😂
Nick Torres | Feb 27, 2018
Got some stunning photos off the top of this. Go on a sunny day and you won't be disappointed. Couldn't believe how quick the elevator went, my ears popped! Quite a reasonable price for what you get too. You get a fun photo on a green screen of you hanging off the edge of the building. Steep as for that, but as a tourist you might as well.
Mervyn Andiapen | Feb 28, 2018
One of the highlights of Melbourne. Simply amazing views!! Reasonably priced for what you get. A no rush stroll round the 88th floor. Sit down, take in the view, watch Melbourne unfold. Security checks were polite and very fast, don't be put off by the queue. The top attraction of Melbourne!
Steve Taylor | Feb 3, 2018
A little pricey for adults but when you get up to level 88 you quickly realize you can't put a price on the view. Had so much fun testing my geography and spent far too long trying to 'see my house from here'. Plenty of trinkets to buy while you're up there and also a cafe. Didn't elect to test my fears by going on the edge experience but the people that did all walked off with smiles. These is also a small area where you can step out in to the open.
Andy Nash | Jan 5, 2018
Very cool. I didn't bother with 'the edge' and I don't think I missed out, but horses for courses really! There are neat little viewfinders that are focused on a particular landmark so you just look down them and are instantly looking at the landmark without having to try and locate them yourselves. The viewfinders are set at two heights per lookout so children can also use them. There are also binocular posts which are free to use. I spent around 45 minutes on the observation floor, and used Australia's highest postbox!
Jiri Marek | Mar 31, 2018
Great view of Melbourne, easily comparable to Chicago 360, but even cleaner. There were nice people working inside. I bought some tiny Koala bears in the souvenir shop on the way out. The best feature about this place was the double door system that was designed to prevent tourist invasions to the outer terrace. Much appreciated.
Christian Moorhead | Mar 10, 2018
Good views over Melbourne! Great for a romantic view of the sunset if you get there early enough to be at the front of the huge crowd that you’ll share it with. Can feel quiet cramped at times with a lot of other people up there, not many places to sit but people are always moving so if you hang around in one spot for a few minutes they should move on. Wouldn’t recommend it for novice photographers, all the strange angles of the building can make it very difficult to get a decent photo, with reflections all over the place.
Po Lim | Mar 27, 2018
Great way to see Melbourne it’s 20 dollars, book online. They have cafe and shop at top. The view is really good, the whole skyline. You realise how spread out Melbourne is. Would recommend me and my boyfriend love it. Young to old would like.
MIGOxyzZ | Apr 30, 2018
Amazing lookout for an astonishing 360° view over the heart of Melbourne.Experience getting to the 86 floor in just about 40 seconds.Can have a drink ,snack, and sending the posted card from the highest mailbox in the southern hemisphere waiting for the sunset and love every moment. Reasonable value.It’s 20 dollars, book online ($22 at the door). $15.5 student ticket (Must show a valid student, Health Care or Seniors Card on arrival) $11.5 child ticket (Children aged 4-16 years, children under 4 are FREE) Highly recommend enter at around 4PM to enjoy the day and night experience. OPENING HOURS Open 10am – 10pm Daily (Last Entry 9:30pm)
Mridul Agarwal | May 5, 2018
Great place . Just wished to get there as I love buildings. Also is is the second highest building in the southern hemisphere. Just go there if you get some time. You can get a coupon for the same from Melbourne airport. It is just awesome to look at it from different scenes. And it's golden colour just gets people attracted.
Putra A. Fairuz | Apr 26, 2018
The view is great, especially at night, but the indoor lighting reflection at the glass window kinda make it hard to snap a decent photo. The outdoor balcony experience was nice. We came in late April and the wind can get a bit too cold. Overall, it was an okay experience. The sliding glass box called 'Edge' is an additional 12 AUD op top of your entrance fee. You can't bring you own camera, they mounted a camera in the box to capture your moment there. Oh, they charge for that too.
Oli M | May 1, 2018
Great spectacle with amazing views on a clear day. Lots of amenities to there too such as coffee, ice cream and the bathroom should you need it. We did the "Over the Edge" experience... The thing moves out of the building a good three metres which is slightly daunting but worth the thrill of looking through the glass floor.
Laura .Cutho | May 9, 2018
Amazing view. At day time is fantastic but at night time the reflection of the lights inside make it hard to appreciate the view. I was there nearly at closing time, I missed the last call to go into the deck part and obviously they did not let me in. I was so amazed by the view that I did not pay attention to the call. They had a good attitude though, letting me pay some extra money to go back the next day (there was not flexibility, it had to be the next day which make things a bit hard when you are in Melbourne as a tourist) I can not complain but make sure not to miss the last call!
Zak Plewright | Jun 5, 2018
For a pretty reasonable price you can finally confront your fear of heights by travelling over 300m in the air. From here you can see various of Melbourne's famous landmarks from a whole other perspective than you've ever seen before. Although you can get your photo taken 'professionally' up at the top floor, I wouldn't recommend it, the photos are simply not that good. One great thing about this place is that there is no time limits on your visit. Once you are at the top you can stay up there for as long as you want before coming back down (unless of course it's closing time.) If you ever visit Melbourne, the Eureka Skydeck is a must-do experience.
Kambo | Jun 10, 2018
Breathtaking views of Melbourne and the surrounding area. Perfect for a romantic night out or with traveling family. The only downside is that it's difficult to take photos sometimes because of the light from the other side... Otherwise it's really enjoyable 👍😊
Tung Cao | May 19, 2018
Best top amazing view I've ever come across to always the best place to take photographer photo's from the top buildings on sight with an awesome shot's would recommend it to the other's out there that would travel around town just to take a good air breeze and spend a lovely day with family's for the whole hour sesh of it just hanging out and watch the sunset go down in the evenings! I also love the staff members and the service's there they're friendly and helpful good decent price to visit for the day! :)
Vibhor Sharma | Jun 3, 2018
Always a great experience to visit. Annual membership is recommended as you can visit multiple times. Have got a lot of vouchers for discounts an edge photos. Above all its the staff that matter and Eureka staff are always helpful and kind.
Warren Dennis | Jul 13, 2018
I was taken here as a surprise by family, it gave you a great view of Melbourne from a viewing platform 200m + above the ground. This place also has viewing binoculars around the deck to view different buildings and iconic parts of Melbourne.. The sky deck box will test the mind of those who are afraid of heights, its an amazing experience by standing/sitting and having a see through floor deck and walls, not for the faint hearted .
Gylfie | Jun 30, 2018
Very decently priced for something so breathtaking. The Skydeck costs about $20. The Edge costs more but who needs that in their life? We came here at 9pm on a cold, rainy night. It was very quiet and foggy but we were lucky that the fog lifted in time and everything was very picturesque. The staff are very friendly and good at their job, one even took a photo of my friends and I.
Leonard Niehaus | Jul 9, 2018
Eureka Skydeck 88 allows you a view over whole Melbourne. I was impressed how big Melbourne really is. Unfortunately you can't see the Melbourne Star because it is blocked by a different building. The skydeck itself is illuminated very less, so you can get a better view over the city by night. They also have a little kiosk at the top, where you can get beer, ice cream, coffee, ... . Hope you enjoy!
Kiseki Tsubaki | Jul 27, 2018
I came here when it was a windy day so the edge was not available, but luckily it was just before the sunset. The ride up the 88 floors was extremely exciting in a way. My ears were blocked by the pressure. I was extremely impressed with the photoshoot that was available. $15 may be a steep price, but the final result is extremely nice (it is fine to ask them to retake it, and you will also get a digital copy as well!) There is also a $5 photo booth there (coins only though!) From the tower, you can spot all the places around the city. The view of the city at night is extremely nice. Slowly you see the lights turn on. Other than that, you can also send a postcard from the highest letter box in Australia. It is a great experience.
Dominic Coote | Aug 15, 2018
A must do while in Melbourne. Great views of the city and with information and what your looking at all the way round. Fairly priced for a tourist attraction. The edge is an intresting experience and can be little scary but it's very safe.
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