The capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria is Melbourne. Often referred to as the ‘culture capital of Australia’, Melbourne is an urban metropolis with many fascinating features. The city is a popular tourist destination with attractions such as the Melbourne Star, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Scienceworks Museum, Great Ocean Road, the Queen Victoria Market, and the National Gallery of Victoria. When looking for a place to stay in Melbourne, family accommodation is not a problem as the city is home to many hotels such as the Oaks On Market.
One of the most iconic structures that define the Melbourne skyline is the Eureka Tower. Standing 297m tall, the Eureka Tower is the second tallest free-standing building in Australia. Known for its eye-catching design, this tower has been one of the most iconic landmarks of Melbourne ever since its construction in 2006. Although the mere sight of the tower is quite the treat, the real highlights of the Eureka Tower lie within – at the Sky Deck.
The Sky Deck at the Eureka Tower is an observation deck that is located on the 88th floor of the building. Giving its visitors breath-taking panoramic views of Melbourne, the Sky Deck is probably the best place to visit if you wish to truly enjoy the mesmerizing sight of Melbourne’s skyline. The Sky Deck on the 88th floor of the tower is 285m above ground level, so to get to the 88th floor you will have to take an elevator. But this is no ordinary elevator; no, this is the fastest elevator in the Southern Hemisphere, which means you will climb floors in a mere 38 seconds! Once at the Sky Deck, you will realize that no other building in the vicinity stands as tall as the Eureka Tower. Thus, the views from the Sky Deck are simply breath-taking – it’s almost as if you are on top of the world!
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+