As you do when you have visitors in the city you live in, you do the touristy things that you never get around to doing by yourself. Like visiting the penguins. Or going up the Eureka Tower. Which we did.
The Eureka Tower is the tallest building in Melbourne and, surprisingly, a residential building. As a visitor you can get up to the Skydeck on the 88th floor (and to 89 if you go for dinner). Which is pretty high up.
Of course, to get there you have to pay some entrance fee (at the time of writing this was around AU$ 46,- per family). But if you are in town anyway, head to the tourist information on Fed Square and get yourself a voucher for 10% or 20% off.
We went to the tower towards evening and stayed for the sunset. The view was quite spectacular.
( A few years ago, Willemijn and me went to Dubai and stood on the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa, the highest building in the world. And while the view and the sunset there were also quite spectacular, it wasn’t quite as impressive. I think that seeing all the things you know from ground level from this different perspective makes the whole experience a lot more personal. )
All in all we stayed in the tower for almost two hours and didn’t even feel the time pass. It was definitely worth our time and an experience we will want to do again.
…so, please come and visit us, so we have another excuse! 🙂