Melbourne's Best Views
By Viator, May 2013
Eureka Skydeck 88
The Eureka Tower, on Melbourne’s Southbank, has 360-degree views of the city and is the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. Pay extra and experience The Edge – a glass cube that juts out from the side of the building.
Hot Air Ballooning
For a really special experience consider seeing the city from a hot air balloon. Most experiences include a champagne breakfast option. You can also choose to fly over the Yarra Valley wine region (with views to Melbourne) instead of directly over the city.
Roof Top Bars
There are plenty of bars in the city with rooftop drinking areas. Mix with the locals at one of the following spots: Rooftop Bar, Madame Brussels, Siglo or Blue Diamond.
Dining in Style
There’s nothing like enjoying a fine wine and a top-notch meal while the city lights twinkle below. If money’s no option then try Vue De Monde on the 55th floor of Melbourne’s Rialto building. If you can afford to splash out but not completely blow the budget then try No.35 inside the Sofitel, Melbourne on Collins.
Scenic helicopter or light plane rides are surprisingly good value and offer an exhilarating way to see the city sights.
And from afar:
SkyHigh, Mt Dandenong
The Mount Dandenong Observatory sits high up in the hills of the same name about an hours drive east of Melbourne. Night views of the city are particularly lovely.
The Camels Hump, Mt Macedon
Macedon is about an hours drive northeast of Melbourne. The Camels Hump and Memorial Cross lookout is the highest point in the Macedon Ranges. Take an easy stroll from the car park to the peak for panoramic views of Melbourne and surrounds.
Contributed by Emma McMahon
Tours & Tickets
Experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour from Melbourne. Your small, personalized eco tour takes you by comfortable minibus along the ... Read more
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
Get a bird's eye view of Melbourne on this great-value Melbourne Helicopter tour. During your 18-20 minute helicopter flight over Melbourne, you'll fly above ... Read more
Duration: 18-20 minutes
Discover the best of Victoria’s southern coast and highlands on this three-day tour of the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park from Melbourne. From ... Read more
Duration: 3 days (approx.)
See Melbourne from the air on an exhilarating 20-minute scenic helicopter flight over central Melbourne and along St Kilda Beach. Your Melbourne helicopter ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
See Melbourne's best attractions, cruise on the Yarra River and take a trip down the Great Ocean Road over two days within a seven day period. Spend a day ... Read more
Duration: Valid for 2 days over a 7 day period.
Travel along the Great Ocean Road, see Phillip Island's little penguins and visit your favorite Melbourne city sights! This super saver combines Melbourne's ... Read more
Experience the magnificent beauty of the 12 Apostles on a luxurious helicopter flight along the Great Ocean Road coastline. You'll be picked up from your ... Read more
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)