Today’s Melbourne Eureka Skydeck 88’s 9th birthday. Yeah, the building has a birthday, 13th May. Eureka Skydeck has been yet another overlooked Melbourne city tourist attraction. At least it was ignored by me and my friends the first time we visited Melbourne three years ago. What a mistake! Now that I live here, I begin to think that Eureka Skydeck is the modern landmark of Melbourne, equivalent to Flinders Station as the historical one or even the Sydney Opera House for Australia. I could see the skyscraper practically from everywhere, even from our apartment which is in another suburb all together. It gives me comfort, a familiar “face” among everything new. And there here are so many things we can do in Eureka Skydeck you guys! Here are some of the reasons why we all should visit it:
1. Enjoy the city of Melbourne and its sparkling glory at night
2. Hide from work in Eureka Skydeck
On a stressful day at work I decided to take a break and roam around the office complex, that’s when I saw the Eureka Skydeck which was like five mins away. On a whim, I decided to get inside it and get the annual pass too, since the price wasn’t much of a difference compared to a single entry. I reckon I can come here again for a short refuge from work. And I have been back there thrice and counting ever since then. It helps to melt away work related fatigue and I go back to my cubicle calmer and ready to tackle more excels.
3. Practice your photography skill from Eureka Skydeck
Having had a photography lesson at the Photography Boot Camp last Sunday, I decided to take my camera and practice from the Eureka Sydeck, both in the afternoon and night, to compare the lighting, focus on shutter speed and whatnots. The result? Well, it’s still below par, but I am glad I get to practice it in a different environment.
4. Send mail from Australia highest post box in Eureka Skydeck
Yeah, they have a post box on the 88th floor and it’s the highest in Australia you guys. The sign on the post box said so! If you are a superlatives lover, just like me and the schoolgirls who hovered around the post box, this would be a reason enough to pay a visit to Eureka Skydeck.
5. Treat your friend or mom with a fantastic view of Melbourne skyline
It took the Skydeck annual pass card almost a month to be mailed to my place, but it came with a bunch of great deal, including a free entry pass for one person, a free coffee, a free edge access and some other discounts. Remembering how excited she was when we went to Burj Khalifa, I can’t wait to take Mama Geek here for FREE when she comes to visit.
6. Secure a lunch spot in Eureka Skydeck
I would say for a slightly hiked price with no waiting list nor booking fees, enjoying your meal at Eureka Skydeck is a complete bargain. Pop by anytime and you can have a light meal overlooking the city, something that even people who live in a penthouse might not be able to enjoy. Lucky us.
7. Take your date to Eureka Skydeck
Movie and dinner? Pfft! Cmon guys, let’s not be normal and go on normal dates. You want to impress someone, have a memorable time or shake things up? Arrange a date on the 88th floor of Eureka Skydeck. It need not to be long or too elaborate. Take them there, make it a surprise and be interesting. Brownie points for giving your date a Skydeck snow globe from the souvenir store.
8. Take photo booth pictures
9. Gain a different perspective on people watching from Eureka Skydeck
I love people watching. Though I usually do it in a coffee shop while pretending to read so not to creep them out, watching people from way above is also pretty interesting. Colorful human ants, going in different directions of the bridge on their way to living their lives.