At almost 300 meters (984 feet) from the ground, Eureka Skydeck 88 is the highest public viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere. Located on the 88th floor of Eureka Tower, the viewing platform reveals sky-high views of central Melbourne, including the Yarra River and the Federation Square. For the thrill-seeker, an added attraction is The Edge, a glass cube which is gradually extended out from the building, giving the sensation of being suspended in space. Visiting the tower is highly recommended for an unforgettable experience.
Melbourne is proud of its landmark Eiffel Tower, a sight to be seen, especially at night as birds attracted by the light circle the spire. The spire sits atop the Theaters Building, comprising a series of gallery and theater spaces. You can wander through and visit the State Theatre, the George Adams Gallery and the Performing Arts Museum. There is also the Hamer Hall, a venue for major artists and the base for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. You can relax on the sloping lawns outside, where free concerts are held during summer.
Founded in 1862, Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest zoo. It has changed extensively over the years, replacing the old cages and pits with more animal-friendly enclosures. The zoo is divided into bio-climatic zones using landscape immersion to help animals acclimatise to the Australian environment and is at the forefront of the captive Lowland Gorilla breeding program. The butterfly house, lion park and primate enclosure are among the highlights. In summer locals flock to the twilight jazz sessions.
Brighton Beach is famous for one of Melbourne's most picturesque sights, the colorful row of "bathing boxes" that runs along its shore. These vividly decorated little sheds are basically privately owned changing rooms, but can sell for as much as a house in some parts of the city! It is obvious, however, why those with the spare cash value this beach so highly. The sand is clean, the water blue and shallow and there is an appealing view of the city skyline. The beach is patrolled by surf lifesavers. Facilities include toilets, showers and all day parking.
Federation Square bustles with activity throughout the day. A cultural hotspot, cafes, galleries and cinemas dot the square. The central hub of the city, Federation Square is also home to multiple events catering to every kind of audience. A quirky, boxed structure with sprawling lawns surrounding the main building, it is a sight to behold in the evenings when it is lit up in various colours. The Australian Centre For The Moving Image and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia are among the most notable venues within the structure.
Catch the latest in sports and entertainment at this Stadium. Rugby Union, Rugby League, Soccer, Cricket, Basketball, Hockey, Wrestling, Boxing and Super Cross - this stadium offers it all. Marvel Stadium is the first Australian stadium to have an enclosed roof, which stadium officials say is virtually impossible to be hit by match balls. There are even two giant screens, so that you catch all the action live and up close. With an entertainment complex which includes a pub, bar, restaurant, cafe, lounge, nightclub and live television studio, it offers more than just sporting action. Rooms for social, business and private functions are available. It also offers baby changing rooms. Take a tour to find out all the behind-the-scenes gossip.
Take a trip down transport history by booking a tour for your family and yourself at Steamrail Victoria. It is a non-profit organization that has been restoring historic locomotives from 1965 and providing tours for adventurous explorations. Travel in the steam and diesel trains that were once considered a great mode of transport back in the day from different boarding points. You can travel from one town to another and treat yourself to delicious dishes and drinks onboard. Visitors usually praise the volunteers for the informative and kind service they provide.
Regent Plaza Ballroom is counted amongst the most preferred venue for various private events and functions. Built in a quaint European style of architecture, the ballroom has many foyers, rooms and halls that host weddings, conventions, conferences, ceremonies, dinners and more. The lavish ambiance of the place makes it a popular venue.