MELBOURNE | Melbourne Skydeck has just launched, replacing what was the Eureka Skydeck. After a multi-million dollar renovation, it’s reopened to the public and offers a new, upgraded experience.
It’s still the highest observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere. Ceiling to floor windows warp around the entire venue, offering panoramic views across all of Melbourne. The Edge, that transparent cube that extends out of the building with a transparent view, is still around too.
The most exciting new addition is the new VR experience ‘Voyager Deck’, which I was very impressed by on my visit during the launch event. It’s the largest VR experience of its kind in the world, with 24 pod chairs that take you on an 11 minute journey though 16 iconic Victorian experiences. It’s soundtracked by Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill of The Cat Empire, and also features other sensory cues (like smells of coffee, flowers, and the beach). It does a great job of highlighting what this city, and state, has to offer.
Other attractions include a new augmented reality 3D model of Melbourne with interactive windows into eight of Melbourne’s most significant eras, from pre-settlement and beyond, and a new Melbourne Skydeck app that includes a virtual treasure hunt of 31 hidden markers.
If you’re hungry or thirsty, Bar 88 is what the food and drink offering is called, where you can enjoy the panoramic views with drinks and snacks.
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