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.....mmmm just to have look on MElbourne
It opens from 10am - 10pm. Cost around 13$ AUD. Not much exighting for me.
As an alternative you can go to the Collin's Place which is on the other end of the Collin's street and go inside the hotel and towards the restaurant on one of their top floors...head straight towards their 'rest rooms' ....wonderful view from there. But here you cant do a 360 deg view.
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Bird's eye view...
If you can get your hands on a discount ticket the cost is $11. Get the lift to the top and look at the whole of the city in every direction...the clearer the day the better apparently...it was a little cloudy when I went up
There's a small cafe / bar up there for refreshments and you can stand outside and feel the force of nature at its windiest
You can go in the day, get your ticket checked then leave afterwards, have a meal /etc in a nearby restaurant then return at night for no extra cost (don't lose your ticket though)
Entrance to the Rialto
This is the entrance area of the Rialto Tower. There are also cafe's and bars in this part of the building. And a large souvenir shop, in the same area as you buy your tickets to go up to the Observation Deck.
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Rialto Towers is the tallest reinforced concrete structure in the Southern Hemisphere and is well known for its unique design and glass facade.
The building is accessible from both Collins Street and Flinders Lane. Rialto is a linked,
two tower development comprising 55 floors in the South Tower, and 40 in the North Tower.
The building was officially opened in October 1986 and has retained an equally appealing status with more recently completed landmark buildings.
Views from Level 55 Observation Deck are nothing short of breathtaking! When you visit Melbourne, make a point of experiencing stunning views of the fabulous city and 60km to the horizon. It's the perfect place to discover another side to "the worlds most livable city."
OPEN Every day, 10am until late.
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The Best Views of Melbourne !!
Views from the Level 55 Observation Deck are nothing short of breathtaking! When you visit Melbourne, make a point of experiencing stunning 360-degree views of the fabulous city and to the horizon.
Melbourne Observation Deck's admission charge includes more than breathtaking 360-degree views of the city and beyond. It also provides you with a 20-minute sight and sound extravaganza, 'Melbourne the Living City,' shown in the RialtoVision Theatre and free use of high-powered binoculars.
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The observation deck provides 360 degree views of Melbourne. Entrance $12 incl Melbourne Promo Video (20 mins, runs every 30 mins). Outside terraces with mesh balustrade, with a few holes for undisturbed photographing. Best at dusk or night (open until 10pm)
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The Rialto Tower is a definite must see if you are visiting Melbourne.
The views of the city are magnificent from the Observation Deck, on the 55th floor. There is also a revolving restaurant on the same floor, tourist information and souvenir shopping as well.
I would recommend a 'Late afternoon' visit, and stay to see the glorious sunset. You are not limited to time up there, so use the time and stay into the evening for a truly marvelous view.
One night I decided that I wanted to get some night shots of Melbourne, so I headed up to the top of Rialto Towers, the 55-story skyscraper - supposedly the tallest in Southern Hemisphere. From the observation deck at the top you can get some really spectacular views of the city and the surrounding countryside, day or night. There's a cafe up top, and the usual informational tablets that tell you what you're looking at off in the distance. There're also several telescopes that you can use to zoom in on things. You can point some of them at the windows of a hotel nearby (the oval shaped building) and, if the drapes are open, even sneak a peek at what's going on inside ;)
The cost to get to the top is A$11.80/adult. Be sure to get a 15% discount voucher from your hostel or hotel, if they have it, to make it an even A$10.
Champagne at sunset at the top of the Rialto Tower
The best way to familiarise yourself with Melbourne when you first arrive is to get a birdseye view of the city.
The Rialto Towers are the tallest buildings in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere and the 360 degree observation deck gives spectacular views over Melbourne. The best time to do this is during sunset, with a glass or 2 of champagne (happy hour is half price ;-) ) and watch the city light up.
Rialto Observation Deck
Take the elevator to the top of the Rialto and check out the great view of Melbourne and surrounds. The observation deck features breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the city that takes you as far as the Dandenong Ranges to the east, the You Yangs in the west and the ocean outside the heads to the south. The view from the towers is particularly stunning if you are lucky to be up there on a still clear night. Watch out for the wind on the outside deck.
If you're a fan of observation decks go to the Rialto Towers (Collins Street). It includes a short film on the history of Melbourne.
Great tip: buy a ticket during the day, go up, and ask if you can return at night on the same ticket! It worked for me!
Take the lift to the top of...
Take the lift to the top of the Rialto Towers, the highest buildings in Melbourne.
They have an observation deck on the top floor where you can look out over the whole of Melbourne, and on a clear day out to the Dandenongs etc.
Melbourne Observation Deck
The Melbourne Observation Deck, located on level 55 of the Rialto Towers Building, provides and optimum viewing platform inside the tallest office building in the Southern Hemisphere. The Observation Deck offers a 360-degree view of Melbourne and the surrounding area, proving the perfect setting to discover "the world’s most livable city."
Concession * unemployed single parent $9.00
Pensioner (aged or disabled) $7.00
Family (2 Adults and up to 4 children between ages of 4 and 15) $33.80
Daily from 10am till late
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For a 360° stunning view of the city, about $AUD10 Don't waste your money if the day isn't fine. Not having enough money?? Go to the Sofitel Hotel for a less stunning but completely free view of the city.
It's apparently the tallest structure in Australia. For Adrian's sake, I must say that you HAVE to see the promotional video of Melbourne that comes with the price of the ticket to the observation tower. Don't forget to notice the friendly Melbournians waving at you (the camera flying overhead)!
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