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Best View Points to see the Melbourne skyline

Cast your eyes over the Melbourne skies as you soak up the sights and sounds of one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Of all the sights to take in when you visit Victoria, Melbourne's skyline is one of the best. And to help you take in that great Melbourne skyline view, we know which tall buildings have the best view points. From popular attractions that draw crowds to nearby parks with space aplenty, here are some of our favourite places to see the best views in Melbourne.

One of the best Melbourne view points is the Melbourne Skydeck
Melbourne Skydeck delivers a whole new perspective on the Melbourne skyline

The iconic Melbourne view point: Melbourne Skydeck | Riverside Quay, Southbank

If you want to get one of the best views of the city head straight up to level 88 at 1 Eureka Tower and visit the Melbourne Skydeck. Boasting 360 degree views of Melbourne’s CBD and beyond, catch a glimpse of the city and surrounds from Melbourne’s tallest building. When the weather is clear, you can see sights up to 75km away from this Melbourne city view point - it doesn’t get much better than this. If you’re feeling courageous and like to live life on the edge, sign up for the ‘Edge’ experience. This glass cube extends out of the side of the building and gives you next level views – even through the glass floor! A must-see if you’re in town. 
Open: 10am to 10pm daily, 10am – 5.30pm on Christmas Day & New Year’s Eve
Lunch at No35 with views of the Melbourne skyline
Good food and good views are a staple at No.35. Image via No.35

No35 | Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne

For one of the top restaurants with a view Melbourne has to offer you can’t look past No.35. This restaurant offers exquisite cuisine and jaw-dropping views that even some Melbournians won’t know about! Book yourself a table and enjoy a delectable dinner to go with your awe-inspiring views.
Open: 7am-10:30 Monday-Sunday, open 12pm-2:30pm on Sundays, and open 5pm-10:30pm Tuesday-Saturday.
Rooftop Bar Melbourne has great views of the Melbourne Skyline
Grab yourself a drink and soak in the impressive skyline from this Melbourne view point. Image via Rooftop Bar

Rooftop Bar | Curtain House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Stopping by the famed Rooftop Bar is essential during your visit to Melbourne. Tucked in the middle of the CBD, it’s one of the best spots to grab a nice cold drink as you sit back and soak up the inner-city views from the Melbourne night view point. If you get peckish check out the Rooftop Burger Shack or duck down one level to Mesa Verde for some top notch Mexican fare. Visiting between December and April? Expect to find the space converted into Rooftop Cinema most nights of the week (typically excluding Mondays and Fridays), screening new releases and old favourites. 
Open: 12pm - 1am daily
Albert Park Lake is a great place to enjoy Melbourne views
Bask in the sun or the shade as you look back on the city from this Melbourne view point. Image via Visit Victoria

Albert Park Lake | Albert Park

For a great view of Melbourne without being right in the middle of it, head a short 3km out of the city centre to Albert Park Lake. Home of the Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park is a wonderful spot to snatch some of the best views of the Melbourne skyline without the crowds. Our recommendation – pack a picnic or barbecue eats and get your camera to capture the Melbourne sunset.
The views from Keppel Lookout
From up on Mt Dandenong, you can look out over Melbourne and other towns in Victoria. Image via Visit Victoria.

Burkes Lookout and Keppel Lookout

For anyone wondering if there are mountains in Melbourne, Australia, Burkes Lookout or Keppel Lookout is a must-visit. These mountain lookout spots are a short trip out of the Melbourne city centre and a great way to reconnect with nature. If you're the type to wonder "where can I see the Melbourne Skyline from afar?" be sure to put these mountain-top view points on your itinerary.
ibis Melbourne Central hotel
ibis Melbourne Central hotel

Your Melbourne hotel room

Sometimes, the best views are the ones that you wake up to. If Melbourne skyline views are a must-have for you, consider choosing Melbourne accommodation that delivers on that aspect. Enjoy your morning cup of tea or coffee on the balcony and enjoy views of the city before heading out to explore the streets.
Don't forget to take some happy snaps to make the folks back home jealous too!
*Although we try really hard to be acurate prices are subject to change and it's always best to check website details for current pricing and book ahead. 

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