Melbourne is an iconic city for so many amazing reasons. Its street art, its coffee culture, its liberalness just to name a few. I adore the buzz Melbourne has around it and I know I’m not alone. I mean, c’mon, it hasn’t been voted the world most liveable city 7 years on the trot for nothing!
But whilst being among all the bright lights and street musicians are amazing, another great way to experience Melbourne is from a distance or a completely different angle. It’s stunning skyline day or night is something you must experience during your visit to this city. So here are 6 hot spots to visit to get that unforgettable Melbourne Skyline view.
This pretty seaside suburb is a great place to visit in itself but a walk along the pier will show off the skyline beautifully.
How to get there: Trams run regularly from the city straight out to St Kilda taking around 30 minutes. If you have a car then try and find a spot of free parking on the high street which should give you an hour or two to explore.
The Art’s Centre
This spot was shown to me on a free walking tour and described as a ‘secret view point’. It may not be so secret now but it’s certainly an unobvious and overlooked place to get a view of the skyline over the Yarra River.
How to get there: Head over to the Arts Centre and walk up the steps at the side. Walk around the building and there you have it!
Located in the suburb of Northcote, this view point is literally just on the side of the road on Rucker’s Hill. From here you will get a great view over the rooftops of the local houses straight to the city. It may feel a little strange standing on the side of the road but it’s worth it, especially at night time.
How to get there: Jump on a train towards South Morang from Southern Cross Station or drive and park up on a side road where you can for free and walk to the bridge.
The Shrine of Remembrance
Not only is the Shrine of Remembrance a stunning building but it also offers a unique view of the city. Turn around as you walk towards the shrine and you will be able to see right down the whole of Park Street, and then head up to the balcony area for an even longer view as well as views over the gardens. Don’t forget to learn more about the Shrine while you’re there too.
How to get there: Get a Southbound tram from Federation Square or take a walk through the stunning Royal Botanical Gardens to it.
From the Yarra River
This view isn’t a sweeping skyline but there’s something beautiful about seeing the shining buildings of Melbourne from the river. You can walk down the length of the river and see an abundance of views. One great spot is just down from Flinders Street Station where you will also see the funky Evan Walker and Sandridge bridges crossing over above you.
How to get there: Walk down to the river edge from any point or head down behind Flinders Street Station
If there’s one building you’re going to notice in Melbourne it’s probably going to be the Eureka Tower with its gold and red top. It costs $20 to go up to the viewing point but it’s worth it. On a clear day head up at sunset and watch the city come alive.
How to get there: Head over to South Bank either by tram or over Evan Walker bridge or the artsy Sandridge bridge across the Yarra.