The Rialto towers.55 floors up

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by savella on February 4, 2004

This is one of the tallest office buildings in the southern hemisphere and the 15th tallest building in the whole world. I came across it by accident one day while I was having a break in a coffee house in Huddsons. It’s not that difficult to find as long as you have a Rough Guide. I got there from Federation Square in about half hour on foot. It located on the corner of Collins and Kings Street in the heart of CBD.

To go in costs between AU$10 and AU$12. The tour guides there are very helpful to everyone who enters. I went inside the lift and there I was going 55 floors up! It takes about 20 to 30 seconds to get to the top. At some point, my ears did pop, but I wasn’t too worried about it!

I got at the top and I stood there in shock -- the view was amazing! You could see the whole of Melbourne! It offers you a 360-degree view of the whole of the city. The people from up there were like dots moving around and the cars were just tiny. Because it was such a clear day, you could see (with the binoculars) as far as Brisbane. Also, you will find available a restaurant, boutique bar, kiosk, and, of course, souvenirs. Overall, I wouldn’t suggest it to people who are afraid of heights because it’s VERY high.

Rialto Towers & Observation Deck
525 Collins Street
Melbourne, Australia, 3000
+61 (0)3 9629 8222

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