The horrendous signage on the outside of the building is an ominous sign that the Skydeck is the Dominos Pizza of viewing decks – one where more is unfortunately less, and the added extras detract from what you really came in for the first place, i.e. a good pizza, or in this case, a good view. Which of course, it is. Let’s not fault what God and Man have created here, Melbourne can be a good-looking city from up high, especially this high.
So yes, the view is good and perhaps you could almost say it’s worth visiting. The added extras, which are the classic example of where a perfectly fine-as-it-is offering suffering from the quintessential error of many a tourist trap, we’re charging a premium rate so inturn have to deliver an “experience” that’s coming up is severely lacking in taste or intelligence. Up top, the ghastly design continues, where the more is more approach sees banal facts such as “Cate Blanchett was born in Melbourne” beemed along walls and across floors in Fed-Square style coloured LEDs, which, almost amusingly, reflect in the windows at dusk and hinder the view which is the reason you paid $17 to get up there in the first place.
7 Riverside Quay, Southbank.
Tel: 9693 8888
Daily 10am – 10pm