Here at Eureka Skydeck we speak to hundreds of tourists everyday. So, we think we know a thing or two about what’s best in Melbourne! We are your eye in the sky on the best secret spots and places. We interviewed four staff members at Eureka Skydeck to find out the best things to do in our city.

Dom – Education Coordinator

  • Describe Melbourne in 5 words: welcoming, entertaining, familiar, beautiful and ‘home’.
  • Best place to buy coffee in Melbourne? My favourite place to buy coffee is in Essendon- Hey Jude Café on Keilor Rd.
  • Where is your fav place to relax in Melbourne? At home in my courtyard.
  • Best cocktail places in Melbourne? Bomba rooftop.
  • When you have international visitors stay with you, where do you show them around Melbourne? The Skydeck (of course) and a walk around The Royal Botanical Gardens. If we are stepping out of the city I always suggest a trip to The Great Ocean Road.

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The Royal Botanical Gardens. Image credit: ABC

Ben – Assistant Supervisor

  • Best place to get brunch in Melbourne? Tusk, Chapel St.
  • Best things for sports nuts to do on the weekend in Melbourne? Catch an AFL game over the weekend.
  • Where is your favourite place to relax in Melbourne? Bars, pubs and cafes in the Melbourne CBD with my mates.
  • Top 5 things to do in Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley, check out the Melbourne street art and The NGV, try lots of different bars and restaurants, visit Lygon and Chapel St.
  • Describe your perfect day out in the city: coffee and breakfast in the city, shopping, cinema, head to a bar, find some live music in the evening.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26: Ben McEvoy of the Hawks competes for the ball during the round 18 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Sydney Swans at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 26, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

AFL Match. Image credit: SBS

Calli – Assistant Supervisor

  • What is the best direction to view as many attractions as possible? Windows facing the east (sporting and art precinct, the gardens – Governor’s House, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and so much more!)
  • Top 5 things to do in Melbourne? Hosier lane, The Botanical Gardens, The NGV, Laneway exploring and of course shopping!
  • Describe your perfect day out in the city? Brunch and people watching in a cute lane way cafes, some shopping and or an art exhibition, a stroll through the gardens on the way to a river cruise towards Williamstown and a lovely dinner along the water facing the city skyline.
  • Where is your favourite place to relax in Melbourne? Anywhere along the water on a sunny day with a book or some friends watching the world go by.
  • Describe Melbourne in 5 words: A city like no other! 5 words isn’t enough hahaha

View of colorful graffiti artwork at Hosier Lane in Melbourne

Hosier Lane. Image credits: Customwallpaper

Lucia – Social Media Coordinator

  • Best place to get brunch in Melbourne? 3 Monkeys Place, Doncaster East.
  • Best things for sports nuts to do on the weekend in Melbourne? Exploring Victoria’s best hiking spots.
  • Where is your favourite place to relax in Melbourne? Out in Warrandtye or Eltham walking along the river.
  • Top 5 things to do in Melbourne: Exploring Melbourne’s Laneways, going for Brunch, The Royal Botanical Gardens, cycling down Beach Road and shopping at The Queen Victoria Market.
  • Describe Melbourne in 5 words: multicultural, lively, friendly, beautiful and green.

Laneway, cafes, Melbourne.

Melbourne Laneways. Image credits: lynngailphotography

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