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Melbourne Observation Deck, Rialto Towers, Melbourne

Melbourne Observation Deck, Rialto Towers, Melbourne

Located in Melbourne's Collins Street, the Rialto Towers consist of two joined buildings of differing heights. They were built between 1982 and 1986 by the property development group Grollo Australia.

Between July 1994 and December 2009, a viewing deck known as "Melbourne 360" was open to the public on the 55th floor of the southern tower, providing 360 degree views from a height of 253 metres. Visitors could enjoy views, both day and night, of Melbourne's CBD, the city's surrounding suburbs, across Port Phillip and as far as the Dandenong Ranges.

The fine dining restaurant Vue De Monde has taken over the space occupied by the viewing deck.

The photos below were taken prior to the viewing deck closing in 2009.

 

  • View across Yarra River towards Batman Park and Rialto Towers

    View across Yarra River towards Batman Park and Rialto Towers

  • View north along Kings Bridge over Yarra River towards Rialto Towers

    View north along Kings Bridge over Yarra River towards Rialto Towers

  • View across Yarra River from Hamer Hall towards Rialto Towers

    View across Yarra River from Hamer Hall towards Rialto Towers

  • View west along Yarra River from Princes Bridge towards towards Southbank Footbridge and Rialto Towers

    View west along Yarra River from Princes Bridge towards towards Southbank Footbridge and Rialto Towers

  • Walkway from Collins St to ground floor entrance of observation deck

    Walkway from Collins St to ground floor entrance of observation deck

  • Ground floor entrance of observation deck

    Ground floor entrance of observation deck

  • Inside ground floor entrance with display of world's tallest towers

    Inside ground floor entrance with display of world's tallest towers

  • Ground floor display showing Melbourne's skyline in 1871

    Ground floor display showing Melbourne's skyline in 1871

  • Cafe at observation deck

    Cafe at observation deck

  • View across Port Melbourne towards Station Pier and Williamstown

    View across Port Melbourne towards Station Pier and Williamstown

  • View across towards Port Melbourne and Williamstown

    View across towards Port Melbourne and Williamstown

  • View over Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre towards Port Melbourne

    View over Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre towards Port Melbourne

  • View towards Charles Grimes Bridge, South Wharf and Yarra's Edge with Port Melbourne in background

    View towards Charles Grimes Bridge, South Wharf and Yarra's Edge with Port Melbourne in background

  • View across World Trade Centre and Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre toward Port Melbourne

    View across World Trade Centre and Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre toward Port Melbourne

  • View across Yarra River towards Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre and Port Phillip at Port Melbourne and Albert Park

    View across Yarra River towards Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre and Port Phillip at Port Melbourne and Albert Park

  • Kings Bridge and Spencer Street Bridge over Yarra River with Southbank, South Melbourne and Albert Park in background

    Kings Bridge and Spencer Street Bridge over Yarra River with Southbank, South Melbourne and Albert Park in background

  • View across Yarra River and Batman Park towards Crown Entertainment Complex with Albert Park in background

    View across Yarra River and Batman Park towards Crown Entertainment Complex with Albert Park in background

  • View down to Batman Park, Kings Bridge and Spencer Street Bridge

    View down to Batman Park, Kings Bridge and Spencer Street Bridge

  • View across Yarra River towards Crown Entertainment Complex and Freshwater Place with Albert Park in background

    View across Yarra River towards Crown Entertainment Complex and Freshwater Place with Albert Park in background

  • View across South Melbourne towards Albert Park and beach at Middle Park and St Kilda

    View across South Melbourne towards Albert Park and beach at Middle Park and St Kilda

  • View across South Melbourne towards Albert Park, St Kilda and bay beaches

    View across South Melbourne towards Albert Park, St Kilda and bay beaches

  • View across South Melbourne towards Albert Park and bay beaches

    View across South Melbourne towards Albert Park and bay beaches

  • View towards Albert Park and surrounding golf course and parkland

    View towards Albert Park and surrounding golf course and parkland

  • View across Southbank towards Albert Park

    View across Southbank towards Albert Park

  • Southbank Promenade and Sandridge Bridge over Yarra River

    Southbank Promenade and Sandridge Bridge over Yarra River

  • View across Yarra River towards Eureka Tower, Freshwater Place and Crown Towers

    View across Yarra River towards Eureka Tower, Freshwater Place and Crown Towers

  • View along Yarra River towards Southbank and Eureka Tower

    View along Yarra River towards Southbank and Eureka Tower

  • View along Yarra River towards Princes Bridge, federation Square and sports stadiums

    View along Yarra River towards Princes Bridge, federation Square and sports stadiums

  • Princes Bridge, Southbank Footbridge, Southgate Shopping Centre and Hamer Hall

    Princes Bridge, Southbank Footbridge, Southgate Shopping Centre and Hamer Hall

  • Sports facilities at Melbourne Park and Olympic Park

    Sports facilities at Melbourne Park and Olympic Park

  • Birrarung Marr and Melbourne Cricket Ground

    Birrarung Marr and Melbourne Cricket Ground

  • View along Yarra River towards Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and MCG

    View along Yarra River towards Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and MCG

  • Easterly view over Melbourne CBD towards Federation Square

    Easterly view over Melbourne CBD towards Federation Square

  • North-easterly view over Melbourne CBD

    North-easterly view over Melbourne CBD

  • North-easterly view over Melbourne CBD

    North-easterly view over Melbourne CBD

  • North-easterly view across Melbourne Central towards Carlton

    North-easterly view across Melbourne Central towards Carlton

  • North-easterly view over Melbourne CBD towards Carlton

    North-easterly view over Melbourne CBD towards Carlton

  • Northerly view over Melbourne CBD towards Carlton, Melbourne University and Royal Melbourne Hospital

    Northerly view over Melbourne CBD towards Carlton, Melbourne University and Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • Northerly view over Melbourne CBD and Bourke Place building (AMP)

    Northerly view over Melbourne CBD and Bourke Place building (AMP)

  • Northerly view past Bourke Place building (AMP) and towards North Melbourne

    Northerly view past Bourke Place building (AMP) and towards North Melbourne

  • North-westerly view over Melbourne CBD towards North Melbourne

    North-westerly view over Melbourne CBD towards North Melbourne

  • View towards Docklands, Victoria Harbour and West Melbourne

    View towards Docklands, Victoria Harbour and West Melbourne

  • View of Etihad Stadium, Docklands, Bolte Bridge and West Melbourne

    View of Etihad Stadium, Docklands, Bolte Bridge and West Melbourne

  • Westerly view over Docklands towards Bolte Bridge and Yarra River

    Westerly view over Docklands towards Bolte Bridge and Yarra River

  • View towards Docklands towards Yarra's Edge, Bolte Bridge and Port Melbourne

    View towards Docklands towards Yarra's Edge, Bolte Bridge and Port Melbourne