Melbourne’s ice slide is back

  • Jun 24, 2017

Yes, Melbourne is getting it’s winter on, but that’s not going to stop us sliding down a big ass ice slide in the middle of the CBD, right?

Everybody’s favourite gigantic tower, Eureka Skydeck once again presents the Melbourne Ice Slide along the Yarra.

Photo: Eureka Skydeck

Photo: Eureka Skydeck

The slide will be up and running from July 1-16, so you already have an answer for that inevitable school holiday ‘I’m bored’ conundrum.

Twelve dollarydoos will get you three slides and tickets can be purchased on arrival.

You don’t need to go full snow season to ride the slide, but let’s face it, it’s July in Melbourne, you’re going to need to rug up.

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Opening times:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10am – 6pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 7pm

Prices:

  • 3 x slides for $12.00
  • 6 x slides for $20.00

Important stuff

  • Melbourne Ice Slide will be operating daily (weather dependant).
  • There is no need to make a booking, tickets can be purchased on arrival.
  • Children aged under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Oh, by the way…

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River Rink

If you’re looking for another school holiday activity, Fed Square is hosting an ice skating rink.

The River Rink is also open from July 1 and will be shutting down on July 23. So you can pretty much get your skate on and stroll over the Yarra to get your slide on.

Expect fairy lights and epic tunes to bring the River Rink to life. And you better get organised for this one, as space on the ice is limited. Tickets can be booked online.

Operating Hours:

  • Sunday – Wednesday: 10am – 9pm
  • Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm

Prices:

  • Starting at $15

About Eureka Skydeck

Melbourne’s Eureka Tower is a 297 metre (975 ft.) gold plated skyscraper by the Yarra River in the heart of the Southbank precinct.

The Skydeck is located on the 88th floor, 285 metres above sea level, and that’s where you’ll find one of the most amazing views in Melbourne.

With a visual panorama of Melbourne, the Skydeck provides the most unique view in town.

Oh, there’s also the Edge Experience – a glass cube that juts out from the Skydeck floor. Stare straight down from nearly 300 metres in the air. Eeeep!

Fun facts via eurekaskydeck.com.au

  • Eureka Skydeck 88 is the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere
  • The top of the Tower can flex up to 600mm in high winds
  • There are two 300,000-litre water tanks on level 90 & 91 prevent any excess swaying
  • 3,680 stairs – 92 storeys – 52,000 sq. metres of windows
  • The glass on Eureka’s top 10 levels is 24 carat gold plated
  • Eureka used 110,000 tonnes of concrete and weighs 200,000 tonnes.

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