Backpackers scale abandoned building for NYE fireworks

A large group of backpackers have illegally scaled an abandoned building to catch a spectacular view of Melbourne's New Year's Eve fireworks.

A group of adventurers called Abandoned Melbourne scaled the Richmond Maltings site on Sunday - which is home to the famous Nylex Plastics clock tower - to watch the fireworks.

A member of the group told The Age they climbed atop the building because of its 'amazing view'.

A large group of backpackers have illegally scaled an abandoned building to catch a spectacular view of Melbourne's New Year's Eve fireworks

A large group of backpackers have illegally scaled an abandoned building to catch a spectacular view of Melbourne's New Year's Eve fireworks

A group of adventurers called Abandoned Melbourne scaled the Richmond Maltings site on Sunday

A group of adventurers called Abandoned Melbourne scaled the Richmond Maltings site on Sunday

'Unfortunately, there is no one to ask or pay entry to do an experience like this.'

The man said there were four people from their group atop the tower, and they had been told there were about 70 people there at midnight, 'mostly European backpackers on holidays here.' 

Abandoned Melbourne posted photos from the top of the tower to their Facebook page, showing sweeping views of the city.

In another post, the group said they watched the

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