Melbourne Star

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Must redeem on or before 30th November 2016

While some of Melbourne’s top skyscrapers offer popular observation decks, none of them can match the uniqueness and the experience offered at the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

This huge ferris wheel offers an excellent bird’s eye view of the beautiful Melbourne skyline as well as many of the surrounding neighbourhoods.

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Discount Ticket Deals & Prices

The Melbourne Star is one of four observation wheels in the world, and the only observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere. The wheel stands at 120 metres high (approximately 38 storeys) and gives visitors a chance to enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of the city.

Experience the vibrant skyline of Melbourne like never before. From this observation wheel, you’ll get a wide view of the vibrant cityscape. As you proceed skywards, you’ll experience different views from each height. You’ll not only see the cityscape, but also enjoy panoramic views of the distant landscapes. Inside the cabins, there is a complimentary audio tour in English which will detail some of the history of Melbourne as well point out some of the many sights you will see from the Melbourne Star.

Each Melbourne Star rotation takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, so visitors should allow between 45-60 minutes in order to fully enjoy this experience. The last flight departs at 9.30pm, so visitors should purchase tickets prior to 9.15pm.

The Melbourne Star is able to accommodate prams and wheelchairs (both motorised and non-motorised) as the entire structure is wheelchair accessible. Each cabin can accommodate up to 20 people. Staff will do their best to ensure that groups are kept together, however this is not always possible and therefore larger groups are advised to pre-book a private cabin.

Melbourne Star is located on Waterfront Way in Docklands, within close proximity to the Harbour Town shopping precinct. Surrounded by many cafes, bars and restaurants, there is so much to see and do in this part of Melbourne. Take a stroll through Harbour Town or stop for lunch or dinner.

Parking is available within walking distance of Melbourne Star. Access is from Footscray Road with car parks located on Waterfront Way and Pearl River Road. Parking is available from $10 per day.

Melbourne Star Information

101 Waterfront Way,
Docklands, VIC
 Operating Hours:
Open daily from 10am – 10pm
Last departure at 9.30pm
Open from 1pm on Christmas Day (December 25) & Anzac Day (April 25).
Phone: (03) 8688 9688
Email: [email protected]
  Ticket Prices/Admission:
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Must be redeemed by 30/11/16

Regular pricing
Adult: $35
Concession: $31
Child (5-15 yrs): $21
Child (under 4yrs): Free
Day & night combo tickets also available

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10 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Hi
    We are hoping to do a flight on Father’s Day – Sunday 4th September 2016. Can we book a cabin or flight? We have a group of seven we have already purchase the tickets online.


    • Hi Nish,

      Individual cabins can’t be booked unless you make a private booking beforehand (generally for 10+ people). As you have already purchased your tickets, I would recommend you get in touch with Melbourne Star directly on Email: It can’t hurt go get in touch to see if they can accommodate your request in some way.

      Have a great fathers day, and make sure to take up the offer from the nearby Harbour Town Hotel to get Dad a free beer or soft drink on the day.


  • I would like to know what number tram to catch from Southern Cross station to get to the Melbourne Star observation wheel.

    • Hi Barbara,

      The Docklands is part of the CBD free tram zone, meaning you can catch a tram to the Docklands from anywhere within the free tram zone at no cost! Trams which will bring you direct to the Waterfront City/Harbour Town Shopping Centre – Stop D11, an easy walking distance to the Star are: The City Circle tram, Tram 86 (via Bourke Street), Tram 70 (via Flinders Street).


  • Hi, I would like to know how much my family would be. We have 4 adults and one child under age of 8 and the other age 4. My intention is to go in September.

    • Hi Wan,

      The price will be $91. You will pay only $70 for the 4 adults and $21 for the 8 year old child. The 4 year old will be admitted for free.

      Here is the link to the discount deal. You will need to purchase before the 31st of July 2016 and you can then redeem your trip in September as the tickets are valid for 12 months.

      Have a great time!


    • Hi Elizabeth, thanks for contacting us.

      Unfortunately Experience Oz (the site we use for specials) is not offering family tickets at the moment.

      If you head to the official site, you can get two sets of family tickets (2Ad + 1Ch) which will be the best priced tickets for your group at the moment.

      Enjoy the Melbourne Star!