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 observation 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 Ferris Wheel Tickets, Discount Prices & Hours
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 40 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 the 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.
Each 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 an accessible attraction and some restrictions on motorised and non-motorised wheelchairs apply. Each cabin can accommodate up to 20 people, and 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.
The 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’s free tram network also comes to Docklands. Just catch the #70 tram from Finders Street, the #86 from Bourke Street or the #35 City Circle Tram.