Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Single Ride

  • Melbourne
  • English
  • Each ride (rotation) 30 mins (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. One ride (30-minute rotation each ride)
  • 2. In-cabin audio commentary
  • 3. Map
From AUD
$36.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. One ride (30-minute rotation each ride)
  • 2. In-cabin audio commentary
  • 3. Map

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotel
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Melbourne
Address 101 Waterfront Way, Docklands, VIC 3008 Melbourne Australia
How to get there By Car -
Direct access is from Footscray Road, turning onto Pearl River Road or Waterfront Way. Parking is available at Pearl River Road West Car Park and Waterfront Way East Car Park. A daily fee of $10 applies. Limited street parking is also available.

By Tram -
Docklands is part of the city’s Free Tram Zone, so you can catch a tram to the Melbourne Star from anywhere within the Free Tram Zone at no cost! Board any of the following trams:
• The City Circle tram
• Tram 86 (via Bourke Street)
• Tram 70 (via Flinders Street)
Disembark at Harbour Town Shopping Centre (Stop D11), an easy walking distance to the Melbourne Star.

By Train -
Take the train to Southern Cross Station and walk across the Bourke Street pedestrian bridge to Harbour Esplanade. Follow the Promenade to Harbour Town Shopping Centre.
Operating hours
May to August Daily 11:00 - 19:00 18:00 last entry for 18:30 last flight
September to April Daily 11:00 - 22:00 21:00 last entry for 21:30 last flight
Christmas Day (25 December) and ANZAC Day (25 April) 13:00 - 22:00 21:00 last entry for 21:30 last flight
Check-in requirements All vouchers must be presented at the Ticket Office for redemption one (1) hour before the scheduled closing time.
Other info ● The last flight departs half an hour (30 minutes) before the scheduled closing time.
● Hours of operation are subject to adverse weather conditions and maybe changed without prior notice.
● Please check with The Service Provider for up to date opening hours when closer to travel date to plan your visit
● Melbourne Star will be closed for scheduled maintenance from Monday, 19 August to Sunday, 25 August, 2019

2 Overview

Melbourne Star invites you to experience Melbourne in a whole new way. Day or night, you'll feel on top of the world as the Star glides on its gentle arc through the sky.

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

 

You've Never Seen Melbourne Like This

Come fly on the Melbourne Star, the Southern Hemisphere's only Giant Observation Wheel, for a view like no other and an experience you'll never forget.

Day or night, you'll feel on top of the world as the Melbourne Star glides on its gentle arc through the sky. No spin is the same, as you watch the constantly changing drama of the busy port, scenic gardens, bustling streets and bright lights of the city below. The Melbourne Star brings the whole of Melbourne together - the sophisticated, the grungy and the downright quirky - in spectacular views reaching up to 40km from Melbourne's CBD and Port Phillip Bay through to Mount Macedon and the Dandenong Ranges in the distance.

Our 21 spacious, temperature-controlled cabins give you an unparalleled, 360-degree view of the city. Walk around and take in the sights from all angles, while our audio commentary gives you a brief introduction to the history and significance of the landmarks below.

With its striking scale and innovative design, the Melbourne Star is an iconic feature of Melbourne's waterfront precinct, Docklands. A spectacular LED display transforms the wheel into a giant, glittering kaleidoscope of colour, with over five million different combinations which can be synchronised with music, giving you a complete sensory experience unlike any other.

 

The Experience

At its peak height of 120 metres - the equivalent of a 40 storey building - the Melbourne Star provides uninterrupted 360-degree panoramic views of Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and the surrounding area, stretching up to 40 kms. Our in-cabin audio commentary and "Tales of Melbourne" pre-boarding story display will reveal interesting stories about Melbourne past and present, together with the unique history of Giant Observation Wheels.

 

Giant Observation Wheels

The Melbourne Star is one of only four Giant Observation Wheels in the world, and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere.

Its design dramatically evolves the original 19th century ferris wheel with the application of significantly enhanced 21st century engineering and design advancements. The Melbourne Star's fully enclosed, temperature-controlled glass cabins provide unimpeded "floor-to-ceiling" views and are large enough to allow up to 20 guests to walk comfortably around without the feeling of cabin movement or vibration.

What are the differences between ferris wheels and Giant Observation Wheels?

 

  Giant Observation Wheel Ferris Wheel
 General Definition A large structure consisting of a slowly rotating wheel carrying motorised fully-enclosed guest cabins along its circumference. A smaller structure consisting of an wheel with passenger gondolas suspended from the rim.
Height 120 metres or higher Usually below 100 metres
View 360-degree, unobstructed view of up to 40 kilometres View obstructed when the gondola is on the descent. The wheel's lower height also restricts views to approximately 20 kilometres.
Capacity Allows for up to 20 guests to move unimpeded around the cabin. Capacity of approximately 6 - 8 passengers seated in each gondola.
Rim Melbourne Star uses a sleek 3-dimensional triangular rim. Massive steel structures are used to support the gondolas.
Cabin Stability Powered cabins are self-stabilising allowing guests to stand and move around freely. Gondolas hang within the wheel's frame and are usually kept level by gravity.

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If no show, no refund.

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