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  •  Activities
  •  Melbourne
  •  Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Single Ride

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Single Ride

  • Melbourne
  • English
  • 30 mins (approx.)
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

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

1 Key Facts

Included

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

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 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
Located approximately 21km south of Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, takes about 25 minutes; approximately 4km west of Melbourne Federation Square, takes about 15 minutes.
Direct access is from Footscray Road, turning onto Pearl River Road or Waterfront Way.

Closest Parking:
- Secure Parking - The District Docklands West Car Park (Address: 88 Pearl River Rd, Docklands VIC 3008), approximately 1 minute walk
- Secure Parking - The District Docklands East Car Park (Address: 90 Waterfront Way, Docklands VIC 3008), approximately 2 minutes walk
- Parking fees apply

● By Public Transport
- 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 The District Docklands (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 The District Docklands.

Please check the Public Transport Victoria timetables (https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/) for more details to plan your trip.
Operating hours
September to April - Daily* 11:00 - 21:30 20:30 last entry for 21:00 last flight
May to August - Daily 11:00 - 18:30 17:30 last entry for 19:00 last flight
*Christmas Day (25 December) and ANZAC Day (25 April) 13:00 - 21:30 20:30 last entry for 21:00 last flight
*ANZAC Day (25 April 2021) 13:00 - 21:30 20:30 last entry for 21:00 last flight
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
- All guests who come onsite must wear a fitted face mask. If you have an exemption, the Service Provider will need it presented before allow your entry.
- Guests will also be required to provide their name and either phone number or email address to the Welcome Host in line with Victorian Government advice.
- At times there may be an additional waiting time. Please allow up to 1.5 hours for your visit.
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● General
- Children 11 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
- The last flight departs half hour (30 minutes) before the scheduled closing time.
- Do not be alarmed if the wheel stops from time to time – it is a normal part of the Wheel's operation.
- Flight duration is approximately 30 minutes. There are no toilet or washroom facilities inside Cabin.
- Offensive, irresponsible, anti-social or unsafe behaviour, theft or vandalism will not be tolerated.
- Persons affected by alcohol or drugs will not be permitted. Persons showing signs of inebriation will be removed from Premises.
- 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

● Restrictions
Due to operational requirements, the following items are NOT permitted to be taken into cabins:
- Only food and drinks purchased at the Melbourne Star café will be permitted. Your own food or alcoholic beverages will not be allowed on the Premises.
- Weapons or objects deemed to be dangerous are prohibited.
- No smoking, or vaping is allowed on Premises.
- Restrictions apply on strollers, prams, large or professional types of video or photography equipment including tripods or freestanding lighting equipment, suitcases and heavy items.
- Restrictions apply on mobile scooters, motorised and non-motorised wheelchairs.
- No animals or pets except for guide, hearing and registered assistance dogs.
- The Service Provider may limit or restrict bags, backpacks, suitcases and other similar items from being taken on board a flight in order to meet health and safety and operational requirements. The Service Provider reserves the right to inspect any bags or similar items prior to you boarding a flight.

● Boarding a Cabin
- During normal boarding, Cabins do not stop. It is recommended persons with medical conditions, infirmity or ambulatory difficulties, fear of heights or enclosed spaces do not take the flight.
Please seek the advice of a qualified medical practitioner if uncertain.
- Progress through queue without stopping. Load into next available Cabin. Refusing to board and waiting for own Cabin is not permitted.
- No running is permitted on the Premises.
- Any personal belongings not taken on board the Cabin are left at the Owner's risk.
- Photography is not allowed whilst boarding or disembarking from the Cabin.

● Accessibility
- Lift access is provided to the boarding deck and ramps are available to assist with ease of movement into and out of the cabins for guests who require additional assistance.
- To ensure safety wheelchairs users must be accompanied and assisted by a capable carer or companion. Guests in wheelchairs must carefully follow the instructions provided by Melbourne Star prior to boarding.
- Due to safety requirements, restrictions on motorised and non-motorised wheelchairs apply. Wheelchairs are to be locked into position in the allocated location within the cabin. A maximum of two (2) wheelchairs are permitted within a cabin, and a maximum of six (6) wheelchairs are permitted on Melbourne Star at any one time.
- Mobile scooters are not permitted inside the cabins. Melbourne Star has a limited number of non-motorised wheelchairs for an individual's use if required. Notifying us in advance to ensure availability of these is strongly advised.
- Guests who are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing travelling on their own will be provided with a mobile phone to use on their flight. This phone is designed to communicate announcements and safety instructions to guest as well as guest to communicate with Melbourne Star Staff in unlikely event the guest should need to.

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.

The 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 the 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. The 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

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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