Get a unique perspective of Melbourne from the top of the city's soaring, 120-metre-high observation wheel. Climb aboard for a 30-minute flight and enjoy absolutely stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Fly day or night — or experience both!

AUD $36pp

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Operates: Daily
Opens at: 11am
Closes at: May to August 7pm/September to April 10pm
Location: The District Docklands, 101 Waterfront Way, Docklands

This attraction is included in the Melbourne Flexi Attractions Pass.

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4 stars

Editor's summary:

‘While the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is located in a slightly awkward spot, the views from the top are nothing short of sensational. From the peak you’ll be able to spot Mount Macedon and the Dandenong Ranges, and enjoy a birds’ eye view of the Docklands precinct and the magnificent city centre.’

Attraction highlights

  • Get a birds’ eye view of the Melbourne CBD and many of its iconic landmarks
  • Ride 120 metres into the air to take in vistas of the Dandenongs, Mount Macedon, the city and Port Phillip Bay
  • Enjoy interesting pre-recorded commentary
  • Experience the fabulous LED illumination of the wheel on a night flight
  • Upgrade to the Encore package to enjoy a day and evening flight (both flights must be taken on the same day).

Need to know

  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is open daily from 11am, and closes at 7pm from May to August, and 10pm from September to April
  • The last flight leaves 30 minutes before closing time and you must exchange your voucher for a ticket at least one hour before closing time
  • Each pod can accommodate up to 20 guests
  • Wheelchair users must be accompanied by a companion or carer
  • Bags larger than an A3 sheet of paper are not permitted in the pods (an open storage area is available, but please keep your valuables with you).

Pricing

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Adults: AUD $36pp
Children (5 to 15 years): AUD $22pp

There is no charge for children under the age of five. Prices are subject to change. Please refer to the booking form for the most up-to-date pricing.

What you can expect

While the construction of the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel courted plenty of controversy, it has become a much-admired part of the Victorian capital’s skyline. Board a 30-minute flight for amazing views of the city and far, far beyond!

Each pod can accommodate up to 20 passengers, and you’ll enjoy a comfortable, air-conditioned ride with interesting pre-recorded commentary that covers aspects of Melbourne’s history and culture. [More]

As your pod slowly climb towards the peak of the 120-metre-high wheel, you’ll be able to take in sweeping panoramic views over the city, Docklands, Port Phillip Bay and out to Mount Macedon and the Dandenong Ranges. Spot landmarks like Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Zoo in the distance.

You can choose from a day flight to take in those incredible views, or a night flight where you’ll be treated to the twinkling lights of the CBD — complemented by the LED illumination of the wheel itself (achieved with thousands of individual LED bulbs). Upgrade to an Encore package and do both! Both flights must be taken on the same day, and The District Docklands offers a plethora of shopping and dining options to keep you amused in between.

Take some time before or after your flight to check out the multimedia display in the boarding area, which provides behind-the-scenes details about the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

If you’re looking for a unique way to see the Victorian capital, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel will take you to the top of the town and back again!

Once your purchase has been completed, a confirmation document and voucher will be sent automatically to your email address. Please print the voucher or have it available on your smart phone when you arrive at the attraction.

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Transport to and from this attraction is not included in the cost of your ticket.

This attraction is wheelchair accessible. Please contact the facility directly for further information.

This attraction can be adversely affected by poor weather. Please contact the facility directly for further information.