Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (general admission ticket)

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 book for both!

5 stars

Dizwan42 (via TripAdvisor)

‘This is actually well worth doing. They take photos of you on a blank drop screen before you get on so they can photoshop you into different screen shots. You can purchase at the end if you wish. The ride itself is fantastic. It’s slow enough so that you really get to check out the views properly. It would be interesting to do this again at intervals just to see how Melbourne’s skyline is evolving over time. I really recommend this to everyone who visits Melbourne.

  • Duration:

    30 minutes

  • Runs:

    Daily

  • Opens at:

    11.00am

  • Located at:

    Docklands

Featured guest review

'This is actually well worth doing. They take photos of you on a blank drop screen before you get on so they can photoshop you into different screen shots. You can purchase at the end if you wish. The ride itself is fantastic. It's slow enough so that you really get to check out the views properly. It would be interesting to do this again at intervals just to see how Melbourne's skyline is evolving over time. I really recommend this to everyone who visits Melbourne. - Dizwan42 (via TripAdvisor)

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  • 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.

 

This activity is included in the Melbourne Flexi Attractions Pass.

  • 60 minute scenic flight.

  • Dizwan42 – Via TripAdvisor

    This is actually well worth doing. They take photos of you on a blank drop screen before you get on so they can photoshop you into different screen shots. You can purchase at the end if you wish. The ride itself is fantastic. It's slow enough so that you really get to check out the views properly. It would be interesting to do this again at intervals just to see how Melbourne's skyline is evolving over time. I really recommend this to everyone who visits Melbourne.

  • Tour 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.

     

    This activity is included in the Melbourne Flexi Attractions Pass.

  • What's Included
    • 60 minute scenic flight.
  • Guest Reviews

    • Dizwan42 – Via TripAdvisor

      This is actually well worth doing. They take photos of you on a blank drop screen before you get on so they can photoshop you into different screen shots. You can purchase at the end if you wish. The ride itself is fantastic. It's slow enough so that you really get to check out the views properly. It would be interesting to do this again at intervals just to see how Melbourne's skyline is evolving over time. I really recommend this to everyone who visits Melbourne.

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.

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!

 

Important notes

  • Once your purchase has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a voucher to present at this attraction. Please print the voucher.
  • There is no entry charge for children under the age of five.
  • Please check your voucher for the latest operation times. 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
  • This attraction is wheelchair accessible. Please contact the facility directly for further information. 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).
  • Transport to and from this attraction is not included in the cost of your ticket.
  • This attraction can be adversely affected by poor weather. Please contact the facility directly for further information.
  • To purchase a gift certificate, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
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