Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Melbourne

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Observation Deck · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Take in unparalleled views of the vibrant cityscape while soaring above ground on Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. This giant 40-story Ferris wheel, reopened in 2013 after extensive reconstruction, is considered to be the world's largest solid steel construction. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of sparkling wine while discovering Melbourne, its colors, architecture, and peculiarities from a different perspective. The audio guide provides information about the sites and the history behind them. At night, you can watch the wheel lighting up like a kaleidoscope of color on the city skyline. Using our custom trip planner, Melbourne attractions like Melbourne Star Observation Wheel can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We went on the Melbourne Star today while on a city sojourn. We weren’t sure about opening times and bookings so I rang this morning to discover you can just show up which is what we did. We lined...  more »
  • If you have taken a London Eye Flight, you won't cherish this as much for the views or the skyline. It is far from the main skyline and hence it just looks like an entertaining thing or an extra...  more »
  • The Melbourne Star is the Southern Hemisphere's only observation wheel, offering a sky-high experience like no other. Standing at a staggering 120 metres tall, this is Melbourne like you’ve never seen it before.  Soak in the views on your Melbourne Star flight or take a “Welcome to Melbourne” Sparkling Flight to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or beer while on board. Open daily, it's a spectacular way to get your bearings, with uninterrupted 360 degree views of the unique attractions and the Bay before you. From famous landmarks, glittering skyscrapers, your unique vantage point will treat you to sights as far as the Dandenong and Macedon Ranges and across Port Phillip.
  • Booking online is cheaper and can be done minutes before going there. The experience is awesome and lasts for around 30 minutes. If 4+ people then will be put on your own cabin, if lesser might end up sharing cabin especially when crowded. There is helpful voice assisting you through out, helping you identify landmarks and their history.

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