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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Tours

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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
See Melbourne from a different angle on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, the only attraction of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Towering 400 feet (120 meters) above the Docklands, the wheel offers passengers 360-degree views over Melbourne, and is one of the most popular activities in the city.
 
The Basics
The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel features 21 air-conditioned capsules with floor-to-ceiling glass windows; each car seats 20 passengers. Onboard audio commentary provides insight into the history and significance of the city and various sights. Tickets and experiences range from a single 30-minute rotation to double daytime and nighttime rides. Extras like sparkling wine, sangria, storytelling, or even yoga flights are available.
 
Reach the wheel on a hop-on hop-off bus tour that explores other city attractions at your leisure. For the best value, purchase a multi-city, multi-attraction pass that includes admission to more than 100 attractions across Australia.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Melbourne Star is a must for families, couples, and first-time visitors to Melbourne.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture stunning city views.
  • Large bags, luggage, and strollers are not permitted inside the cabins.
  • Only food and drink purchased on-site are permitted.
  • The Melbourne Star is wheelchair accessible.
 
How to Get There
The Melbourne Star is located along the waterfront of the Docklands, which is part of the city’s Free Tram Zone. Take the City Circle Tram, Tram 70, or Tram 86 to the District Docklands (Stop D1). You can also take the train to Southern Cross Station, walk to Harbor Esplanade, and then follow the Promenade to the District Docklands. Drivers have access directly from Footscray Road.
 
When to Get There
The Melbourne Star is open year-round, with limited hours on Christmas Day and ANZAC Day, and extended hours from September to April. Try to time your visit for a clear day,  or visit at night, when both the city and the wheel are lit up with dazzling lights.
 
Views from the Top
The Melbourne Star offers visibility of up to 25 miles (40 kilometers) on a clear day. You’ll have views of the Docklands area, Melbourne’s Central Business District, Port Phillip Bay, and as far away as the Dandenongs, Yo Yangs, Mt. Macedon, Arthur’s Seat, and the Mornington Peninsula.
Address: 101 Waterfront Way, Docklands, Melbourne VIC 3008, Australia
Admission: Varies
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Melbourne

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Great value
Trish_H
, Mar 2020
Last minute booking to see the sights from the wheel. Had carriage to ourselves and enjoyed the 1 /2 hr ride. By booking with Viator we basically paid half the walk up rate
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Family
, Feb 2020
Great time to do wt couples or family . Wt great better at night then day rides cost of picture are to exspendive for
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Lucinda_S
, Feb 2020
Very happy we went up to watch sunset so flight around 810pm. And amazing photos . Staff where extremely nice too

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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission Attraction Tickets

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission

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Take a spin around the Melbourne Star for breathtaking views of Melbourne and surrounds. From a height of almost 400 feet (120 meters), gaze down on urban landmarks as you circle the observation wheel in a comfortable passenger pod. By day, look for Port Phillip Bay and the Dandenong Ranges in the distance. Ride at night to enjoy sparkling city lights and the dazzling effect of millions of LED bulbs on the wheel itself. Upgrade to an encore package to experience both!
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  • 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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Melbourne Star - Sparkling Flight TicketAttraction Tickets

Melbourne Star - Sparkling Flight Ticket

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Enhance your experience of the Melbourne Star—one of only four giant observation wheels in the world—by opting for an admission ticket that includes a glass of beer, wine, or cider. You can choose to ride the wheel during the day or at night, and you’ll save time waiting in line by booking your ticket in advance.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
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Melbourne Star - Sights and Lights TicketAttraction Tickets

Melbourne Star - Sights and Lights Ticket

See Melbourne during the day and when illuminated at night with a package that grants you access to the Melbourne Star—one of only four giant observation wheels in the world—in both daylight and darkness. After riding the wheel once, you have a whole month the redeem your alternative ride.
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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Private CabinAttraction Tickets

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Private Cabin

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Make like a VIP with your own private cabin on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel – the perfect choice for a special celebration or romantic date night. Indulge in a lavish high tea as you soar up to 400 feet (120 meters) over the city. Enjoy 360-degree views of Melbourne on the 30-minute ride, looking out over the Yarra River, Port Philip Bay and Etihad Stadium.
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City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus TourBus Tours

City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore Melbourne as you wish with a 24-hour or 48-hour City Sightseeing bus pass. Board the double-decker and enjoy panoramic views of highlights like the Eureka Tower, Federation Square, and seaside St. Kilda as you learn their history via the onboard commentary. Hop off and on to explore on foot, or stay aboard to get your bearings and decide your sightseeing plans. Ideal for first-time visitors and those short on time.
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Melbourne Balloon Flight at SunriseHalf-day Tours

Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Get an enchanting new perspective on Melbourne aboard a hot air balloon flight over the city at sunrise. Soar over modern skyscrapers, urban parks, famous sporting arenas, and the Yarra River as early morning light bathes the skyline in a rosy glow. After your unforgettable flight, toast the new day with an optional champagne breakfast.
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Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Entrance to Optional Attractions

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Get a comprehensive orientation to Melbourne with this ticket for a hop-on hop-off bus. You'll have access to both the St. Kilda and City routes for 24 hours; hop off at any stop to explore further. Stops include St. Kilda Beach, Federation Square, the Eureka Skydeck, and other can't-miss attractions. Your ticket also includes entrance to local attractions such as the MCG National Sports Museum, Old Melbourne Gaol, the Melbourne Zoo, and others. Alternatively, opt for a 60-minute river cruise on the Yarra.
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  • 1 day
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Melbourne City Card (3 Days): Visit Unlimited Attractions!Skip-the-Line Tours

Melbourne City Card (3 Days): Visit Unlimited Attractions!

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The Australian city of Melbourne is chock full of activities and attractions to check out. This 3-day Melbourne City Card takes the guesswork out of navigating public transport with an included 72-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour and includes free admission to a number of attractions including the Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Star, and Yarra River cruise. Plus, get exclusive deals on food and drink all throughout the city.
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  • 3 days
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Melbourne City Card (2 Days): Visit Unlimited Attractions!Skip-the-Line Tours

Melbourne City Card (2 Days): Visit Unlimited Attractions!

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Discover the city of Melbourne with ease and visit key attractions and landmarks for free with the 2-day Melbourne City Card. This card is the ultimate all-in-one deal that includes entry to the Melbourne Zoo, Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Star, and many more as well as a Yarra River cruise, 3-day hop-on hop-off bus tour, and Carlton brewery tour. Plus enjoy savings at select bars, restaurants, and other activities.
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Melbourne Helicopter FlightsFull-day Tours

Melbourne Helicopter Flights

Mile High Australia Pilots is highly trained in providing our guests with the best sights that Melbourne has to offer. Bring your camera, take as many photos as you can, both on the ground and in the air. We don't restrict the size or type of camera you use. Get up and close, add the GoPro option to your flight, get a recording of your flight.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Melbourne Star Observation Wheel tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Melbourne Star Observation Wheel can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 6 Melbourne Star Observation Wheel tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Melbourne Star Observation Wheel 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel costs USD 26.22. Guided Melbourne Star Observation Wheel tours start around USD 26.22 per person. See all 6 Melbourne Star Observation Wheel tickets and tours on Viator.
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