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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

101 Waterfront Way, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia, VIC 3008

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.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Melbourne

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Melbourne Star!!
Selina, Jul 2021
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission
Ease of booking, and an incredible experience! Definitely going to the Melbourne Star in warmer weather, later at night!!!
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Star is great but Viator is a rip off
Melanie_S, Jun 2021
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission
The star is a great way to see the city of Melbourne. However, I strongly recommend that people DO NOT buy tickets through VIATOR as it’s cheaper to buy directly from the STAR. I paid approximately $20 more through VIATOR. An absolute rip off.
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Had the best time on the Melbourne Star
Gail_K, Dec 2020
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission
We have been on the Star during the day and night-time was fabulous and a totally different experience. Enjoyed both times immensely. Staff are always extremely friendly and courteous and knowledgeable. Difficult situation me leaving the mobile with booking details at the apartment but no trouble for the staff.
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Great value
Trish_H, Mar 2020
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission
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
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission
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
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission
Very happy we went up to watch sunset so flight around 810pm. And amazing photos . Staff where extremely nice too
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buster142018, Jan 2020
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission
The experience was excellent. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Booking through Viator made it very easy
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We went at night and had a pod to...
jules, Nov 2017
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission
We went at night and had a pod to ourselves which was great. Would think better during day though for views. Nice to see everything lit up. When we went and came out everything in area was shut which was quite disappointing!
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Not sure how we managed it but we...
Dudsy, Feb 2018
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission
Not sure how we managed it but we had a whole pod to ourselves which made this even more special.
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I had the great fortune's to be able...
Book373, Dec 2017
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission
I had the great fortune's to be able to ride the Melbourne Star and it was a beautiful afternoon when I rode it! It allows you to look out over the city of Melbourne and take in many of the great features the city has to offer. The Melbourne Star is a lot of fun and definitely worth going for a ride on it and seeing the city from high above.
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Fantastic ! We thoroughly enjoyed...
P E C, Apr 2016
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission
Fantastic ! We thoroughly enjoyed the day flight and could not wait to do the night one! It give you a great perspective of Melbourne and surrounds.
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This is the third time I've been on...
danae.mcconnel, Sep 2016
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission
This is the third time I've been on the Melbourne Star, booking on Viator each time. It's a great experience, the staff are all really friendly and helpful, and the views are stunning. Lots of food and shopping outlets on the ground as well. Highly recommended.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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