Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

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Reasons they will it

  • Australia's only giant wheel
  • Outstanding 360 degree views
  • Up to 40 stories high
  • Large spacious viewing pods
  • See as far as up to 40 kilometres away!
  • Open daily 11am-10pm (last flight 9.30pm)

Offering guests some of the very best views of the Melbourne CBD, the Star Observation Wheel will take them 40 stories up for absolutely incredible, 360-degree views from the waterfront in the heart of the city. Unlike a regular Ferris Wheel, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel boasts large observation pods and views in every direction over the city. It's fun, it's scenic and it's the best way to see Melbourne from up high.

Each flight lasts for 30 minutes and gives guests a changing perspective of the city every time the pod moves. The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is open daily from 11am until 10pm. The final flight is 30 minutes prior to closing. Hours may change on public holidays. The wheel is located on Waterfront Way in Docklands.

Give them a part-ride, part-sightseeing experience to remember on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. Whether they're visiting the city or you're buying for locals who love their hometown, this is a fantastic gift idea - buy online from Gift It Now and have the vouchers delivered online, instantly to your email.

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Important stuff


  • Single 30 minute flight on the Melbourne Star
  • 21 spacious, air-conditioned cabins giving you an unparalleled, 360-degree views of the city
  • Walk around and take in the views from all angles, while audio commentary gives you a brief introduction to the history and significance of the sights below
  • Spot some of Melbourne’s most iconic sights, like the Port of Melbourne, Spirit of Tasmania docks, Williamstown Naval Dockyards, the Westgate and Bolte Bridges, Albert Park Lake, Etihad Stadium and Flemington Racecourse
  • At its peak height of 120 metres - the equivalent of a 40 storey building, will provide uninterrupted 360-degree panoramic views of Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and the surrounding area up to 40 kilometres away
  • See right across the bay to Arthur’s Seat, the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas and inland as far as the You Yangs, Mount Macedon and the Dandenong Ranges


  • A dual ticket providing you with the opportunity to experience the two faces of Melbourne - by day and by dusk/evening. Once your first day or night flight is redeemed, your second flight must be taken within 30 days of the first flight (Please choose this option at time of booking if this is required)


  • Melbourne Star is open daily from 11am until 7pm (May - August) and from 11am until 10pm (September - April). The last flight leaves 30 minutes before the advertised closing time and the last tickets are available 45 minutes before the advertising closing time. Operational hours are subject to weather conditions and may be changed without notice
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel will open from 1pm on Christmas Day (December 25) and Anzac Day (April 25)
  • Melbourne Star's new cafe is open from 1pm until 1 hour before last flight on weekdays, and 11am until 1 hour before last flight on weekends


  • Flight time on the Melbourne Star is 30 minutes


  • The Melbourne Star located on Waterfront Way in Docklands
  • All trams from CBD to Docklands are free. Take tram 35 (the City Circle Tram), tram 70 (via Flinders St) or tram 86 (via Bourke St)
  • Parking is available on Observation Drive. Drivers may make use of the Tourism Lounge, located in The District Docklands Shopping Centre

Additional Information

  • The Star Departure Lounge cafe is a new addition to the Melbourne Star experience. Enjoy light snacks and slices, tea and coffee with family and friends before your flight. Better yet, get a sparkling wine, beer or cider and take it on board our temperature-controlled cabins, and make your trip above the Melbourne skyline an experience to truly savour

Due to operational requirements, the following items are not permitted to be taken into cabins

  • Food and drinks (bottled water is allowable), with the exception of Star Experience Packages or Functions & Events guests
  • Animals with the exception of guide, hearing or assistance dogs
  • Rollerblades, bikes, scooters and skateboards
  • Large backpacks and suitcases
  • Prams and strollers are at the discretion of management

Gift Voucher Information

  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions to redeem their experience
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Upon redemption, a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient

Why people loved this gift

45 reviews
Richard Littler 2 months ago

Very good way to see the whole of Melbourne all lit up with bright night lights. It was an amazing experience with the bonus fireworks display just beautiful. I loved how it dosent even feel like your moving it's just so smooth and delicate with the mechanics that are used very very good. Absouluty what a great way to finish my holiday experience in Melbourne.

Natasha Roman 2 months ago

Amazing views and great price definitely recommend if your in Melbourne fun for the whole family or a romantic date and you get the whole cabin to yourself so you have personal space ! I only did the day ride but next time would try the night ride Melbourne at night is amazing

Laura Cairns 2 months ago

The booking was seamless and the staff on arrival were friendly and very helpful. The trip around is sure worth the wait and trip into Melbourne. I can't wait to see it during sunset. The staff are amazingly friendly and their assistance was more than helpful.

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