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 Thurs - Mon

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 Thursday – Monday from 11am – 6.30pm. 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
  • 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


  • As of Thursday 18th June, 2020 - New days of operation will be Thursday – Monday from 11am – 6.30pm
  • Last ride, must arrive at guests services no later than 6.15pm
  • Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Hours of operation are subject to adverse weather conditions and maybe changed without prior notice


  • 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)


  • 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 or within The District Docklands Shopping Centre

Additional Information

  • Due to current COVID restrictions cabin capacity is set at 10 guests per cabin including children
  • When required we will batch 6 guests who are not travelling together in one cabin
  • There are open storage bins at our welcome host location where visitors can leave bags for collection following their flight. Whilst these bins are in sight of our staff we cannot be responsible for any loss of property
  • A limited number of non-motorised wheelchairs are available if required. Please enquire in advance to ensure availability on the day
  • 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 permitted), 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 mobile scooters may be left in the designated area adjacent to the boarding platform at the owner's risk
  • Backpacks and/or suitcases of any size are not permitted within the cabin
  • Any other bag or hand bag larger than A3 paper is not permitted within the cabin

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

50 reviews
Natasha Roman 2 years ago

The Melbourne Star is a great way to see the sights of Melbourne. We decided to go on a romantic date whichever was great cause you get your own personal cabin, during the day everything was super clear although I imagine going at night would be better.

Grace Lee 2 years ago

The new lighting was supposed to be up on the day of our ride however not all lights were light up during our ride. Nonetheless, it's a great experience and the view of Melbourne is superb, everyone is enjoying! The ticketing is smooth and easy, thanks to Experience Oz!

Kannan Nagappan 2 years ago

Nice experience. Parking is expensive. Better to take trains inside the city. The wheel is similar to the Singapore Flyer but slightly smaller. Best to go after sunset to see the night lights. It was a 30 mins ride. Got a good price with Experience Oz. Thank you!

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