You’ve never seen Melbourne like this
Come fly on the Melbourne Star, the Southern Hemisphere’s only Giant Observation Wheel, for a view like no other and an experience you’ll never forget.
Day or night, you’ll feel on top of the world as the Melbourne Star glides on its gentle arc through the sky. No spin is the same, as you watch the constantly changing drama of the busy port, scenic gardens, bustling streets and bright lights of the city below. The Melbourne Star brings the whole of Melbourne together – the sophisticated, the grungy and the downright quirky – in spectacular views reaching up to 40km from Melbourne’s CBD and Port Phillip Bay through to Mount Macedon and the Dandenong Ranges in the distance.
Our 21 spacious, air-conditioned cabins give you an unparalleled, 360-degree view of the city. Walk around and take in the sights from all angles, while our audio commentary gives you a brief introduction to the history and significance of the landmarks below.
With its striking scale and innovative design, the Melbourne Star is an iconic feature of Melbourne’s waterfront precinct, Docklands. A spectacular LED display transforms the wheel into a giant, glittering kaleidoscope of colour, with over five million different combinations which can be synchronised with music, giving you a complete sensory experience unlike any other.
**Melbourne Star will be closed from Friday 31 August to Sunday 9 September.**
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel’s (MSOW) Technical Team, will execute a planned upgrade to the attraction’s world-class L.E.D lightshow from Friday 31 August to Sunday 9 September under a project costing over $1 million dollars. Melbourne Star’s state-of-the-art technology will be re-designed and manufactured to provide an energy-efficient solution and a more spectacular lightshow, viewable between sunset to sunrise every day of the year. The upgrade will be implemented in conjunction with Melbourne’s leading lighting engineers and once complete, will ensure Melbourne Star continues to shine brightly for many years to come.
*Please note that the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel does not qualify as a retailer of The District Docklands for parking validation.
May to August
11am to 7pm daily
September to April
11am to 10pm daily