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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Melbourne Star, located in Melbourne’s waterfront precinct of Docklands, welcomes visitors to Melbourne from a uniquely different perspective.  The Melbourne Star introduction to visitors highlights Melbourne as a city of colour, culture and eccentricities that makes it the world’s most liveable city. 

Day or night, visitors will feel on top of the world as the Star glides on its gentle arc through the sky. From the tranquil gardens, to the glitzy fashion strips, to the bustling sporting precincts, all the unique attractions of Melbourne are laid out beneath you.  The Southern Hemisphere’s only giant observation wheel brings the whole picture together.

Each of the Melbourne Star’s 21 spacious, temperature-controlled cabins offers an unparalleled, 360-degree view of the city and into regional Victoria.  Walk around the cabin and see the views from all angles whilst audio commentary provides a brief introduction to the history and significance of the sights below. 

With its striking scale and innovative design, Melbourne Star is a vibrant addition to the Docklands landscape. A spectacular LED display transforms the Star into a giant, glittering kaleidoscope of colour at night, providing a new dimension to Melbourne’s dramatic skyline at night.

Melbourne’s renowned free City Circle tram now comes to Docklands along with the free public trams No. 70 from Flinders Street and the No 86 from Bourke Street.  The Melbourne Sightseeing bus also bring visitors to the Melbourne Star and vibrant new shopping centre, The District Docklands. 

May to August

Daily from 11am – 7pm

September to April

Daily from 11am – 10pm

Christmas Day & ANZAC Day

1pm – 10pm

The last flight departs 30 minutes prior to the advertised closing time

Melbourne Star has available a range of experiences including:

  • Day or Night General Admission ticket
  • The Sights & Lights - day & twilight/night General Admission (2 flights)
  • General Admission – Private Cabins hire
  • Welcome to Melbourne Sparkling Flight
  • A range of packages including food and beverage, served within the privacy of your own Private Cabin
  • The Star Departure Lounge café, offering guests the opportunity to purchase food and beverage to enjoy on their flight
  • The Star Shop that also includes a range of product designed and made in Melbourne

Top three experiences near Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

1) Shopping at the District Docklands and hidden eateries at Victoria Harbour (such as Saluministi, Wawa chocolatier etc)

2) Port Phillip Ferries to Portarlington

3) Etihad Stadium Tour


At a glance


101 Waterfront Way, Docklands, VIC 3008


+61 3 8688 9688




Rate range:

$36.00 $350.00

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Popular activities:

Observation Wheel, Sightseeing


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