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Published June 17th 2014
Get a bird's eye view of Melbourne at dawn til dusk
After a short hiatus, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is back and open for visitors and residents alike to enjoy an unforgettable view of Melbourne.
Adding to that, for those that are looking for a completely new view of the city or want to organise a special family adventure, The Observation Wheel has partnered up with Global Ballooning Australia, one of Australia's leading hot air balloon operators, to provide just that.
Take in some of Melbourne's greatest views at dawn. Image courtesy of Global Ballooning.
This pairing allows for those to enjoy the city from a bird's eye view with an early morning hot air balloon ride over the CBD and then an evening ride on the Melbourne Star. It's called The Good Morning, Good Night package and it ensures two very stunning perspectives.
The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, the only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere, has teamed up to provide exactly that, and more.
The package ensures two stunning perspectives of Melbourne: dawn slowly breaking across the city from the hot air balloon and the city's nightscape from the 120-metre-high Melbourne Star, which also features its own LED lighting spectacular from dusk until midnight every evening.
Melbourne's Southern Star Observation Wheel at dusk. Image courtesy of The Southern Star.
A single ticket for the package starts from $472.00. The Melbourne Star and Global Ballooning Australia both offer wheelchair access. Tickets and booking details are available from: The Southern Star website and Global Ballooning.