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The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

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by EricaL (subscribe)
Freelance writer. Editor of: melbourne.kidtown.com.au
Published December 22nd 2013
Not just a view but an experience
After a much anticipated wait, The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel opens to the public on Monday 23 December at 12 noon.

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel


Situated in Melbourne's Docklands, The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, a giant ferris wheel in the Waterfront City precinct, replaces the original Southern Star Observation Wheel, which closed in early 2009.

Melbourne Star is a completely new product in terms of its design, engineering and construction, offering visitors a new introduction to Melbourne and providing a new perspective of the city for Melburnians.

The Melbourne Star has 21 fully enclosed air-conditioned glass cabins, each capable of holding up to 20 guests who will enjoy a 30 minute flight journey taking in views of up to 40 kilometres, including the Docklands precinct, Melbourne's CBD, Port Phillip Bay and as far as Mount Macedon and the Dandenong Ranges.

Considered to be "not just a ride but an experience", The Melbourne star provides a wealth of experience and information to visitors including its history, culture and eccentricities through pre-boarding displays and cabin audio commentary.

The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel will open daily between 10am and 10pm, with the last departure at 9:30pm. Christmas Day and ANZAC Day opening is from 1pm.

Admission prices for a ride on the Melbourne Star, referred to as a 'flight' start from $19 for a child's ticket, $26 concession, or $32 for a full paying adult. Encore package, a combination day and dusk/night experience incur a slightly higher fee. Family packages, group tickets and gift vouchers are also available.

To book tickets online click here or visit The Melbourne Star website.
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Why? Unique views of Melbourne
When: Daily 10am - 10pm, Christmas Day ANZAC Day from 1pm
Phone: 61 (0)3 8688 9688
Where: 101 Waterfront way Docklands VIC 3008 Melbourne
Cost: From $19 (child ticket)
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