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Published June 18th 2018
A special, unique experience is on offer this winter at the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel for visitors and locals alike. You can escape the winter chill by stepping into the cosy warmth of a private glass cabin and take in the panoramic views with a group of friends or a special someone from 40 storeys above the city in your own private floating chalet.
Your own private cabin in the sky - photo courtesy of Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
The experience comes complete with comfy beanbags to curl up in, warming mulled wine to sip on and a generous cheese hamper, including housebaked croutes, quince paste and muscatels to savour. A visual crackling fireplace adds the finishing touch to the winter chalet ambience and encourages you to remove your winter coat and settle down to enjoy the view.
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel - photo courtesy of Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Boarding your own private chalet cabin and shutting out the chill of the Melbourne winter, this experience would be great for a unique, romantic date with your significant other or a special outing with a group of friends for a warming winter experience in the city. It could be a wonderful introduction or farewell to the city for visitors or a chance for locals to appreciate our city even in the colder months, from a unique perspective.
To float above it all this winter, you will need to plan your mini winter escape as this experience is only available by booking online 7 days in advance. Prices start from $61 per person for a group of six or $350 for an intimate flight for two.
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel's Floating Winter Chalets will also be available to book till 10pm between June 29 and July 1 for the City of Melbourne Firelight Festival.
These packages are only available to guests over 18 and demand is heating up, so get online to book in for your floating winter chalet experience.