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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Purchase your discounted Melbourne Star Observation Wheel tickets online here to enjoy a scenic ride above Melbourne city with 360-degree views.


Australia's only giant wheel
Outstanding 360 degree views
Up to 40 stories high
Large spacious viewing pods
See as far as up to 40 kilometres away!
Open Thurs - Mon

What you need to know

Buy your tickets to the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel here to enjoy outstanding views of Melbourne city and its many highlights by day or night in the heart of the popular Docklands district. Take the family and climb aboard one of the large, spacious pods that make up the largest observation wheel in Australia as you either stand or sit while it ascends and raises you up, up and away.

With a ticket to the Melbourne Star Observation wheel, riders will gain a whole new appreciation for how beautiful Melbourne is with 360-degree views of Port Phillip Bay and the Dandenong Ranges in the distance. The Melbourne Star is part amusement ride, part sightseeing experience and is a must-do attraction for visitors and locals alike in Melbourne.

The Melbourne Star features a gentle slow movement that allows for maximum viewing time. And, at heights of 40 stories tall, you'll get one of the best vantage points in Victoria's capital with a ride on the Melbourne Star - so grab your Melbourne Star tickets online today.

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  • Single 30 minute flight on the Melbourne Star
  • 21 spacious, air-conditioned cabins giving you an unparalleled, 360-degree view of the city
  • Walk around and take in the views from all angles, while audio commentary gives you a brief introduction to the history and significance of the sights below
  • Spot some of Melbourne’s most iconic sights, like the Port of Melbourne, Spirit of Tasmania docks, Williamstown Naval Dockyards, the Westgate and Bolte Bridges, Albert Park Lake, Etihad Stadium and Flemington Racecourse
  • At its peak height of 120 metres - the equivalent of a 40 storey building, will provide uninterrupted 360-degree panoramic views of Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and the surrounding area up to 40 kilometres away
  • See right across the bay to Arthur’s Seat, the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas and inland as far as the You Yangs, Mount Macedon and the Dandenong Ranges


  • A dual ticket providing you with the opportunity to experience the two faces of Melbourne - by day and by dusk/evening. Once your first day or night flight is redeemed, your second flight must be taken within 30 days of the first flight (Please choose this option at time of booking if this is required)


  • Melbourne Star is open daily from 11am until 7pm (May - August) and from 11am until 10pm (September - April). The last flight leaves 30 minutes before the advertised closing time and the last tickets are available 45 minutes before the advertising closing time. Operational hours are subject to weather conditions and may be changed without notice
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel will open from 1pm on Christmas Day (December 25) and Anzac Day (April 25)
  • Melbourne Star's new cafe is open from 1pm until 1 hour before last flight on weekdays, and 11am until 1 hour before last flight on weekends


  • Flight time on the Melbourne Star is 30 minutes


  • The Melbourne Star located on Waterfront Way in Docklands
  • All trams from CBD to Docklands are free. Take tram 35 (the City Circle Tram), tram 70 (via Flinders St) or tram 86 (via Bourke St)
  • Parking is available on Observation Drive. Drivers may make use of the Tourism Lounge, located in The District Docklands Shopping Centre

Additional Information

  • There are open storage bins at our welcome host location where visitors can leave bags for collection following their flight. Whilst these bins are in sight of our staff we cannot be responsible for any loss of property
  • Pre-paid lockers on the ground floor that visitors may use to store bags
  • The Star Departure Lounge cafe is a new addition to the Melbourne Star experience. Enjoy light snacks and slices, tea and coffee with family and friends before your flight. Better yet, get a glass of sparkling wine, beer or cider and take it on board our temperature-controlled cabins, and make your trip above the Melbourne skyline an experience to truly savour

Due to operational requirements, the following items are not permitted to be taken into cabins

  • Food and drinks (bottled water is allowable), with the exception of Star Experience Packages or Functions & Events guests
  • Animals with the exception of guide, hearing or assistance dogs
  • Rollerblades, bikes, scooters and skateboards
  • Large backpacks and suitcases
  • Prams and strollers are at the discretion of management
  • Backpacks and/or suitcases of any size are not permitted within the cabin
  • Any other bag or handbag larger than A3 paper is not permitted within the cabin

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Purchased tickets must be used on the same day
  • Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

The District Docklands, 101 Waterfront Way, Docklands, VIC 3008