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Description

The Melbourne Star (previously Southern Star) is a giant Ferris wheel in the Waterfront City precinct in the Docklands area of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. Described by its operators as "the Southern Hemisphere's only giant observation wheel", it is 120 m (394 ft) tall and has seven spokes, reflecting the seven-pointed star of the Australian flag.

It opened two years behind schedule in December 2008, but closed 40 days later due to structural defects, and was subsequently dismantled for major repairs. The wheel itself was scrapped and replaced, but the original support structure and passenger cabins were retained. It was originally thought that reconstruction might be completed in late 2010, but repeated delays meant it did not reopen until 23 December 2013.


A ride (one complete rotation) takes 30 minutes and, according to the Star's website, provides uninterrupted 360-degree views of up to 40 kilometres (25 mi) "encompassing the Docklands precinct, Melbourne’s CBD, Port Phillip Bay and as far as Mount Macedon, Arthur’s Seat and the Dandenong Ranges.


Flights on the Melbourne Star are a spectacular way to get your bearings, with uninterrupted 360 degree views of the unique attractions and the Bay before you. Victoria’s nearby regions, from the Dandenongs to the You Yangs, to the Mornington Peninsula and nearby Port Phillip Bay, invite curiosity and exploration, an outstanding outlook across all points of the compass.


Relax in the Star Departure Lounge before or after your flight and enjoy a fabulous Melbourne Coffee or a glass of Australian sparkling, red or white wine. The largest solid steel construction in the world, the Melbourne Star is an engineering wonder. It is a one-of-a-kind in the world, and its seven pointed star design, echoing the seven stars of the Australian flag, is an iconic feature of the Melbourne skyline. The L.E.D. light show every night highlights the star within a star design, a kaleidoscope of colour on Melbourne’s skyline.

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Note

ON SALE: Adults @ Kids prices

  • Valid for sale until 4 June 2021
  • Valid for travel between 17 May - 25 June 2021
  • Must present voucher upon arrival with following text “Adults @ Kids prices”

Inclusions

  • Single 30 minute flight on the Melbourne Star
  • 21 spacious, air-conditioned cabins giving you an unparalleled, 360-degree views 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
  • 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

Extras

  • 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)

Highlights

  • Outstanding 360-degree views
  • Large spacious viewing pods
  • Up to 40 stories tall
  • One of Melbournes newest and biggest attractions

Time

  • Open ANZAC Day and Christmas Day 1pm -9.30pm
  • From 26th April to 25th June open 11am - 6.30pm. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • From 26th June to 11th July open daily 11am - 6.30pm
  • From 12th July to 31st August open 11am - 6.30pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesdays
  • From 1st September - 31st April open Daily 11am - 9:30pm
  • Hours of operation are subject to adverse weather conditions and maybe changed without prior notice
  • Please note the last flight for departs 30 minutes before the scheduled closing time. All vouchers must be presented at the Melbourne Star Ticket Office for redemption forty-five (45) minutes before the scheduled closing time

Duration

  • Flight time on the Melbourne Star is 30 minutes

Location

  • 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 or within The District Docklands Shopping Centre

Additional Information

  • Due to current COVID restrictions cabin capacity is set at 10 guests per cabin including children
  • When required we will batch 6 guests who are not travelling together in one cabin
  • 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
  • A limited number of non-motorised wheelchairs are available if required. Please enquire in advance to ensure availability on the day
  • 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 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 permitted), 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 mobile scooters may be left in the designated area adjacent to the boarding platform at the owner's risk
  • Backpacks and/or suitcases of any size are not permitted within the cabin
  • Any other bag or hand bag 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

Offer Details

Adult : AUD 20.00

Child : AUD 20.00

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Trip Information

  • Location : Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Waterfront Way, Docklands VIC, Australia
  • Category : Attraction Ticket

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