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Take a spin around the Melbourne Star for breathtaking views of Melbourne and surrounds. From a height of almost 400 feet (120 meters), gaze down on urban landmarks as you circle the observation wheel in a comfortable passenger pod. By day, look for Port Phillip Bay and the Dandenong Ranges in the distance. Ride at night to enjoy sparkling city lights and the dazzling effect of millions of LED bulbs on the wheel itself. Upgrade to an encore package to experience both!


  • 30-minute ride on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
  • Enjoy 360-degree views of Melbourne from the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
  • Book a single entrance to experience Melbourne by day or by night, or upgrade to the Encore package and get both!
  • Listen to audio commentary that explains the history and significance of the sights below
  • Ride in comfortable fully enclosed shared cabins with air conditioning

What You Can Expect

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Admission

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Enjoy spectacular panoramic views with a ride on the Melbourne Star. Before you board, explore the multimedia Tales of Melbourne display at the base of the wheel for a historical introduction. Then, climb aboard one of 21 comfortable, air-conditioned passenger pods that hold up to 20 passengers each. As you rise up nearly 400 feet (120 meters), learn interesting facts about Melbourne’s history and the sights below from a recorded narrator.
Throughout the 30-minute ride, spot Melbourne attractions like Etihad Stadium and Flemington Racecourse, plus natural landmarks like the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Mount Macedon and the Dandenong Ranges.
A nighttime ride features a dazzling light show courtesy of the millions of LED bulbs that decorate the Ferris wheel. Brightly colored patterns radiate throughout the star and rim of the steel structure for a constantly changing digital display. To experience the Melbourne Star by day and night, upgrade to the encore package for a discounted return entrance within 30 days.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Not sure how we managed it but we had a whole pod to ourselves which made this even more special.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I had the great fortune's to be able to ride the Melbourne Star and it was a beautiful afternoon when I rode it! It allows you to look out over the city of Melbourne and take in many of the great features the city has to offer. The Melbourne Star is a lot of fun and definitely worth going for a ride on it and seeing the city from high above.

Renee S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Amazing views! Especially on sunset!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Great way to see Melbourne.

Samantha H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017



5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This is the third time I've been on the Melbourne Star, booking on Viator each time. It's a great experience, the staff are all really friendly and helpful, and the views are stunning. Lots of food and shopping outlets on the ground as well. Highly recommended.

Lorretta B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I thought it was good but I'm absolutely terrified of heights but my friend enjoyed it thoroughly

Joanne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Love it . I'm uaally don't like heights but the wheel was nice and slow giving time to take in the awesome views Melbourne such a wonderful city that you see all from the Star Observation Wheel.

donna m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

it was very good and great view of melbourne you could see every were


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Worth the visit . Beautiful night view of Melbourne.

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