Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel: Hours, Address, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Reviews: 4/5

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
4
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Observation Decks & Towers
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
About
Melbourne Star invites you to experience Melbourne in a whole new way - day or night. Take a flight of discovery through the Melbourne skies and see the city from a different perspective. Melbourne Star gives you a unique introduction to the city, with all its colour, culture and eccentricities. It's more than just a view - it's a complete experience, giving visitors and locals alike a new way to engage with Melbourne's vibrant cityscape. Opening Times: May to August 11am – 7pm daily September to April 11am – 10pm daily Christmas Day and ANZAC Day 1pm – 10pm Please note: Ticket sales close 45 minutes prior to advertised closing time Last flight departs 30 minutes prior to advertised closing time
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Admission tickets
from A$36.00
All you need to step foot in the door.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Popular mentions

4.0
1,815 reviews
Excellent
767
Very good
643
Average
269
Poor
95
Terrible
41

Deepak J
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Great weekend outing
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Amazing experience. Especially liked the offer of $5 for second ride. We definitely took the offer. Great service
Written 18 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello! Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight so much you took advantage of our $5 offer to enjoy it all over again! We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Melbourne Star Team
Written 21 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sciona.
Geelong & Bellarine, Australia170 contributions
AWESOME
Loved every minute of it. Staff are very friendly and helpful. We took our children aged 5 & 6 and they loved it too. The views are amazing. The gift shop is huge with lots of choices. My husband loved being able to have a beer during the ride. The offer of a second ride for $5 is fantastic. Unfortunately our children were hungry so we didn’t take up the offer. Would go again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend.
Written 8 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Trail56431208330
Hello! Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you and your family had such a fantastic experience with us and we were even able to impress your husband with a beverage from our Star Departure Lounge. We look forward to welcoming you all back soon. Kind Regards, Melbourne Star Team
Written 12 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Claire C
Diamond Creek, Australia1 contribution
Great if it was built somewhere else!
I cannot fault the cabins and staff etc - all great and reminded me of the London Eye except without the queues. The whole of the way round though, you are constantly asking yourself why on earth was it built here, and what exactly are we supposed to be looking at? Your main view is railway tracks, industrial waste ground and the bridge with the freeway! In the distance in one direction you can see the bay and the tops of some of the CBD buildings in the distance in the other . I kept thinking as we get higher maybe we can see more things, but no. When you think of the fabulous views you could have of the city at that height it’s a strange view to present to tourists. I suspect night time would be better as at least you’d have lights to look at. So this would be great if it was built somewhere else with an actual view of the city!!
Written 3 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Claire, thank you for your review. Our staff will be pleased to know you appreciated their quality service. Melbourne Star is proud to be located in Melbourne's waterfront precinct which offers not only a view of the city skyline, but showcasing Melbourne's ever changing industrial dexterity as well. At night the view completely changes. You can see the sparkling city skyline and suburban lights twinkling in the distance. We're sorry to hear that we didn't quite meet your expectations this time around, but we still hope to see you again! Kindest Regards, Melbourne Star Team
Written 5 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ashlee C
13 contributions
Good way to start a trip to Melbourne
May 2021
Lovely location with plenty of food/drink and entertainment options before/after the wheel experience. Very friendly and efficient staff. The cabin was clean with good temperature. Commentary was funny and informative, appropriate for children. The magic photos did not turn out great- the edits were a bit cringe-worthy. The wheel is a good way to start a trip to Melbourne as it Is informative and may give you ideas for places to visit.
Written 16 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Ashlee, thank you for your kind review, we really appreciate your insight. Our staff will be happy to know that you appreciated their quality service and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed learning about Melbourne with our in cabin commentary. Thank you for your honest feedback regarding our souvenir photos, we have passed on your comments. We look forward to your next day trip out to The District Docklands and welcoming you to Melbourne Star again. Kind Regards, Melbourne Star Team
Written 16 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ncy73
George Town, Malaysia26 contributions
Great landmark in Melbourne
Apr. 2021
Great place to view the Melbourne city. The LED light display is fantastic. I suggest to go up just before sunset. The management of the queue should have been better. I had to go the end of the queue after showing my online purchased ticket and wasted at least another 15 minutes.
Written 7 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello! Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening flight with us. Our LED Lightshows are famous in Melbourne. We are sorry to hear that you had to queue for a longer time unnecessarily, your feedback has been passed on. Despite that minor set back, we do hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards, Melbourne Star Team
Written 28 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

killerberry
Melbourne, Australia650 contributions
Great experience
My partner and I came here at 8pm on Saturday night

We had a great experience, staff very friendly and talked to you on a personal level. They made it feel seamless

We bought the ticket at the door and didn't have to wait to long in line.
But lining up to board you will need to get the about 20 minutes early. Due to covid can only let 4 to 5 people on at a time

Ticket price was $36 auzzie per person for about a 30 minute trip. We felt it was worth the experience

When you rotate about quarter of the way you see the view of the city straight away

Overall, this place would be good for families, first time tourists in Melbourne all occasions

Ps, make sure you go to the toilet before you board. Toilet located at the start of entrance behind the ticket line
Written 21 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello! Thank you for that informative review. We are very glad you and your partner enjoyed your Melbourne Star experience and our staff will be happy to hear that you appreciated their quality service. We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Melbourne Star Team
Written 24 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

john3136
Melbourne, Australia121 contributions
Interesting view of Melbourne.
Mar. 2021
Went around 6pm on a Sunday. Signage to find the entry was a bit patchy - we just kept walking towards the big wheel. Went up and down 2 or 3 escalators before we finally found the actual entrance. It was very quiet so we got our own cabin but it does look well organized to handle heavier traffic. Great view of the city but the commentary could have been a bit more informative. Piece of advice ? You put the gift shop at the end - not the start. No one buys their snowglobe before they've been on the attraction !
Written 7 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello John3136, Thank you for your review and recommendations. Our guest comments are always taken into consideration when business decisions are being made. Over the last year we have had to make a few changes to pivot with the times. Kind Regards, Melbourne Star Team
Written 9 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eileen S
St Kilda, Australia20 contributions
Fantastic Melbourne Views
My husband and I love the Melbourne Star. The staff are all very pleasant and helpful. It's a lovely way to see Melbourne. The cabins are always extremely clean and comfortable.
Written 27 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello! Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you and your husband had such a great experience with us. Our staff will be pleased to know that you appreciated their quality service. We look forward to being able to welcome you again very soon. Kind Regards, Melbourne Star Team
Written 4 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rangi N
Hampton Park, Australia16 contributions
Amazing, awesome experience to share with family and friends
Jan. 2021 • Family
We went after 8:30pm which was perfect. No crowds only waited about 20-25mins to get on. Worth every penny. Great views of Melbourne city. I highly recommend this for anyone and kids also. Awesome experience. 10 per cabin during Covid 19. So had my whole family in there sharing the experience together. Nothing short of amazing!!!
Written 3 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello! Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your evening flight with us. We hope you come back and visit us again soon. Kindest Regards, Melbourne Star Team
Written 3 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jade Chang
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions
Hey, I can see my home from here!
Feb. 2020
A great piece of entertainment! The Star Wheel provide a great view and a huge adrenaline rush! I literally see my home from it on a sunny day.
Written 20 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello! Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear that we were able to satisfy the daredevil in you with a ride on Melbourne Star. The views are spectacular on a clear day and we love that you could even see your house! Please come back and visit us again, at night we love to wow our guests with our nightly LED light shows. Kind Regards, Melbourne Star Team
Written 20 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,707
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is open:
  • Thu - Mon 11:00 am - 6:15 pm
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost AU$36.82, while a popular guided tour starts around AU$42.96 per person. See all 12 Melbourne Star Observation Wheel tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 12 Melbourne Star Observation Wheel tickets and tours on Tripadvisor