Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
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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
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,759 contributions
Aug. 2021
I went for a ride on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Private Cabin. The trip was very smooth and I had a good view of Melbourne. Unfortunately, in architectural terms Melbourne is a very boring city, there's not much to see, you spend a long time seeing nothing much. I've been on the London Wheel, which was good, because there a lots of well-known buildings to see.
Written 17 September 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,759 contributions
Jul. 2021
Having experienced the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, I was sorry to hear that the Wheel was going into liquidation. I must say the small number of guests who took a ride on the wheel probably enjoyed the experience, as I did. Unfortunately, the wheel just didn't catch on. Melbourne people are fickle, sometimes they just dislike a structure. As it turns out, the wheel will cease operations soon. Will some new enterprise revive the wheel? Who knows.
Written 9 September 2021
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Caroline S
1 contribution
Oct. 2020
Murdered by Dan. RIP, you didn’t deserve this.
Used to come by and look when in town.
Especially liked the lights at night.
Another victim of the tyrant.
Written 7 September 2021
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Sciona.
Geelong & Bellarine, Australia182 contributions
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
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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
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Claire C
Diamond Creek, Australia1 contribution
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
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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
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Ashlee C
19 contributions
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
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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
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ncy73
George Town, Malaysia33 contributions
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
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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
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killerberry
Melbourne, Australia650 contributions
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
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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
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john3136
Melbourne, Australia131 contributions
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
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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
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Eileen S
St Kilda, Australia22 contributions
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
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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
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