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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands

Melbourne Star is Australia's largest observation wheel at 120 metres in height - equal to a 40 storey building. It is one of only 4 giant observation wheels in the world - the others being High Roller (Las Vegas), London Eye and Singapore Flyer.

Melbourne Star is located at the Harbour Town Shopping Centre within the Waterfront City precinct at Docklands. The wheel was first opened to the public in December 2008 with the name Southern Star. It was rebuilt and re-opened in 2013 with the new name of Melbourne Star.

The observation wheel consists of 21 air-conditioned glass cabins which slowly move along the outer edge of the wheel as it turns during its 25 minute journey. Travellers enjoy stunning views of Melbourne, Docklands, across Port Phillip and towards the Dandenong Ranges from the western side of the CBD.

The photos below were taken when the wheel was known as Southern Star.

 

  • Melbourne Star viewed from Pearl River Road

    Melbourne Star viewed from Pearl River Road

  • Melbourne Star viewed near its base

    Melbourne Star viewed near its base

  • Melbourne Star viewed from Waterfront Way

    Melbourne Star viewed from Waterfront Way

  • Melbourne Star viewed from Harbour Town Shopping Centre

    Melbourne Star viewed from Harbour Town Shopping Centre

  • Walkway to Melbourne Star entrance

    Walkway to Melbourne Star entrance

  • Base of Melbourne Star

    Base of Melbourne Star

  • Open glass pod at base of Melbourne Star

    Open glass pod at base of Melbourne Star

  • Pods at base of Melbourne Star

    Pods at base of Melbourne Star

  • A glass pod up in the air

    A glass pod up in the air

  • Entry door to glass pod

    Entry door to glass pod

  • View inside glass pod overlooking Docklands

    View inside glass pod overlooking Docklands

  • View down to base of Melbourne Star and Harbour Town Shopping Centre

    View down to base of Melbourne Star and Harbour Town Shopping Centre

  • View over Harbour Town Shopping Centre

    View over Harbour Town Shopping Centre

  • View along Waterfront Way at Docklands

    View along Waterfront Way at Docklands

  • Glass pod overlooking Melbourne CBD

    Glass pod overlooking Melbourne CBD

  • Glass pod overlooking West Melbourne and Melbourne CBD

    Glass pod overlooking West Melbourne and Melbourne CBD

  • View across West Melbourne towards Melbourne CBD

    View across West Melbourne towards Melbourne CBD

  • View towards Melbourne CBD

    View towards Melbourne CBD

  • View towards NewQuay and Melbourne CBD

    View towards NewQuay and Melbourne CBD

  • View towards NewQuay and Melbourne CBD

    View towards NewQuay and Melbourne CBD

  • View across Waterfront City towards Victoria Harbour

    View across Waterfront City towards Victoria Harbour

  • View over Harbour Town Shopping Centre towards Victoria Harbour

    View over Harbour Town Shopping Centre towards Victoria Harbour

  • View across Waterfront City towards Victoria Harbour

    View across Waterfront City towards Victoria Harbour

  • View towards Victoria Harbour

    View towards Victoria Harbour

  • View across Victoria Harbour and Yarra River towards beach at Albert Park and Port Melbourne

    View across Victoria Harbour and Yarra River towards beach at Albert Park and Port Melbourne

  • View across Victoria Harbour and Yarra River towards beach at Port Melbourne

    View across Victoria Harbour and Yarra River towards beach at Port Melbourne

  • View across entrance to Victoria Harbour, Yarra River and along Bolte Bridge

    View across entrance to Victoria Harbour, Yarra River and along Bolte Bridge

  • View along Bolte Bridge over Yarra River towards Port Melbourne

    View along Bolte Bridge over Yarra River towards Port Melbourne

  • Moonee Ponds Creek and CityLink (Tullamarine Freeway), West Melbourne and Kensington

    Moonee Ponds Creek and CityLink (Tullamarine Freeway), West Melbourne and Kensington

  • View towards North Melbourne

    View towards North Melbourne

  • View across North Melbourne towards Royal Park

    View across North Melbourne towards Royal Park

  • View across West Melbourne towards North Melbourne and Carlton

    View across West Melbourne towards North Melbourne and Carlton