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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands

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Melbourne Star is Australia's largest observation wheel at 120 metres in height - equal to a 40 storey building. Only a few other giant observation wheels in the world are taller, including High Roller (Las Vegas), Singapore Flyer, Star of Nanchang (China) and London Eye.

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 later 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's city skyline, Docklands, Victoria Harbour, Yarra River, Bolte Bridge, Port Phillip, the Port of Melbourne and surrounding suburbs.

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Melbourne Star viewed from Victoria Harbour

Melbourne Star viewed from Victoria Harbour

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Melbourne Star viewed from Pearl River Road

Melbourne Star viewed from Pearl River Road

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Melbourne Star viewed from Costco

Melbourne Star viewed from Costco

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Melbourne Star viewed from Harbour Town Shopping Centre

Melbourne Star viewed from Harbour Town Shopping Centre

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Base of Melbourne Star viewed from Observation Drive

Base of Melbourne Star viewed from Observation Drive

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Base of Melbourne Star

Base of Melbourne Star

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Information and ticket office

Information and ticket office

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Elevated walkway between Harbour Town Shopping Centre and entrance to Melbourne Star

Elevated walkway between Harbour Town Shopping Centre and entrance to Melbourne Star

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Pods and passenger waiting area

Pods and passenger waiting area

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Doors of a pod open at passenger waiting area

Doors of a pod open at passenger waiting area

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Inside a pod

Inside a pod

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - A pod up in the air

A pod up in the air

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - A pod at the top of the observation wheel

A pod at the top of the observation wheel

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - View down to Harbour Town Shopping Centre

View down to Harbour Town Shopping Centre

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - View down to Harbour Town Shopping Centre

View down to Harbour Town Shopping Centre

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - View down to Harbour Town Shopping Centre

View down to Harbour Town Shopping Centre

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - North-easterly view towards North Melbourne railway station and Royal Park

North-easterly view towards North Melbourne railway station and Royal Park

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - North-easterly view towards North Melbourne and Parkville

North-easterly view towards North Melbourne and Parkville

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Easterly view over Footscray Road towards Western Melbourne and Melbourne CBD

Easterly view over Footscray Road towards Western Melbourne and Melbourne CBD

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Easterly view towards Carlton

Easterly view towards Carlton

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Melbourne CBD

Melbourne CBD

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Easterly view over Footscray Road towards Melbourne CBD

Easterly view over Footscray Road towards Melbourne CBD

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Melbourne CBD

Melbourne CBD

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Melbourne CBD

Melbourne CBD

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - South-easterly over Docklands towards Etihad Stadium and Melbourne CBD

South-easterly over Docklands towards Etihad Stadium and Melbourne CBD

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - South-easterly view towards NewQuay, Central Pier and Victoria Harbour

South-easterly view towards NewQuay, Central Pier and Victoria Harbour

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - South-easterly view over Central Pier and Victoria Harbour

South-easterly view over Central Pier and Victoria Harbour

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - South-easterly view over Harbour Town Shopping Centre towards Victoria Harbour

South-easterly view over Harbour Town Shopping Centre towards Victoria Harbour

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - South-easterly view across over New Quay and Victoria Harbour

South-easterly view across over New Quay and Victoria Harbour

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Southerly view across Victoria Harbour and Yarra River towards Yarra's Edge

Southerly view across Victoria Harbour and Yarra River towards Yarra's Edge

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Southerly view over Victoria Harbour and Yarra River towards Albert Park

Southerly view over Victoria Harbour and Yarra River towards Albert Park

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Southerly view over Victoria Harbour and Yarra River towards Port Melbourne

Southerly view over Victoria Harbour and Yarra River towards Port Melbourne

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - South-westerly view over Yarra River and Bolte Bridge towards Port Melbourne and Williamstown

South-westerly view over Yarra River and Bolte Bridge towards Port Melbourne and Williamstown

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - South-westerly view over Yarra River and Bolte Bridge towards Port Melbourne

South-westerly view over Yarra River and Bolte Bridge towards Port Melbourne

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - South-westerly view along Yarra River towards Port of Melbourne shipping docks and West Gate Bridge

South-westerly view along Yarra River towards Port of Melbourne shipping docks and West Gate Bridge

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - South-westerly view along Yarra River and Port of Melbourne shipping docks

South-westerly view along Yarra River and Port of Melbourne shipping docks

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Westerly view across Moonee Ponds Creek and Tullamarine Freeway at Footscray Road

Westerly view across Moonee Ponds Creek and Tullamarine Freeway at Footscray Road

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - North-westerly view towards Kensington and Flemington Racecourse

North-westerly view towards Kensington and Flemington Racecourse

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - North-westerly view across Moonee Ponds Creek between Footscray Road and Dynon Road

North-westerly view across Moonee Ponds Creek between Footscray Road and Dynon Road

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Northerly view along Moonee Ponds Creek and Tullamarine Freeway at Dynon Road

Northerly view along Moonee Ponds Creek and Tullamarine Freeway at Dynon Road

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Docklands - Northerly view across Observation Drive towards Costco

Northerly view across Observation Drive towards Costco