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Giant Sky Wheel

The Giant Sky Wheel is the largest Ferris wheel of the Southern Hemisphere, evoking nostalgia of carnival past and childhood adventure. This massive 216-passenger loop is currently situated at the Waterfront City cradled within the Melbourne Docklands. This modern structure 120 meters (394 feet) tall was officially opened in December 2008, drawing visitors near and far to its spectacular vantage point at the top. Since its reconstruction in January 2011, onlookers can enjoy the coastal view from every carriage on the Giant Sky Wheel, or observe the light pattern displays, numbering almost to twenty-five varieties.

  • Being the oldest representation of carnival amusement, one must visit the Giant Sky Wheel at least once while in Melbourne, whether young or young at heart, every age can fancy a ride in the arms of light beams and warm summer air.
  • The wheel is popular for being the largest and most spectacular travelling Ferris in Melbourne, offering commanding views on rides that take approximately 7-10 minutes.
  • The structure also offers incredible beauty, from the sense of exhilaration created by natural light during the day and the hypnotic colourful patterns of racing lights, stars and crystals.

Drivers of private vehicles can drive south of Melbourne using the West Gate freeway; then visitors should take a right turn into Docklands Highway. Drive a short distance to Lorimer Street and follow it along the stretch to Point Park. Moving straight along the edge of the Yarra River, visitors can see the Giant Sky Wheel at Waterfront City. Taxis are of course available from the downtown district of Melbourne, though may be more costly than public transit. If visitors prefer, they can utilize the shuttles and buses whose routes connect the Tullamarine Airport with popular destinations.

Hotels in Giant Sky Wheel

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1 Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.4 / 5 262 reviews

328 Flinders Street Map

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Housed in a historic building, Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne blends 1900 elegance and modern sophistication ideal for discerning travellers visiting the capital of Victoria. During free time, tourists... More

Good central location
Everything was great except for the fact that it is easy to hear other guests in nearby rooms or in the corridor. Early in the morning there was a long period of time when we could hear rushing...
4 May 2019
From US$88

2 Hotel Causeway Melbourne

4 stars
4.0 / 5 103 reviews

275 Little Collins Street Map

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Strategically set in the heart of Melbourne, Hotel Causeway Melbourne provides a boutique haven with stylish accommodations and modern facilities ideal for business and leisure trips. While in the... More

Overnight Theatre Stay
This hotel is an excellent position just off Little Collins St, very central for the Theatre and shopping the next day! Not luxurious by any means but does the job for a short stay or for anyone on...
16 Jul 2015
From US$107

3 Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

4 stars
4.6 / 5 314 reviews

131-135 Bourke Street Map

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Citadines On Bourke Melbourne features modern spaces and is ideally located in Melbourne central business district and close to area attractions. The convenient location of this chic hotel places... More

Great long weekend break
Stayed for 4 nights. Good facilities, helpful staff, and comfortable room. Very convenient location - an easy walk to many bars and restaurants, shops, theatres, etc. Would stay here again definitely.
20 Aug 2015
From US$112

4 Stamford Plaza Melbourne

5 stars
4.6 / 5 152 reviews

111 Little Collins Street Map

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Stamford Plaza Melbourne Hotel offers stylish self-contained spaces set in a central location in the Victoria capital. Tourists exploring Melbourne should not miss venturing to the shopping and... More

Very Good
Clean and sizeable room. Located very well for business and staff were very helpful. Wifi was expensive though and some limited wifi included would be nice. Wifi even packaged as part of the term...
26 Aug 2015
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5 City Limits Hotel Apartments

3 stars
4.5 / 5 39 reviews

20-22 Little Bourke Street Map

City Limits Hotel Melbourne enjoys a central location close to many of the city attractions. This hotel offers good standard of lodging and quality service. Princess Theatre is within 1 kilometre... More

great break away
Had a great few days away staying here. The room we stayed in was spacious, clean and beds so comfy. Although the bathroom was a little dated the amenities still worked and was clean. The bonous...
9 Jul 2015
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6 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne - Flinders Street

4 stars
4.3 / 5 65 reviews

270 Flinders Street Map

Citigate Melbourne is a plush retreat conveniently set in the central business district close to tourist destinations in the lively Victoria capital. Holidaymakers can begin exploring Melbourne... More

City getaway
The hotel's location could hardly be better. The bar is handy and atmospheric. The additional charge for internet in the room seems unreasonable. The room price seemed a little high for a room with...
6 Jul 2015
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7 Oaks On Market Melbourne

4 stars
4.4 / 5 333 reviews

60 Market Street Map

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Oaks On Market Melbourne Hotel provides central Melbourne accommodation, from where guests can enjoy views of Yarra River. Two of Melbourne's famous museums that are located close to the hotel are... More

Highly recommended
very happy 4 night stay. Good reception staff. Good housekeeping staff. Lovely room.
26 Aug 2015
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8 The Crossley Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.2 / 5 80 reviews

51 Little Bourke Street Map

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Crossley Hotel Melbourne welcomes travellers to its comfortable accommodations conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne. This boutique hotel makes for an ideal base for business travellers... More

Shopping Day
Was in good location and reasonably priced... But only needed the bed for the night
26 Jul 2015
From US$178

9 The Westin Melbourne

5 stars
4.7 / 5 45 reviews

205 Collins Street Map

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The Westin Melbourne invites travellers to a plush urban base near boutique stores and chic restaurants in the central business district. While on a Melbourne vacation, tourists can take in... More

Great Short Getaway
Beautiful hotel, on Collins St but set away from the busy street. The location was perfect, close to the main tram stops, close to Flinders Train Station and short walk to South Bank. The staff...
3 Aug 2015
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10 The Langham Hotel Melbourne

5 stars
4.6 / 5 68 reviews

One Southgate Avenue Map

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The Langham Melbourne is an elegant luxury hotel with a location suitable for both business and leisure travellers in Melbourne. Sunday market is just 200 metres from this hotel where guests can... More

Lovely Room
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and was a lovely, very comfortable room. I was a little disappointed by the size of the pool - looks much bigger in the pictures! This was also the case...
16 Jun 2015
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