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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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From US$179

1 The Langham Hotel Melbourne

5 stars
4.6 / 5 71 reviews

One Southgate Avenue Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save

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

Another great stay at The Langham
This was our third stay at The Langham and certainly will not be our last. It is so conveniently located for all our needs and ease at getting to and from the CBD. Have not come across one staff...
27 Jan 2016
From US$105

2 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne - Flinders Street

4 stars
4.3 / 5 66 reviews

270 Flinders Street Map

End of Year Sale Breakfast!

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

Excellent staff and great location
Wonderful, Great location and very helpful staff. However it would have been great if this came with a complimentary breakfast
5 Nov 2015
From US$97

3 Oaks On Market Melbourne

4 stars
4.4 / 5 347 reviews

60 Market Street Map

Free Upgrade, 15% F&B Discount & Late Checkout!

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

Great place to stay
Great place to stay, nice and central. Clean comfy room, good bed, etc. Only downside: no free internet. They charge around $15 a day week which, in my view, is kind of prehistoric. Also lots of...
14 Jan 2016
From US$172

4 Quay West Suites Melbourne

5 stars
4.8 / 5 36 reviews

26 Southgate Ave Southbank Map

Rate includes Breakfast

Offer world-class services and elegant accommodations with picturesque views of the Yarra River, Quay West Suites Melbourne makes for a luxurious haven for business and leisure travellers visiting... More

City Medical Visit
Safe location for my ageing parents for recent city medical visits. Staff are fabulous!
1 Sep 2015
From US$141

5 Ovolo Laneways

4 stars
4.4 / 5 20 reviews

19 Little Bourke Street Map

Stay 3 Nights & Save 15%

Ovolo Laneways welcomes corporate and leisure travellers to stylish accommodations conveniently set in the Victoria capital. Apart from marvelling at must-see Melbourne attractions such as The... More

Great but noisy
Great hotel , good freebies but walls and floor acoustics are very bad. It was like having the person nx door living in yr room. Could hear everything so had to wear my earplugs to get some decent...
7 Feb 2016
From US$91

6 Causeway 353 Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.4 / 5 370 reviews

353 Little Collins Street Map

Book 45 Days in Advance and Save! Inc Breakfast

Causeway 353 Hotel Melbourne offers travellers a modern base in the Victoria capital with modern furnishings and amenities. A Melbourne holiday is not complete without a trip to must-visit area... More

Weekend Getaway
We found the hotel great value for money, spacious room (deluxe Spa), clean, comfortable and central location. We have stayed in many Hotels in the CBD before but would definitely return to 353
8 Feb 2016
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7 Oaks On Lonsdale

4 stars
4.4 / 5 100 reviews

23-33 Lonsdale Street Map

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Oaks On Lonsdale is set on a location that enables guests to visit famous attractions of the city such as Parliament House, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Old Treasury Building and St Michael's Uniting... More

Greta value summer package
Terrific value for the money as we were taking advantage of a summer holiday package that included parking and late checkout. In a Studio room that to be honest is very small, 24sq m. Only thing to...
10 Jan 2016
From US$202

8 Park Hyatt Melbourne

5 stars
4.9 / 5 21 reviews

1 Parliament Square - off Parliament Place Map

Rate Includes Daily Breakfast

Park Hyatt Melbourne is a luxury haven that fuses Victorian and modern architecture set in the bustling central business district in this Australia city. This exquisite Melbourne hotel boasts easy... More

Less than expected
As a treat for my wife we booked this room and elected to pay the extra for an Onyx room providing Melbourne views. Despite being upgraded to a spa room we did not want I was disappointed to find...
14 Sep 2015
From US$188

9 Grand Hyatt Melbourne

5 stars
4.6 / 5 77 reviews

123 Collins Street Map

Includes buffet bkfast and late check-out

Grand Hyatt Melbourne provides quality accommodation in the heart of Melbourne's central business, shopping, theatre and restaurant district. Some of the popular city attractions are Parliament... More

Awesome staff and service
From the moment I step inside to the moment I left, the service and the staff have been excellent. I highly recommend the hotel.
29 Sep 2015
From US$77

10 BreakFree on Collins

4 stars
4.0 / 5 182 reviews

233 Collins Street Map

With self-serviced accommodations located in the vibrant business district, BreakFree on Collins makes for an ideal base for travellers on a short- or long-term stay in Melbourne. From this... More

3 nights in Melbourne - Family with teens
Best location if you don't have a vehicle. Privately owned apartments so be aware there may be some maintenance issues. Management do an awesome job considering - basic hotel cleanliness...
5 Feb 2016
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