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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 near Giant Sky Wheel

256 hotels near Giant Sky Wheel

1 The Langham Hotel Melbourne

5 stars
4.6 / 5 63 reviews

One Southgate Avenue Map

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

2 The Crossley Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.3 / 5 68 reviews

51 Little Bourke Street Map

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

3 Oaks WRAP on Southbank

4 stars
4.2 / 5 12 reviews

133 - 139 City Road Map

Offering modern spaces and easy access to major city attractions, Oaks WRAP on Southbank makes for a good starting point to discover Melbourne. From this Australia hotel, vacationers can easily... More

4 Oaks On Market Melbourne

4 stars
4.4 / 5 311 reviews

60 Market Street Map

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

5 Hotel Lindrum Melbourne - MGallery Collection

5 stars
4.6 / 5 18 reviews

26 Flinders Street Map

Hotel Lindrum Melbourne MGallery Collection is an inviting and centrally located boutique hotel teeming with top-notch facilities and contemporary furnishings fit for business and leisure... More

6 Ovolo Laneways

4 stars
4.3 / 5 11 reviews

19 Little Bourke Street Map

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

7 Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Flinders Street

4 stars
4.3 / 5 33 reviews

88 Flinders Street Map

Whether travelling Melbourne for business or leisure, visitors find comfortably appointed accommodations at the stylish spaces of Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street. The... More

8 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne - Flinders Street

4 stars
4.3 / 5 63 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

9 Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

5 stars
4.8 / 5 5 reviews

27 Little Collins Street Map

Combining well-furnished spaces and convenient services set along Little Collins Street, Sheraton Melbourne Hotel makes for an ideal base for corporate and leisure travellers visiting Melbourne.... More

10 Oaks On Lonsdale

4 stars
4.4 / 5 92 reviews

23-33 Lonsdale Street Map

Oaks On Lonsdale Melbourne's location 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