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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

259 hotels near Giant Sky Wheel

1 Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

5 stars
4.6 / 5 156 reviews

111 Spring Street Map

The Hotel Windsor Melbourne invites travellers to a luxurious 19th-century architecture with plush amenities and lavish Victorian-inspired furnishings. Tourists at this Melbourne hotel learn more... More

2 Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

4 stars
4.6 / 5 298 reviews

131-135 Bourke Street Map

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

3 Oaks On Market Melbourne

4 stars
4.5 / 5 300 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

4 Stamford Plaza Melbourne

5 stars
4.6 / 5 139 reviews

111 Little Collins Street Map

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

5 The Crossley Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.3 / 5 64 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

6 Mantra On Russell

4 stars
4.5 / 5 97 reviews

222 Russell Street Map

Mantra On Russell Melbourne offers discerning corporate travellers and holidaymakers comfortable self-contained apartments conveniently set in a central business location, near entertainment and... More

7 Mantra 100 Exhibition

4 stars
4.2 / 5 51 reviews

100 Exhibition Street Map

Discerning travellers staying in the vibrant city centre for quick trips or long visits find suitable base at Mantra 100 Exhibition Melbourne. Guests at the contemporary and tastefully appointed... More

8 Grand Hyatt Melbourne

5 stars
4.6 / 5 67 reviews

123 Collins Street Map

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

9 The Langham Hotel Melbourne

5 stars
4.6 / 5 61 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

10 Rydges Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.2 / 5 152 reviews

186 Exhibition Street Map

Rydges Hotel Melbourne welcomes business and leisure travellers with chic accommodations set in an ideal location in the heart of Melbourne. From this sophisticated hotel, tourists can venture to... More