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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

252 hotels near Giant Sky Wheel

1 Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

4 stars
4.6 / 5 309 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

2 The Crossley Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.2 / 5 78 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 The Langham Hotel Melbourne

5 stars
4.6 / 5 64 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

4 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne - Flinders Street

4 stars
4.3 / 5 64 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

5 Oaks On Market Melbourne

4 stars
4.4 / 5 319 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

6 Royce Hotel

5 stars
4.3 / 5 37 reviews

379 St Kilda Road Map

Set in the heart of Melbourne's premier fashion and entertainment district, Royce Hotel Melbourne is ideally suited for tourists and business guests. La Trobe's Cottage known for its historical and... More

7 Ovolo Laneways

4 stars
4.3 / 5 14 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

8 Mantra On Russell

4 stars
4.5 / 5 101 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

9 Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.4 / 5 259 reviews

328 Flinders Street Map

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

10 Melbourne Short Stay At SouthBankOne

4 stars
4.3 / 5 9 reviews

180 City Road, Southbank Map

Guests can plan their vacation at Melbourne Short Stay At Southbankone which is known for its excellent amenities, well equipped accommodation and friendly staff. This property is close to the... More