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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.

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1 Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.4 / 5 261 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

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2 Novotel Melbourne on Collins

4 stars
4.5 / 5 59 reviews

270 Collins Street Map

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Sleek and sophisticated, Novotel Melbourne On Collins Hotel makes for an ideal retreat for discerning business and leisure travellers while in cosmopolitan Melbourne. This stylish hotel place... More

Awesome
Thanks for an awesome time spend in your hotel, definitely I will come back :)
1 Jun 2015
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3 Ovolo Laneways

4 stars
4.3 / 5 15 reviews

19 Little Bourke Street Map

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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

Friendly great location great quirky add ons
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4 Adara Collins

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Great, central location
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5 Stamford Plaza Melbourne

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111 Little Collins Street Map

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6 Oaks WRAP on Southbank

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133 - 139 City Road Map

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7 Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne

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8 BreakFree on Collins

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9 Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

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27 Little Collins Street Map

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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

Relaxing few days
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10 Travelodge Hotel Southbank Melbourne

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9 Riverside Quay Map

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A reliable option in a great location
I'm starting to lose track of the number of times I've stayed at the Travelodge Southbank in Melbourne. I love the location, and if I want to get downtown, it's a short walk across the Southgate...
24 Jun 2015
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