About The Melbourne Star
The Melbourne Star is one of only four Giant Observation Wheels in the world and is the only in the Southern Hemisphere, which boasts views of up to 40km from Melbourne’s CBD.
It provides 21 spacious, air-conditioned cabins, offering an unparalleled, 360-degree view of the city, as well as audio commentary giving you a brief introduction to the history of the landmarks in view.
The cabins are fully enclosed with “floor-to-ceiling” views and are large enough for up to 20 guests to walk around comfortably without feeling any cabin movement or vibration.
Covered in LED lights, the wheel transforms into a wonder of colour at night with over five million different combinations which synchronises with music, giving an amazing sensory experience.
How To Get There
Direct access to the Melbourne Star is from Footscray Road, turning onto Pearl River Road or Waterfront Way. Parking is available at Peark River Road West Car Park and Waterfront Way East Car Park. A daily fee of $10 applies. There is also limited street parking available.
Docklands is within the Melbourne CBD “Free Tram Zone”, so you can catch a tram to the Melbourne Star from anywhere within the zone at no cost.
Board any of the following trams:
- The City Circle tram
- Tram 86 (via Bourke Street)
- Tram 70 (via Flinders Street)
Disembark at The District Docklands (Stop D11) which is an easy walking distance to the Melbourne Star.
Take a train to Southern Cross Station and walk across the Bourke Street pedestrian bridge to Harbour Esplanade.
There you can follow the Promenade to The District Docklands.
For any visitors arriving from Regional Victoria, please visit V-Line for current timetables by clicking here.
Drop-off areas for coaches are available in Peark River Road. Parking is available in Observation Drive.
Drivers may make use of the Tourism Lounge, located in The District Docklands.
The Yarra Trail, the Capital City Trail, Moonee Ponds Creek Trail and the Maribyrnong Trail all converge at Docklands.
Contacting The Melbourne Star
For any more general information about The Melbourne Star, visit their website by clicking here.
You can also visit their contact page directly for any other inquires by clicking here.