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Melbourne’s Big Wheel

The Melbourne Star, The largest observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere, turned three this month and offers a great insight into the City of Melbourne, night and day.

Located in the Docklands area of Melbourne it is a way to view Melbourne from up high on a leisurely adventure. Each cabin with its glass walls offers views from every angle. The ride itself will take around 30 minutes; however allow around 45 minutes to get tickets and queue.

Make sure to grab a map and listen to the great commentary through the speakers of your cabin to learn more about Melbourne’s fascinating history. Kids will love trying to spot the city’s most famous landmarks on the provided map. On the way up you can see right to the Bolte Bridge and across Port Phillip Bay. Their eyes can follow the road towards Ballarat and see all the action at the airport while they learn more about how the city bridges gained their names.

“Kids will love trying to spot the city’s most famous landmarks on the provided map.”

Views over the ports and shipping containers offer a great way for kids to earn about our export and importing. On the way back down spectacular views of Albert Park Lake and the greener side of Melbourne are visible all the way across to the Queen Victorian market.

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Fast Facts:

• Wheelchair access is fantastic with knowledgeable and inclusive staff.
• Within the Docklands area there are plenty of places to enjoy a meal afterwards.
• There’s a great playground at Ron Barassi Snr park to expend a little energy, located just under the Bolte Bridge.

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Bron Leeks leads the adventurous team at Smithsholidayroad.com where she shares her families adventures with a focus on wheelchair access and inclusion. Based in Melbourne, Australia and exploring far and wide.

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