Australia’s Newest Tourism Attraction – The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Project Team:
Owners: Sanoyas Rides Australia Pty Ltd
Engineers: Arup
Contractor: Sanoyas Rides Corporation, Osaka Japan
Steel Contractors for Wheel: Alfasi and Haywards
Applicators: Action Alliance and McElligott Partners

As the capital of the State of Victoria and second most populous city in Australia, the vibrant and colorful city of Melbourne is attracting locals and tourists alike to its newest tourism and entertainment attraction; the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

Standing at a towering 120 meters tall— equivalent to a 40 storey building— the Melbourne Star is the only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere, with its seven jutting spokes representing the seven-pointed Federation star on the Australian flag.

One complete rotation of the Star takes approximately 30 minutes, giving guests’ an uninterrupted 360-degree view of up to 40 km that includes such landmarks as the Docklands Precinct, Melbourne’s city business district, Port Phillip Bay, Mount Macedon and the Dandenong Ranges.


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