6 Reasons Why You Should Experience The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel | ISIC Australia
Standing high and proud in the world's most liveable city, the Melbourne Star is well and truly worth a visit! Read on and we'll tell you why.
1 | Far reaching views
How else in Melbourne are you going to enjoy constantly evolving views and perspectives without forking out a fortune for a helicopter ride from nearly impossible to reach Essendon Airport? The Melbourne Star takes its time to gradually take you higher and higher into the Melbourne sky, showing off views of the CBD, Port Phillip Bay, and as far east as the lush Dandenong Ranges.
2 | A reluctant Melbourne icon
The Melbourne Star was initially completed just before Christmas in 2008, however closed soon after following complications with its design. After a long hiatus, the observation wheel returned with a fresh new face lift looking better than ever. Since then, the Star has sat nicely as Dockland's crowning jewel basking in the city's often glorious sunrises and sunsets.
3 | Docklands
The urban renewal of Docklands in Melbourne's very inner-west might have divided Melburnians since the late 1990s, however it's not all just offices and apartments. Docklands is home to a thriving hub of eateries, bars, and activities and attractions to keep you entertained. Once you've experienced the Melbourne Star, head on over to the O'Brien Group Arena to cool off on a hot day, or get cosy with a hot date, before grabbing some exotic Cambodian cuisine from Bopha Devi.
4 | Date Night
We wouldn't suggest this without first-hand experience. The Melbourne Star is truly the ideal place to watch the inner-city sky set over the town at night. You'll see the sights together while seeing your future together as you stare long into the horizon. The moonlight will set the scene for the perfect backdrop to a memorable evening.
5 | Nothing and nowhere else like it
At least in the Southern Hemisphere... The biggest and highest observation wheel south of the equator, combined with the world's most liveable city makes for an ideal match. Throw in the Star's LED display shows transforming an otherwise giant steel structure into a glittering kaleidoscope of colour and light, and you've got a post worthy for any average Instagram account.
6 | 2 for 1 tickets
Our ISIC offer of 2 for 1 tickets is one of our personal favourites here in our Melbourne office and why wouldn't it be? Just one of four giant observation wheels on the planet, this is really the perfect introduction to Melbourne from a different perspective. We love it so much we jumped at the chance to go for a spin last year. Check out our video below!
Love views high up in the sky, however you're not in Melbourne? No worries, check out our other offers in Sydney & Brisbane below!
Sydney Tower Eye | 25% off
The Wheel of Brisbane | 15% off
All discounts are correct at time of publishing this article and are subject to change without notice. Please always check here for the latest information. Some offers are part of the ISIC Australia & New Zealand Frequent Values Partnership. For cards issued outside of Australia or New Zealand please visit our International Cardholders information here to find out more about accessing the ISIC Frequent Values Program.Back to overview