Melbourne Star turns 3 – WIN family passes (CLOSED)

Melbourne star wheel - Win a family pass

Guess what? The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is turning 3, and to celebrate this major milestone, I have 5 family passes to giveaway to five lucky readers. Keep reading for details on how to be in the running.

Melbourne star observation wheel - Win a family pass

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The only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere, the Melbourne Star has grown in popularity in the past few years and is fast becoming one of Victoria’s top tourist attractions.

We took a ride a few weeks ago and enjoyed the 30-minute journey which gave us a stunning 360-degree views of Melbourne and beyond. After dark the wheel lights up with a dazzling multi-coloured LED light display, which I always enjoy watching while crossing the Bolte Bridge.

If you’ve never been here’s your chance to take a ride!

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
WHERE: 101 Waterfront Way, Docklands, Melbourne
OPENING HOURS: open daily 11am until 10pm. Last ticket sales close 45 minute prior to advertised closing time. Last flight leaves 30 minutes prior to advertised closing time.
BOOKINGS: or call (03) 8688 9688

WIN one of 5 Family Passes to ride the Melbourne Star

Melbourne star wheel - Win a family pass

To win a family pass (2 adults & 2 children) valued at $116, just leave a comment telling me what you are looking forward to seeing from the viewing cabins of the Melbourne Star.

I’ll pick 5 of my favourite entries and if you win, I’ll post you out the passes so you can enjoy them any time you like. If you don’t live in Melbourne, why not gift them to a friend who does?

Terms & Conditions
The winners will be the 5 entries deemed most creative by the judges. Entries open until 5pm 7th March, 2017. Winners will be announced in the comments below and contacted via entering email address. To claim the prize, the winners must reply to the winner notification and accept the prize within 72 hours of receiving notification or risk forfeiting prize. Winner’s address must be supplied on request and will only be used to mail out prize. Information provided will NOT be passed on to third parties. Passes not transferable for cash. Passes are for use in Melbourne.
Giveaway is open to all Australian residents over 16 years.


  • I’m looking forward to seeing the look of mischievous delight on my kids’ faces when they see how truly afraid of heights I am as we approach the highest point of the Melbourne Star’s circuit!

  • Sylvia Pastore says:

    We go pass the Star all the time and never gone on it. We would love to see how development has changed in Melbourne and my kids want to see how far they can see the ocean if they went on it and if the cars will look like ants!

  • Valmai Waterford says:

    As I don’t know Melbourne very well, and my daughter-in-law has just arrived from Thailand, it would be a good chance for both of us to see some of the wonderful sights in Melbourne.

  • Peta says:

    I look forward to seeing how much the city I have lived in my entire life has grown.
    I also would love to see the look of surprise on my children’s faces when they realise that they’re not going shopping, but on a ride on ‘the wheel’.

  • Jo Healy says:

    My kids have just become confident enough to go on rides…they would be so excited to win this prize! A great experience for the school holidays!!
    I can just imagine they will be looking for our house from the very top of the Star…..for me, the looks on their faces may be even better than the view!!!!!

  • Melissa G says:

    To see everything. To be that much closer to the stars. It would be the highest my girls have ever been.

  • Joan says:

    We live in Bendigo and it has become a regular question on any occasion we come to Melbourne to imagine what we could see if we ever went on the “Fairy Wheel” (as my 4yo calls it). My 7yo wants to see in to the tall buildings, I want to see how far I can see (the Dandenongs? the Youyangs?). My husband wants to know if you can see sports in the Docklands stadium. My 4yo is adamant it’s a wheel that lets you see the fairies sitting in the clouds x

  • Laura Mah says:

    I have recently come to the most excellent TV show “Please Like Me.’ In one episode they visited the wheel. It was awkward, funny and beautiful. I realised that the star wheel is very different from a ferris wheel, it is secure (something I’ve never felt at the show!) and quiet and allows you reflection time to soak up the surrounds. I love the idea of going to watch the sunset and staying for the stars. xxx

  • Carol B says:

    A bright colourful star that looks magical and full of wonder and all that wondering what is it like?, what does Melbourne look like from the star?, is what we want to know and why we want to go on the Melbourne Star.

  • Allison says:

    My 5 year old daughter asks about the Melbourne Star every time we go across the Bolte Bridge to visit Grandma but on a single income sometimes a treat like that has to wait. She is positive that she will be able to see Grandmas house in Altona from it!

  • Cathy M says:

    I would like to see the look on my son’s face as we reached the top! He would love this as a special birthday treat. What a great way to celebrate being 6 🙂

  • Augusta Zeeng says:

    Our house in the distance.

  • Judith Maunders says:

    We went on the Melbourne Star one afternoon just before Christmas. Despite hubby and my fear of heights, we loved it. Miss Ten was in heaven, saying it was the ‘best half hour’ of her life. It was fantastic to see right across Melbourne – we could even see the You Yangs which are in our neck of the woods! We’d all love to go again – especially when our eleven year old niece is out from Japan. We’d really like to go at night – when the ‘stars’ come out. I’d love to see the city and the wheel all brilliantly lit up!

  • Rachael L says:

    I am going to look out for all of Melbournes major landmarks and places we visit eg the State Library the NGV. I imagine it will look like that lego model of Melbourne they have at Scienceworks and my family will feel like giants…….

  • Terri says:

    Ohh This would be fantastic to win. We’d love to see all the sights of Melbourne and discover new ones from a height. Coming down to see a cousin I haven’t seen for years so this would be excellent as a treat on a day in town.

  • Kerri-Ann says:

    We’ll be visiting Melbourne next month after moving away two years ago. It will be lovely to see our old stomping ground again, but doing it from the wheel we watched being slowly built would be even better!

  • Kate says:

    A different view of all of our favourite Melbourne places: the zoo, the MCG, arts centre, Yarra river, ArtPlay, St Kilda. And maybe spot some new ones.

  • Lex says:

    We went on the Star yesterday, (visiting from Auckland), and it was GREAT! Good luck to all the entrants, the lucky winner I’ll love it.

  • JULIE DUNCAN says:

    I would love to go into Melbourne for the day, to go on the wheel at dusk and be able to see our ‘neck of the woods’, 80 km away. Then my daughter can see the big city and the twinkling lights towards the end of the half hour!

  • Sue Bee says:

    My mother always promised my niece she would take her to Australia. She passed away in December and we would like to fulfill her dream. As we are on a limited budget we would love the tickets. As to what we would like to see from the viewing cabins? MELBOURNE!! All of it!

  • Jennifer B. says:

    I’d love to see all the activity on Melbourne’s waterways!… ships and machinery carefully manoeuvring in the docks, yachts on the bay, fishermen at anchor, The Spirit of Tasmania approaching and maybe the occasional rower downstream on the Yarra.

  • Ern says:

    Melbourne, and beyond, in it’s entirety looking like an ‘ant’ sized city. Will be breath taking that’s for sure.

  • DIANA . says:

    The shipping channels, to see just how big and how far out they go.

  • Ian hawkins says:

    Want to point out all the dock sheds and give my kids a sense of Melbourne’s shipping past

  • Anastasia says:

    The Melbourne skyline with its tall buildings and bright lights.

  • Clinton M says:

    Melbourne is just so close my heart, picking the best I’m not sure where to start, let’s go sunset over St Kilda beach being just divine, well it surely is in my mind!

  • Cintia says:

    Entries now closed. Good luck

  • Cintia @ My Poppet says:

    Winners have been drawn and contacted – pls check your inbox.

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