Wheel of Brisbane, Brisbane

Wheel of Brisbane, Brisbane

The Wheel of Brisbane is a 197-foot tall Ferris Wheel located in the South Bank Parklands. The Ferris wheel was built in 2008 in honor of the 150th anniversary of Queensland. It was also part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of World Expo 88. Visitors can expect a 15-minute ride that offers exceptional views of Brisbane.

The wheel was built with 42 gondolas that seat up to six adults and two children. Each of the gondolas are enclosed and air conditioned. Tickets may be purchased at the wheel or in advance through the Wheel of Brisbane website. Visitors can choose standard tickets or they can have a VIP experience that consists of a double ride and a glass of wine to enjoy while riding.

The Wheel of Brisbane operates from 10 AM to 9 PM from Sunday to Thursday. It is open from 10 AM to 10 PM on Friday and Saturday. The wheel does not take reservations.

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Wheel of Brisbane on Map

Sight Name: Wheel of Brisbane
Sight Location: Brisbane, Australia (See walking tours in Brisbane)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Brisbane, Australia

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