Wheel of Brisbane, Brisbane

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Wheel of Brisbane is a 60 m (197 ft) Ferris wheel offering extensive views of Brisbane's central business district and surrounding suburbs. The wheel is a popular tourist attraction located in the city's South Bank Parklands, erected in honor of the 150th anniversary of the State of Queensland. Each of the 42 air-conditioned capsules can seat up to six adults and two children, providing a total passenger capacity of 336. The panoramic ride last around 12 minutes and provides unobstructed views of the city. Visit the wheel in the evening hours to see the city light up as the night falls. The friendly staff provides commentary about the city's landmarks. To visit Wheel of Brisbane and other attractions in Brisbane, use our Brisbane itinerary planner.
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  • Unlike the London Eye, which is an intrusion on the Thames Embankment, the Brisbane Wheel is an integral element of the elegant and dynamic precinct which includes theatre, concert, museum and gallery...  more »
  • Staff very helpful as we had a disabled person with us. Only 12 minutes but a good view over the city.  more »
  • Beautiful views of the river and Brisbane. That day there were many people, normal as well as attraction of the best in the city. Account with great system security especially for the smallest cabins have air conditioning and they are very comfortable. Recommended to take it with the visit including the river cruise.
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  • My children and I love going on the Wheel of Brisbane. I think it is good pricing but I have heard complaints it is expensive- for my 5 children and I, I actually thought the pricing was excellent. You can purchase a photo afterwards which is a great keepsake especially for tourists or special occasions. They have package deals for couples, families etc. Great location and you spend plenty of time on the Wheel, air conditioned, allowed drinks (purchased at reception), private cabin, you can take photos as you take in the spectacular views. I think its best to ride at night. The City lights are lovely to see.
  • I never in my life thought I would have EVER spent $20 (about $16.50 USD) to ride a Ferris wheel, but how can you pass up "the largest Ferris Wheel in the southern hemisphere"??? Top 10: 10: Air conditioning! 9: It's huge 8: It comes with an informational pamphlet 7: Recorded commentary describing various landmarks and local history 6: Air conditioning!! 5: Spacious and comfortable (enclosed) gondolas 4: CLEAN 3: AMAZING views 2: The walk to and from is amazing too! 1: In the middle of an historically horrible heat wave IT. HAD. AIR CONDITIONING!
  • Good fun. Kids loved it. A bit expensive really, which has stopped me from coming in it before, but with a Groupon offer it made it worthwhile. Decent views, but the fun of the wheel, makes it fun enough for the kids. It's good to combine with a view to eat at one of the awesome restaurants at Little Stanley Street to make it a more fun day out.
  • I came here with my partner and we both really enjoyed the views of Brisbane and the experience of the Wheel of Brisbane. We went while the sun was setting so it was a beautiful sight. My only down side of the experience was the commentary which, although was interesting - we wished we could have either turned it down or even turned it off at points to just enjoy the views without any sound.
  • The price is a little bit steep but with a Groupon it makes things easier to swallow. It's a nice view both in the morning and at night. If you want to see Brisbane from a different perspective then this wheel might be for you. I say it's steep but it's not the worst price for a wheel I have seen. I was just on a tight budget at the time.

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