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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  • Spent an enjoyable 30 minutes, or whatever the ride took. Interesting to see Brisbane from this height. My guests were delighted  more »
  • The ride will allow you to have a bird view on the city of brisbane. If you want to have clear nice view, come in the afternoon. Went on the ride when the wind is quite strong, still feel safe though ...  more »
  • The eye gives a great view of the city and is accompanied by a tutorial of the surroundings. There are a few scary sounds but if you can get past that ots a great way to spend 10-15 mins.  more »
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  • The Wheel of Brisbane is one of those fantastic Brisbane tourist spots. It's an absolute must if you have international visitors in tow, and it's great for all ages. If you hate heights, then this is not the ride for you, the vertigo will do your head in. You only need to do the Wheel twice, once at night and once during the day. The views of Brisbane are stunning and the ride is fairly long, so it's definitely worth the money. Make sure you get the family pass, which is more cost effective.
  • This one of the nicest parks to visit. Plenty of events and activities happen all year round. Great date option if you just wanted to go for a walk and get ice cream or frozen yogurt. benoconnorpage approved
  • Alot of eateries and places to see. Beautiful place to take photos. Visited it twice in two days. Loved the atmosphere of "touristy- feeling" whereby you just marvel at the way others admire the placešŸ˜Š. It was memorablešŸ˜Š
  • Nice air conditioned cabins. Good views. My son loves it
  • Friendly staff, had a nice day so the view is ok. Better not compare it with other city's. Good map and explanations

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Popular with tourists and business travelers, Brisbane's lodgings range from luxurious rental apartments with private pools and city views, to economical hostels just minutes from the main attractions in South Bank and the central business district. To soak up some local flavor at an affordable price, consider the city's inner suburbs. Located just north of the CBD, Spring Hill offers quiet accommodations within striking distance of the lively downtown areas. If you want to explore the city's famous nightlife scene,Ā consider neighborhoods likeĀ Fortitude Valley or New Farm.
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