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. See Wheel of Brisbane and all Brisbane has to offer by arranging your trip with our Brisbane trip builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It is pricey but well worth the ride. You get a vista of the river area and parks area. A narrated ride with an accompanying map makes this very informative.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The wheel is situated a short walk from the city based man made beach. On a normal Brisbane day, blue sky's and not a cloud in sight, the wheel offers unbelievable views toward the city and in both di...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We went on the Brisbane Wheel during our stay in the city. Fantastic views, has a commentary of the landmarks during the 12 minute ride. Which is handy. Cost was $20 per adult and we felt this was goo...  more »
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  • I am so scared of heights but this was fun. It gives a quick overview of the city and some really cool important places.
  • Great for kids I've been on it a few times it's friends who were from out of town. A little boring for adults but my little cousins loved it. The staff are fantastic and the views are awesome.
  • Took my fiance on the wheel for her birthday. It was a hot day but the wheel had air con so it was a pleasant escape from the scorching heat. The lovely view of the city from the top was absolutely gorgeous.
  • Awesome experience aboard this giant wheel. The staff is friendly and good. The announcement system in the gondola was good. They explained bits about the different views and landmarks seen from above. Truly worth the money. Highly recommended.
  • Nice view. Could have gone around a few more times. Friendly staff.

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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, consider neighborhoods like Fortitude Valley or New Farm.
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