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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  • $20 to ride about 5 times around. each car holds 4-6 people. I did ride by myself. Great view of the city. They take pictures and they cost around $40.  more »
  • The Wheel of Brisbane is great for tourists and visitors to Brisbane. For example if you have business contacts or friends visiting Brisbane a good suggestion would be to have a nice meal at Southbank...  more »
  • Value for money. The wheel goes around about 7 times and you get voice commentary all the way round. Great air conditioning. We went on at night and it was stunning.  more »
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  • First time taking the family up. 6 year old just loved it. It's beautiful to see the city by night. The full price is expensive (understandably why) for a family but having a 50% off voucher (Entertainment Book) made it worth it. It's nice to actually get a good 10 mins and a few times around.
  • Great views of Brisbane, friendly staff, fun and relaxing experience. I’ve done it during the day time and would definitely consider a night ride. The only down side was that the commentary sound level was too loud and could not be turned down.
  • The price has gone up!!!! Used to be 15 for students and now is 17. Seriously? I wasn't impressed, but aside from that, it's a good place to enjoy the view from a different angle and perspective, literally, and it's more exciting to ride at night but less visible because of all the lightings and stuff, which kinda gets in the way of enjoying the scenery. If you want to take a better look and be able to look far out from a high point, you better go during the day. I could barely see anything last time I was on the wheel at night, but my reflections from the glass....
  • Beautiful view,. We did 4 laps of the wheel. Cheap price for what and where it is on the river. High speed ferries stop less than 50 metres away, info centre onsite nepalese carved temple 50 metres away, gardens, lawns, hire bikes, cafe,bar walk trails river.... Wonderful.😃
  • Awesome view of the city. A little bit short but it’s a good ride. Little downside is the light on the wheel only has one colour 😭😭

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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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