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Wheel of Brisbane

Get a magnificent view over Brisbane and spot the city’s landmarks from this giant Ferris wheel in the middle of the South Bank Parklands.

The Wheel of Brisbane is a great way to get your bearings in this pleasant sub-tropical city. Bring the whole family and enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned gondola as you get a 360-degree view from almost 60 metres (197 feet) above the ground.

Take in a vista that includes the beautiful Brisbane River and lush South Bank Parklands. Sit back and enjoy the free audio commentary informing you about the surrounding landmarks and local history. Keep your memories of the day by purchasing a photo book of your group’s Wheel of Brisbane experience, complete with a city backdrop.

Plan a special evening for adults with an on-board dining experience that features gourmet appetisers and spectacular views of the city by night. Look for the bright lights of the Treasury Building reflecting in the waters of the Brisbane River from the opposite bank. Purchase drinks from the bar or make it a romantic evening and organise for your own selection of music to be played in your private gondola.

Combine your ride on the Ferris wheel with a walk along the adjacent riverside promenade. Enjoy the cafés and restaurants nestled in the tropical gardens along the way and see why this is a favourite meeting spot for Brisbane residents.

Refresh with a swim in the sparkling man-made Streets Beach lagoon that is only a 5-minute walk from the wheel. This pool features a child-friendly water playground and daytime lifeguards.

Purchase tickets for the Wheel of Brisbane online or at the on-site ticket booth. Book ahead for a private gondola or during festival and holiday times.

The surrounding South Bank Cultural Precinct has a number of great hotels to choose from, or stay a short walk over the Victoria Bridge in Brisbane’s central business district on the other side of the river.

Make this your first stop in Brisbane to enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the city’s loveliest sites.

Popular Activities at Wheel of Brisbane

Give yourself lots of time at Wheel of Brisbane. Below are some of the top activities:

If you're looking for even more activities, take a look at our South Brisbane things to do page.


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Meriton Suites Herschel Street, Brisbane

43 Herschel Street, Brisbane, QLD
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of City Hall Clock Tower, Brisbane Private Hospital, and Treasury Casino. Queen Street Mall and Gallery of Modern Art are also within 15 minutes. Brisbane Roma Street Station is only a 4-minute walk and Brisbane Central Station is 10 minutes.

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    103 George Street, Brisbane, QLD
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Treasury Casino, Queen Street Mall, and Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Brisbane City Hall and Eagle Street Pier are also within 10 minutes. South Brisbane Station is 12 minutes by foot and Brisbane Central Station is 12 minutes.

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      222 Margaret Street, Brisbane, QLD
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Eagle Street Pier, and Queen Street Mall. South Bank Parklands and Roma Street Parkland are also within 1 mi (2 km). Brisbane Central Station is 11 minutes by foot and Brisbane Roma Street Station is 16 minutes.

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        Royal On The Park

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          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Brisbane Parliament House. Eagle Street Pier and Queensland University of Technology are also within 10 minutes. Brisbane Central Station is 13 minutes by foot and Brisbane Roma Street Station is 18 minutes.

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          Rydges South Bank

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          9 Glenelg Street, South Bank, South Brisbane, QLD
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of South Brisbane, this luxury hotel is steps from Queensland Conservatorium and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. South Bank Lifestyle Market and Wheel of Brisbane are also within 5 minutes. South Brisbane Station is only a 5-minute walk and South Bank Station is 9 minutes.

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            Stamford Plaza Brisbane

            Stamford Plaza Brisbane

            Corner of Margaret & Edward Streets, South Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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              Ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street

              40 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, QLD
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brisbane Square Library, Queen Street Mall, and Wintergarden. Brisbane Central Station is 10 minutes by foot and South Brisbane Station is 11 minutes.

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                Capri by Fraser, Brisbane

                80 Albert Street (Cnr Mary St), Brisbane, QLD
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Brisbane Riverside Markets. Queen Street Mall and Queensland Performing Arts Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Brisbane Central Station is 12 minutes by foot and Brisbane Roma Street Station is 16 minutes.