The Wheel is located in the Parklands, South Bank. For those for whom Brisbane is the choice tour destination, Parklands is the city’s heartbeat as far as culture, entertainment and the verve of upbeat lifestyle. This makes it an all-round fascinating city, and there is no better way to experience the city’s vibrancy than from 200 feet up in the air.
Loved for its sweeping 360 degree views, the Wheel of Brisbane is a must visit for tourists enjoying their trip to the city. This works for many visitors, even those who have a phobia for heights. The use of the fully enclosed gondola means that you do not come into direct contact with weather elements, making your ride as comfortable as possible.
The gondolas are also air-conditioned, so you can bet this is ideal for the kids as well. In addition to this, the capsules comfortably sit 6 grownups and 2 kids. The VIP capsules provide a luxurious ride that sits up to 4 grownups. This VIP treatment is enhanced by a leather interior and tinted windows. With a graceful design, minimal noise and a professional system of running the wheel, the organizers ensure that visitors enjoy a fun ride in a safe environment.
The rides last between 12 and 15 minutes, all the while with an audio commentary running in the background to enlighten visitors on different sights and sounds of Brisbane City. Depending on the time of your visit, you can enjoy special offers at the facility. The most exciting experience, perhaps, is the on-board dining experience.
This culinary experience is divided into two: a Ride and Refresh Experience that features the Chef’s collection and drinks (at an extra cost) as well as the VIP experience that includes personal choice of music, appetizer platter and complimentary wine/ soft drink. Bookings are required for the dining experience.
The Wheel of Brisbane is a function of the World Tourist Attractions, and is easily discerned as one of the most recognizable features of Brisbane’s skyline. Check out the awe-inspiring Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and the glistening Brisbane River from your gondola.
To enjoy the fullness of this experience at the Wheel of Brisbane, you need to make advance bookings. The details below will help you when planning your trip.
Address: Russel Street, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Opening hours: 1100 hours – 2130 hours (Monday to Thursday)
1000 hours to 2300 hours (Friday to Saturday, closes at 2200 hours on Sunday)
Opening and closing hours change during public holidays.
Phone Number: (+61) 7 3844 3464
Ticket prices: adults/ students/ children/ Family – $17.50/ $15.00/ $12.00/ $50.00. Rates are cheaper when you book tickets online. Children below 3 years enter free of charge.
Private Gondola (a maximum of 6 adults and 2 children) – $95.00
VIP Gondola (maximum 4 adults) – $110.00
Distance from Brisbane CBD: 750 meters