The Wheel of Brisbane is an iconic landmark etched upon the South Bank skyline and the heart of the city’s cultural, lifestyle and entertainment precinct. The Wheel provides a breathtaking way to soak in the spectacular panoramic views of the cityscape and Brisbane’s famous river from a unique vantage point with 360-degree views.
The Wheel of Brisbane has become an absolute must-do for visitors of all ages, since it was constructed in 2008 as part of the 20th anniversary of Brisbane’s World Expo 88.
Its awe-inspiring design stretches 60 metres into the sky and features 42 fully enclosed air-conditioned gondolas. An experience in the Wheel lasts almost 15 minutes and encompasses four revolutions, including a magical stop right at its pinnacle.
Each gondola features an audio system that provides insight into Brisbane’s historical landmark, including the Botanical Gardens, Mount Coot-tha, the Goodwill Bridge and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
The Wheel’s comfortable gondolas are spacious enough to accommodate up to six adults and two children, with VIP gondolas that seat four adults – perfect for special occasions.
The Wheel of Brisbane is part of a group of worldwide alumni under the design direction of Ronald Bussink, who is the architect of similar wheels around the world, from Niagara Falls to Paris, Kuala Lumpur, Belfast and Manchester.
Special events are taken to new heights at the Wheel; it’s the perfect location to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and more. Additionally, the Wheel offers the best seats in the house for New Year’s Eve and Brisbane’s Riverfire Festival.
Visitors can enjoy the sights by day and the lights by night, or opt for a sky-high dining or wine tasting package that includes on-board platters in a private VIP gondola. There is also a Sirromet Lounge located at the base of the Wheel, providing the ideal location for functions and events.
No reservations are required, so come and take in the views and explore Brisbane’s distinctive metropolis from the best spot in the city.
Russell Street, South Brisbane 4101
Tel: +617 3844 3464
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