The Melbourne Star does not take pre-booked departure times. However, you can purchase tickets online in advance to avoid ticket queues.   Melbourne Star Experience packages including food and beverage arrangements must be booked a minimum of three days in advance.   Advance bookings are required for groups such as schools and other educational institutions, school holiday program providers, and community groups. It is strongly recommended that groups of ten or more guests book in advance. Groups discounts are available for groups of 10+.

At its peak height of 120 metres – the equivalent of a 40 storey building – the Melbourne Star provides uninterrupted 360-degree panoramic views of Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and the surrounding area, stretching up to 40 kms.   Our in-cabin audio commentary and “Tales of Melbourne” pre-boarding story display will reveal interesting stories about Melbourne past and present, together with the unique history of Giant Observation Wheels.

Families always save more at the Melbourne Star. When travelling in family groups, your ticket prices are discounted by up to 30%. To qualify for family pricing, there must be at least one adult and one child flying together. See our Prices page for the full range of packages and prices.

Each Melbourne Star rotation takes approximately 30 minutes. This may be reduced slightly during peak periods. We recommend you allow between 45 minutes to one hour at the Melbourne Star to experience the pre-boarding “Tales of Melbourne” story display and your flight.

The Melbourne Star provides a complimentary in-cabin audio tour in English.

Due to operational requirements, the following items are not permitted to be taken into cabins:

  • BYO food and drinks (bottled water is allowed)
  • Animals with the exception of guide, hearing or assistance dogs
  • Rollerblades, bikes, scooters and skateboards
  • Large backpacks and suitcases
  • Prams and strollers are at the discretion of management
  • Mobile scooters – for those with mobility restrictions please refer to our Accessibility page for further details

Please refer to our Term and Conditions for the full details.

Due to operational requirements, guests are unable to select a cabin and will be directed by Management to the cabin they are to board for their experience. For more information, please visit our Term and Conditions.

There are a selection of food outlets open within the Melbourne Star Piazza for you to chose from.   And coming soon to the Melbourne Star, a new bar and a range of exciting in-cabin food and beverage offers! Subscribe to our Melbourne Star newsletter to stay updated when we make further announcements!

The Melbourne Star welcomes guests of all ages! Children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times. The Melbourne Star is also developing a range of learning resources and activities for schools, linked to AusVELS, to support school visits. Subscribe to our Melbourne Star newsletter to stay updated when we make further announcements.

The Melbourne Star is the perfect venue for a memorable corporate or private event. For more information, please visit Groups & Functions.

Melbourne’s waterfront precinct Docklands is home to a wealth of great restaurants, bars, shopping destinations and entertainment attractions for all the family. Check out our Discover Docklands page for some tips on how to fill a jam-packed day of fun at Docklands, as part of your visit to the Melbourne Star.

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