In August of 2008, Wheel of
answer to the London Eye, was officially opened. It commemorates the 20th
anniversary of World Expo 88 and the 150th anniversary of Queensland.
The Wheel of Brisbane is owned
and operated by World Tourist Attractions Australia, standing 60 metres tall (the
London Eye measures 135 metres in height) and illuminating the South Bank
skyline and river with thousands of LED lights at night. A very pretty and
The wheel has 42
air-conditioned, fully enclosed capsules (gondolas), each seating up to 6
adults and 2 children. All up, it can carry up to 336 people at a time. Each
ride lasts 12 to 15 minutes and allows for panoramic 360 degree views of the Brisbane River
and Brisbane city.
The Wheel of Brisbane at
South Bank is open seven days a week; from 10am to 10pm. Tickets cost $15 for
adults, $10 for children under 12 years old and $2 for children between 1 year
and 3 years old. You can even book a private gondola for $95.
The Wheel of Brisbane will reside
over the next two years at South Bank.
At 60m high, it will carry
336 people in 42 air-conditioned carriages for a 15-minute ride when it opens
in seven to 10 days' time.