Thursday, March 31, 2011


Wheel of Brisbane

Wheel of Brisbane 
To celebrate the 20 year anniversary of World Expo '88, Brisbane's South Bank Parklands will become home to its own Ferris wheel.
 Fully owned and operated by World Tourist Attractions Australia, the Wheel of Brisbane stands 60 metres tall (somewhat shorter than London Eye's 135 metres) but impressive nonetheless, illuminating the South Bank skyline and river with thousands of LED lights at night and presenting an exciting new landmark for visitors and locals.
photo: Brisbane fairy wheel
photo: Wheel
 The wheel has 42 air-conditioned, fully enclosed capsules each capable of seating up to 6 adults and 2 children. 
photo: South Bank Ferris Wheel
Each ride is of 12 to 15 minutes duration (which roughly equates to 3 or 4 wheel rotations) and offers unique panoramic 360 degree views of the river and city.

photo: Water & Wheel
photo: A ride to the top
 Brisbane hasn't reinvented the wheel, we've simply borrowed the popular idea of a giant ferris wheel from which to view our city. Other 'wheels' are tourist attractions in London, Manchester and Perth and give riders a safe but spectacular way to get a true birds' eye view. 
photo: The Brisbane Wheel

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