Wheel of Brisbane
Wheel of Brisbane
General information
TypeFerris wheel
LocationBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates27°28′31″S 153°01′15″E / 27.4753178°S 153.0208572°E / -27.4753178; 153.0208572Coordinates: 27°28′31″S 153°01′15″E / 27.4753178°S 153.0208572°E / -27.4753178; 153.0208572
CompletedAugust 2008
Height60 m (197 ft)[1]

The Wheel of Brisbane (also Brisbane Eye) is an Observation Wheel in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is 60 metres (197 ft) tall.[1]

It was erected in 2008 at the northern entrance to South Bank Parklands, the transformed World Expo 88 site by the Brisbane River, as part of the 20th anniversary of World Expo 88 and the 150th anniversary of the State of Queensland 1859–2009 celebrations.[2] Its August opening coincided with the annual Riverfire event.[3]

Each of the 42 air-conditioned capsules can seat up to six adults and two children[4] providing a total passenger capacity of 336.[5] The ride lasts for approximately 12 minutes[5] and provides 360° views across the city.[4]

During the 2011 Brisbane floods, the Wheel was damaged by water.


  1. ^ a b "Visitor Information". Wheel of Brisbane. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  2. ^ The Big Wheel 31 March 2008.
  3. ^ The Wheel of Brisbane - Zazz - Project
  4. ^ a b "Wheel of Brisbane". South Bank Corporation. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b Wheel of Brisbane joins battle for the skies. Jessica Lawrence. 10 August 2008. The Courier-Mail.