As a first-time visitor to South Bank in Brisbane I was thrilled to ride the Wheel of Brisbane and have the opportunity to take in 360-degree views of the city. At almost 60 metres high it was one of the first landmarks I saw from my balcony when I checked into my room at Rydges at South Bank.
After riding the Wheel of Brisbane at sunset I doubt there’s a better way to appreciate the city and surrounding areas and guess what? It’s wheelchair accessible.
This is far removed from the Ferris wheels you may have tried at a local amusement park. Passengers on the Wheel of Brisbane ride in the comfort of a fully enclosed cabin which has air conditioning for those particularly warm days. Large windows in the cabin provide unobstructed views over the South Bank Parklands, Brisbane River and the city.
There’s plenty of time for taking photos and enjoying the view with the ride lasting for 10 to 12 minutes and completing four full rotations. The ride is smooth and relatively slow so there’s time to really take in the view. On board commentary highlights many of Brisbane’s attractions while you ride.
If you are celebrating a special occasion or want to add a bit of romance to the experience, you can pre-order a platter of food to enjoy. Platters are freshly prepared by The Charming Squire and served with a bottle of wine or a soft drink. I was lucky enough to have lunch at The Charming Squire and give their food a big thumbs up. On board dining requires a booking and prices can be found on the website.
The Wheel of Brisbane is wheelchair accessible with a ramp provided for wheelchair users to board.
Companion Card is accepted.
Accessible stand-alone bathroom facilities are available at the South Bank Pavilion.
You can read more about Wheel of Brisbane here.
I was a guest of Visit South Bank for my trip on the Wheel of Brisbane but as always, my opinions are my own. My enthusiasm stems from a great experience.