The Star of the Show

This beautifully elegant Ferris Wheel has the pleasure of being crowned the highest, continuously travelling ferris wheel in Australia. 

At over 32 metres high, it is an awe inspiring sight with rotating gondolas that provide wonderful 360˚ views of the surroundings. 

The beautifully appointed gondolas not only rotate but are fully enclosed. 

The Star of the Show is the perfect experience for thrill seekers and easy riders alike. 

Excitement and fun for all members of the family, young or old.

The European styling of this Ferris Wheel offers clean lines and simple design. Darling Harbour is a perfect example of how this unique structure can compliment any iconic landmark with beauty and style.

The Star of the Show offers modern fully enclosed gondolas, allowing for comfort and enjoyment in all weather conditions. 

Each gondola is lit with over 30 LED lights on the ceiling.

Specifically engineered plexi glass wraps the entire gondola, providing full and unobstructed views.

Sliding entry and exit doors ensure ease of embarking and disembarking.

The rotation of each gondola is manually controlled by the passengers, enabling them to rotate 360 degrees at the riders’ desired speed.

Well designed platform offers ample queuing space, yet incorporates a small footprint area.

Fully enclosed entry and exit loading area.

Australia’s first rotating gondola Ferris Wheel. 

Riders enjoy 360 degree views as they spin. 

Family Friendly

Comfortable and clean, the modern design of each gondola makes for easy entry and exiting of the ride. 

Families young or old will enjoy the spectacular views and interactive nature of the manually controlled gondola rotation.

State of the art monitoring systems keep the gondolas balanced at all times

The Star of the Show is fully equipped with: 

  • UPS battery systems to allow quick evacuation in the event of an emergency
  • Externally locked sliding doors
  • Automatic operational systems for gondola selection and weight distribution
  • Emergency backup lighting
  • 24 hour manufacturer modem connection for monitoring and fault finding
  • Digital display for all aspects of ride operation
  • Greater stability for high wind speed safety
  • P.A systems

Supplier: Mondial – World of Rides Heerenveen, Holland 

Capacity: 144 x 75kg = 10800kg 

Gondolas: 24 

Loading Platforms: 3 

Unloading Platforms: 3 

Max. imbalance: 3 loaded gondolas 

Power Supply: 400 V / 3ph / 50 Hz 

Main drive: 4 x 9.5 kW 

Illumination: 4kW 

Dimensions: Width: 14.9 metres 

Depth: 14.3 metres 

Height: 30.7 metres 

Wheel Diameter: 27.0 metres 

Total Weight: 100 Tonnes 

Speed: max: 2.2 RPM 

Allowed Use: Max 20 m/s wind speed coform the Australian AS/NZS 3533 

Passengers: Children under 8 years of age only by adults. 

Hydraulic System: Power Supply 2 x 5 kW (400 V / 3ph / 50 Hz)

LED Light Show

The Star of the Show comes equipped with the latest European LED lights with over 35 different colour changing patterns and 


The light patterns last 10 minutes per cycle, ensuring that the same pattern is not repeated within each 10 minute cycle. 

The ride is also fitted with emergency backup lighting , ensuring safety in all situations .

Imagine walking up to this 30 meter high Observation wheel and being able to change the lighting and colour spectrum with the touch of a button. Well now you can. With our custom lighting panel we have given the crowd the ability to change, with a touch of a button the whole lighting scheme of the Star of the show observation wheel to fit in with Vivid and the amazing light shows that surround it. We have 5 colour change buttons to choose from, so why not light up the skyline with your favourite colour or pattern. This is a first for the Star of the Show in conjunction with the Vivid Festival, we think it will be an amazing interactive experience for young and old alike. Vivid runs from 27th May – 18th June

Present Location

Sydney Royal Easter Show

1 Showground Rd,
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Star of the Show

In front of the Harbourside Shopping Centre

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