Wheel of Brisbane

Ferris Wheel in South Bank

Don't have wings but pining for a lofty view of the city? Then consider a ride on the riverside Wheel, a few steps from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. The enclosed gondolas rise to a height of nearly 60m, which, while not spectacularly high, still offers a revealing, 360-degree panorama of the booming skyline. Rides last 10 to 12 minutes and include audio commentary of Brisbane sights. Online bookings offer a nominal discount.