AfternoonTea on the Melbourne Star

Melbourne always has plenty of new experiences to offer the visitor, that’s why I keep going back. There is always something new and unique to try.

One new fun attraction is the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, the only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere, where you can have the Highest High Tea in town. Climb aboard your private cabin and indulge in a selection from the gourmet food and beverage menu, delivered and served by one of Melbourne’s leading caterers, Peter Rowland Catering. The classic High Tea takes on a whole new meaning when home-made scones, delicate finger sandwiches and petite chocolate éclairs and pastries are enjoyed in the Melbourne Star’s air-conditioned glass cabins. While drinking your cup of tea, you can enjoy the unobstructed 360 degree views across the city’s CBD and Port Phillip Bay, across to Mount Macedon and the Dandenong Ranges.

One of the new Melbourne Star Experience PackagesIf High Tea is not your thing, why not try a selection from either the “Sky’s the Limit”, which offers assorted sashimi and sushi plus a prawn, oyster and cured salmon seafood box or the “Star 360” with its blini & smoked salmon and wild mushroom & white truffle frittata.

The Melbourne Star keeps turning until 10 pm, with last admission at 9.30 pm, giving visitors plenty of time to try the special Melbourne by Dark selection of cheeses and much more. All packages include a choice of Victorian wines.

If you decide to take a few friends along, they also have Premium cocktail packages for a minimum of 10 guests, with a full beverage trolley and an option for hot canapés.

Whatever the occasion, from a couple wanting a memorable romantic interlude to groups wanting to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, engagement or anniversary through to tourists looking to enjoy fine local food while taking in a unique perspective of Melbourne, you will find a selection of food and beverages to cater for your every need. Whatever time of the day or night you decide to take a ride, from 10 am to 10 pm, you will have an unforgettable experience.

Each delicious food package has been created so that it can be seamlessly transported onto a cabin, served and enjoyed during the 30 minute rotation. There is also the option of staying on the Melbourne Star to enjoy a second rotation, giving more time to enjoy the food, wine and spectacular views.

For an even more adventurous experience in Melbourne, one that’s truly memorable, try an early morning hot air balloon ride over the CBD and the city’s leafy inner suburbs.

See dawn slowly breaking across the city while aloft in one of Global Ballooning Australia’s hot air balloons. With more than 15 balloons and the largest number of commercial pilots, they are Victoria’s largest hot air ballooning operator. This award winning company offers customers a diverse range of products and the highest quality service.

One can never say that there’s nothing new in Melbourne.    Sandra Tiltman

Global Ballooning over Melbourne


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