Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Ferris wheel to return to Cairns for seven months

Ferris wheel to return to Cairns for seven months
June 10, 2020

Cairns Regional Council has today endorsed entering into an agreement with Westshell Pty Ltd to operate the ferris wheel on the Esplanade for seven months to be reviewed annually for the next five years.

It is understood Westshell recently purchased a new wheel, which would operate in Cairns.

The new ferris wheel is 40-metres high, has 27 air-conditioned gondolas that can seat six people, and is cyclone rated.

The Reef Eye was originally set to return to Cairns in June, however it has been delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The return of the popular attraction followed a three-month trial from September to November 2019, which resulted in more than 65,000 rides.

Related Articles

8th June 2020 - Queensland Government delivers financial support to safeguard attraction industry workers

6th June 2020 - Organisers announce cancellation of Royal Hobart Show

1st June 2020 - Queensland Tourism Industry Council welcomes further easing of COVID-19 restrictions

31st May 2020 - Queensland opens up intrastate travel but borders to stay closed

27th May 2020 - AALARA releases guide for the reopening of Australia’s attractions industry

19th May 2020 - Queensland Government provides emergency funding for theme parks and wildlife attractions

29th April 2020 - AALARA updates members on attractions sector challenges

17th February 2020 - Cairns Council looks to bring back Westshell’s giant Ferris Wheel for lengthy stay

14th August 2019 - Cairns set to host Westshell’s giant travelling Ferris wheel

19th June 2019 - Giant Ferris Wheel makes winter season debut on the Sunshine Coast

20th June 2017 - World’s largest spokeless ferris wheel opens in China

17th August 2015 - Ferris Wheel Dining Experience set to return to Luna Park Sydney

28th July 2014 - World’s fourth largest ferris wheel debuts in Danang

26th January 2014 - Dubai ready to build world’s largest ferris wheel

11th March 2013 - Dubai to build world’s largest Ferris wheel

7th May 2012 - Freij Entertainment to build highest ferris wheel


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

PRIAVA

About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology

 
 

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology

 
 

IEDM

iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…

read more

Consultants / Design

 
 

AUSTRALIAN WATERSLIDES AND LEISURE

A leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterslides and attractions, Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) is also able to advise clients in the areas of concept and design, feasibility…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

HRMWEB

At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…

read more

Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

The Jump Pad

The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Play

 
 

XBODY Australia Pty Ltd

PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

SportEng

SPORTENG specialises in the Planning, Design and Construction inspection of Fields of Play for all sports. Blending engineering with the specialist knowledge gained from working closely with sport…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business