Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…read more
Skyline Attractions brings Ferris Wheel to Darwin’s Stokes Hill Wharf
Darwin Waterfront Corporation is welcoming Skyline Attractions’ observation Ferris Wheel to Stokes Hill Wharf from 11th June to October.
Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler has made a temporary planning exemption to allow the Darwin Waterfront to set up the Ferris wheel at Stokes Hill Wharf.
The 35-metre-high observation Ferris Wheel, to be located in the carpark adjacent to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility, will deliver 360 degree views over Darwin and surrounds. The attraction will further enhance existing seaside offerings and compliment the award winning Royal Flying Doctor Service, Bombing of Darwin tourist attraction and array of local harbour cruises and tours.
Each ride is ten minutes, allowing up to six people to fit in each gondola, making it a super unique fun outdoor experience for the whole family whilst enjoying the beautiful views of Darwin harbour, complemented by the variety of food and beverage options.
The exemption means up to 25 carparks at the wharf will be utilised until early October to house the new dry season attraction.
There will still be three hour car parking available at Stokes Hill Wharf along with the Free Waterfront 21 seater Shuttle.
Skyline Attractions Business Manager, Jane Jones advised “our team is very excited to bring the Skyline Ferris wheel to Darwin this dry season. Darwin is a great destination and with interstate tourism going so well, we thought why not give it a try! Darwin has great weather, beautiful scenery and a great mix of our core demographic - families, couples and retirees which are residents as well as holiday makers.
“We locate our wheels in several different locations throughout Australia each year including Melbourne and Adelaide, we need to head to the warmer states during winter to ensure the business is sustainable year-round, so Darwin is a great option for us over the coming months.
“Darwin Waterfront Corporation have been very supportive of us. They saw this as an opportunity to bring something new and different to Darwin and the staff have helped us liaise with local businesses to gain community engagement. We hope the people of Darwin will get a chance to experience the wonderful views you will be able to see of this magnificent region from the top of the wheel on Stokes Hill Wharf.”
Minister Lawler noted that bringing new and exciting attractions to the Territory is helping the Territory rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic; providing exciting attractions to bring more people to the Darwin Waterfront Precinct.
Minister Lawler continued “we’ve worked closely with Stokes Hill Wharf businesses and arrangements for staff parking has been accounted for. This exemption will end in October 2021.”
Member for Port Darwin, Paul Kirby enthused “How good is this! Yet another fantastic initiative from the team at the Waterfront. On top of all the events they do, the beach club has reopened, movie nights have started and now there’s a Ferris wheel.
“This is just so good for Darwin. It’s great for locals, great for tourists and great for our businesses. I’m really looking forward to taking the family down, this will be another great new attraction for our CBD.”
Darwin Waterfront General Manager, Sam Burke added “The Darwin Waterfront Corporation is thrilled to welcome the Wheel on the Wharf to the precinct; further enhancing existing seaside offerings and complimenting the award winning Royal Flying Doctor Service, Bombing of Darwin tourist attraction and array of local harbour cruises and tours - Stokes Hill Wharf is a Darwin icon.
“It makes sense that the ferris wheel is positioned on the Wharf, providing the best views over Darwin Harbour and back towards the city.”
For more information visit waterfront.nt.gov.au
Image: Skyline Attractions Ferris Wheel c
19th June 2020 - Sunshine Coast looks forward to Ferris Wheel return
10th June 2020 - Ferris wheel to return to Cairns for seven months
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
26th October 2015 - Rider sues over plane versus ferris wheel crash
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
6th April 2010 - Three Injured in Bluesfest ferris wheel incident
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.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Playrope Aqua-Fun, are the Australian & New Zealand exclusive distributors for Vortex Aquatic Structures International, the world leader in aquatic playgrounds and urban water landscapes.…read more
As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd. Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing. 19th July 2018 - ENTA…read more
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
Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…read more
Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…read more
Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…read more
Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!