The Reef Eye Ferris Wheel

The Western Event Lawn (Cairns Esplanade)

Enjoy the incredible 360 degree views of Cairns on board The Reef Eye. At 35m high, this brand-new, state of art beautifully elegant Ferris Wheel with fully enclosed gondolas is an activity not to miss.

Open 10.00am until 10.00pm Daily


๐Ÿ“ข Important Notice: Upcoming Schedule for The Reef Eye Ferris Wheel ๐Ÿ“ข
๐Ÿšง Bump In: Closed from 4th June to 7th June.
๐ŸŽก Open: 10 AM to 10 PM for the weekend of 8th and 9th June.
๐Ÿšช Closed: From 10th to 12th June (Except for a private dinner function).
๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธOpen: Ironman event from 13th to 17th June.
๐Ÿšช Closed: From 18th to 20th June.
๐ŸŽก Open: Back to normal from the 21st of June.


About The Reef Eye

Cairns residents and visitors alike will enjoy a ride on The Reef Eye. At 35 metres high, it is an awe inspiring sight with gondolas that provide wonderful 360หš views of the surroundings. The beautifully appointed gondolas are fully enclosed for all weather comfort.

The Reef Eye is the perfect experience for thrill seekers and easy riders alike. Excitement and fun for all members of the family, young or old.

  • 35 metres tall
  • 6 guests per gondola
  • 360 degree view gondolas
  • Fully enclosed gondolas
  • Amazing LED light show
  • 7 days per week 10am-10pm



$ 100

Per Gondola

Private VIP Gondola which holds up to 4 people for 30 mins. Also includes some special chocolates!

The Reef Eye - VIP Gondola - Summer VIP Special

Adult Ticket

$ 12

Per Ride

Child Ticket

$ 10

Per Ride

Children are 10 yrs & under. 2 yrs and under are free

Seniors Discount

$ 11

Per Ride

Full Gondola

$ 60

Per Ride

Private Gondola which holds up to 6 people

August 14, 2022 in News

Dinner on the Wheel by Cโ€™est Bon French Restaurant 25th July 2022 Photos and Video

On Monday 25th July, The Reef Eye teamed up with Cโ€™est Bon and turned the Ferris Wheel into a restaurant. Here are the photos and video from the amazing event.
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Is there an age restriction on the wheel?

People of all ages (even babies) can ride The Reef Eye

How long will we have to wait to ride The Reef Eye?

Most of the time, there will only be a very short wait to ride on The Reef Eye, around 5-8 minutes. On weekends, school holidays and other special events, the wait til may increase.

How long does the ride go for?

Each ride last approximately 5-7 minutes.

When is The Reef Eye open?

The Reef Eye is open from 10am to 10pm, 7 days a week from 25th June 2022.

Where is The Reef Eye?

The Reef Eye Ferris wheel is located on the Western Lawn of the Cairns Esplanade, right next to the lagoon.

What does it cost to ride The Reef Eye?

Go to the pricing link to see the current pricing orย click here

Is The Reef Eye wheelchair accessible?

We are now wheelchair accessible, and staff are happy to assist when needed.

Can I buy gift vouchers for The Reef Eye?

You can purchase tickets in advance to use as gift vouchers clicking on Book Now

Can I take a pram/stroller on The Reef Eye?

There is a place in front of the ride near the ticket box where prams can be left while you enjoy the ride and are available for easy collection when the ride finishes.


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