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Wonderland Under The Melbourne Star offers different rides and attractions throughout the year. These include, the Carousel, Tea Cups, Mini Swing Ride, Laughing Clowns, Dodgem Cars and more!
Wonderland Under The Melbourne Star is also home to the beautiful Wonderland Spiegeltent which hosts a variety of shows throughout the year for all ages. For the little ones, our School Holiday line-up includes shows include; Circus, Magic, Bubbles, Pirates, as well as our annual Santa’s Christmas Spectacular and more!
For the Adults we host a diverse range of shows throughout the year including; Circus, Cabaret, Comedy, Dance, Burlesque and More. The Wonderland Spiegeltent can also be hired for corporate events, private functions and celebrations throughout the year.
The Carousel is an Armitage-Herschell portable steam driven, hand-carved wooden carousel that was constructed circa 1892 and is one of only 200 in operation around the world. Featuring 36 Dare horses and two chariots, it was purchased by the Steampacket Place Development Board in 1996 and painstakingly restored. The Carousel is housed in a beautiful Glass Pavilion located on Waterfront Geelong.
The Carousel has become an ideal accessible meeting place for the community, and City of Greater Geelong take pride in providing a memorable experience for all ages and abilities. This has been made possible with improved access to the pavilion, the welcome installation of a mobility lift and recharge point.
The Carousel also offers Children’s Birthday Parties, Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions and Corporate Functions.
Summer Trading Hours (October – March)
Winter Trading Hours (April – September)
The Carousel is located on Waterfront Geelong, which is only a block from the CBD of Geelong.
Australian Open Guided Tours are run daily by experienced and knowledgeable tour guides. The tours provide a unique behind the scenes experience of Melbourne’s most dynamic sports and entertainment venue, Rod Laver Arena. Visitors will be taken through the back stage areas used during the Australian Open Tournament including; Tournament Control, the Player Change Rooms used by the world’s top seeded players, inside Rod Laver Arena and a Corporate Superbox, the Walk of Champions, Davis Cup Room and inside the purpose built Media Theatrette that hosts the post match press conferences during the Australian Open.
Scheduled tour times
Mon – Fri: 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm
Sat – Sun: 11.30am, 1:00pm
*Group bookings of more than 10 people are welcome, times are negotiable
Please note: When events or concerts are scheduled in Rod Laver Arena, access inside the Arena may be restricted. Feel free to contact Tennis World reception on 1300 TENNIS (1300 836 647) a few days prior to your visit to check the level of access on your chosen day.
Guided tours depart from the Tennis World Pro Shop located next to the Player Cafe behind Rod Laver Arena. Limited free parking is available to tour patrons.
Whilst visiting Melbourne Park, there is a great opportunity to book a court and hit on the same court used by the Australian Open players. Book with a friend or enquire about hiring a professional tennis coach. All visitors who take the tour will receive FREE racquet and ball hire.
For more information, please visit the Tennis World Website: http://www.tennisworld.net.au/tours/