- Features: 360-degree 250m-high views across Sydney and beyond
- Opening Times: 9am to 10:30pm (Sun to Fri), 9:00am to 11:30pm (Sat)
- Best Time to Visit: Any time
- Duration: 2 to 3 hours
- Travelled By: Car
- Cost: $25/$15 adult/child
- Address: 100 Market Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
- Type: Building
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The tallest building in Sydney and the second tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere (after Auckland’s Sky Tower), the Sydney Tower Eye has a design capable of withstanding earthquakes and extreme wind.
Sydney Tower Eye: Best Views in Sydney by Far
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[fusion_dropcap]L[/fusion_dropcap]ocated in the centre of Sydney CBD, the Sydney Tower Eye is hard to miss – it resembles a giant steel pole skewering a golden marshmallow. The tallest building in Sydney and the second tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere (after Auckland’s Sky Tower), the Sydney Tower has a design capable of withstanding earthquakes and extreme wind. Aka Centrepoint Tower, Sydney Tower was conceived as part of the original 1970s Centrepoint shopping centre, but was not completed until 1981.
The Sydney Tower is about as high as Sydneysiders get without wings or drugs – from the Observation Deck, about one million people per year admire the stunning Sydney Tower 360-degree 250m-high views. Views from the Sydney Tower Eye stretch north to Pittwater, Botany Bay to the south, west to the Blue Mountains, and along the harbour out to the open sea.
For New Year’s Eve celebrations, visitors flock to Sydney’s highest observation deck to watch the fireworks over the city and Harbour Bridge. This is clearly the best vantage point for spectacular views over the city of Sydney.
Sydney Tower Height
The Sydney Tower height is 309m (1,014 ft) above the Sydney CBD. The Sydney Tower height at the Observation Deck is 250m while the Sydney Tower Skywalk is 10m higher than the Observation Deck at 260m.
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The Sydney Tower Skywalk is a heart-stopping experience built for those with a head for heights. Feeling brave? Fulfil your Luke Skywalker fantasies on the Sydney Tower Skywalk – don a special suit, walk out onto a glass-floored platform 260m (853 ft) above the city floor and walk around the building. The views are breathtaking (even between your feet). You are harnessed to a safety rail with a sliding harness, so there’s no chance of falling off, and funny, well informed guides offer a helping hand to the nervous. Each Skywalk lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and operates daily from 9am to 10pm, with the last Skywalk departing at 8:15pm. Cameras aren’t allowed for safety reasons, but group or individual shots help clean out your wallets. Children under 10 aren’t allowed on the Skywalk.
Sydney Tower OzTrek
On the podium level of the Sydney Tower, visitors can enjoy a multimedia journey around Australia on a virtual adventure ride called Oztrek. Oztrek is a unique virtual reality ride across Australia, with a 180° cinema, 3D technology and real motion seating.
The general ticket price includes admission to OzTrek, where visitors are strapped into moving chairs in front of a 180-degree screen. On this simulator ride, you white-water raft in Queensland, climb Uluru (Ayers Rock), and have a close encounter with a saltwater crocodile. It’s fun, and kids love it.
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If you’re keen to stay awhile, Sydney Tower has two excellent revolving restaurants as well as a coffee shop. Level 1 has the A la carte restaurant, Level 2 has the buffet restaurant and Level 3 has the coffee shop. The Sydney Tower revolving restaurant is an excellent way to sit and spin above the twinkling harbour city.
The Sydney Tower buffet restaurant is very popular with visitors providing ‘all-you-can-eat’ lunch and dinner options with 360-degree views. For Sydney Tower buffet prices as well as Sydney Tower buffet discounts for children, see Sydney Tower Buffet.
Sydney Tower Opening Hours
The Sydney Tower is open from 9am to 10:30pm Sunday to Friday, 9:00am to 11:30pm on Saturday. Last entry is 45 minutes before closing time. The Sydney Tower is closed on Christmas Day.
Sydney Tower Tickets
Admission A$25 adults, A$15 children 4-15, A$55 families. See Sydney Tower for the most current Sydney Tower prices.
Sydney Tower Parking
The Sydney Tower Eye offers guests special discounted parking rates at several car parks in central Sydney, starting at just $8. To get your cheap Sydney Tower parking, simply park at any of the following 3 Wilsons Parking locations.
Citipark Car Park
Located on the corner of Kent, Market & Sussex St
Entry is 431 Kent or 204 Sussex St
$17 all day weekdays
$10 all day weekends
Darling Park Car Park
Located at 201 Sussex St
$17 all day weekdays
$10 all day weekends
Located at 1-11 Harbour St
$14 all day weekdays
$8 all day weekends
Alternatively, you can take the CityRail to St James or Town Hall or the Sydney Explorer Bus.
Sydney Tower Address
100 Market Street (Another entrance on Pitt St Mall)
New South Wales