Short of taking a scenic flight, a visit to the top of this 309-meter (1,000 foot) golden-turret-topped spike is the best way to see Sydney's spectacular layout. This is the city's tallest building, and the views from its indoor observation deck encompass the entire Sydney metropolitan area. You can often see as far as the Blue Mountains, more than 80 km (50 mi) away. You can view it all from the Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck 820 feet above the city streets, or for
the real adrenaline don a saftety harness and do the Sky Walk, a guided walk around the outside of the golden turret some 880 feet above the city. Walkers are attached to the tower's superstructure by harness lines. A combination ticket for Sky Walk, the Eye Observation Deck (which includes a 4D cinema), and three other Sydney attractions—including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium—is a great deal at A$99 when purchased online. The building houses two restaurants in the turret.
100 Market St., between Pitt and Castlereagh Sts., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apr 6, 2007
The Skytower itself is the highest building in the city. You can go to the very top floor and look through the glass at the city, take the OzTrek tour (so-so value) or for about $90 take the Skywalk. This is getting into a special type overall suit, strapping on a full body harness and going up onto the roof attached to a security cable to look straight down on the city. If you plan on taking the last "day" tour about 5:00 p.m. you will be out on
the roof as the sun sets and you see the city lights come alive. BEAUTIFUL!!! The hidden treasure is the restaurant. If you check you will find it is about $50 to $80 per person to eat in the revolving restaurant(bottom three floors of the top of the tower), but if you check at the bottom ground floor they have a desk that gives out special passes for $15 plate specials. I had the fish and chips and it was a heaping plate - more than my 280 lbs. could eat. You get the same revolving restaurant experience for the price of a McDonald's meal, only much better food! A real treasure!! Dr. Ken Rich