Sydney Tower

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Timings : Sydney Tower Eye: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Time Required : 1 - 2 Hours

Entry Fee : AUD 16 - AUD 29

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Sydney Tower, Sydney Overview

The Sydney Tower is the tallest structure in the city and forms a prominent part of Sydney's skyline. Featuring a shopping centre, restaurants and entertainment facilities, the prime attraction of the tower is the Sydney Tower Eye, an observation deck 250 metres above the ground, granting visitors an unforgettable view of Sydney’s cityscape.

Panorama of Sydney from Sydney Tower Eye
Panorama of Sydney from Sydney Tower Eye (Source)

The Sydney Tower stands at a mammoth height of 309 metres. Built in 1981, it is the second highest observation tower of the Southern Hemisphere, falling behind the iconic 328 metre Sky Tower of Auckland. Even so, the Sydney Tower Eye happens to be on a higher ground than that of the the Sky Tower’s observation deck, thus presenting with some magnificent views of the city of Sydney and its landmarks. Whether you come here during the day, watching the blue ocean meet the harbour, or at night where you can marvel at the city lights that seem to extend endlessly, the Sydney Tower is a must-visit of the city, as is the case for many of the tourists. Apart from the marvellous viewing deck, Sydney Tower is also home to a shopping centre at its base, and three levels of dining, namely the Sydney Tower Buffet, 360 Bar and Dining and STUDIO, the last of which holds the honour of being the highest event space not just in the country, but the entire Southern Hemisphere. If the views from Sydney Tower Eye weren’t enough to impress you, an open-air glass skywalk encircles the area, bringing you one step closer to the breathtaking cityscape of this magnificent city.

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Sydney Tower Eye

Considered as the highest viewing deck in the Southern Hemisphere, a visit to Sydney Tower is considered incomplete without visiting Sydney Tower Eye. At 250 metres, you are sure to get a magical view of the streets of Sydney as well as the landmarks of the city like the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Featuring binoculars, informative touchscreens, and a 4-D Cinema, experience the city of Sydney like never before! If you want to amplify your experience, then head out to the skywalk, where you will feel the wind and the magnitude of the height as you look down through the open-air glass platform encircling the Sydney Tower Eye. Be sure to hit the gift shop after you’re done to commemorate your glorious visit.

Sydney Tower Eye Tickets

While the lower levels of the Sydney Tower do not need tickets for entry, one is required to enter the Sydney Tower Eye, which can either be booked online or purchased at the entry gate. Depending on how you are planning your travel across Sydney, you can either buy a ticket to Sydney Tower Eye or choose to combine with other famous attractions of the city.

1. Single Tickets (Sydney Tower Eye Only)
General Admission:
Adults: AUD 29,
Children: AUD 16,
Group Admission (10+ pax):
Adults: AUD 18 per head,
Children: AUD 11.40 per head,

2. Multi-Attraction Passes (Sydney Tower Eye, SEA Life Sydney, Madame Tussauds Sydney, Wild Life Sydney:
2-Attraction Ticket: Adults: AUD 50, Children: AUD 35,
3-Attraction Ticket: Adults: AUD 60, Children: AUD 40,
4-Attraction Ticket: Adults: AUD 70, Children: AUD 45,
4-Attraction + Big Bus Ticket (Includes hop-on hop-off Big Bus Tour): Adults: AUD 99, Children AUD 70

Sydney Tower Dining and Restaurants

There are 2 restaurants in the Sydney Tower, each with its own unique appeal.

1. Sydney Tower Buffet
Timings: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM,
Location: Level 2, Sydney Tower, Pitt Street, Sydney,
Cost For 2: AUD 115,
Located on the 2nd Level of the Sydney Tower, the Sydney Tower Buffet offers up about 40 international delicacies in a buffet-style setting, paired beautifully with the views of the city all around.

2. 360 Bar and Dining Restaurant
Timings: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM,
Location: Level 1, Sydney Tower, Pitt Street, Sydney,
Cost for 2: AUD 250,
Offering revolving panoramas of the city of Sydney, the 360 Bar and Dining Restaurant at Sydney Tower is perfect to sit down for a delicious meal or grab a drink as you enjoy the sights from up here.

Additionally, there is an event space on level 3 called STUDIO with a capacity of 150-200 guests. It is the highest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Sydney Tower Skywalk

The Sydney Tower Skywalk, at a height of nearly 270 metres, will give you a view of the city that cannot be compared. It is an open-air glass floored platform that encircles the observation deck, providing a much better view and feel of Sydney Tower Eye.

How To Reach Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower, Part of the Sydney Skyline
Sydney Tower is a Prominent Part of the Sydney Skyline (Source)

The Sydney Tower is located on the intersection of Pitt Street and Market Street in Sydney. There are many ways to reach the tower.
  • By Train: Trains T1, T2, T3, T7 and T8 will take you to St James Station, located 100 metres away from the Sydney Tower
  • By Bus: Buses 412, 413, 431, 438, 439, 470, L38 and L39 will take you to the David Jones Bus Station on Castlereagh Street, a 2 minute walk to the Sydney Tower
  • By Car: The Sydney Tower is located close to landmarks of the city of Sydney such as the Hyde Park and Queen Victoria Building, found in the CBD. Head to Market Street from Elizabeth Street to reach the Sydney Tower.

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