Sydney Tower Eye

For the most breathtaking 360° views of Sydney, a visit to the top of Sydney Tower should definitely be on your must do list

Along with the Opera House, Sydney Tower is one of Sydney's most legendary landmarks
Along with the Opera House, Sydney Tower is one of Sydney's most legendary landmarks cc licensed photo by David Chu

Your visit to the iconic Sydney Tower begins at the base of the tower with the included 4-D Cinema experience where you will enjoy an awesome film showing off Sydney in all its glory with special effects you can even feel. Afterwards you will be whisked to the top of the tower by one of three high-speed double decker elevators in about 40 seconds. From there you will enjoy breathtaking 360° vistas of Sydney and it's beautiful harbour.

Sydney Tower, also known as the Sydney Tower Eye, or simply Centrepoint Tower is the tallest structure in Sydney and ranks as the 2nd highest observation tower in the southern hemisphere! Located on top of Westfield Shopping Centre, construction of the tower commenced in 1975 and it was first opened to the public in 1981. The overall height is 1014 feet above ground which is 1073 feet above sea level. The enclosed observation deck offers visitors a spectacular panoramic view of Sydney from 820 feet above ground. If you purchase tickets in advance you can take part in a guided tour of the glass floor Skywalk, a 2002 addition to the tower, where you will enjoy an even more exhilarating experience from 879 feet up.

Your Sydney Tower Eye experience can also include dining with a view from either of two revolving restaurants, one featuring a full menu and the other offering a buffet.

Tip: You can save up to 50% on admission to the Sydney Tower by purchasing your tickets online in advance from there official website above.

Nearby attractions: Pitt Street Mall, Queen Victoria Building and Hyde Park

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Fee: From: $26.51 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Sydney Tower Eye

View Sydney in all its breathtaking glory from Sydney Tower Eye and the Observation Deck. At 309 meters (1000 feet) the Observation Deck is the highest viewing platform in the city, and boasts 360-degree panoramic views across the skyline. State-of-the-art multilingual touchscreens and the high-powered binoculars provide an interactive introduction to some of Sydney's famous landmarks.


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Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Address: 100 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: 1800 258 693

Official Website: Sydney Tower Eye

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Directions

Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Light RailCapitol Square15 minutes
T2 or T3St. James2 minutes
T1, T2, T3 or T4Town Hall6 minutes

How to get to Sydney Tower Eye by Train

By Light Rail: exit at Capitol Square and go left (north) on Pitt Street then right at Market Street.

By Train: Exit St. James Station onto Elizabeth Street and cross over and continue west on Market Street (2 minutes) or at Town Hall Station and walk north on George Street and right (east) on Market Street (6 minutes).

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Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5Sydney Tower Eye Star Rating

3 Star Rating Given the price, this tower is not a necessary attraction to visit in Sydney. The Opera House is barely visible from the top. There are better places to admire the panorama of Sydney. I would recommend Harbour Bridge Walk (the pedestrian walkway is open and free of charge) and you can climb the Pylon Lookout for a fraction of the price of the Tower Eye.

Maciej Siekierski - 8 days ago

3 Star Rating I can see why this place has mostly 3 star reviews... To begin it's not exactly the easiest thing to find. The entrance is through the mall on the 4th floor, through a maze of shops with different entrances on different streets. It can be a bit confusing since there is no straight shot entrance from the street that take straight to the Tower. If you are used to visiting Towers with a view this is a very ordinary trip. Nothing special, spectacular, breath taking, amazing or particularly interesting. The worst part is; the views of the most iconic structure in Sydney...shoot I reckon all of Australia is blocked!! There are several high rise buildings blocking the views of the Opera House. I believe it's only going to get worse in the future...I think there are plans to build more high rise towers that overlook the Sydney tower further obstructing the views of the Harbour. If you don't have anything to do...go ahead. I wouldn't recommend coming here. It's definitely not a must do of must see event.

Mika'ele Keni' - 14 days ago

3 Star Rating You see the whole Sydney from a different eye, great! But there is nothing else to do while you are up there. I would've preferred if they created a sort of open air balcony where you can have that sensation being up there rather than just behind a thick glass shield.

Berbero Saharan - 15 days ago

5 Star Rating Wow the tower is pretty much worth it. Just remember that some directions the view is a little blocked by other buildings. And hopefully the day you go up it's sunny and you can have a nice experience. The views out over much of the city are quite breathtaking.

Eric Merten - 24 days ago

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A look at the amazing views from the Skywalk

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