Thursday, April 23, 2015

T - Tower, Sydney Tower

Welcome to our tour of Australia. During the month of April we are going to visit our favourite spots in Australia. Come join us on our walkabout through the land down under.

Yesterday we visited one of Newcastle's best beaches. Click here if you missed that post. Today we head to Sydney tower to get a bird's eye view of the city.

Sydney Tower is located in the heart of the city and provides visitors with a birds eye view of the city. There are two restaurants and an observation deck in the upper part of the tower. Each of them offer a great view of the city but the observation deck is the most economical option. For the brave there is now the option of walking on a glass bottom viewing platform and getting a direct view of the city 268m/880ft below.
What I Loved: It was a great way to see the layout of the city and see where each of the landmarks were in relation to each other. It was a great way to start our visit to Sydney and was well worth the money. It was not at all crowded and there was ample room to walk around and take photos.

Cost - Prices are in Australian Dollars
$18.55 for adults ($14 USD) for the observation deck.
There are several other packages that include the Skywalk and other attractions in Sydney.
More Info: Sydney Tower Eye Website. Tickets and other info
Address: 100 Market Street, Sydney NSW (Click link for map)

 Sydney Tower from Hyde Park.

You could even mail a postcard or letter from the observation deck if you wanted.

View of the city centre and the Harbour Bridge from Sydney Tower. Can you see the Opera House hiding between the buildings?

View towards the Pacific and harbour entrance. The small strip of land in the top left is Manly (our M post)

 Part of Hyde Park (our H post) and St. Mary's Cathedral.

The other half of Hyde Park including the ANZAC memorial.

Sydney Football Stadium (the one with the curvy roof) and the Sydney Cricket ground to the right. This is where the MLB season started in 2014 between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks.

Sydney Airport is the clear area near the bay.

Top down view of the Queen Victoria Building.

Darling Harbour and the ANZAC bridge behind it. We saw part of this area in our O post. 

Getting There.
Car: The tower is located in the city centre. There is limited parking near the tower for guests. Special parking rates apply for visitors to the tower.
Air: Sydney Airport is the closest airport and is about 20 minutes from the tower.
Train: St James  is the closest stop and is a 5-10 minute walk from the tower.
Bus: Several buses stop close to the tower.

Have you ever been in a tower like this or a tall building? Which is your favourite? What are you blogging about today?

We love to hear your thoughts and comments! Please leave a comment and we will return the favour and visit you too!


  1. That tower looks a bit similar to the Space Needle in Seattle. Great views. Sydney looks huge, but also quite beautiful.

  2. That looks like a neat tower. I'd love to see the views in person. Great pictures!

  3. Very nice views! It's not often that I see views from 'almost' the top like these! I liked the Hyde Park views the most.

  4. Not sure I could go out on the observation deck with my fear of heights, but the views are outstanding!!!


  5. I haven't been up there for so long! Nice views though.

  6. It reminds me of the CN Tower in Toronto.

    Faye at Destination: Fiction

  7. I remember seeing the Sydney Tower from a distance, I didn't even know you could go up in it. We had such great views from our hotel, we didn't need to . (It was a special birthday that brought us to Sydney).

  8. Such great views! Very similar idea to the Space Needle in Seattle (which I have been near several times but have never gone up of these days that will change). Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie

  9. The photographs are fantastic! I've never been to Australia, but I hope to go someday. Your photos make me want to go even more! :)


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