Towering more than 260 meters above Sydney, at almost six times the height of Niagara Falls, the Sydney Tower is nearly impossible to miss walking through the city. From atop the observation deck, striking views take you through the Harbour Bridge, over the Sydney Opera House, past sprawling beaches, to reach the soaring Blue Mountains in the distance. Great for kicking back and enjoying the scenery, or simply taking in a view found no where else in Australia, the Sydney Tower gives you a unique perspective over an exceptional landscape.
Opened in 1981, after seven years of construction, visitors can reach the observation deck of the Sydney Tower by taking a 40 second elevator ride. For the more adventurous and fit, there is also the option of climbing the stairs, all 1,504 of them. If you're up for a challenge, check out the Sydney Tower Run-Up held annually in July.
Experiences at the Sydney Tower range from relaxed dining in one of two restaurants high above the city, to an adventure filled thrill ride across a virtual Australia on OzTrek. OzTrek takes visitors soaring above Sydney's icons, like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Bondi Beach, white water rafting on rapids in Queensland and into the jaws of a huge saltwater crocodile. OzTrek is great for those who can't venture outside of Sydney but would love to have an Australian Outback experience. This virtual ride is the ultimate medium to provoke some divine inspiration.
For a more tangible adventure, step outside the observation deck with the Sydney Tower Skywalk, and get a closer view of the clouds. See the city from top to bottom, inside and out, at Australia's Sydney Tower.
Seeing the exceptional views from the Sydney Tower is a unique travel experiences that can truly be enjoyed year round. Sydney Tower tickets can be bought 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and range in price from AUD$ 25 to AUD$ 65 for the Sydney Tower Skywalk.
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It's best to purchase your tickets online before hand to get the best value for your money. Don't forget to bring your camera! If you're heading out onto the Sydney Tower Skywalk platform, take sunglasses and don't wear anything to loose for safety reasons.
To see any city skyline at its best, you have to get up high. In Sydney, there's an exciting and invigorating way to do this—the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. The experience gives you the chance to drink in the best possible view of the famous Sydney Opera House, and get a panoramic view of the whole downtown area too. Once off limits in 1998, the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb has since celebrated over ten years of operation and organizers say that so far more than 2.2 million people have scaled the famous Aussie arch. More than 2,000 marriage proposals ...1 miles away.
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