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Sydney Tower

Australia’s tallest observation tower offers incredible views, and is the perfect way to become familiar with Sydney’s layout.

Take the 40-second elevator ride to Sydney Tower’s observation decks and restaurants, more than 1,000 feet (300 meters) above street level in the center of Sydney. Opened in the 1980s, the tower has become a firm favorite with locals and visitors. It’s a much-loved part of the Sydney skyline.

The tower is divided into four sections. The main observation deck, known as the Sydney Tower Eye, is on the top level. Fully enclosed and surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass, the deck offers 360-degree views of Sydney and beyond. From here, see all the way to the Blue Mountains and up and down the coastline. Multilingual touch screens, high-powered binoculars and a 4-D cinema experience will get you familiar with Sydney in no time. Navigate the city with ease once you return to ground level.

For an unforgettable Sydney dining experience, head to the bars and restaurants on the lower three levels. The 360 Bar and Dining rotates as you eat, while Sydney Tower Buffet is perfect for families. For fine dining and cocktails, head to Sky Venue located on level three.

Get the ultimate scenic high on a Skywalk. During this experience, you’ll don a special jumpsuit, strap on a safety harness, and step out onto the glass-floored viewing platforms that are more than twice the height of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Throughout the 45-minute walk an experienced guide will show you the city landmarks. Cameras and mobile phones are prohibited for safety reasons; however, professional photographs are available.

Sydney Tower is centrally located on Market Street, one of Sydney’s busiest downtown streets. Public transport is the easiest option to reach the tower, which is open daily. The observation deck is closed on Christmas Day.

Get the most out of your visit to Sydney Tower. Here is a list of the most popular things to do:

Why don't you consider trying out a Sydney Attractions Pass including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and a NYE under the Sydney Opera House Sails?

Peruse our Sydney things to do page to find many more activities while you're in the area.


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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney ¥18,654
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Sydney Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Art and Circular Quay. The Rocks Markets and Sydney Observatory are also within 10 minutes. Wynyard Station is 6 minutes by foot and Sydney Circular Quay Station is 7 minutes.

    PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney ¥15,044
    PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney

    PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney

    150 Day St, Sydney, NSW
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Darling Harbour, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sydney Town Hall, International Convention Centre Sydney, and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Sydney Tower and Hyde Park are also within 10 minutes. Town Hall Station is 5 minutes by foot and Convention Light Rail Station is 9 minutes.

      Meriton Suites Sussex Street ¥9,226
      Meriton Suites Sussex Street

      Meriton Suites Sussex Street

      234 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Darling Harbour, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sydney Town Hall and Queen Victoria Building. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Tower are also within 10 minutes. Town Hall Station is only a 4-minute walk and Convention Light Rail Station is 9 minutes.

        Swissotel Sydney ¥17,651
        Swissotel Sydney

        Swissotel Sydney

        68 Market Street, Sydney, NSW
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Sydney hotel is located in the business district, steps from Westfield Shopping Centre, Sydney Tower, and Queen Victoria Building. Strand Arcade and The Galeries are also within 5 minutes. Town Hall Station is only a 4-minute walk and St. James Station is 5 minutes.

          Hyatt Regency Sydney ¥15,311
          Hyatt Regency Sydney

          Hyatt Regency Sydney

          161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Darling Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps from Wild Life Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Sydney Tower and Sydney Town Hall are also within 10 minutes. Wynyard Station is 8 minutes by foot and Town Hall Station is 9 minutes.

            Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments Darling Harbour ¥8,365
            Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments Darling Harbour

            Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments Darling Harbour

            243 Pyrmont Street, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, NSW
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Darling Harbour, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Harbourside and Australian National Maritime Museum. Chinese Garden of Friendship and International Convention Centre Sydney are also within 15 minutes. Exhibition Light Rail Station and Exhibition Centre Station are within a 5-minute walk.

              Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney ¥14,174
              Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

              Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

              11 Jamison Street, Sydney, NSW
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Sydney Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Hyde Park and Central Park are also within 2 mi (3 km). Wynyard Station is only a 3-minute walk and Martin Place Station is 10 minutes.

                Travelodge Hotel Sydney ¥9,568
                Travelodge Hotel Sydney

                Travelodge Hotel Sydney

                27 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney, NSW
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hyde Park and Market City. Pitt Street Mall and Central Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). Museum Station is only a 4-minute walk and Capitol Square Light Rail Station is 8 minutes.