Sydney Tower is the city’s tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. The tower stands 309 meter (1,014 ft) above Sydney central business district.
The tower is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Sydney. It can be seen from a number of vantage points throughout town and from adjoining suburbs.
Four sections of the tower are open to public, three of it occupied by Sydney Tower Dining. The 360 Bar and Dining, which offers revolving views of the Sydney skyline, is located on level one of the Sydney Tower. The menu is of good variety and delicious, although a bit pricey. However, the view is worth the admission! We recommend a late afternoon seating so you can enjoy both the sunset and night view of Sydney.
The observation deck, called the Sydney Tower Eye, is located on level four. Visitors can buy a pass from the operating company, online or at the gate. The pass allows access to other Sydney attractions including Wild Life Sydney and the Sydney Aquarium. The Sydney Tower Eye is located 250 m (820 ft)above ground level. It has a fully enclosed viewing platform featuring 360-degree views of the city and surrounding areas.
Each year the Sydney Tower Stair Challenge comprises the challenge of running up 1,504 stairs from Pitt Street Mall to the Observation Deck. The event is to raise money for the Cancer Council, and the two winners become eligible to compete in the Empire State Building Run-up.
The tower has been featured in popular films like Disney’s ‘Finding Nemo’ and ‘Mission Impossible 2’.
Check out the video below for a quick tour of the tower eye and dining experience!