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Sydney Tower Eye | Bird’s eye view of Sydney

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Offering a 360-degree spectacular view of Sydney's iconic landmarks such as Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and Darling Harbour, the Sydney Tower Eye is an architectural marvel that features on every tourist's itinerary.

Standing tall at 309 meters, the Sydney Tower Eye is the tallest building in Sydney and has an observation deck that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding locales - even up till the Blue Mountains that are situated a staggering 80km away! For a memorable trip to the Sydney Tower Eye observation deck, visit during the sunset hours, as the sky transform into a colorful panorama! There's also a short 4D cinematic experience which promises to be fun while you're at the tower. Here's all you need to know before visiting this must-see destination in the capital city of New South Wales.

Sydney Tower Eye: In a nutshell

Things to know

📍 Location:Westfield Sydney
⏰ Suggested duration: 1.5 Hours
☀️ Best time to visit: During sunrise and sunset
🎟️ Sydney Tower Eye tickets: AU$21.12
🚇 Closest subway: St James


Westfield Sydney, Level 5/108 Market St,
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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Opening hours

Daily from 10 AM to 9 PM (last entry at 8 PM)

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Sydney Tower Eye: The experience

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A trip to Sydney would be incomplete without visiting the tallest skyscraper in the city which offers unrivalled views of the capital city. Headout’s Sydney Tower Eye tickets includes: Entry, 4D cinema show, amd an optional entry to Skywalk.

The Observation Deck

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Sydney Tower Eye’s indoor-observation deck is a sought after place that offers stunning views of the city and its shoreline. Views includes hotspots such as Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, Bondi Beach, and Sydney Airport. When the skies are clear, you can also see the peaks of the Blue Mountains which are actually about 80 kms away from the skyscraper.

4D cinema

As part of the experience, you can enjoy a 4D movie screening in a specially-built 4D cinema (opened in 2011), just before entering the Observation Deck.
Some interesting facts about the 4D movie are:

  • Filming took place over a 4 week period and it was shot and produced in Australia.
  • The shooting involved a 40 crew members team.
  • Special permission was requested and granted to fly low over the Opera House and Sydney Tower.
  • The rainbow lorikeet, which you'll see throughout the movie, was chosen because of its colorful feathers and cheeky countenance.

Sydney Tower Eye Skywalk

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The Sydney Tower Eye Skywalk is a high-altitude, 60-minute activity that involves being harnessed to safety gears while walking on the glass-floored viewing platform at a dizzying height of 268 meters. Despite having the guidance of expert professionals, it isn’t for the faint-hearted. But that said, it is definitely a bucket-list experience!

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Facts about the Sydney Tower Eye

  • The Sydney Tower Eye was designed by Donald Crone and construction began in 1970.
  • Sydney Tower, AMP Tower, Centrepoint Tower, Westfield Centrepoint Tower or Sydney Sky Tower, are other popular names for the Sydney Tower Eye.
  • The Sydney Tower Eye observation is renowned for being the third tallest observation tower in the southern hemisphere, after Autograph Tower in Jakarta (382 meters)and Sky Tower in Auckland (328 meters)!
  • It is built to withstand extremely stressful wind conditions and earthquakes as it features 56 cables to stabilize the structure.
  • There are 3 high-speed double deck lifts here, and it only takes 40 seconds to reach the top-most floor.
  • The tower can also be hired for private gatherings whether you’re planning a romantic proposal, a wedding, or a family gathering!
  • Skywalk is known as 'Sydney's Highest Outdoor Adventure', where you can walk at a height of 268 meters, with the CBD directly underneath you.
  • Sydney Eye Tower is the first to see the Sydney dawn, and the last to see its final dusk.

Tips to enjoy Your Sydney Tower Eye experience

  • It’s a good idea to reach Sydney Tower Eye 45 minutes before sunset if you’re keen on experiencing the spectacular skies.
  • Be careful with the kids - children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by guardians at all times.
  • Due to security reasons, the staff at Sydney Tower Eye may not allow extremely large or bulky luggage on the deck. In case you’re carrying suitcases, you can leave them with the Westfield’s concierge services.
  • Keep a lookout for some special events that happen at the Sydney Tower Eye in different seasons - plenty of pop-up activities keep taking place here. Check out upcoming events here.
  • In addition to the Sydney Tower Observation Deck which is the prime tourist hotspot, the tower also features some global upscale brands and makes for a great shopping destination.
  • You can enjoy a hearty meal with the skyline as your backdrop at the slowly-revolving Sydney Tower Buffet restaurant.
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Why is the Sydney Tower Eye considered a safe building?

This landmark is ranked as one of the safest buildings in the world because of it's striking design which makes the tower capable of withstanding earthquakes and extreme wind conditions.

What is inside Sydney Tower Eye?

Inside there is a 4D cinema, an observation deck and the Skywalk, along with a kiosk and a gift shop. To guarantee your entry time and make great savings, please visit here to purchase your tickets.

How long is Sydney Tower Eye tour for?

The Sydney Tower Eye tour is for an hour.

What can you see from Sydney Tower?

The Sydney Tower Eye allows you to have 360° views of Sydney's fantastic skyline. Famous landmarks you will be able to see include: The Rocks, Luna Park, Sydney Opera House, St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney Harbour Bridge and many more!

Is Sydney Tower Eye the tallest building in Sydney?

Sydney Tower is 309 metres tall, making it not only the tallest building in Sydney but the third tallest observation tower in the southern hemisphere.