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“Save the money on the ticket and spend it on a beer at the bar”

Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk
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Sydney Tower Eye
Ranked #46 of 520 things to do in Sydney
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: At 250 metres above street level, Sydney Tower Eye is the highest point in Sydney - perfect for finding your bearings or just taking it all in. It's the perfect place to start your Sydney adventure. With views stretching out as far as the eye can see in all directions, there's no better place to find your bearings. Sydney Tower Eye is a true year-round visitor attraction. Gazing out across the beautiful harbour city you'll be captivated by the views of stunning Sydney in all its glory. Crystal clear skies in winter make for the best viewing distances of the year, while in Spring the explosion of Jackaranda Trees covers the Eastern Suburbs in vibrant splashes of purple. Sydney is at its best in Summer, and guests soak up the city's laid back Summer vibe from the cool air-conditioned deck as the streets swelter below. Autumn brings gorgeous orangey glows and the best sunsets of the year - the perfect time to head out on a SKYWALK for 'that' picture of the city and harbour in the background.
Reviewed March 20, 2013

You could buy a ticket for $20 some dollars to go up to the sky tower- OR you can take the elevator up to the bar for FREE (which is essentially the same view) and spend the money on a beer :)

4  Thank Mody3
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We have visited a few towers over the world and this was no different... a tall building with a view. If you are into getting a birds eye view of Sydney then this is probably one of the cheapest ways. We went during the week so it wasn't that busy. The food court at on the floor of the entrance to the Tower is worth a visit too with plenty of food choices.

Thank maggott
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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Me and my fianceé were having a romantic break and decided to go for a buffet dinner together here.
There was no booking needed which was great and we were straight up.
We had both put effort in and got dressed for the occasion but once up there we found people in joggers and trainers... we thought it was up market. Upper class dining!! Honestly only us and a few others had put any effort into what we wore!!
The food being served was... different. I'm not usually a fussy eater but I wasn't keen on everything but still tried things. My partner didn't really fancy much as he's a bit more fussy.
So after paying $139 for dinner plus about $30 after that for 2 drinks our bellies were still not full and busting and we felt a little "robbed" of the fine dining experience.
The revolving floor was good and the views were amazing at night.
We are glad we did it as we don't know when we will be back in Sydney.
I'd recommend it to people if you live outside of Sydney as its an experience with the views :)

Thank Sally050189
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

My partner and I went on a day that was a little overcast and raining. You could still see the city of Sydney, though it was gloomy. They did give us a pass to come back within 7 days if the weather clears up. This is a good option if you have the time, but unfortunately we didn't.

I did enjoy the view of the entire city, especially the harbor. Sydney is such a pretty city from above. A lot of it reminded me of areas of the San Francisco bay area in the States.

The other unfortunate part was that we visited in the early afternoon, so it was also a bit crowded. Probably not a bad if it were a clear sunny day. But still, people were just resting on the sides by the windows. This made it a little difficult to take pictures of areas.

The lift that takes you up to the Tower Eye is fun though. It will fit max 6 average people. By this, the wait to go up and down may take a while due to the queue. Luckily due to the bad day, there wasn't a long line. I found it odd yet intriguing that they show a cam of the people in the other lifts.

Rule of thumb, come on a clear day and in the morning when they open.

Thank Marc N
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

It was a quick 45 seconds to the top. If you are clostophobic like I was, then ask them to let you in the elevator alone and they will. The elevator holds about 8 people. The views from the top are fantastic. We ate at the restaurants on the 4th floor and everything was great. We went back to the tower the next day to eat there again. The chinese food is freshly made as you watch.

Thank Travelingkind
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