Sydney Tower

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 100 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia +61 1800 258 693 Website 9am – 9:30pm Sydney Campervan Hire

 

vannaslightly (contributor)

I have found that if there is some kind of tower that gives you a view of the city, it is a good thing to do after you are a little familiar with the city (NOT when you first get there) and when the weather is nice and clear. Also that if there is a restaurant, you can go eat in the restaurant and while the food may be more expensive, the meal includes the tower visit. Lunch will be cheaper than dinner. If you get an on-line ticket it is $18AU for an adult.

Lunch Daily $55AU for an adult
11.30am – 2.00pm

Dinner Daily
5pm – 9.00pm

We went down to the concierge desk and made a reservation for lunch at the Sydney Tower for 11:30 which was their first lunch sitting. We got there too early, but eventually they let us go up in the elevator – it took less than a minute to get up to the restaurant

It took 90 minutes for us to do a complete circuit. The weather was gorgeous and clear and sunny. I had fixed my camera as to the size photos it was taken and I was much happier with them. We saw the lightship and lighthouse from there too. Unlike in NYC and Seattle, there was no map that showed what the things we were looking at were.


Usaam (contributor)

As is my norm when I get to a new city a quick elevation to the highest point was a priority in Sydney.

That highest point is’nt to hard to spot for pretty obvious reasons. Went early Sunday morning and there were no queue’s of any note, lift up to the top in no time at all.

On reaching the top the panoramic views of Sydneys most famous sites is certainly worth making the effort for. Watching the planes land is fun, you are about the same altitude as many of them and watching the airport is like watching some kind of toy town.

You can spot the Aussie Olympic Stadium in the distance one way and easily see the Northern Beach suburbs in the other, guess you can see for miles and miles on a clear Sunny day, of which Sydney has more than its fair share.

I notice now you can actually go outside at the top on the SkyWalk, no doubt they will charge you extra for that though.


Gauzeread (contributor)

Another great Sydney landmark this 305m tall tower has the highest observation deck in the southern hemisphere, and its said that on a clear day you can see the Blue Mountains 100km away, l have no idea if this is true, it was raining so much we could scarcely see across the street, so we gave the tower a miss

it costs $19.80 to go up the tower, this includes admission to the Skytour, a virtual ride, there are also revolving restaurants, it takes about 70 minutes for the tower to complete a revolution so chew slowly if you want to get all the way around

the tower is open daily from 9.30 to 22.30 [ Saturdays 23.30 ]


MadeleineKiwi (contributor)

Sydney’s Centerpoint Tower (now officially called Sydney Tower) is a great place to get an amazing 360 degree view of Sydney and the surrounding areas. It is the highest point in town, sitting 250 metres above the ground.

This is a good place to start your trip in Sydney. It is nice to come here to see the city during daylight and to get a different perspective at night. There is also a revolving restaurant (see my restaurant tips).

It is open from 9 AM – 10:30 PM daily. Adults can get in for AU$22 and children for $13.20. Seniors/students are charged $15.85.


flipboots (contributor)

This is definitely a “must do” thing whilst in Sydney. With 360 degree panoramic views over the whole of Sydney, on a clear day you can see for miles and miles.

Sydney tower consists of many shops, an observation deck, restaurants up the top, oztrek, and skywalk. It is rated as one of the safest buildings in the world.

It has 1504 stair, but dont worry, they will also let you catch the lift to the top!!! The turrett at the top can hold 960 people and it is 250metres/820feet high. It was opened in 1972.

This is just one of views taken from Sydney tower Observation Deck many moons ago, way back in 1984! You can see the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House in this picture.


librasammy (contributor)

The construction of Sydney Tower Centrepoint began in 1970 with the first 52 shops opening in 1972. The office component was completed in 1974 and the final stage of the complex: The Sydney Tower was opened to the public in 1981.

Sydney Tower is the highest point (250 m) above the city, with a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of the beautiful city. You’ll be amazed by the fantastic views! This is a must in Sydney.

Besides the spectacular view, the Sydney Tower also offers the OzTrek and the Sydney Skywalk. The OzTrek is a ride with 180-degree cinema screens, special effects and real-motion seating! I was not impressed by the OzTrek, but if you are travelling with kids this could be fun. You can also try the Sydney Skywalk, which is an adventure walk outside the golden turret of the Sydney Tower. I didn’t go, so I can’t comment.


clothdrip (contributor)

Sydney most visible icon with a height of 304 m is the Sydney Tower, formerly known as Centrepoint Tower or AMP Tower that serves as both a communications tower and as a tourist facility.
The Centrepoint Tower project began in late 1970 and it started with the construction of a sixteen level reinforced concrete building. The building was completed in 1974 that accommodated shops and offices. The construction of the tower itself started with the prefabrication of the 46-barrel units that formed the shaft. The diameter of the units is 6.7 m and the weight is 27 tonnes. The turret is an eight-level welded steel frame structure that was manufactured at the base of the shaft. As the shaft progressed the turret was raised up. The bottom part of the spire was erected in as the shaft progresses. The second part of the spire was erected when the tower structure was completed. The spire is made of 56 cables those weights 7 tonnes each. Total weight of the tower is 40,000 tonnes.


 

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