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Sydney Tower Eye
Sydney Tower Eye

Sydney Tower Eye

26 reviews
Sights and Museums, Landmark, Scenic Lookout
Ranked #19 in Sydney things to do
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100 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
+61 1800 258 693
https://www.sydneytowereye.com.au/
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The Sydney Tower Eye is reminiscent of the Space Needle in Seattle which is why I wanted to visit this spot in Sydney. This attraction is located on the 5th floor of Westfield ... Read more
Sydney which is the same floor as the food court and Ippudo in the heart of the Sydney CBD. If you are interested in visiting this tourist attraction, I highly recommend buying a Sydney attractions pass. There are different versions out there, but the one I got was $69 to visit 5 different attractions including the Sydney Tower Eye. It is a lot cheaper and a better bang for your buck than buying a single admission here which is $26.50. The thing with ordering the attractions pass is that you need to specify which attraction you want to visit first. When you arrive to redeem, they will give you the tickets to all of the other attractions. It was raining in Sydney, but I decided to head over to the Eye to see if I could get all of the tickets and visit this attraction on another day instead. Turns out they have a wet weather policy so if you are visiting on a bad day, they allow you to return to visit the Eye again within the next 7 days. They gave me a return pass which they attached to the original ticket along with the tickets for the other attractions. A couple days later I returned to the Eye to check it out. I have been to a few observatories and found this one to be the least crowded. Upon entering, you are directed to a 4D experience show. This is basically a short movie with visuals of Sydney. It is quite cheesy and water is sprayed so I would avoid standing in the front. After the movie, you are guided to the elevators up to the observatory. I came here just before sunset as recommended by one of the staffers. My intention was to stay until the Vivid lights turned on around 6 pm which were happening during my visit here. This was a good call as I got to see the transition from light to dark. The Eye has a nice view of Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, Sydney CBD and parts southward. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is also visible in the distance. But the view of the Sydney Opera House is obstructed due to the many buildings in the vicinity. When the Vivid lights did turn on, I thought the view from here was quite disappointing. If you are coming here for that reason, I would advise against it. It is better to see these attractions up close. If you are deciding whether to visit the Eye, I would say yes if you decide to buy an attractions pass as admission here comes with its purchase. But it would be no if you are buying a single admission. The view is underwhelming for the price you pay.

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Foster City

Best view of Sydney CBD (central business district) and the surrounding areas. Before the observation deck access, a standard ticket (AUD 28) also includes a short 3-minute 4D tour film viewing.

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Bellevue

The Sydney Tower Eye is reminiscent of the Space Needle in Seattle which is why I wanted to visit this spot in Sydney. This attraction is located on the 5th floor of Westfield Sydney which is the same floor as the food court and Ippudo in the heart of the Sydney CBD.

If you are interested in visiting this tourist attraction, I highly recommend buying a Sydney attractions pass. There are different versions out there, but the one I got was $69 to visit 5 different attractions including the Sydney Tower Eye. It is a lot cheaper and a better bang for your buck than buying a single admission here which is $26.50.

The thing with ordering the attractions pass is that you need to specify which attraction you want to visit first. When you arrive to redeem, they will give you the tickets to all of the other attractions.

It was raining in Sydney, but I decided to head over to the Eye to see if I could get all of the tickets and visit this attraction on another day instead. Turns out they have a wet weather policy so if you are visiting on a bad day, they allow you to return to visit the Eye again within the next 7 days. They gave me a return pass which they attached to the original ticket along with the tickets for the other attractions.

A couple days later I returned to the Eye to check it out. I have been to a few observatories and found this one to be the least crowded.

Upon entering, you are directed to a 4D experience show. This is basically a short movie with visuals of Sydney. It is quite cheesy and water is sprayed so I would avoid standing in the front. After the movie, you are guided to the elevators up to the observatory.

I came here just before sunset as recommended by one of the staffers. My intention was to stay until the Vivid lights turned on around 6 pm which were happening during my visit here. This was a good call as I got to see the transition from light to dark. The Eye has a nice view of Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, Sydney CBD and parts southward. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is also visible in the distance. But the view of the Sydney Opera House is obstructed due to the many buildings in the vicinity.

When the Vivid lights did turn on, I thought the view from here was quite disappointing. If you are coming here for that reason, I would advise against it. It is better to see these attractions up close.

If you are deciding whether to visit the Eye, I would say yes if you decide to buy an attractions pass as admission here comes with its purchase. But it would be no if you are buying a single admission. The view is underwhelming for the price you pay.

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Westminster
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Great views of the city! I recommend doing the Sydney Tower Eye buffet. For the price, you get to eat at the top and it rotates. All you can eat too!

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Philadelphia

One of Sydney's landmarks, I didn't get to go up until the end of my stay. It is by no means cheap, but if you have the money, do try and go to the restaurant at the peak. The food is great and you can see all of Sydney as the restaurant rotates all 360 degrees!

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Samarinda

Whether it is intentionally or it isn't, Sydney Tower is one of not-to-miss landmark in Sydney because this tallest observation tower in the city is standing remarkably sturdy in the heart of Sydney Central Business District. Several sections in the building are opened for public, which provide entertainments, adventure, and also 360 degree of Sydney with its ultimate offering is revolving dining experience. Worth of experience.

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Puerto Vallarta

Right in the center of the city I passed by it several times. Modern cities seem to like to have a tower in the center. I imagine it's a great way to see the city but I've never really wanted to pay for just for the view.

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Honolulu

I went ahead and did the tour where they take you outside the tower to look around the city. The views are quite nice, but they did not allow us to take any cameras with us when we went outside, presumably for insurance reasons.

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New York City
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The Sydney Tower Eye is a great way to scope out Sydney. There are great views of the harbor and the bridges. Go at sunset for a spectacular show.

You can buy combination tickets for many Sydney attractions, including the Tower Eye, to get significant deep discounts.

The Westfield Mall is at the base of the tower.

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The restaurants in the Tower are excellent, food is good and by the time you finish your dinner the Tower spin around twice and you can have a good view of the whole City and Harbour.

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Great View but not as much like the Seattle space needle as I had thought it would be!

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Taree
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was there in 1994 while i was on my honey moon there was a reptile exibet right up the top below the restaurant it was the first time there as well we were actually waiting around to see the phantom of the opera at the theatre royal

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Local from Sydney

Still a great view of the city...on non-cloudy days ;)

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the most a mazing place i have ever been to

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Very scenic and very enjoyable a place where u can just sit and relax

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Charlotte

The day I was there the view was awesome

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