One of the must-visit places in Sydney, Australia, is the iconic Sydney Tower that literally towers over the city at a height of 309 metres (1013 feet). It is not just the tallest building in Sydney but also the tallest observation tower in the southern hemisphere. And located atop this iconic landmark of the Sydney skyline is the Sydney Tower Eye that includes the Sydney Tower Skywalk, a unique outdoor experience that will leave you wanting more! The skywalk experience allows you to see panoramic views of the city from a specially-constructed glass platform that goes around the Sydney Tower. Spot your favourite landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, harbour, CBD or even the Blue Mountains beyond (on a clear day). Your skywalk experience includes access to a pre-walk 4D cinema show, internal observation deck access before and after the tour and of course, a guided tour outside the tower. To know more about this amazing experience, take a look at our guide to Sydney Tower Skywalk.
Things to do / highlights
Take in an immersive 4D cinema experience
Begin your Sydney Tower Skywalk experience with a pre-walk 4D cinema show. After collecting your tickets from the entrance in the Westfield mall located below Sydney Tower Eye, make your way to the 4D cinema and check out the information screens along the way that highlight the tower’s construction process, facts and figures, etc. Once inside the 4D theatre, enjoy watching an immersive movie that takes you on a trip through Sydney. See the famous beaches, coastline, harbour, parks and iconic landmarks up, close and personal like the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
Drink in the views from the Observation Deck
After your 4D cinema show, take the high-speed elevator that will rush your up to the Observation Deck of the tower that is about 250 metres (820 feet) above the streets of Sydney. The glass walls of the deck enable you to take in 360-degree views of the city that are simply breathtaking! Wander around the deck as you spot your favourite buildings or places in the city. Take pictures and see the Harbour Bridge, CBD, Opera House and other such city icons from a completely different perspective!
Enjoy a guided Skywalk tour
Included in your 90-minute experience, is a fully guided Skywalk tour that is the highlight of the entire experience. Meet a cheerful and knowledgeable guide who will instruct you about the different aspects of the skywalk. Follow your guide and head out through narrow corridors to the actual skywalk outside the tower. You will be safely tethered to a railing when you step onto an open-air glass platform that juts out of the building. Peek over the edge to get a glimpse of the city below or scan the horizon for unrivalled views of the cityscape. Your guide will also point out key sights and relay fascinating facts of the tower and the city. There will be plenty of time to click pictures of your awesome skywalk experience too!
What to eat
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360 Bar and Dining
Situated within the Sydney Tower Eye is a revolving restaurant called ‘360 Bar and Dining’ that specialises in fine dining and sweeping views of the city. The restaurant offers an unparalleled culinary experience to guests that revolves around fresh seasonal dishes paired with handcrafted cocktails and award-winning wines curated from across the globe. After your skywalk experience, make your way to the restaurant and bar for a lovely romantic dinner, sunset cocktails or a nightcap. Try their four-course meal and opt for their speciality kangaroo main dish while you take in the gorgeous views of the city.
No loose items allowed
For your own safety, the management does not permit any loose items on the skywalk, including cameras. You will be required to store all your personal belongings in a safe and secure locker available free of charge at the attraction. Your guide will take pictures for you that you can collect after your experience.
Restrictions on attire
For safety reasons, you should wear closed shoes and shorts or pants for the skywalk experience. Refrain from wearing loose clothing like skirts or dresses. You will also be required to wear a jumpsuit during the skywalk, so be prepared for it too.
How to get there
Sydney Tower Eye (where Sydney Tower Skywalk is located) can be easily accessed from St James, Martin Place and Town Hall railway stations. St James on the City Circle Line is the closest and a mere two-minute walk away. The other two are also within a 5-10 minute walking distance.
By using any bus service that runs along Elizabeth Street, George Street or Castlereagh Street, you can get off at a bus stop close to the Westfield mall (located directly under the Sydney Tower) and walk to the tower.
Taxi or ride-hailing apps
You can take a direct taxi or hail an Uber car, asking the driver to drop you at the corner of Market and Castlereagh or Market and Pitt.
Driving directions are easily available to the Sydney Tower since it is conveniently located in the heart of the city’s CBD area.
If you are already in the CBD area, you can even walk to the tower. Walk to Westfield mall, up to the food court and follow the signs to the Sydney Tower Skywalk admissions desk.
Several paid car parks are available near the tower, in the CBD area. Visitors can even avail the special discounted parking rates at many car parks offered to Sydney Tower Eye visitors that start at just 9 USD. Check the website for further information about discounted parking locations.
The best and most convenient way of booking tickets for the skywalk experience is via their official ticket purchase link or via third-party websites. You can even book tickets in person at the attraction itself. But booking online is highly recommended since it delivers savings of 3.44 USD (5 AUD) on each ticket.
A discount of up to 50% is available to holders of Ultimate Sydney Pass. Savings of about USD 34.43 (50 AUD) per adult can be enjoyed by Merlin Annual Pass holders. To give you an idea about the savings, the standard walk-up price is 55 USD (AUD 80).
Each ticket comprises a 90-minute experience, including a 4D cinema show, internal observation deck access and a fully guided skywalk tour.
Sydney Tower Eye: Fast-Track Entry with Observation Deck
Sydney Tower Skywalk information
Sydney Tower Skywalk
Address: 100 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)
Cost: 51.75 USD onwards
Official Website: Sydney Tower Skywalk
Department of tourism: Sydney
Sydney Tower Eye Skywalk
Duration: 1hrs30 Min Duration
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