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See the sights of Sydney, all from the one place
- Wednesday September 5th 2018
Would you really like to go sightseeing in Sydney but the idea of hiking around the city really doesn’t appeal to you? What if we told you there’s a place you can visit that has 360-degree views of Sydney and beyond? Well, it’s true, there is such a place, and it is the indoor Observation Deck at Sydney Tower Eye, the tallest building in Sydney standing at 305 metres tall.
Here are just some of the iconic and not so expected Sydney landmarks you can see, all from the comfort of the tower.
The Blue Mountains
Sydney’s famous Blue Mountains, made blue by the eucalyptus trees, are located over 80 kilometres from the city but can be seen from the Observation Deck, located 250 metres above the city streets. Not only is Sydney Tower Eye the tallest building in Sydney with 360-degree views, but also offers the furthest views in Sydney.
Draw your attention a little closer and not too far from the tower you will see Darling Harbour, with boats, water taxis and ferries cruising through the water and, on the pier itself, you will clearly see caterpillar-like rooftops of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney and SEA LIFE Aquarium. Yes, that’s right, there is a zoo and an aquarium right in the heart of Sydney. Plus you can combine your visit to Sydney Tower Eye with 2, 3 or even all 4 attractions and save.
As you turn your gaze round to the right, you will see the historic neighbourhood of The Rocks. The Rocks were established in 1788, making it one of the oldest parts of Sydney. This iconic area of Sydney is still home to original buildings including Sydney’s oldest pub, Fortune of War. The busy harbour front promenade is also a hot spot for buskers and other performing street acts.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
A little further around from The Rocks and you'll spy the very iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Officially opened in 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is more than a landmark, it is an integral part of Sydney, and is commonly known by Sydneysiders as the 'Coathanger'. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is also the focal point for the world-famous New Years Eve fireworks display, that is broadcast globally for millions of people to watch one of the first cities bring in the new year. For a unique view of the fireworks display, head up to the top of Sydney Tower Eye for an unbeatable view and celebrate the start of the New year like never before.
Continue to move around clockwise and you will be able to see the world famous Bondi Beach, where hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to every year. Bondi’s sweeping white sands stretch for 1 kilometre along the coast and uniquely faces South, unlike most other Sydney beaches that face East. On your way to Bondi, you might also spot the very prominent Coca-Cola sign, often referred to as The Gateway to Kings Cross.
Sydney Football Stadium and Sydney Cricket Ground
As you continue even further around and bring your eyes away from the coast and back inland, you will see the iconic sports grounds that are Sydney Football Stadium, currently also known as Allianz Stadium, and Sydney Cricket Ground, where many world famous games of cricket, football and sold out concerts have been staged.
Finally, as you complete your 360-degree tour of Sydney, you’ll spy Sydney Airport. From the Observation Deck, you’ll be able to see the runways that are used for both domestic and international flights, you might even catch a glimpse of a plane taking off or landing.
These are just some of the many landmarks you can visit from the Sydney Tower Eye, and being indoors, you don’t need to worry about the weather.
Take in 360-degree views of Sydney today, book your tickets online today!