Sydney Tower

Experience the best views of Sydney and beyond from the top of Sydney Tower. A "must do" visitor experience for any visitor to Sydney.

Sydney Tower Quick Facts:

  • Sydney's tallest free-standing structure
  • Tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Opened to the public in August 1981
  • Capable of withstanding earthquakes and extreme wind conditions
  • 56 cables stabilise the tower
  • The turret has a capacity of 960 persons
  • Features two restaurants
    • Sydney Tower Restaurant - Offering a one and a half hour buffet dining experience
    • Sydney Tower 360 Bar and Dining - intimate, stylish fine dining experience
  • Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck - 250m (820ft) above ground level
  • 3 high speed double deck lifts - 40 seconds to travel from top to bottom
  • 1504 stairs



  • Attractions:
    • Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck – experience a 360-degree panorama of Sydney
    • Sydney Tower Eye is open every day 9:00am to 9:00pm (last entry 8:00pm). Open on Christmas Day (10:00am to 5:00pm).

Getting Around

  • Sydney Tower is located on the corner of Pitt Street and Market Street.
  • Town Hall Station - 10 minute walk (500m)
  • St James Station - 6 minute walk (300m)
  • Closest Monorail Station is City Centre
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