I'm a freelance writer living and studying in Sydney
Published July 10th 2012
When my sister came down to Sydney for work experience I immediately made it my mission to show her some really great places in Sydney. All I had to do for some inspiration was look up, and my eyes landed instantly on Centrepoint Tower. Why not? I thought. It's been a while.
So we trekked our way through the bustling city to the tallest building in Sydney. To our wonderful surprise, Centrepoint Tower boasted more than just a trip to the top for the relatively cheap admission price of $25 for an adult - there was also a 'Sydney Tower Eye' 4D cinema experience to be had!
Now I'm not normally a huge fan of 3D glasses and the dizziness and headaches that seem to plague me after watching a movie in three dimensions, but this was actually a surprisingly good cinema experience. The 4th dimension also helped with the entertainment part. Water sprays would hit you in the face when you watched boats cruising along Sydney Harbour, the floor beneath your feet would vibrate when a shark approached beneath the water (a scene which took more than 400 takes and a very brave cameraman with a fish behind his back to lure the shark towards the camera I might add) and wind would blow in your face as you explored Sydney from a bird's eye view. I think bubbles were even involved.
All in all, the experience was rather amazing and very realistic (the shark was painfully close to our faces). I would strongly recommend a visit to Centrepoint Tower these school holidays for the kids. I've never had a 4D experience quite like it.
Also, a strong recommendation, book your tickets online - you will make a significant saving. Instead of $80 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children you'll only pay $45. That price includes the 4D movie and a trip to the top. Enjoy!
Where:Westfield Shopping Centre, Corner of Pitt and Market Street, Level 5
Cost:$25 for an adult ($15 if you book online), $15 for a child ($9 when you book online), $20 for a concession ($12 when you book online), $80 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children ($45 when you book online)