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Published March 16th 2013
You won't believe how much there is to see and do
Sydney Tower, previously referred to as Centrepoint Tower and AMP Tower is Sydney's tallest free-standing structure and the second tallest in Australia. It is located on Market Street between Castlereagh Street and Pitt Street and offers 360 degree spectacular views of Sydney
If you haven't been to the tower for a while, consider playing a tourist on the weekend and venture into Sydney CBD for a day of extreme experiences.
If you are a bit of a daredevil you will enjoy an unforgettable skywalk at 268 metres above the city. The walk is very safe and open to everyone, including children 8 years and those in wheelchairs, although staff do require advanced notice. Skywalks run in all weather conditions, except electrical storms and extremely high winds. Opening hours are from 10am to 8pm October to April and 10am to 7pm May – September.
You will find 3 places to dine at the Sydney Tower
Sydney Tower Buffet – An amazing buffet with more than 40 freshly prepared dishes from a range of cuisines including Modern Australian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Thai. Open from 11.30am to 2pm Monday to Friday and 12noon to 2pm on the Weekends and for dinner from 5pm to 8.30pm. Kids eat free Monday and Tuesday for lunch and dinner.
Coffee Lounge – Enjoy coffee, ice cream or a light snack while you relax and take in the stunning views.
Take a walk around the observation deck and see as far as the Blue Mountains to the west, Sydney coastline to the north and Botany Bay to the south. State of the art touchscreens provide information about some of Sydney's well known landmarks and high powered binoculars allow you to see them up-close.
Yoga from the sky is a series of 45 minute yoga classes held on Wednesday mornings, starting at 6.45am. Enjoy stunning views of the city during your Hatha Yoga class, followed by a healthy breakfast. Cost is only $25 per person.
The 4D Cinema located on the ground level and offers an incredible 4D show of Sydney's Harbour, coastline and landmarks. The film is taken to the 4th dimension with its special effects including wind, bubbles and fire. Entry fee is included in your Sky Tower visit.
The Observation Deck is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10.30pm, so you can enjoy day and night viewing of Sydney.
Sydney Tower offers guests special discounted parking rates at several car parks including Citipark Car Park on the corner of Kent, Market & Sussex Street, Darling Park Car Park at 201 Sussex Street and Darling Quarter at 1-11 Harbour Street.
If you purchase your tickets online at the Sydney Tower website you will save up to $7 per ticket. Alternatively purchase a ticket combo which also gives you access to other Sydney attractions including Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, Madame Tussauds and Sydney Sea Life Aquarium.