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    Killer View

    by Gypsystravels Updated Jun 5, 2015

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    Take a ride to the top of Sydney Tower and photograph the many panoramic views from up here. On a clear day you can see as far as Botany Bay to the North Shore and the Blue Mountains. With revolving restaurants and a coffe shoppe you are sure to get some fantastic views of the City of Sydney. There is a 162,000-litre tank above the observation deck which acts as a stabilizer on windy days. There is a "skywalk" which is a guided tour around the roof for those that are brave enough.

    We didn't get a chance to climb to the top of the tower on this trip. We opted instead on having lunch at the "Summit" a 5* restaurant that revolves located at Australia Square, 44th floor (now the 360 Bar and Dining).

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    The Sydney Tower

    by globetrott Updated Oct 28, 2014

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    The Sydney Tower is part of the great scenery of scyscrapers of Sydney and it is also the tallest of all buildings in Sydney.
    They have a platform for visitors in a hight of 250 meters and from up there you will have a great view of Sydney, its scenic natural port and the surrounding areas.
    The Sydney Tower was built in 1981 and there is a really fast lift that takes you up to the top within just 40 seconds

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    Ladies do Lunch

    by grandmaR Written Mar 22, 2013

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    I have found that if there is some kind of tower that gives you a view of the city, it is a good thing to do after you are a little familiar with the city (NOT when you first get there) and when the weather is nice and clear. Also that if there is a restaurant, you can go eat in the restaurant and while the food may be more expensive, the meal includes the tower visit. Lunch will be cheaper than dinner. If you get an on-line ticket it is $18AU for an adult.

    Lunch Daily $55AU for an adult
    11.30am - 2.00pm

    Dinner Daily
    5pm - 9.00pm

    We went down to the concierge desk and made a reservation for lunch at the Sydney Tower for 11:30 which was their first lunch sitting. We got there too early, but eventually they let us go up in the elevator - it took less than a minute to get up to the restaurant

    It took 90 minutes for us to do a complete circuit. The weather was gorgeous and clear and sunny. I had fixed my camera as to the size photos it was taken and I was much happier with them. We saw the lightship and lighthouse from there too. Unlike in NYC and Seattle, there was no map that showed what the things we were looking at were.

    Fort Denison Gardens Tables on a terrace below Skyscrapers and cranes
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    Sydney Tower for Lunch

    by DEBBBEDB Updated Sep 8, 2012

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    We went up here and ate lunch and took photos of the city below us. It was a buffet and there were a lot of foods that I liked, but I think it was expensive for what we got. I had a child's ticket which was $25 and less than half of what my grandmother paid for hers. And I got more to eat. We made reservations through the concierge.

    My grandmother had to explain to me that our table was moving, and the windows didn't move so I couldn't put anything on the windowsill. Also the table moved in relation to where the food was, so you had to hunt for whatever it was that you liked and wanted more of.

    It took 90 minutes for us to do a complete circuit. The weather was gorgeous and clear and sunny. Unfortunately there was no map, so I had to guess at what I was seeing.

    Cathedral skyscrapers Sydney Bridge harbour
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    The AMP Sydney Tower: See Sydney from above!

    by xuessium Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Look down at the city from the highest point above the city for a breathtaking 360-degree panorama. On a good day, the view is well worth the visit up.

    The tacky part of the visit is that the price of the ticket also includes "OzTrek", supposedly the largest simulated ride in the southern hemisphere, for a so-claimed thrilling virtual adventure across Australia. I think the kids may find this entertaining.

    As from what I seen on the website, coming July 2005, there will also be a "skywalk" ala the one already offered by Macau Tower whereby guests can get all strap up and embark on an outdoor walk at 268 metres above Sydney.

    GETTING THERE
    Walking: Within the city, corner of Pitt & Market Street.
    Bus: Sydney Explorer Bus Stop 14
    Ferry: Ferries from Circular Quay
    Monorail: City Centre Station
    Train: Town Hall Station

    OPENING HOURS
    Sunday to Friday: 9:00am to 10:30pm
    Saturday: 9:00am to 11:30pm

    PRICING
    Tickets include a visit to the Observation Deck at Sydney Tower and admission to OzTrek.

    Adults $22.00*
    Child (4-15 years) $13.20*
    Under 4 years FREE
    Seniors $15.00*
    Concession $16.50*

    Family Tickets Available
    Family Ticket A 1 adult & 2 children $39.00*
    Family Ticket B 2 adults & 1 child $45.90*
    Family Ticket C 2 adults & 2 children $57.00*
    Family Ticket D 2 adults & 3 children $67.00*

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    Sydney Tower

    by wkcsmt Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Sydney Tower is the city’s tallest building, standing 250m (820ft) above Market Street, with 360 degree views over the city, harbour, Olympic Park and as far as Blue Mountains & Terrigal Beach (100km to the north). It is also tallest building in the southern hemisphere, so it is not hard to miss. It resembles a giant steel pole skewering a golden marshmallow. Below the tower are 3 floors of stores & restaurants.

    Entry to the observation deck includes a 35-minute Skytour on the podium level. Skytour is the largest simulated ride in the southern hemisphere. It takes you on an amazing virtual adventure through Australia’s cultural history and geography.

    Photo on the left, taken from Tumbalong Park south of Darling Harbour, gives you a glimpse of the Sydney Tower. Time was tight for me, so I had to give this a miss. Anyway, you should allow 1 hour for this activity.

    Hours:
    9am-10:30pm Sundays to Fridays
    9am-11:30pm Saturdays

    Prices: (details pricing on their webpage)
    A$22 Adults
    A$13.20 Children (3-15 years)

    Tumbalong Park & Sydney Skyline
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    Top of the Tower

    by weewatty Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    As is my norm when I get to a new city a quick elevation to the highest point was a priority in Sydney.

    That highest point is'nt to hard to spot for pretty obvious reasons. Went early Sunday morning and there were no queue's of any note, lift up to the top in no time at all.

    On reaching the top the panoramic views of Sydneys most famous sites is certainly worth making the effort for. Watching the planes land is fun, you are about the same altitude as many of them and watching the airport is like watching some kind of toy town.

    You can spot the Aussie Olympic Stadium in the distance one way and easily see the Northern Beach suburbs in the other, guess you can see for miles and miles on a clear Sunny day, of which Sydney has more than its fair share.

    I notice now you can actually go outside at the top on the SkyWalk, no doubt they will charge you extra for that though.

    AMP Tower / Centrepoint = High Impressive Stuff City Views Darling Harbour and Beyond Towards North Sydney
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    THE AMP TOWER

    by BerniShand Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    another great Sydney landmarkthis 305m tall tower has the highest observation deck in the southern hemisphere, and its said that on a clear day you can see the Blue Mountains 100km away, l have no idea if this is true, it was raining so much we could scarcely see across the street, so we gave the tower a miss

    it costs $19.80 to go up the tower, this includes admission to the Skytour, a virtual ride, there are also revolving restaurants, it takes about 70 minutes for the tower to complete a revolution so chew slowly if you want to get all the way around

    the tower is open daily from 9.30 to 22.30 [ Saturdays 23.30 ]

    the tower
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    A view of the whole city

    by Jenelle7 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Centrepoint tower is one of the main tourist attractions in Sydney (along with the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge) and it is definately worth a look.
    For $22 you get a magnificent view of the city and you also get a virtual tour of Australia.
    The lift takes you 250m above ground level, to the top of the tower, where you can see the whole of Sydney laid out before you. The view really is fantastic, and when you have had enough, you can take the lift back down to the ground and go on the virtual tour of Australia, which is something very different.
    But don't worry if you don't have time to do it all in one day, your ticket is valid for 6 months, so you can come and do it another time.

    View from Centrepoint tower

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    A view from the window of Sydney Tower

    by yellowbell Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Not only because of the breathtaking view of the Sydney skyline, you will also enjoy the Sky tour. The sky tour gave me an idea of the diverse landscape of Australia - beaches, outback, caves. So now my dad will not ask me what an outback is. Best of all the sky tour has 3D imagery and surround technology. Ok, I dont work for them but I'm just a satisfied customer.

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  • Sydney "Centre Point" Tower !!

    by grantravel Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Sydney Tower experience takes you a staggering 250 metres above Sydney, commanding breathtaking views, including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. From the beaches to the mountains, you’ll be amazed at what you can see from the highest point in town.

    Skytour, the largest simulated ride in the Southern hemisphere, takes you on an amazing virtual adventure through Australia’s cultural history and geography.

    Adults $22.00
    Child (5-16 years) $13.20

    Ticket price includes a visit to the Observation Deck at Sydney Tower and admission to Skytour.

    Views from the Centre Point Tower
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    Sydney AMP Tower + SkyTour!

    by joandarcy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    First place to visit in Sydney is the AMP Tower. It gives an orientation on Sydney, esp the city! There's a free guide every hour which will give you an overview and brief history of the whole thing! This also includes a SkyTour~ a great Australian Expedition. Its a virtual tour around Australia. There's also two revolving restaurants above the tower.

    What is it?
    - The AMP Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Buildings.
    - Each year an event called the "Tour Run Up" has runners scale the 1312 steps (1504 total) to the top. They start at the podium level (30m up) and run 94 flights of stairs with 13 steps each. Record is 6 minutes, 52 seconds set in 1998.
    - The tip of the Tower is 320 metres above sea level.
    - Eight-floor turret, "golden basket", has 420 windows.
    - To the top of the turret roof is 275 metres.
    - The lengthy 7-year construction period was chiefly due to work stoppages, yet the project was on budget at $26 million.
    - Called Sydney Tower during design and construction, opened as Centrepoint Tower, then renamed AMP Tower in 1998.
    - AMP Tower is stabilized by 56 cables.
    - AMP Tower was sold in mid 2002 and now owned by Westfields PTY LTD. A lightning rod was added to the top of spire in 1998 which extended its overall height to 309m (327m above sea level).

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    Amp Tower

    by Chriselle65 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The AMP tower also known as Towerpoint stands 250 metres high overlooking the city of Sydney. It has breathtaking 360 degree views of this beautiful city and suburbs. The spectacular views include the Sydney Opera house and the Harbour Bridge, just to name a few.
    This is a must for all tourists.
    At the top of the tower there is also a special show,guided tours, high powered binoculars and a cafe and restaurant.

    Sydney Towerpoint
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  • Centrepoint Tower

    by grkboiler Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Sydney's Centerpoint Tower (now officially called Sydney Tower) is a great place to get an amazing 360 degree view of Sydney and the surrounding areas. It is the highest point in town, sitting 250 metres above the ground.

    This is a good place to start your trip in Sydney. It is nice to come here to see the city during daylight and to get a different perspective at night. There is also a revolving restaurant (see my restaurant tips).

    It is open from 9 AM - 10:30 PM daily. Adults can get in for AU$22 and children for $13.20. Seniors/students are charged $15.85.

    You can see the needle on the left of the skyline

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    Centrepoint Tower

    by lindyz Written Jun 7, 2009

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    This is definitely a "must do" thing whilst in Sydney. With 360 degree panoramic views over the whole of Sydney, on a clear day you can see for miles and miles.

    Centrepoint consists of many shops, an observation deck, restaurants up the top, oztrek, and skywalk. It is rated as one of the safest buildings in the world.

    It has 1504 stair, but dont worry, they will also let you catch the lift to the top!!! The turrett at the top can hold 960 people and it is 250metres/820feet high. It was opened in 1972.

    This is just one of views taken from Centrepoint Observation Deck many moons ago, way back in 1984! You can see the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House in this picture.

    View to Sydney Harbour from Centrepoint Tower

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