Lonely Planet review
The 309m-tall Sydney Tower (built 1970–1981) offers unbeatable 360-degree views from the observation level 250m up. On a clear day you’ll see west to the Blue Mountains, south to Botany Bay, east across the harbour to the silvery Pacific and down onto the city streets. It's high enough to watch rain squalls shift across the suburbs on a stormy day.
The visit starts with the 4D Experience – a short 3D film giving you a bird's-eye view (a parakeet's to be exact) of city, surf, harbour and what lies beneath the water, accompanied by mist sprays and bubbles; it's actually pretty darn cool.
Luke Skywalker aspirations? Don a spiffy ‘skysuit’ and take the Skywalk : shackle yourself to the safety rail and step onto two glass-floored viewing platforms outside Sydney Tower’s observation deck, 268m above the street. No place for the weak bowelled…
If you’re planning on visiting Sydney Aquarium or Sydney Wildlife World, check out the discounted combined tickets.