Sydney Tower opened 24th September 1981. Back then we use to call it Centrepoint Tower.
The Skywalk experience began in 2005.
Every year a charity challenge involves running up the 1504 stairs from Pitt St Mall to the Observation Deck - I have yet to attempt this!!
Sydney Tower is now managed by the Eye Brand who also operate the London Eye & Blackpool Tower.
This 305m (1000ft) icon offers 360-degree views over the Sydney region. The turret has revolving restaurants, a coffee shop and an observation deck. Above this is a 162 000 litre water tank that acts as a stabilizer on windy days. The Tower offers two attractions - Skywalk, an adrenaline filled 45 minute guided walk around the roof with incredible views of the city and OzTrek, a virtual reality ride across Australia with 180 degree cinema screens, 3D holographic imagery and real motion seating.
Earlier this year I had a girls day out with my sister and 8 yr old niece.
Part of the excursion took us up the Sydney Tower to see these amazing views.
|The Domain, Woolloomooloo & Garden Island|
|Panorama of eastern Sydney, Botanic Gardens & the Harbour - click to make image bigger to get the full effect.|
|Panorama of the City, Darling Harbour & the Inner West of Sydney - click to make image bigger to get the full effect.|
|City & Sydney Harbour Bridge - North Sydney across the harbour|
|St Mary's, Hyde Park & the Archibald Fountain|
|My niece looking back up to the Sydney Tower from the Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park.|
This post is part of Saturday Snapshot.