03. May 2013 · Write a comment · Categories: Reviews · Tags:

After our trip to the mountains we had a day to spare, but wanted to keep it cheap, so we used our bargainacious Merlin passes and went along to the Sydney Tower Eye. It was Easter time so they had a chocolate model of it which you could win if you guesses its’ weight – sadly we didn’t see a giant gold rabbit up there though.

Sydney Tower in Chocolate

Sydney Tower in Chocolate

At 309m its the tallest building in Sydney, and opened in 1981. Its above Westfield shopping centre, near the middle of town. There is more information about it here.

Firstly on the trip you go to a ‘4D’ cinema and watch a film about Sydney, here the floor wobbles about, you wear 3D glasses and get sprayed with water. After that its up the lift to the observation deck. The views around the city area really good. Partly I think becasue Sydney is a pretty nice city to look at, with Darling Harbour, views out to the end of the harbour, beaches, bridges, some interesting buildings and so on.

View past Garden Island to the Harbour Mouth

View past Garden Island to the Harbour Mouth

It was good to go once we had been in Sydney for a while, so we could pick out a fair few landmarks, including our offices. Matt’s office on Garden Island is the second headland in the picture above, with a view out past Manly to the mouth of the Harbour.

For some extra money you can go and walk about outside too.

Verdict – 7/10. Worth a trip as part of a combo deal, but not brilliant value just on its own

 

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