Friday, May 31, 2013

Sydney Tower

On the weekend I decided to take the family to one of Sydney's other famous icons. The Sydney Tower Eye or as most aussie's know it as centre point tower in the middle of the city. My wife had won some free passes so I thought it would be a great experience for the kids to enjoy the day out. And to be honest I wanted to go and have a look at the tower since I haven't been up there since I was about 11 years old. I don't know who was more excited me or my 5 year old princess.

 The tower is Sydney's tallest building standing at 309m, which in world terms is pretty small. Auckland's Skytower is the tallest tower in the southern hemisphere at 328m, although the observation deck of sydney tower is 50m higher than the Skytower in NZ. These are very small next to the worlds tallest building Burj Dubai at a whopping 828m which is nearly 3 times the height.

It may not be one of the tallest buildings in the world but the views from the observation deck are pretty spectacular. The day we were there was on a Sunday with clear blue sky's and only a little haze in the sky. You could see for 80km from this height.

North to Harbour

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Queen Victoria Building

St Marys Cathedral
Little miss 5 year old was much impressed with the views and was running about looking at everything. Things were going to plan as I knew that she would be well and truly buggered by the end of the day leaving me and the missus with a quiet evening. It was funny when little miss 5 called Sydney tower the Eiffel tower. We all had a good laugh as well as another lady nearby.
Darling Harbour and west to the Blue Mountains

South to Botany Bay

Sydney Cricket Ground(SCG) and Football stadium

ANZAC Memorial

East to Sydney Harbour

My 3 girls loving their day out


  1. Great pics and I am glad your family had a nice day out.

    As a Canadian the only thing I can say is the CN Tower in Toronot is the BEST tower in the whole wide world and stands 553.33 metres high which dwarfs most of the towers on your infographic.


    1. Thanks for stopping by Dave. 553m is pretty big, bet the views from that one are nice.

  2. Ok..sigh....ou had to mention the sky tower........

    1. Be proud Rog, it one of the highlights of Aucklands skyline and a defining building in your city.

  3. What a great way to spend the day Steve!

    I haven't been to Sydney Tower since I was a kid, why is it that we dont think that as adults we will get the same thrill. You've inspired me, next trip to Sydney I'm heading up there for a look see.

    1. Next time you and Terry are in Sydney on the bikes I could show you around. You must do the Sydney tower thingy at least once in your adult life it's well worth it.

    2. Careful Steve we may take you up on that :)

      Actually we probably won't, I hate driving in Sydney and the thought of being on the bike in that madness makes me shudder, which is why I was amazed to get a speeding ticket in the mail for the bike in some tunnel I've never even driven thru.

      Maybe in a couple of years I'll be confident enough to ride, but I'm making myself a promise to get to the top of the tower before then.

    3. Don't worry, everybody hates driving in Sydney. I know I do. Even if your down this way touring some nearby roads, let me know and I'll see if we can't ride them together.

      We also got a speeding ticket for some suburb we've never been to, so when we questioned it they withdrew the ticket. I wonder how many times some people have just payed it and they have had multiple people paying for the same ticket. Cheeky buggers.

    4. Thanks for the offer Steve and we'll definately take you up on it if we're over that way anytime :)

      Yep I questioned my fine too and it was withdrawn, tis a worry when they can do stuff like that eh.