Sky Tower, Sydney

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The Sydney Tower stands 309 metres above, and in the heart of, Sydney’s CBD. To access the Observation Deck you have to enter the Westfield Sydney Shopping Centre (easily accessible from Pitt St Mall) then be transported 250m in a around 40 seconds up to the deck. Once on deck you are treated to a spectacular 360 degree view of Sydney from the western suburbs to Manly, Bondi and the ocean in the eastern suburbs. An interesting fact is that an observer on the deck can see 55km out to see whereas someone at Bondi Beach can only see 5km.

I was able to see the hotel where I was staying in Darling Harbour and a cruise ship docked at Barangaroo at the top of Darling Harbour. Earlier that day other passengers on the plane were excited to be going on the cruise so I was glad I was able to see it.

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Looking over Darling Harbour.

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The Hyde Park Anzac Memorial.

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Winter Wonderland. Each year they’ve been setting up this very popular ice skating rink.

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