The Sydney Tower Eye experience is not one many fully get to complete. We aren’t talking about going up to the tower eye and having their all-you-can-eat buffet for $85 (Friday-Sunday dinner time). We’re talking about the full package, which includes the 360-degree walk around the Westfield tower centre-point – where you actually get to touch the Westfield sign!
This sounds like a very tourist-y thing to do, and it probably is. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a killer experience, and how many times can a Sydney local walk into one of our most popular city stores and say they’ve walked along the top of it?
The skywalk is an amazing way to see the whole city from the highest point possible. You’re safely harnessed and taken above the Tower Eye to do a complete walk around. In a group with a guide, the package includes facts and photos taken at various viewpoints and about different parks, stadiums, suburbs etc. The biggest downside was probably that they don’t allow cameras, but ironically the guide will take one with him, snap a few shots of you and then charge you for them downstairs! Regardless, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience and memorable without an album of photos. The skywalk also comes complimentary with a 4D movie of Sydney, which is fairly mediocre but it’s free.
The ultimate end to the experience is the all-you-can-eat buffet dinner at the Sydney Tower, which rotates slowly as you dine. In all honesty, the food was below average for such a prestigious buffet and presentation wasn’t up-to-par with patrons dressed in gowns and the room covered in plastic chairs (luckily we were underdressed from the skywalk). The Tower Eye attempts to replicate fancy cuisines with offerings of emu and crocodile sausage, but without tasting it we’re sure it’s a fad to look more worth the money they’ve made off of you.
Still, no regrets. It’s an experience and the skywalk isn’t ruined by a satisfactory meal.