Famous Revolving Restaurant
19.05.2011 10 °C
This is one of the most memorable experience to me - Sydney being one of the most favorite tourist destination and known for beautiful tourist spots. You can see tons and tons of photos featured in the internet and having the experience of seeing or visiting these spots for yourself is truly a lifetime memories to treasure.
The City Centre of Sydney is a usual busy location for business establishments, working people, the tourist, same as other big cities all over the world (tall buildings, beautiful infrastructures, fashion, shopping malls, busy crowd etc etc. ). However, what makes this city beautiful for me is the responsible citizens keeping the city so clean and safe, plus the winter season makes it more relaxing in going around. There were several reviews from the internet that there are severe "racist" in the city but then I haven't encounter anything (there will always be in every part of the world I know).
Sydney Tower and Skywalk
Official website is: http://sydneytower.myfun.com.au/
Before my actual trip to Sydney, I've been doing a lot of research about this attraction it never fail to meet my expectation. It's beautiful! It's amazing!
Some Interesting information about Sydney Tower and Skywalk - Just copied these info from the official site
Sydney Tower is a true Sydney icon and has been an integral feature of the world famous Sydney skyline for over 30 years.
Construction of Sydney Tower Centrepoint shopping centre began in late 1970 with the first 52 shops opening in 1972. The office component was completed in 1974 and the final stage of the complex, the Sydney Tower, was opened to the public in August 1981.
Ranked as one of the safest buildings in the world, the design has made the tower capable of withstanding earthquakes and extreme wind conditions.
Sydney Tower Facts
* The golden turret has a capacity of 960 persons and contains two levels of restaurants, a coffee lounge, an Observation Deck, two telecommunication transmission levels and three plant levels.
* Three double deck lifts provide guests’ access to the Observation Deck.
* The 1504 fire-isolated sets of pressurised stairs, closely monitored by security, allow patrons direct access to street level, in case of an emergency.
* The 420 windows of the tower are cleaned by a semi – automatic window cleaning machine name ‘Charlie’. ‘Charlie’ recycles and filters 50 litres of water and takes two days to clean all the windows.
* A 162,000 litre water tank, the tower’s primary damping system also acts as a stabiliser for the tower.
* 56 cables stabilise the tower, and if the strands of these cables were laid end to end, they would reach from Sydney to Alice Springs or from Sydney to New Zealand.
* The spire located above the Tower is used for telecommunications and navigation purposes.
* Sydney Tower is the first to see the Sydney dawn, and the last to see its final dusk.
I forgot how tall the tower was or the equivalent number of floors but the experience of a less than a minute ELEVATOR RUSH ride going up (feeling the pressure and fear) is so exciting. The first word I uttered when I reach the Observation deck was. WOW! WOW .. and a WOW!
Here are some of the photos:
And view from the deck... There are Binoculars that you can use...
And of course for lunch time:
The Buffet lunch is 45 AUD per person. Dining while the restaurants revolves and enjoying the view of the city. It's worth paying the fee for they serve the best dishes! Choices of soft beef steak, chicken, port meat cooked in Aussie style. Dozens of deserts to choose from. Pastas and sea foods are overwhelming!
Next stop is Oz Trek
Oz Trek is an amazing virtual reality ride across Australia with 180 degree cinema screens, surround sound and heart-stopping real motion seating!
This is similar to Star City (Themepark in Pasay Philippines) 4Dimension but Oz Trek has bigger screen. It's fun because the show features All about Sydney. Very nice and fun! These is already included in the 45 AUD buffet lunch fee.