Sydney Tower Eye and its Skywalk – adrenalin outdoor viewing platform in the middle of Sydney

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Ever since I can remember, I was very active. I was always in for fun and adrenalin things. Scary rollercoasters, canyoning, skydiving… But then suddenly something “hit” me and I was afraid of everything. I have noticed that I am avoiding high cliffs, adrenalin rides and all the other things for which I would normally stand first in line. I even had a hard time on the famous leaning tower in Pisa. What happened to me? Where is Nina, who once did not afraid of anything?

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Sydney Tower Eye – the tallest building in Sydney with amazing views over Sydney

Before Simon and I traveled to Australia, we knew that we will have some pretty challenging activities in our itinerary. One of them was the Sydney Skywalk. As soon as I had found out, what the Skywalk is all about, I thought I will faint. Just seeing photos and videos about the Skywalk, made me dizzy. I could not believe that Skywalk is something I will have to do… What??!! Me?? You are joking, right?!? I have no idea, when I become such a coward. But one thing was certain – I just have to do it! I will have to confront myself with all my fears and step out of my comfort zone.

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View over Sydney from the Sky Tower Eye (Sydney attractions)

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We can say all over Sydney from the Sydney Tower Eye viewing platform (Sydney attractions)

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View on the Sydney Bridge from Sydney Tower Eye (Sydney attractions)

I would lie, saying I was not nervous. As soon as I woke up, my hands were sweaty and I was babbling through one’s hat. Yes, my nerves got me big time. Simon was very supportive though. He was constantly repeating I can do it, what was kind of helpful.

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Sydney Tower Eye is304 meters high (Sydney attractions – photo: Sydney Tower Eye)

We reached the bottom of the Sydney Tower Eye. With its 304 meters, the Sydney Tower Eye is still the tallest building in Sydney. I looked up and thought –  uf, that is high!! The lifts took us all the way up, where the Skywalk started. We all got blue jumpsuits and needed to leave everything behind in private lockers. No cameras, no watches, no phones… Nothing was allowed to take with us on the Skywalk. When all the team was ready to go, we followed our guide inside of the Sydney Tower Eye, reaching some more steps up. Just before stepping out on the platform, we got safety belts, which additional protected us from not falling down the building. The loud music started to play and my heart was pumping like crazy… It was time to go! I was going last, just in case I would have a panic attack or something like it, as being in the middle, turning back would not even be possible.

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The adrenalin Skywalk was done on a sunny day, offering stunning views (Sydney attractions – photo: Sydney Tower Eye)

The last obstacle, which stood our way was the final door, which begun to open… I felt the adrenalin kicking and took the last deep breath. Let’s go… My first steps on the outdoor viewing platform were slow and careful… The sun was shining and it was windy. There was not a single cloud in the sky. I slowly lifted my head up and could not believe what I am seeing… Wow – what a view!! I found myself thinking, that this Skywalk is actually not as scary as I thought at first. I was more confident and daring with each new step… Not long, I felt completely relaxed and I started to enjoy the whole experience. There was no fear, no dizziness, no anxiety and no panic attacks, just pure fun! I was impressed over the stunning views, which showed us how big Sydney actually is. There was the Bridge, the Opera House, the Botanical garden… Everything was there, lying underneath.

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I have managed to over comemy fears and did the Skywalk (Sydney attractions – photo: Sydney Tower Eye)

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Skywalk at Sydney Tower Eye (Sydney attractions – photo: Sydney Tower Eye)

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Skywalk is adrenalin attraction with outdoor viewing platform (Photo: Sydney Tower Eye)

We reached our first glass viewing platform and the guide looked at me with a question in her eyes – Am I ok? I simply smiled and knocked my head for yes. No problem what so ever. I was walking on the glass platform like nothing was different from the normal street walking. At the end I was already jumping on it. It felt like years ago, when no challenge was too daring for me. I guess Nina was back!

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Skywalk is available during the whole day, including evenings (Sydney attractions – photo: Sydney Tower Eye)

We did the Skywalk for about an hour and I was extremely proud on myself to do it and not to chicken out. The whole team was thrilled about the Skywalk, but I was even more overwhelmed, ass there is no greater feeling, when you overcome all your fears.

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The real magic of Sydney can be seen when the lights are on (Sydney attractions – photo: Sydney Tower Eye)

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View on the Sydney Bridge and its famous New Year’s fireworks (Sydney attractions – photo: Sydney Tower Eye)

Stepping out of the comfort zone was the best thing I did!It felt so good and I was grateful to have my Sydney plan done by the YHA team, as I would never had the power to do it by myself. Without doing the Skywalk, I probably would never over come my fears, obstacles and took the next step. Doing it, brought me to unforgettable memories, experiences and showed me some of the most amazing views on Sydney.

Interesting facts about the Sydney Tower Eye

  • It took 6 years to build the Sydney Tower Eye
  • The Sydney Tower eye was finished in 1981
  • The Sydney Tower eye is 304 meter high and is the tallest building in Sydney
  • It weight 2.239 tons
  • It cost 26 million AUD to construct the entire building
  • The Sydney Tower Eye is stabilised by 56 cables, each 182 metres long, which together weight 700 tonnes

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