100 Market St, Sydney NSW, Australia
1800 258 693
Fancy stepping outside onto a gantry almost 1,000 feet above the Sydney on top of the city's tallest building? Didn't think so. Try more down to earth pursuits, like ferry excursions or bushwalk seclusion.
For those who don't mind extreme heights (and we're talking twice as high as the Harbor Bridge), catch the lift to the top of Sydney Tower, then pay another $40 for the privilege of wearing a 'skysuit' and step outside (the building and your comfort zone) onto a platform to really test your cardiac system. Even with the usual safety harness tethering you to the superstructure, it's still an uneasy feeling staring past your feet through glass at the city far, far below.
When the pulse settles back down to around 200bps, take in the 360 degree views, west from the Blue Mountains, all the way east out the Pacific. Even for a hardened local like myself, this was truly 'something else'. Exhilarating is an understatement. The whole thing made even more memorable thanks to the informative and funny guide.
All up, it takes about 45 minutes. There is also an Observation Deck for those who get cold feet (or if the weather turns bad), as well as the OzTrek experience, the largest simulated 3D ride in the the southern hemisphere.