Architecture / Viewpoint
New South Wales’s capital is a shining example of forward-thinking urban design wrought in harmony with a stunning natural landscape. Hugging the coves and inlets of beautiful Port Jackson Bay, Sydney Harbour is the epicenter of this city’s graceful modernity. What makes Sydney Harbour one of the best skylines in the world is its panorama of disparate elements.
The angular curves of the avant-garde Sydney Opera House are set against the cluster of towers in the Central Business District. Rising above them all is the nearly 1,000-foot-tall Sydney Tower Eye, with its top-heavy proportions like that of a dandelion clock. Completing the panorama is the heritage-listed steel Sydney Harbour Bridge, with its graceful industrial arch rolling gently towards the skyscrapers of Sydney.
The observation deck on the Sydney Tower Eye, one of the most popular Sydney landmarks, offers a wonderful view of the scene, but a tour of the harbor by boat is hard to beat.