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Spanning the city center to the North Shore, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a wide steel arch bridge known for its beauty as well as function, providing a crossing for cars, trains, bikes and pedestrians. While the more daring can do the BridgeClimb to the top of the structure, opened to traffic in 1932, anyone can enjoy a walk for free.
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Darren S
Bright, Australia2,488 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
Yes it's only a Bridge, but it is The Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Have seen many of the world's most famous bridges but Sydney Harbour bridge is my favourite.
Have climbed it twice but not on this trip, best time to climb is the last day climb before the sunset climb it is cheaper and you get the best views during this time.
Love walking across and you can get some great pictures from the middle of the bridge of the Opera house and Sydney Harbour.
Take your time and admire the view and workmanship involved building this iconic Bridge
Written January 27, 2021
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Chris H
Sydney, Australia79 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
We have always wanted to ‘do’ the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb since we moved here 7 years ago, and after booking a weekend hotel stay we finally booked a Summit climb.

The weather was very kind, bright blue skies, mid twenties C, and a light breeze, so perfect conditions.

The whole experience took about 3.5 hours from arriving and preparation, with probably 2.5 hours actually on the bridge. Prep is very through, and our guide (Ali) was great, taking the time to engage with every single person in the group. My wife isn’t great with heights but very much more at ease after a chat with Ali.

The only part of the climb that in reality that might make some nervous is the two sets of steep steps that lead on to and off the arches of the bridge. They’re called ladders, but they are wide stair cases rather than ladders, with hand rails, and of course you’re clipped in via the safety harnesses.

The views were fantastic, locally and far and wide, and right across to the Blue Mountains. I think it’s easy to forget that Sydney is built on one of the most picturesque harbours in the world, and we were lucky to see it at its best.

The only downside is the 100% restriction on taking a camera of any sort despite plenty of opportunities to make it safe - as they do with their own gear you have to wear - and even such things as fitness trackers. This of course drives silly prices for the photos they take of you, which of course you end up taking - it just feels like a rip off on top of the pretty expensive

Apart from that minor gripe, we recommenced this marvellous experience to locals and tourists alike.
Written October 10, 2020
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JoanG214
Kent, UK93 contributions
Feb 2020
Great experience, we are both over 70 ( the age limit was 75) and we managed to do the bridge climb to the top!! Wow it’s an experience not to miss if you are in Sydney !! We booked on line well in advance as we were limited to time as we were going on a cruise but we had a wonderful sunny day So we were lucky. The walk is slow about 3.5hrs so easy for all ages, the only part that’s is steep is at the start and end but you can do it at your own pace. Lots of instruction before plus a check on any medication beforehand. You cannot take a camera or even a tissue But hey ho if you have paid to climb the bridge you must get the pics and video for a keepsake.
Written July 21, 2020
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Hitchiker_bear
Country Victoria, Australia695 contributions
Apr 2021
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A walk across Sydney Harbour Bridge (not to be confused with the Climb up the arch) is possible, however not enjoyable unless comfortable with excessive noise and vehicle fumes.
Walkers are caged in by high, small grid fencing which curves over the footpath. It is impossible to get good photographs through the mesh and steel struts jut out from the bottom of the mesh. Vehicles thunder past close by on the same level as walkers. Anyone who has walked over Manhattan Bridge where vehicles are under that bridge, and the path has a more casual vibe for cyclists and pedestrians who can loiter and admire the views uncaged, will be disappointed if expecting a similar experience on this Sydney bridge.
The footpath on the South/City side begins near the Argyle Street Cut near the Glenmore Pub. To access the Northern side: from Milson Point walk uphill on Broughton Street,( the bridge will be on your left above you), cross Fitzroy Street and a little further on up Broughton Street, a glass encased lift to the bridge deck comes into view. Also a set of stairs.
The southern bridge Pylon and museum closed due to covid 19 at the time of writing $19 for Adults $12.50 for Seniors. The views from the Pylon may be better.
Written May 3, 2021
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Pam105
New Jersey74 contributions
Jan 2020
We chose not to climb to the top of the Bridge because it was very expensive and we could not take our cameras but would have to rely on the tour guide's ability to take decent photos. Instead we climbed (or take the elevator) halfway up the Bridge to one of the Pylons to visit the Bridge museum (includes a short movie) and to take photos. The awesome views from the south Pylon Lookout was just as good as if one had climbed to the top. If you want bragging rights, than I suggest you climb the Bridge but it was not worth it for us. We were very satisfied walking on the Bridge and taking photos.
Written July 1, 2020
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Sally G
Penkridge, UK41 contributions
Feb 2020
It takes 3.5 hours to climb the bridge. Extremely well organised and certainly health and safety is their number 1 concern. However of the 3.5 hours 2 hours are taken up on getting prepared and the company taking photographs which you can then pay for. There is a tower on the bridge and a scenic tower in the city so is it worth paying to climb the bridge. The exhilaration isn’t worth the cost
Written March 12, 2020
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caribbeanoldies
Shipston on Stour, UK153 contributions
Dec 2019
If you're reasonably fit, don't suffer with advanced vertigo and have half a day spare in Sydney, then the bridge climb is probably one of the best things you could ever hope to do. We were only in Sydney for two days and knew this was the one thing we wanted to do. It was fantastic.

Now, I'm not good with heights and I've just had a knee replacement and so am not as agile as normal, but it wasn't a problem. You have a thorough briefing and safety lesson first, if in doubt a personal fitness assessment and then you can go. We did the full ascent, as opposed to the shorter one, totally the right decision. Our guide, Bianca, was just brilliant. Very experienced and knowledgable, she set the right pace to suit everyone and nobody felt in the least nervous. You have NO chance of falling off because of the safety harness and after the first five minutes or so, you even forget you're wearing it, so well is it designed. The whole thing, including the briefing, takes about three hours....it feels so much less though, so quickly does the time fly when you're up there.

We had a lady in our group who was clearly quite unwell and not very physically strong, this was a 'bucket list' activity for her. She had no difficulties whatsoever and I think wanted to go straight back up again afterwards. You simply have to do this.
Everything is on the bridge climb website, we found it really easy to use....and...as an aside, their souvenir shop is one of the best value outlets in Sydney.
Written February 28, 2020
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Judith R
Sydney, Australia57 contributions
Mar 2019
From Circular Quay enjoy the 10 minutes or so to Kirribilli (goes every half hour from Wharf 4). Look for the lifts or the stairs which take you up to the bridge level. Take a leisurely stroll across the bridge. The view is so stunning you hardly notice the buzzing of the traffic. Once you reach the steps down to The Rocks, it’s only a short walk back to Circular Quay. Maybe you’d like to turn right left towards Observatory Hill instead of turning right towards Circular Quay when you come down the stairs. The old stone cottages at Observatory Hill are picturesque and there are brilliant views across the Harbour. Nearby, right next to the main route across the bridge, is the S H Irwin Gallery where there is always an interesting exhibition (there is a charge). From here it is a few minutes walk to Wynyard.
Written February 27, 2020
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Bruce M
Sydney, Australia794 contributions
Feb 2020
We have lived in Sydney all our lives and it took a visit from overseas friends to include this in a walking tour of Sydney.
The walk from the Milsons Point side is well sign posted from the railway station and is an easy walk after a short climb up stairs to the bridge deck.
The walkway is on the eastern side ( ie the Opera House side) and gives a fNtasic perspective of many of the iconic Sydney sights.
The southern pylon as a compact museum and an excellent viewing platform which shouldn't be missed. The price is a fraction of the cost ($47 for family's. $19 for adults with discounts for seniors and students) of the bridge climb and while the views would not be the same, they are nonetheless absolutely worth the cost.
Written February 12, 2020
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Vicki H
Richardson, TX3 contributions
Jan 2020
Be prepared to give up all belongings, phone, wallet, watches and clothes!
So we understood the clothes (you have to put on suits as it’s super hot up there) but no phone or camera for photos (oh don’t worry they take pictures) I guess we were stupid in thinking oh ok since you can’t take your phone they will take pictures and email them to you. Yea no when you get back they send you to a room where you get your certificate and a group picture (if you want to be seen you better be in the front of the group or you are too small or hidden behind someone)and then they show you the picture package of 1-3 pictures for $60. Some may say oh that’s not that bad for a memory but when you just spent between $250 -$350 per person and you can’t take your camera you would think they could give you the pictures. The climb was super simple and safe so that was a good thing and our guide Ben was great. But to walk for 5 minutes. Stand and wait for 20 minutes. Walk and take a picture of everyone in your group 5 different times and an 8 second video again (12 different people remember)
I will say the information given about the history of the bridge great. But again not $600 worth! I would suggest spend $40 and walk the bridge 1/2 way go up the look out tower and see the same stuff you see up at the top. Very disappointed and feel deceived! Maybe our fault but wanted everyone else to know the ins and outs to make a informed decision.
Written January 22, 2020
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