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Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Address: Cumberland Street, The Rocks | South East Pylon, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2795, Australia
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Pylon Lookout Fantastic Views.

Fantastic views of Sydney from the top of the lookout. Very interesting and informative to learn about the planning, building and the structure of the Harbour Bridge. Well worth... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2016
Caloundra, Australia
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Caloundra, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed March 7, 2016

Fantastic views of Sydney from the top of the lookout. Very interesting and informative to learn about the planning, building and the structure of the Harbour Bridge. Well worth a visit.

Thank calandade
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Reviewed March 6, 2016

Never knew this was there......Fantastic experience plenty of history and information within the Pylon then the views......Wow!!! An absolute must.

Thank Kate M
Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2016

A wonderful and no obstruction 360 degree view of the city and harbour can be see over here. Need to take the bus to Miller's point first, then take a few walks to the entrance to the pylon on Cumberland Street then walk along the sidewalk of the bridge for around 10 minutes then reach the pylon. Climb up the... More 

1 Thank Addicted_to_scenery
Kelso, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2016

We pondered about doing the Bridge Climb and visited this instead.Why spend a fortune being terrified in an overall on a scorching day of when it is raining!! The Pylon gave us a great perspective and we could wave to the Bridge Climbers too! Good exercise to get to the top but you can spend ages on each side and... More 

Thank William B
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

The Pylon outlook is also home to a museum. For $20 you get to visit the museum and 360degree views of Sydney and surrounds. Fraction of the cost. Fraction of the time and interesting history. Camera, binoculars, sunnies and hat.

1 Thank Stephan G
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed February 28, 2016

Hint: There's no substitute for climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge, but if you sign up for that, your bridge climb ticket includes admission to the pylon lookout. Check into your climb a day early, or at least two hours before your scheduled climb to go up the pylon lookout. You'll get 80% of the height of the climb. Nothing is... More 

2 Thank wilmingtonwillie2016
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2016

Tickets came as part of Bridge Climb package and gave an excellent preview. Can use your own camera unlike the climb.

Thank DWHandMJH38
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 24, 2016

Wow what a Brillant way to see Sydney Harbour top spot recommended great pictures too take your Joggers and comfy closes

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Reviewed February 23, 2016

Lots of steps and quite hard to find, but a great view from top if you make it. Don't climb on a hot day ! Lots of history to look at whilst climbing

Thank Ken H
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Reviewed February 22, 2016

take some fluids and a camera and be prepared for a hike up the stairs and across the bridge, wear sunscreen and a hat. BUT the view is definitely worth it

Thank flameon70

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