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“Nice views over Sydney Harbour”

Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge
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$120.28*
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Sydney BridgeClimb
Ranked #16 of 475 things to do in Sydney
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice views over Sydney Harbour”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

I happen to have a fear of depths, and therefore I would never clime Sydney Harbour Bridge. Although it is a totally different kind of thing, the Pylon Lookout brings you almost as high as the top of the bridge (ok, almost ;) ) but still with the safe feeling of the solid rock around you. Inside there is an exhibition about building the bridge, which is compact but very informative. The walk up is an easy one, so doable for everyone. A must do if you visit Sydney.

Visited June 2012
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Bradford
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“Pylon Lookout”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Great views from the lookout - cost was only $11 AUS per adult and gives an interesting history of the bridge as well as the opportunity to take photos of the opera house, harbour etc.

Visited April 2013
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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“Walk for $11 AUD”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

No need to do the Bridge climb. Just walk up to the first pylon after 10 am and you can walk up the pylon and get all the sights for a fraction of the cost.

Visited April 2013
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Oxford
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“Sydney Harbour Bridge, South East Pylon Meseum and Views”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

If you want the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, but don't want to do the bridge climb over the top (which is expensive, and not possible with children under 10) it's well worth walking up inside the SE Pylon. The museam within the plyon is small but informative, and the views from the top are great. The stairs inside the pylon are normal stairs and fine for childen - though there are quite a lot of steps! The outdoor viewing area is open to the elements but safe, and there are steps for children to stand on so they can see over the wall. The only problem is finding the entrance - you can't access it from under the bridge, you need to walk on the footpath beside the road on the bridge level to get to the entrance.

Visited April 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“South East Pylon - don't miss it!”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you want excellent views across Sydney without the expense and 'thrill' of the bridge climb, then head for the South East Pylon. It's not advertised, but the Tourist Info will point you in the right direction. You go up several flights of stairs via an informative museum and out to the top walkway around the pylon. It's cheap and great value - highly recommended!

Visited March 2013
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