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“Great views of Sydney from the Bridge Pylon”

Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge
Ranked #22 of 551 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 12, 2013

A less expensive way to get great views of Sydney and the Harbour. Lots of steps but you can rest part of the way up by taking time to learn the history of the bridge in the showroom/gift shop. Take your camera or binoculars up with you. Walk around the Pylon for virtually a 360 degree view. Probably a better solution to the Bridge Climb for those who like feel more secure underfoot. You can complete your Bridge walk heading North from the Pylon across to Milsons Point and the railway station at the other end of the bridge and then take the train back to Wynyard Station if you choose not to walk back.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

At the advise of one of my buddies I did this instead of the bridge climb and long story short it was well worth it. The views from the Pylon are great from each side and the posted material along the way is super informative. Give yourself 2 hours to make the climb and take photos. For $13 per person, it was one of the best values we've encountered.

1  Thank NYccheval
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

We didn't want to spend the extortionate amount they charge for the bridge walk, so took our $13 to the Pylon and had a great visit. You can take a camera (you can't on the bridge walk!) so you get to take loads of pictures of the bridge and Opera House. Not too many steps and gift shop near the top.

1  Thank Dumpers
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Climbing the bridge seemed a little too energetic and it is also quite expensive, so we embarked on the Pylon Lookout. It is still energetic - lots of steps, but the view is worth the climb and it is good value - especially if you buy an activity card which gives you access to lots of attractions.

1  Thank Peter M
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

had an amazing walk up pylon with incredible views of harbour just before boarding our cruise to the south pacific great experience sure to do again.

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