Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney just wouldn't be Sydney without the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge cc licensed photo by GOC53

Sydney Harbour Bridge needs little in the way of introduction. In conjunction with the Sydney Opera House this is most certainly one of Sydney's most iconic and readily recognized landmarks.

Sydney Harbour Bridge needs little in the way of introduction. In conjunction with the Sydney Opera House this is most certainly one of Sydney's most iconic and readily recognized landmarks.

There are a multitude of ways to enjoy the Harbour Bridge. You can enjoy views of the bridge from various vantage points around the city, views from the bridge walkway, spectacular views from the southeast pylon lookout or, if you are feeling really adventurous, you can enjoy the experience of a lifetime and go on the exciting 3.5-hour guided Sydney BridgeClimb to the 440 foot summit of the bridge arch where you will enjoy an amazing 360° view.

Sydney Harbour Bridge is a striking focal point from many locations in Sydney and can make for some very interesting photos from a variety of angles. Some of the best views are from the Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Opera House and Observatory Park. A walk across the bridge with a climb up to the southeast pylon lookout is a great way to enjoy the scenic harbour on a nice day. The walkway runs along the east flank of the bridge and is free. For an admission fee you can climb the 200 steps up the southeast pylon to the Pylon Lookout where you will enjoy some incredible views from 285 feet above the harbour. As you climb the steps to the lookout you will pass 3 levels of exhibits with interesting displays and information about the building of the bridge including a video.

Construction on the Sydney Harbour Bridge began just before the beginning of the great depression and continued for many years. Nearly 500 homes and businesses were demolished with very little compensation to make room for the approaches. The bridge was finally completed in 1932. Harbour Bridge accommodates trains, buses, cars and pedestrians. It is the tallest of all steel arch bridges in the world and it has the fifth longest span.

Nearby attractions include: The Rocks, Sydney Observatory and Garrison Church.

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Address: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney NSW, Australia

Phone: (02) 8274 7777

Official Website: Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Line Nearest Station Walking Time
T2, T3 or FerryCircular Quay8 minutes

How to get to Sydney Harbour Bridge by

By Train or Ferry: Exit at Circular Quay Station and proceed west and north through the park to Argyle Street. Go west on Argyle continuing through the pedestrian plaza then left at Cumberland Street. The stairs to the Harbour Bridge Walkway are just ahead on your right.

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Rated 4.7 out of 5Sydney Harbour Bridge Star Rating

5 Star Rating Sydney Harbour Bridge is an iconic structure similar to the Eiffel tower of Paris. These icons symbolize the heart and spirit of the people they represent. I have seen the bridge from afar on a boat to/from Manley, under the bridge from the cruise ship HA Amsterdam, in a Big Bus tour bus but regret to say I did not walk nor climb to the top of the bridge due to some physical limitation. Impressive, colossal and inspiring are the words I can think of when I say Sydney Harbour bridge.

A Google User - 2 days ago

5 Star Rating Take time to enjoy the history, the culture and even the infrastructure of this magnificent bridge. Ride across it, drive it, take a train- but the next way across is by foot! A real experience that should be enjoyed for sure.

A Google User - 3 days ago

5 Star Rating This place deserves to be the world wonder. So beautiful. It is much bigger than the original bridge in New York - the Hell Gate. All tourists should try to walk across it. So beautiful.

A Google User - 12 days ago

5 Star Rating Great sight of the Sydney Harbour. We didn't do the walk on the top of it. But you can just walk over it to get to the north part of Sydney by yourself. It is still definitely worth the time.

A Google User - 16 days ago

5 Star Rating One of the best views in Sydney. If you love taking pictures, this is one of the best places to get some amazing pics. An amazing view of the opera house, cruises and boats cruising below - can take great pics of the blue water with boats below giving an impression of taking pics with a drone. Best time to visit- early morning or late evenings. The place is calm, always a relaxing feel to walk across the bridge. It’s a must see as its one of the iconic prides of Sydney.

A Google User - 1 month ago


Impressive views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout

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