Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney just wouldn't be Sydney without its iconic 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.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Address: Sydney Hbr Brg, Sydney NSW, Australia

Official Website: Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Even on a rainy day, the Harbour Bridge offers a captivating experience. While the weather might deter some, the bridge takes on a different charm as raindrops dance on its steel beams, creating a unique atmosphere. Strolling along its pedestrian walkway or admiring it from afar, you'll witness Sydney's iconic landmark in a new light. Embrace the weather, grab an umbrella, and explore the beauty of the Harbour Bridge amidst the rain.
Krittiya Polly Thaidelight - in the last week

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5 Star Rating The bridge is so incredibly huge and it made since 1930’s and it has a lot of history. You can cross the bridge by walk by car by train. But I did walked it go and back and it was amazing experience. Everyone should try it
Ferhat Yildiz - a month ago

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5 Star Rating The Sydney Harbour Bridge is an incredibly amazing place to visit. Its iconic structure and breathtaking views make it a must-see destination. Whether you're admiring it from afar or walking across its majestic arches, the bridge offers a truly unforgettable experience. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Sydney!
Sakshi Shinde - a month ago

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5 Star Rating It is one of the engineering marvel that you are bound to have your jaws dropped. What a beautifully crafted structure. You loose track of time as you sit watching there and there is no regret to that!
Vishnu Kumar - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Sydney Harbour Bridge is iconic to Australia & Sydney. The bridge is an amazing structure & you can walk around the harbour & see the bridge from different angles & perspectives. People can arrange & pay to climb the bridge …..very safe to do with an instructor & you are harnessed to a cable, so you CAN’T fall! (I’ve included a photo showing a group of people on the top of the bridge). You can drive across the bridge OR walk across OR catch a train too. The bridge is spectacular looking during the day & at night. The bridge is within walking or Ferry distance from: - Sydney Opera House - Circular Quay - Public transport eg ferries, trains, buses, light rail - Restaurants, cafes & bars - Shops, including Australian Souvenir shops - ‘The Rocks’ area where the oldest pub in Sydney is & many other significant buildings, pebbled roads, building facades made from sandstone & cafes, restaurants & bars - The Sydney Harbour is magnificent with many yachts, ferries, party boats, cruise ships, Jet Boats etc. in the harbour - Luna Park is an amusement park that is also iconic to Sydney (I’ve included a photo with the Ferris wheel near the front of the entrance)
Sandy C - 2 months ago

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Line Nearest Station Walking Time
L2, T2, T3, T8 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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