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.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Address: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney NSW, Australia

Phone: (02) 8274 7777

Official Website: Sydney Harbour Bridge


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 An amazing place to visit and see the Opera House and take beautiful photos next to there. And has a lot of parks around to take photos from different angles. Plus there's a beautiful lark below he bridge where you can take a ferry boat to visit the fort and/or cross the sea next to the bridge.

Guilherme Bordotti - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating Iconic, spectacular, not one to be missed. Dominating Sydney Harbour, this spectacular bridge has real character. A cycle and walkway allows you to walk across and I highly recommend that you take the opportunity. There are great views of the city and the equally iconic Sydney Opera House from the bridge.

Haydn Murdoch - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating Iconic for good reason, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is magnificent to look at and fabulous to walk or cycle across. Insider's tip... Start or finish your walk at one of the great pubs in The Rocks.

Craig Priddle - 5 days ago

5 Star Rating Love this place any time day or night. Been there twice in 2 years. The little pubs along the way the cruise u can take to get up close, the climb , all awesome

Sharmila Perera - 7 days ago

5 Star Rating Magnificent view, Sydney Harbour Ferries are the Best. Manly Ferry is 30 minutes of leisure seeing Sydney's Multimillion dollar mansions. The sea swell at Sydney Heads is amazing and always changing. Dead calm to Walls of Sea Water washing over the Ferry's bow.

Abbey Road - 13 days ago


Impressive views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout

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