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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  • Monday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Tuesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Wednesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Thursday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Friday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Saturday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings

Address: Cahill Exp
Sydney New South Wales 2000
Australia

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5 Star Rating The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel arch bridge connecting the central business district in Sydney to the North Shore. The view of the bridge, the harbour,... Read More

Andrea U. Nov-18-2022

5 Star Rating It is free to walk the bridge but you have to pay if you want to walk over the bridge or go up the towers. Read More

Billy L. Nov-21-2022

5 Star Rating So beautiful and majestic. I live the clean lines. It is so wonderful to look at. I have crossed many bridges around the world. This is one of the most awesome. Read More

Avelino C. Dec-04-2022

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Directions

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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Impressive views from the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout

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