Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney

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From the top of the southeast pylon on Sydney Harbour Bridge--87 m (285 ft) above sea level--you have panoramic views of Sydney, the Opera House, and the bridge itself. As you climb the 200 stairs, learn about the bridge’s construction and the workers who built it from informational plaques, exhibitions, and old footage spread over several levels inside the pylon. Interestingly, while providing some support, Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, with its granite façade, is mostly decorative. Make Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge a centerpiece of your Sydney vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sydney itinerary builder.
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  • This was a relatively cheap entry and well worth the money. I was really surprised by the fabulous views. A great way to photograph the bridge climbers and all the panoramic views, certainly gives a d...  more »
  • The Pylon lookout on the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a fabulous alternative to the BridgeClimb. For $15 you climb to the top of the pylon, getting panoramic views of the city, Harbour and suburbs. Even o...  more »
  • If you aren't interested in spending the money and climbing the bridge this is by the way to go! Very reasonably priced and the views are spectacular! 
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  • I have done the bridgeclimb, the pylon lookout and just walked across the bridge. $13 gives you a half decent view, but I didn't think it was much better than walking across and could not compare it to actually climbing the bridge at all. If anything, I thought getting to the pylon lookout was harder going than climbing the bridge! In my opinion, just walking across the bridge is just fine and free. Take a train to Milsons Point and then walk back over bridge to the rocks/Circular Quay.
  • Sublime views of the harbor for such a cheap price (compared to the $240 bridge walk). You can walk around the pillar for a 360° view. Opera house, harbour bridge, city, Barangaroo, and more can be seen from up here. Last entry is at 4:45. 8.5$ for students and $13 for adults. There's a gift shop and a museum about the construction of the harbor bridge inside.
  • Great spot with marvellous views. Quite cheap and easy accessible. Must see in Sydney.
  • Great location to take the whole city in. The 200 steps (as stated on info) is really not as scary as it sound. Spectacular view to show the city off to the visitors or even just to take a moment. Entry fee applies
  • Awesome 360 degree views from the harbour bridge all at a very reasonable price. Well worth a visit when in Sydney. Some interesting reading on the history of the bridge to supplement your visit.