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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  • It's a good alternative to the walking on the bridge as you would still get the perspective from above. The only thing is that it's a bit hard to take a nice picture of the person as there is a glass ...  more »
  • The top of the tower provides unobstructed views of Sydney. You will be able to take amazing pictures of the opera house, the Sydney skyline, and the surrounding area. The only caveats are are the fol...  more »
  • I'm afraid of heights and had no problem. You do need to be okay with stairs that you can see through, able to climb several levels, and then okay being close to glass at height. Wear walking shoes. D...  more »
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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.