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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  • We climbed the pylon lookout to take in the view of the harbor. It is an easy climb, not too expensive. That said, there are many vantage points to enjoy the harbor that are no charge. 
  • If cannot do the Bridge Climb then this is the next best thing. There are quite a few stairs but it is well worth the climb. Combine it with the walk along the Cahill Expressway, above Circular Quay, ...  more »
  • One of the four pylons can be allowed to come to the top in, and get some great pictures of the Opera House. There are also posters and models that describe the Genesis
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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.