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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  • The pylon lookout point offers a much cheaper alternative to the great views across Sydney, although obviously does not offer the thrill of the climb. The small museum and film show offer an interesti...  more »
  • We visited this on a rainy day. Only €15 and gives you information on how the bridge was built, very interesting. Great lookout of the harbour and the city and you can see the climbers on the bridge a...  more »
  • The best and cheapest way to view the harbour. Watch the cruise ships get a great view of the opera house, circular quay and all the way to Sydney heads.  more »
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  • What's not to love about this majestic structure? Breathtaking no matter what angle you view it from! I highly recommend taking any local passenger Ferry up the harbour towards Balmain or even Darling Harbour to view the bridge on a budget. No need to pay for an expensive tourist cruise!
  • Big coathanger... Spans the harbour, effectively joining Sydney to the shining north. Enjoy watching the security guards as the carefully tend the walkways, revel in wider at the bridge climbers. Lament and enjoy the peak hour traffic. A five star landmark without doubt!
  • Biked and drove across the bridge. There are dedicated lanes for bikes separate from pedestrians and cars. You have to carry your bike on one side of the bridge but otherwise it was a lovely ride. Great view of North Sydney and the Opera House.
  • Walking across this bridge was like a dream come true. Better then I had even imagined since I was a kid. All the views were breath taking day and night. A must do.
  • My favourite bridge in the world to traverse by either foot, bike or car. At over 50m high, both sides offer an incredible view of the harbour. This magnificent steel arch bridge never ceases to amaze. If you want to take it to the next level and are interested in some bridge history, visit the museum/viewing deck in the SE pylon (accessible via the walkway, ~ $5). This will get you close to the view of the bridge climb for only a fraction of the price.