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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney

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With its long arch rising 134 m (440 ft) above the glimmering blue waters of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge stands as the world's tallest steel-arch bridge. Nicknamed "The Coathanger" by locals, the bridge itself forms an impressive site with a giant steel arch extending from one massive granite-faced pylon to another. It connects downtown Sydney to the North Shore for cars, trains, bicycles, and pedestrians. When you cross it, you'll be rewarded with outstanding views of the Sydney skyline and Sydney Opera House. You can walk across the bridge for free or take the Bridge Climb to the top of the arch if you're feeling adventurous. Using our custom trip planner, Sydney attractions like Sydney Harbour Bridge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We did not do the Bridge Climb after seeing the crazy prices online. We saw it from nearby the Opera House and also from the Manly Ferry. 
  • Wow! This is an epic walk, and if you're a fitness freak, you'll clock up kilometres on your fitbit with next to no effort. Start at the Rocks and walk over the bridge. Now don't forget to stop in the...  more »
  • Who wouldn't want to see this spectacular piece of artwork in the midst of Sydney CBD upon any visit. I personally catch the train from an hour north of Sydney, to Sydney CBD, each day. My train line ...  more »
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  • Cheap but memorable walk. Staying on the southern side of the harbour I took my family and friend on the train from town hall and got off at Milsons point. Had breakfast and looked around Kirribili then walked back to the city. If you walk on the eastern side (from the station you walk under the bridge on the other side) of the bridge you get the opera house views which are very photographic. Get to the end and for $12 you can walk up the top of one of the main pylons. You can go halfway up the pylon for free and there is a free museum. Pretty cool. Big ticks if you want to take your family out for very cheap and easy adventure.
  • This iconic structure is a beautiful mix of metal and tarmac, And I had great pleasure climbing it, then shooting my instructor and scoffing a packet of laxative and stripping naked. I then grabbed my rope and hung myself, spraying my bowels all of over the passing cars. I must say I can't wait to do the same thing on the golden gate bridge in San Francisco.
  • ***Top Tip*** -I have done the bridgeclimb, the pylon lookout and just walked across 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.
  • A beautiful landmark to have in the city just 15 minutes away. Great to look at over the harbour and doesn't look out of place or intrusive at all. NYE fireworks are stunning and walking across the bridge or climbing it mean amazing views. Attracts lots of tourists and for a very good reason! Definitely a must-see and worth a visit if you're ever in Sydney.
  • I mean.. this thing carriers 8 lanes of cars, 2 sides of trains, and pedestrian walk ways in cages...poor bridge so beaten up already, and they still try to make money by having people climb all over it in ugly grey blue overalls... It's an Iconic landmark, but also it's an essential artery to Sydney's heart of hearts, so get in a car! get on a train! cross it! photo ops everywhere, no need to risk your life trying to be a drone, seriously people.