Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Australia  /  New South Wales  /  Sydney  /  Sightseeing  /  Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney
(4.7/5 based on 8,500+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Sydney itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Sydney

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Sydney by other users

6 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Sydney & Brisbane BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Europe, Africa & South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM VIETNAM February, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Philippines & Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Sydney & Kathmandu Valley BY A USER FROM NEPAL February, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe & South Pacific BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Who would have thought a lump of iron would make a harbour look so picturesque? Well this bridge does all that. I also climbed the bridge, a truly amazing experience, a fantastic 360 degree view and t...  more »
  • Strongly suggest you climb it. The bridge along with the opera house is iconic Sydney. You know you have arrived when you finally see it. 
  • From the District The Rocks, Sydney, will reach the stairs up to the bridge. They are 1,149 m on one side only to individuals (on the side opposite circuit bikes). The roadway has 8 lanes of cars and 2 for trains). Of the sea, the Opera House, fantastic views of skyscrapers... When you reach the other end, it's worth down to Luna Park, a playground of fun, to have views from this side and then, go towards the tip Kirribili, along the coast and the small beaches to have another point of view more, and become ecstatic looking, again, the building of the Opera
    View original
Google
  • 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.