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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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Sydney offers visitors hundreds of lodging options in its central area, with choices suitable for most budgets. As expected in a major tourist destination, harbor views play a major role in determining room prices. Expect to pay more for ocean-view suites, especially if you visit at the peak of the tourist season or around big city events. If you don't need to stay in the center of Sydney, consider budget-friendly hotels near the airport, or look for smaller roadside motels in the city's South West neighborhood.
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  • Weather seen from a boat in Sydney Harbor or just as you walk along the harbor paths, the size of the bridge--largest of it's type in the world, is awe inspiring. Built over an almost ten year period ...  more »
  • Finally got to see her! Had a drive over and tried to park up to walk back over. Would of done the bridge climb if I wasn't on a budget. But that looks incredible. Something I wish I had done now!  more »
  • Our boutique hotel, Pier One (excellent), is almost beneath the bridge. I wanted to go to Sydney to see the bridge and the Opera House. I never expected to practically stay under the bridge. Notwithst...  more »
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  • Such an amazing view from the bridge. Even if you don't do the Bridge Walk to the top, just walking across the bridge has some of the best views around Sydney. There are several security people posted along the way and it is clean and a nice walk. It is FREE to walk across the bridge, without walking to the top!
  • Excellent example of a through-arch bridge, clever usage of the chosen material and great implementation of fireworks on NYE. Not a good place to eat, sleep, relax (unless you like the sound of traffic) or buy souvenirs. I'd recommend the Opera house and the surrounding area for that. All in all, great bridge, plenty of usage.
  • Wow - What an awesome experience! Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Felt safe throughout. Only reason for 4/5 stars is that it is extremely expensive and then you have to buy photos afterwards as you're not allowed you're own camera. That being said, we had a great time and when you're in Sydney, you have to climb the bridge, right?
  • One of the must visit spot, the famous bridge in Sydney. It's is a must visit up there with Sydney Opera House. You can take some time around The Rocks area, maybe to the market there on weekend. It's beautiful and worth it. The view from the Opera house is just simply fantastic.
  • What an awesome bridge. I love to walk across it whenever I get the chance. Back in the late 80s when it was only a $25 fine to climb it, we used to spend late night Saturday nights sitting on top of it drinking beers!