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. Work out when and for how long to visit Sydney Harbour Bridge and other Sydney attractions using our handy Sydney road trip tool .
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  • She's a beauty - the bridge climb is awesome, too. This is iconic Sydney...Australia...perfect picture/postcard stuff Fantastic area around the bridge for walking, shopping, access to The Rocks, histo...  more »
  • While we didn't do the bridge walk we greatly enjoyed the view from the observation area. It is not easy to get to but we'll worth it ( and the small admissions fee)  more »
  • Walking from Circular Quay station it takes nearly 20 minutes to reach the Pylon tower. It was 38 degrees so we nearly decided not to climb the 200-odd steps up. But was delighted we did (Au$15 adult,...  more »
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  • Beautiful views what else! Great walk in the afternoon or just for a quick run. Many look outs to the harbour, opera house and watch in awe at the huge cruise liners as it passes under the bridge. For the adventurous ones try out the bridge climb! Take plenty of pictures too.
  • Amazing engineering especially at the time when it was built, just amazing. Have to walk across the bridge to appreciate and realise the scale of it. Hats off to all the people who made it happen from the idea to design to the completion. Just remarkable! 100pct one of the engineering wonders of the world. As for the new year celebration this year it was out of this world, best fireworks have ever seen!
  • It's a great place for a walk. Climbing to the top of the bridge seems to just a ripoff. None of the locals seem to have any interest in it due to the very high costs. There are plenty of signs if you want to walk here fron the city.if you like you can walk from the city and catch a train back.
  • Beautiful iconic bridge. Great viewing spots include on the ferry from Double Bay to Circular Quay, the Rocks area (both the opera house and Hyatt sides) and Bradford Park. If you don’t want to do the bridge climb it is possible to walk over the bridge for free on the footpath (although the views are partially obstructed by wire mesh screening)
  • The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the most important places to visit when traveling to Sydney. The amazing view and the cool breeze is worth walking the bridge. The view of the city from the bridge is very interesting with many huge buildings overlooking the bridge. Nice spots next to the bridge where you can just sit and enjoy the weather.

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