May 30, 2019

Climbing The Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the most iconic Australian sights, nearby to the Sydney opera house and a must visit for any traveller.

The bridge was designed, built and opened in 1932 and has since become a major landmark, not just for Sydney but for Australia. Each year it is the location of brilliant new years eve celebrations. Throughout the year it is utilised by locals and visited by tourists.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge can be crossed by car, bicycle, and on foot, but the most exciting way to get the most out of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is to climb it!

In the 1950s and 60s, people would climb the bridge illegally, however, since the 90s it has been possible to experience this adventure both legally and safely with local tour companies.

There are a number of options for climbing the bridge, but the most important thing is that you do it with a qualified bridge climbing tour guide. They will have your safety first and foremost, and also ensure you have a great time.


Starting with shorter climbs of 1 and a half hours, you can traverse the inner arch to a vantage point half way to the top. More adventurous climbers can climb all the way to the top, which can take up to 3 and a half hours, but will give you an incredible 360 degree view from the peak.

Climbs can be scheduled through the day, or you can experience Sydney from this prime location at dawn, or sunset. Night time bridge climbs are also available and are an excellent opportunity to view the Sydney night lights from above.

Another way to experience the immensity of Sydney Harbour Bridge is by Ferry. Hop on board a ferry in the harbour and view the bridge from below on your way to other Sydney attractions like Luna Park.

Whether you climb it, ferry under it, or simply travel over it, Sydney Harbour Bridge is an unmissable and iconic landmark that you will enjoy on your adventure to New South Wales.