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Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world’s tallest steel arch structure and overlooks the arbour Bridge, also known as the ‘Coathanger’, has become an iconic symbol of Australia. With a total height of 134 meters, the Sydney Opera house and the Tasman Sea. With this Bridge Climb experience, you will ascend to the top of the structure while the city’s pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles hustle between North Shore and Sydney Central Business District below you. Pack your backpack and get ready to experience one of the most thrilling adventures in all of Sydney.

Why Take The Sydney Bridge Climb

Sydney Bridge Climb

Though there are a dozen other famous bridges across the globe, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the most climbed with over 4 million climbers. The reason most people do this fearless act is that the thrill is worth every step you take. The 3.5 hours of climbing to the summit of the bridge is certainly not easy, but however not the most difficult. Anyone who is above the age of 8, fit enough and willing to take this adventure is allowed to climb. If you have a sporty spirit and love the feeling of your heart thumping, this climb is going to be a memory you will relish for years to come. Take the climb and cross out this adventurous toil off your bucket list.

Sydney BridgeClimb
AUD 260
Sydney BridgeClimb Sampler
AUD 169
BridgeClimb Express
AUD 298

The experience of climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Arrival at the Base Camp

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Your climbing experience starts as soon as you arrive at the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb Base. Once you’re outfitted in your special bridge climbing suit, you will be accompanied by the climb leader to the Gantry. The Gantry is a scale model of the bridge’s ramp and it helps you get an understanding of the bridge climb ahead of you.

Before The Climb

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You will then be given all the outdoor equipment you would need in order to safely and successfully climb the bridge. For safety reasons, all personal belongings are to be stored in the locker facilities available at the base camp. The only thing you need to carry with you are enclosed shoes and sunglasses, if required. Once you’re ready, your climb leader will take you through a purpose-built tunnel before you enter the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Climb

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Your climb leader will guide you to the summit and engage you with the history of the bridge. He will also interest you with the stories from the day it was constructed to the importance of its existence today. As you mount up the arches of the bridge standing over the most beautiful Harbour in the world, you will view Sydney as you've never before.


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Reaching the summit is a tremendous task. It will take you three and a half hours, 1,332 steps of steely determination and past four ladders before you reach the top. The panoramic view from the summit as you stand 134 meters above the Sydney Harbour is breathtaking. You will get a 360-degree view of this charming city and the enormous Tasman Sea. A photograph at this moment will be taken so you could save this memory before you descend back to the base.

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Choosing the Right Sydney Bridge Climb Experience

While some may have the impulsivity to climb to the summit, others may not have enough time or have a fear of heights. Various factors such as time, fitness, height and time of ascending matter while picking the right climb. You can choose the best climbing experience that suits your convenience. You can also choose the time you want to take the climb from the time slots available.

BridgeClimb Sampler

The BridgeClimb Sampler is the shorter version of the main experience. With only 556 steps to ascend, the sampler climb takes 1.5 hours and will be an easier climb for those who see themselves short of time or have a fear of heights. On the sampler, you will ascend the inner arch of the bridge to a vantage point situated halfway to the top. A group photo and a BridgeClimb cap will be included in this experience. This climb is available at 10 AM, 12 PM, and 2 PM on all days of the week.


The BridgeClimb is the original Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb experience. Taking you to the summit of the outer rim of the bridge, this experience submits to you a spectacular panoramic view of Sydney. The ascend will take you three and half an hour, four ladders, 1332 steps, and reckless spirit to reach the summit.

As it is an athletic activity make sure you check the recommendations. Sydney Bridge Climb is available on all days of the week at a variety of timings. With the climb at night option, you can witness the beauty of Sydney in the illuminated lights. Since only 14 members are allowed per climb at a time for a private and fuzz-free experience, make sure you book your tickets sooner. A Certificate of Achievement, a Climb Group Photo, a free pass to the Pylon Lookout and a BridgeClimb cap come handy with the climbing ticket.

BridgeClimb Express

BridgeClimb Express has more pace and fewer stops than BridgeClimb. As you soar higher to the summit, you will get to glance at the city’s hustle and the serenity of the Harbour. This climb is ideal for adventure enthusiasts who want to put their strength and fitness for a challenge. The base of the bridge’s lower arch on the Opera House side is where you will begin your ascend. This climb takes you to the summit in only 2.5 hours and 1,002 steps. Only 14 climbers are allowed to climb at once for an uninterrupted and private experience. BridgeClimb Express can only be done in the day, other times can only be climbed by request. The climbing ticket is inclusive of a Certificate of Achievement, a Climb Group Photo, a free pass to the Pylon Lookout and a Bridge Climb cap.

Vivid Sydney BridgeClimb

Experience the Harbour Bridge Climb and the city of Sydney like never before with the Vivid Sydney BridgeClimb experience. Vivid is a one of a kind annual festival where the Sydney Harbour Bridge's summit is illuminated to look like a dance floor. It is one of the best times to go for the Bridge Climb, encounter the city with spectacular views and enjoy it secluded, away from the crowd. This unique climb is only available from 24 May to 15 June 2019. It follows a standard BridgeClimb routine to the summit with the maximum number of members allowed to climb at once being 14. A commemorative BridgeClimb cap and a photograph at the top of the Bridge on such an occasion is a memory worth preserving. Book now and break a leg to upbeat dance tunes under the stars on top of the Harbour Bridge on 70’s fashioned dance floor.

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Practical Information


  • The BridgeClimb Sampler is available during the day on all days at 10 AM, 12 PM, and 2 PM.
  • The BridgeClimb is available every hour between 9 AM and 3 PM. The twilight climb is available on all days of the week at 4 PM. The night climb is available at 5 PM on all days of the week.
  • The Bridge Climb express is Available daily at 10 AM, 11 AM, and 2 PM and at twilight and night only on weekends.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb Location and Directions

Getting There

  • You can hop on the bus numbers: 227, 269, 311, 392, 653, X92 that stop near Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • T1 is the train line that stops near the bridge.
  • The nearest stations to Sydney Harbour Bridge is Broughton St At Pitt St, 983 meters away which is a 13 min walk.

Rules And Recommendations

  • Health and safety: Anyone above the age of 8, 1.2 meters or more in height, who is generally healthy and has a spirit for adventure is allowed to climb. If you are under 24 weeks pregnant you would need a certificate of fitness signed by your GP. If you are over 24 weeks pregnant, you are not allowed to climb. If you are 75 years of age or older, you can take the climb with a certificate of fitness signed by your GP. If you suffer from heart conditions, respiratory conditions, or recent injuries or fractures, speak to the Duty Manager prior to your climb.
  • Preparations: Make sure you have eaten enough before the climb and well hydrated. You must have a blood-alcohol reading below 0.05 to climb.
  • Personal belongings: All your personal belongings must be stored in the locker rooms along with the camera and Go Pro.
  • In case of extreme weather conditions like electrical storms or during times of extremely high wind, climbs may be postponed.

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Facts about Sydney Harbour Bridge

  1. There is no age bar to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 90-year-old Lloyd Poulton has climbed the iconic steel arches 125times. What’s your excuse?
  2. The construction of the bridge was proposed as early as 1815 and started on 28 July 1923 employing over 1400 workers and taking over 8 years to build.
  3. More than 160,000 cross it every day.
  4. It is the sixth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world and the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 meters (440 feet) from top to water level.
  5. Sydney Harbour Bridge was constructed with approximately 6 million steel rivets.

Sydney Bridge Climb Reviews

Our kids (aged 13 and 11 but very small in size) did great. Don't hesitate to bring your children out of fear! It was a wonderful experience for all. We caught the last bit of sunset at the start of our climb and did the remainder of it in the dark as the lights of Sydney shone.

Jessica R, TripAdvisor, April 2019

You haven’t seen Sydney until you’ve it from the Bridge... at night. Recommend the night climb, booked for an hour before sunset. You start the climb in daylight and end with the city lit up at night. Definitely checked the bucket list.

Darrin T, TripAdvisor, March 2019
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