Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Spanning the city center to the North Shore, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a wide steel arch bridge known for its beauty as well as function, providing a crossing for cars, trains, bikes and pedestrians. While the more daring can do the BridgeClimb to the top of the structure, opened to traffic in 1932, anyone can enjoy a walk for free.
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  • Grethel
    London, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A romantic place
    The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a stunning sight that you can't miss when you visit Australia's largest city. Whether you walk, bike, or climb across it, you'll be amazed by the views of the harbour and the skyline. The bridge is also a historical landmark that showcases the engineering and architectural achievements of its time. It's a must-see attraction for anyone who loves culture, adventure, and beauty.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 24 April 2023
  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia872 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sydney icon
    The Sydney Harbour Bridge can be seen from many vantage points around the harbour. You can also get some lovely sunset views from ferries. On the Harbour Bridge itself there is a pedestrian walkway on one side and a bike path on the other. The pedestrian walkway has excellent views of the harbour, the Opera House and the bridge structure itself and its free. If you want to get higher there is the option to pay to enter the museum in the city-side pylon with an open air observation deck (which I did years ago) or take the BridgeClimb experience.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 May 2023
  • Michael-4551
    Caloundra, Australia5,458 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views from the bridge walkway.
    Visited on Saturday 27th May. I walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge from The Rocks area to Milsons Point and then back again. It didn't take long and the views were amazing, well worth doing if you don't want to do the bridge climb.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 June 2023
  • DTrainTravels
    Marion, Australia496 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make Sure Your Walk Across The Bridge
    One of the best (and free) activities is to take a stroll across the bridge. Commence from the Rocks, you can walk over and back, or take a train back to Circular Quay. Great views and a popular past time.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 13 July 2023
  • Joshua D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wowwwwwwww
    Sydney harbour bridge climb is an amazing thing to do if you are in the area. I did the experience where you climb to the summit and then you cross the bridge and walk back down. Are tour guide was really nice and had lots of funny and interesting stories
    Visited August 2023
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Realistic Travellers
    Northampton, United Kingdom610 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic world famous bridge from a far or close up!
    One of the iconic symbols of the city, the bridge is open to pedestrians, bicycles and road traffic. We walked one way and got the train back across into the Rocks area (cheap and it worked well). Fantastic views of Sydney from all points when on the bridge but also good views of it from a far.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Davieland
    Auckland, New Zealand630 contributions
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    Great walk!
    Sydney has so many iconic structures. As well as the Opera House, there is the Harbour Bridge. There is a walking path that goes from one side to the other with plenty of photo opportunities of the CBD and Opera House. The path is wide but was also quite busy.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Kirstie G
    Nantwich, United Kingdom41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You’ll pinch yourself!
    We visit the blue mountains as we have family there. Sydney is an hour away by car ( with little traffic) and I have to say it is the most stunning city I have ever seen, you don’t tire of it. Take in the sites of the opera house, by land or by sea it is breathtaking, the harbour bridge and the ‘rocks’ bars and restaurants and of course the beautiful botanical gardens; when you need a break from the crowds ( it does get busy around circular quay) hop on a ferry and visit one of the many beaches or go to Darling harbour just around the corner.. there is so much to see and do in Sydney, you can’t tire of it. We love it. This year we had glorious sunshine and 24 degrees, last year at the same time it rained for a month non stop! Spring can be unpredictable.. but even when it’s raining, Sydney is amazing!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,910 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sydney's big hanger!
    The Sydney Harbour Bridge is immediately recognized by nearly everyone. It's graceful lines and impressive engineering are easy to appreciate. Visitors with the time and limited fear of heights may wish to do the "bridge climb" which is very interesting and informative.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 2023
  • Qudsia s
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Happy ending
    Yes, i went to sydney with my Girlfriend The sydney harbour bridge was so interesting The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge in Sydney, spanning Sydney Harbour from the central business district (CBD) to the North Shore. The view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is widely regarded as an iconic image of Sydney, and of Australia itself. Nicknamed "The Coathanger" because of its arch-based design, the bridge carries rail, vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.[1][2] Under the direction of John Bradfield of the New South Wales Department of Public Works, the bridge was designed and built by British firm Dorman Long of Middlesbrough, and opened in 1932.[3][4] The bridge's general design, which Bradfield tasked the NSW Department of Public Works with producing, was a rough copy of the Hell Gate Bridge in New York City. This general design document, however, did not form any part of the request for tender, which remained sufficiently broad as to allow cantilever (Bradfield's original preference) and even suspension bridge proposals. The design chosen from the tender responses was original work created by Dorman Long, who leveraged some of the design from its own Tyne Bridge which, though superficially similar, does not share the graceful flares at the ends of each arch which make the harbour bridge so distinctive.[5] It is the eighth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world and the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 m (440 ft) from top to water level.[6] It was also the world's widest long-span bridge, at 48.8 m (160 ft) wide, until construction of the new Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver was completed in 2012.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD2,442 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
You can actually take tours to walk up hundreds of feet above if your so inclined, otherwise very nice bridge to take photo ops of.
Written 1 April 2024
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todareistodo
Winsford, UK546 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Couples
We did this for MRS
C’s birthday we were a bit concerned as we’re not that young anymore but we found it really comfortable to do it isn’t cheap but in our opinion what we got far outweighed the price we were a group of 13 it does take time to check in and safety is of maximum importance Alex our guide was very good telling stories about the history of the bridge it took just shy of 2 hours to walk it 3 hours in total it’s advisable to book way before as it gets really busy we enjoyed it we did the the inner summit it’s incredible to see 2 trains going in opposite directions and a 6 lane highway for cars below you do it forget the cost you will not be disappointed
Written 31 March 2024
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Stormchaser40
Shrewsbury, UK92 contributions
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Apr 2023 • Family
We booked through the official harbour bridge web site to walk the bridge during our stay in Jan 23.

If you are able to, do it! We loved it and was a truly memorable few hours. We purchased the photo package and the quality of the photos was very good.

The walk takes about 2 hours plus extra time for the safety briefing, which is extremely important.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and imparted lots of information on the bridge as we climbed, which made it historically very interesting.

We would highly recommend.
Written 20 March 2024
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Jennie
Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I went there with my friends. It was very good experience and the view is stunning from the top of the bridge. Really miss the time there! a good place to visit
Written 19 March 2024
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Bevvers67
Worcestershire, UK345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Ok, it is just a bridge but wow, what a bridge!

We didn't do 'the walk' across the top because it was mega bucks, we had very limited time & I'm a massive coward who is terrified of heights - but it was cool to sit having lunch & watch others walk across the top.
We did go underneath in a coach & on a boat, & the sheer scale of Sydney Harbour Bridge is awe inspiring - if we ever come to Sydney again (highly likely) we would love to walk across it.

It was just fabulous to visit this iconic place.
Written 19 March 2024
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ingrid9597
Westchester County, NY259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We walked up the stairs on our on and walked across the bridge. Good views of the harbor from the top. If you have the time, do it.
Written 18 March 2024
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sdf407
Vancouver Island, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The bridge walk is a must-do experience. The views are amazing. It is well organized and safety is a priority. Our guide, Tara, was knowledgeable and personable.
Written 14 March 2024
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35,509 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Family
I’ve spent my whole life in Australia and only just visited Sydney.. the harbor bridge lived up to the hype. So many vantage points to check it out.

The two spots I went to were - just past the cruise ship dock and the opera house. Another great spot is the underneath the bridge opposite the pub in the rocks
Written 5 March 2024
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leuveen
United Kingdom1,295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The scale of this bridge is unreal - a great example of engineering. Even of you are not particularly interested in bridges, this is a great area for walk and photos of the Sydney Opera House.
Written 24 February 2024
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,406 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Sydney Harbour Bridge is an amazing triumph of engineering. The Bridge spans Australia's most populous city, from North to South. The Bridge was constructed in eight years from 1926 to 1932, the height of the Great Depression in Australia. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is made of iron; experts expect the bridge to survive for 1,000 years, one of the most enduring bridges in the world. These days, energetic visitors can climb to the top of the Bridge, to get a spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour.
Written 23 February 2024
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