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Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Address: Cumberland Street, The Rocks | South East Pylon, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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We walked from the Opera House, to The Bridge. Across and up the Pylon, and continued on to the North Sydney side. The pylon offers some great history and small exhibitions, but... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked from the Opera House, to The Bridge. Across and up the Pylon, and continued on to the North Sydney side. The pylon offers some great history and small exhibitions, but they are humbled by the spectacular view of the harbour! AMAZING

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a good alternative to the bridge climb as it has a fantastic view and lots of information. However it does not compare to the bridge climb for me. I did the bridge climb first and after that the pylon lookout was good but nowhere near as spectacular.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't want to spend a fortune on the Sydney Harbour bridge climb so decided to walk over the bridge for free. However, we saw the Pylon look out and decided to do it instead. Concessions are cheaper, standard 15 AUS dollars. Well worth it. Lots of interesting commentaries and great views with your own camera.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't have much time for bridge walk (and were short on budget after 1 month trip), therefore we decided just to take the Pylon lookout stop. We thought it will take max 30 mins, in the end we spent there more than 1 hour. Great views, interesting stories of the bridge build up, all for a good price.

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a 200 step climb and quite easy to do. Every 12 steps there is a landing and the walk went quite quickly. You must view the film that they have - and to see how things were constructed without a lot of safety equipment. Naturally there is a wonderful view and a great outing. Do it.

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not having the best head for heights and with limited time we took in the pylon climb and were metaphorically blown over. As other reviews have stated the 360 degree views are stunning and coupled with the audio visual displays and exhibits on the intervening floors, one learns the historical and social context of the bridge at the time of... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic location near the Sydney Harbour Bridge with outstanding views of the harbor and Circular Quay.

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're not into a bridge climb, this is the next best thing! There are 200 stairs to climb so would not be suitable for the elderly or people with mobility issues. There are a number of exhibitions with photos and information regarding the building of the bridge over 3 levels. Once you reach the top you are rewarded with... More 

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Daly City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are three ways to experience the bridge. You can pay $200+ for a “once in a life time” experience and participate in the Bridge Climb with a tour group. The only drawbacks are that you can’t bring your own cameras because it is a safety concern (maybe because you’ll take lots of photos and you won’t be interested in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of the city including the Opera house. Exhibitions were very informative and am just in awe of how they constructed this massive landmark. Some great photos and if you look at the markings on the glass it gives a geographical mark of how far and where certain areas in Sydney are located relative to the tower.

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