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“Loved it...did the express climb”
Review of BridgeClimb

BridgeClimb
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US$ 130.10*
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Sydney BridgeClimb
Ranked #1 of 347 Tours in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: See Sydney at its best - take the Climb of Your Life with BridgeClimb Sydney! With our Climb Leaders as your guide, you will suit-up in our specially designed outdoor gear and ascend the arches of the coathanger. From dawn until dusk, the view from the top is always different. Climbs are available at dawn (limited departures), during the day, twilight or night. Did you know there's more than one way to the top? choose between the original BridgeClimb, a 3.5h experience travelling on the upper arch, The BridgeClimb Express, which travels on the inner arch and bursts through to the summit from below in 2h 15min, or the BridgeClimb Sampler, a 90 minute experience that reaches a vantage point half way to the top. The BridgeClimb and BridgeClimb express are also offered in Mandarin. We also offer Special Event Climbs for some of Sydney's Festivals, such as Vivid Sydney or Australia day. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable, and uniquely “Sydney” experience!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 24 February 2012

A few people have made negative comments about the express climb only climbing the inner arch, but we loved it. We decided on this particular climb because with 2 teens (13 & 15), we just knew that they would not want to hear all about the history of the bridge. The express climb was quicker (2 hours), however, we did still get a teriffic amount of information via the headphones we wore as we climbed. We didn't stop as often as the other climbs. We did climb up the inner arch, as some reviews have said, however we also climbed onto the top arch, and walked across the very top of the bridge right between the flags. It was a fantastic experience and, although it costs a lot, I would recommend it to friends. We paid online several months earlier, so the cost was not on our minds and we really enjoyed the experience. We also did it while our eldest was still 15 and considered a "child" for pricing purposes.

This was a slick operation, with very little mucking around. You go into a room where you stand on a dot on the floor and walk in a cirlce as they look you up and down and hand you your outfit...not attractive!

The belts are all hung on a rail, and everybody stands in front of it and are instructed how to put it on.

You are mic'd up with headphones and a reciever. I was not too fussed about this but it really added to the climb because our leader gave us a lot of great info and I didn't feel like I was just walking and walking.

You aren't allowed to take cameras, or even dangly earrings, but we paid for the 2 photos, and we'll keep it forever! The leader has done this a thousand times and quickly got each of us into a position to take the photo. There certainly wasn't a lot of hanging around. I also believe that the express climb has less participants.

I'd say "do it".

We caught the ferry under the bridge the next day and appreciated how high we had climbed.

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Reviewed 24 February 2012

The Sydney Harbour Bridge walk is sensational. We did the dusk walk--started in daylight, reached the top at dusk and came down as the city lights came on. Spectacular panoramic views of Sydney CBD, suburbs to the west, north and every other direction plus lots of information about the building of the bridge and how it supports all the cars and weight of the steel.

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Reviewed 23 February 2012

we had heard a lot about the bridge climb.
its not worth it.

the climb would not take 40 mins to complete,
but every 5 mins they stop and give you some detail, as to how the bridge was built,
the planning, how many people worked,died,wages, the surrounding,

the view is nice, the experience is good too,
but its completely avoidable coz of the time factor and cost.

it take more then 3 hours,
have to report earlier,

they give a cheap -dirty cap as a souvenir.
Just avoid the climb and spend the dollars on something else.

1  Thank jayparekh99
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Bridge climb is something that everyone must do in their lifetime whether they are a local or a visitor to this city. The view is magnificent especially at sunset after a sunny day. Many steps to climb but definitely worth it.

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

Went on climb twice, first time was a day climb and we loved it so much that we knew we wanted to do a night climb. What we liked about it so much was just the fact your on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, got the Opera House in the background. Two world icons in one area. Amazing views. Yes it takes time to prep for the climb and yes it is very very expensive. Its very expensive to get to Sydney, very expensive just to eat there but how often will you get to climb this bridge. The pics are expensive but we bought the USB and got all the pics for $100. We paid about $1000 for the climbs and pics and would do it again. It was a once in a lifetime chance for us that we can talk about for the rest of our lives!

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