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Tour code: 5657BRIDGECLIMB
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for unrivaled views from a height of 440 feet (134 meters) on this iconic Australian landmark. Select a 3.5-hour BridgeClimb with a guide in the morning or afternoon, or climb at dawn, twilight or night. Choose from several other options, including a 1.5-hour Sampler Climb that takes you halfway up, or a 2-hour Express Climb for a rigorous ascent at a faster pace. Each BridgeClimb is limited to 14 participants to ensure personalized attention in a small group. 


  • Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge with an experienced guide
  • Admire spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House, the Blue Mountains and more
  • Follow a professional guide who ensures a safe, fun and informative climb
  • Choose from a number of departure times for the 3.5-hour tour
  • Have the option to take a more rigorous 2.5-hour Express Climb
  • Try a 1.5-hour Sampler Climb if you have limited time or concerns about heights
  • Each climb includes a maximum of to 12-14 people, providing a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Adventurous locals and visitors alike have flocked to BridgeClimb since it opened, with thousands of marriage proposals and birthdays celebrated here. Among the informative displays in the Visitor's Centre, check out photographs of celebrities who have climbed the bridge.

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What You Can Expect

Sydney BridgeClimb

Sydney BridgeClimb

Make your way to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitors Centre for a comprehensive safety briefing before your selected BridgeClimb. Pull on a specially-designed BridgeSuit to protect your clothing, slip on the provided headsets and get securely clipped into a safety wire. 
Once you’re ready, follow your BridgeClimb guide along your chosen route. You’ll climb with a small group, be entertained with informative commentary and anecdotes, stop at scenic points and receive lots of encouragement along the way. 
The standard 3.5-hour Sydney BridgeClimb to the 440-foot summit is suitable for anyone with a moderate fitness level. Alternatively, choose the 1.5-hour Sampler Climb if you’d prefer to ascend to the halfway point inside the inner arch. The 2-hour Express Climb proceeds at a faster pace with fewer stops. The VIVID Climb is available during festival dates only.
Afterward, you'll receive a commemorative certificate, BridgeClimb cap and complimentary group photo to celebrate your accomplishment. 
Please see more details about each tour under Itinerary below.


Morning or Afternoon Sydney BridgeClimb (3.5 Hours):
This is the original BridgeClimb that takes the outer archways of the bridge all the way to the top. Climb up a steady incline and traverse catwalks and ladders, then admire panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House. Look out at the Blue Mountains, visible in the distance on a clear day. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and see the city in full swing. 

Dawn BridgeClimb (3.5 Hours):
Take in the breathtaking views of the sun rising over Sydney on a dawn BridgeClimb. Join the first group to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for the day, departing in the early morning before sunrise. Exact departure time is determined by timing of the sunrise. Receive two additional complimentary photos on this tour.

Twilight BridgeClimb (3.5 Hours):
Get the best of both day and night on this tour, which departs just before sundown. Take in a spectacular sunset and watch the moon and stars appear during your climb. Exact departure time depends on the timing of the sunset.

Night BridgeClimb (3.5 Hours):
Depart after the sun has set on this 3.5-hour tour to the summit. See the sparkling lights of the city and Sydney Harbour below while the stars and moon shimmer above.

Express BridgeClimb (2.25 Hours):
If you don’t have a lot of time or simply prefer a faster route to the summit, the Express Climb provides an incredible experience. Unlike the longer tour that walks along the outer arches, your route goes through the heart of the structure, which provides a different perspective. With this option, there are fewer steps to climb, fewer stops and the ascent to the top moves at a faster pace. Perfect for those with a higher level of fitness who are looking for an energetic experience within a shorter time frame.

BridgeClimb Sampler (1.5 Hours):
The Sampler is ideal if you have limited time, would like a more economical option or have concerns about heights and prefer not to go to the very top. The climb follows walkways on the inner parts of the bridge, which some people prefer to the exterior walkways used for other climbs. Reach a spectacular vantage point located on the inner arch of the bridge at the highest point of this climb, which is situated about halfway to the top of the bridge. With a maximum of 14 people, you're sure to have customized attention from your expert guide.

The VIVID Climb (3.5 Hours):

Experience the magic of a bird’s-eye view of Sydney as it sparkles during VIVID Sydney 2016. Get spectacular views of the colorful light installations all around the harbor and as you climb the bridge. You'll also take part in the Sydney Harbour Bridge light show when you wear the provided VIVID Climb Vest. You will climb into the frame of a unique festival installation, high above the city, to capture a must-have image to commemorate your VIVID climb. The VIVID Climb will only be available during VIVID Sydney 2016 (May 27 – June 18).

Mandarin Climb (2.25 hours):
Take the 2.25-hour BridgeClimb with an expert guide who speaks Mandarin fluently.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

First of all, I am afraid of heights even though I work on planes as a living. But our guide made it worth while. The 1 hr preparation before the climb, stopping throughout the climb and letting us know what the next step is, taking photos, and enjoying the scenery really made this tour worth while! Made me feel at ease and really took in the views from up there! Thanks!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This experience was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime event. It was very professionally done and cool to do. I had booked through Viator before leaving on my tour of Australia, but when another fellow traveler decided to do the Bridge Climb at a different time, I was able to easily change my time to do the experience with her. Viator also refunded me the difference between my paid for climb and the climb I took difference between sunset and day climb. The only negative was our guide. He did not take the time to take individual pictures on the top as we saw other guides do to the two groups in front of us. But I loved it and would recommend this to all. I am 65 and it is not difficult AT ALL!!

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic. well organised and safe, my wife did have a problem when de-sending the bridge with the vertical ladder access but an alternative route was provided.

Carol J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The best experience ever! Would do it again in a heartbeat! Very good to learn the history of this bridge and you get a great view of Sydney as well. Loved it.

John J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The Sydney bridge climb was very well organised, and the views from the top of the Bridge were awesome, thank you for the experience !!!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a very thrilling experience and worth the money! We really enjoyed the care that the staff took in our safety and assurance that we would enjoy ourselves with the tour.

Jennifer T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great experience. Felt completely safe and at ease all the time. The whole thing was run very professionally. Fantastic views from The Bridge would highly recommend the climb.

Taryn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Awesome! We did the express tour, which saved time and still gave us the same experience. A must do if you're in Sydney!

Marischka M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

What an experience!!!! I wasn't sure how i was going to feel about this one but really it is a must :

Mollie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We loved it!

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