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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:Varies

Sydney BridgeClimb

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with an expert guide for the ultimate Sydney experience. Get amazing views and learn all about the iconic structure during your climb to the 440-foot (134-meter) summit. You have several options for your climb, including a sampler tour that goes halfway up. No matter which option you choose, ascending this famous landmark gives you a spectacular perspective on Sydney and an exhilarating sense of achievement.


  • 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 Center, check out photographs of celebrities who have climbed the bridge.

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What You Can Expect

Sydney BridgeClimb

The VIVID Climb

Your BridgeClimb experience starts at the Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitors Centre where you meet your guide, receive a comprehensive safety briefing and put on the provided BridgeSuit, a specially designed coverall worn over your clothing.

When you’re ready, follow your expert Climb Leader through a purpose-built tunnel that leads to the bridge. Securely clipped into a safety wire, start to climb the steady incline up the arches of the bridge, traversing catwalks and ladders all the way to the 440-foot (134-meter) summit. At the top, stop to admire panoramic views of Sydney and its surroundings. To the east you can see the sails of the Sydney Opera House and to the west the majestic Blue Mountains are visible in the distance (on a clear day).

Throughout your tour, you can hear your guide via provided headsets. Listen to informative commentary and fun stories about the history of Sydney and the bridge and receive plenty of encouragement during your climb. Your guide stops at scenic points along the way so that you can take in the sights.

The 3.5-hour BridgeClimb is suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness. The 2.5-hour Express Climb proceeds at a faster pace with fewer stops. The 1.5-hour Sampler Climb goes to a halfway point inside the inner arch before returning to the ground.

After all tours, receive a complimentary group photo, commemorative certificate and BridgeClimb cap. Please see more details about each tour under Itinerary below.


Morning or Afternoon Sydney BridgeClimb (3.5 hours):
This is the original climb that takes the outer archways to the summit. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and see the city in full swing.

The Dawn Climb (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 Sydney 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 Sydney 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 harbour below while the stars and moon shimmer above.

Express Climb (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 in a group of no more than 14 people. 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:

Experience the magic of a bird’s eye view of the city as it sparkles during VIVID Sydney 2015. 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 the must-have image to commemorate your VIVID climb. The VIVID Climb will only be available during VIVID Sydney 2015 (May 22 – June 8).

Mandarin Climb (3.5 hours):
Take the 3.5-hour BridgeClimb with an expert guide who speaks Mandarin fluently.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Totally awesome! It was a beautiful day in Sydney and the view from the top of the bridge was spectacular. Highly recommend this adventure!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

nice trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

One of the highlights of our two week trip around Australia. The experience was excellent. The staff was very helpful from beginning to end. We got there early so they put us on an earlier tour. They walked us through every step - consent forms, changing into the climbing suits, attaching glasses and sunglasses, climbing belts, a practice climb, radios, etc. Our guide was very friendly, taking the time to get to know everyone as we went through each step. That was also true with the other staff members helping at the ladders along the climb - friendly, talkative, helpful. The pace was very nice, with stops along the way to learn about the bridge, the city, etc. It was a warm day, but the breeze kept it pleasant. Most of the tour was very comfortable and you could forget how high up you were. A couple of spots were more nerve racking, especially at the top, crossing over the middle of the bridge and seeing the lanes of traffic below.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour is one of the most amazing experiences you could ever do in your life. The view from the peak of the bridge shows you pretty much the entire of Sydney. My guide, Steph was also very energetic and was extremely knowledgeable about the places you could see from atop. They also made sure you made friends within the group you were doing the climb with which made it all the more a worthwhile experience. 5 star for a life changing experience right here!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Top of the tree, brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, would rate higher if we could, so professional and exciting.
Nothing is left to chance, whatever you need is catered for, safety is paramount, even those with a fear of heights felt very safe.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent adventure. Perfectly described and all things wonderful. Guide was very enjoyable and there is a real effort to make sure everyone is treated as an individual. It was clear that the company is very safety conscious and all about giving a great tour. Would highly recommend for anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is something everyone who goes to Sydney should do. Fantastic experiance

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour is absolutely awesome. If you're travelling to Sydney, it should definitely not be missed. You don't need to be super fit. The attention to detail on the pre walk induction was fantastic. Lexi our your guide was fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was an awesome experience, great orientation, guide was super, funny and very knowledgable, sorry I cant remember her name. Worth every step to complete another bucket list item

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Probably the best thing that my group did in Sydney! Our guide Daniel was excellent and he had a ton of knowledge regarding the bridge and how it was built. He made it very unique with the stories he told. Awesome experience! Would definitely suggest this to anyone!

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