Insider's Guide to New South Wales

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

Call (888) 651-9785

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 an expert 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 2.25-hour Express Climb for a rigorous ascent at a faster pace. Each BridgeClimb is limited to a maximum of 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.

Recent Photos of This Tour

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 expert 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 2.25-hour Express Climb proceeds at a faster pace with fewer stops. Select a VIVID Climb 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 April 2016

The Sydney Bridge Climb was indeed the highlight of our visit to Sydney. It is well organized and a unique experience among the things to do in Sydney

Dwight B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

My expectations were exceeded. It was an amazing experience.

Lynne S New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Wow! What a fantastic adventure. I was a bit dubious about this before hand, as I thought it might be a bit challenging physically, but it was great! We did the three and a half hour climb and had the wonderful Jordan as our Climb Leader. He was very knowledgable and the whole tour experience is a very well polished operation. Well done to the whole team at Bridge Climb, and while it isn't a cheap sight-seeing option it is definitely worth doing!!

David P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

After the rain stopped, we started the climb. The view was fantastic. The lights of the city and Opera House lit up the sky. A must-do while in Sydney.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Everyone loved this tour and views. I am afraid of heights and it was awful for me. Rest of gang would do again in a heartbeat.

Janice F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our second climb and still amazing!

Donna S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great experience. Highly organized activity. Definitely something to do!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The morning of our bridge climb saw torrential rain and we wondered if it would still go ahead. We are so glad it did. Kitted out in wet weather gear we joined a small group and together with a very knowledgeable guide we made the climb to the top. Fantastic views and a great sense of achievement. Highly recommended.

Robert D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is one not to be missed. We luckily had the perfect day weatherwise for the climb. Our leader was excellent and made the whole experience unforgettable. If you get the chance to do the climb then go for it.

Huong B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Lots of fun!

From USD $ 122.48

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Enter Total Number of Travelers

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 5657BRIDGECLIMB


Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message