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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 12 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 12 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 October 2015

So much fun! A must do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What an awesome way to spend a few hours in Sydney.
I love doing the climb it is everything and more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely amazing, well organized - Steff tour guide brilliant full of knowledge and laughs. Absolutely recommend the twilight tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I couldn't recommend this tour more. Our BridgeClimb guide was awesome. So fun. We did the night climb, and it was amazing. If you visit Sydney for more than one day, I feel like you have to do this. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was absolutely fantastic, well worth doing the views are stunning very glad I did it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very well organised and very much with safety in mind trip, a must do in Sydney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I am afraid of heights. but wanted to do this with my daughter. I felt comfortable the entire time, and was so surprised. The climb is well run, and the staff works to make you feel confident. I am so glad I did this and would have regretted if I missed out.

Cheryl R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Michael and l went on the night climb. here is lots of preperation that you go through before you start climbing which was really good as when you used it on the climb it wasn't so scary. We started our climb just before the sun set so got the best of both worlds. Pure magical is how we would describe it. The history of ther bridge was fasinating and unless you are in a hurry in which l suggest you do the express climb it was lovely having stops along the way being filled in woth history and most of all admiring the beutiful views from differant angles. I am scared of heights but once l was suited up l left my fear behind and not once did l feel scared. Our climber/guide was awesome as were all the staff. There are drink fountains along the way. Everythng was catered for including jackets if cold etc. I would recommend this climb to anyone. We didn't feel it expensive when you think some people can put that through the pokies or waste on alcohol/smokes. Climbing the bridge will always be embeded in our memory. Was totally amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This IS a MUST. Jes, our guide, was so knowledgeable and fun that all anxieties just disappeared! Can't beat the views.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Well worth the money. Well organised. Guide was friendly and knowledgable. Unforgettable experience.

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