Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. Credit: Destination NSW; James Horan
Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb
One of the most exciting ways to experience the Sydney Harbour Bridge is to climb to the top of it! Exhilarating and utterly unforgettable, BridgeClimb gives you the incredible opportunity to walk to the summit of the bridge and enjoy one of the world's most spectacular views.
The Sydney BridgeClimb is open to anyone who is in good health and over the age of 10. Climbs are run at 10 minute intervals from early in the morning through to the evening, and all the equipment you need is provided. Your Climb Leader is there to make sure your experience is safe and fun, and will provide interesting facts about the bridge along the way. And after the climb you will receive a photo of yourself on the bridge, so you can cherish the memory and impress your friends back home!
Choose from a range of different climbs: The Express Climb, The Discovery Climb, and The Bridge Climb. (There is even a Wedding Climb option for couples who would like to tie the knot while standing 134 metres above Sydney Harbour!)
If time is of the essence, The Express Climb is the best choice. This climb allows you to explore the Harbour Bridge in 2 hours and 15 minutes, in a smaller group of up to 12 climbers. You will still get to climb right to the top of the bridge, however there will be fewer stops along the way.
A tourist favourite since 2006, The Discovery Climb is a 3.5 hour adventure along the inner arch of the bridge in groups of up to 14 climbers. This is the best way to really experience the heart and soul of the Harbour Bridge. You'll get to touch the steel supports and rivets on your way to the summit, where you'll have plenty of time to take in the awesome panoramic views.
The Bridge Climb will take you along the outer arch of the Harbour Bridge (along ladders and catwalks), in a guided journey that will take 3.5 hours. This climb accommodates groups of up to 14 people, and is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular ways you can spend a day in Sydney. From the summit you will be able to see the Opera House, the Harbour surrounds, and even as far as the Blue Mountains.
All of these climb experiences are available at different times throughout the day and night. The climbs are 100% safe, and all of the skilled BridgeClimb professionals are trained in helping people to overcome their fear of heights. So if you're visiting Sydney and you're looking for an adventure you'll never forget, book yourself in for a BridgeClimb and experience Australia's most beautiful city from the very top!
Why not try glamping (glamourous camping) on Sydney Harbour at Cockatoo Island? Enjoy a luxury camping experience where everything is organised for you. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your waterside stay on one of the world's most beautiful harbours.
For a fun family day out, pack a picnic and head to one of the Sydney Harbour Islands – enjoy the chance to explore an out-of-the-ordinary destination. Shark Island offers shaded areas and a safe wading beach, while Cockatoo Island's picnic spots deliver sensational views.