Sydney Harbour Bridge
Instantly recognisable, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world's tallest steel arch bridge. It connects the northern suburbs of Sydney with the city centre, making it a vital link in Sydney's transport infrastructure; more than 161,000 cars travel across the bridge in a single day.
There are many ways to experience this historic landmark but one of the most popular is with BridgeClimb Sydney. This gives you the opportunity to climb all the way to the summit! So, if you're in good health and you don't mind heights, a BridgeClimb is an experience not to be missed.
Another way to see the bridge is from the water. Catch a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, Mosman or Taronga Zoo to see the bridge from the harbour. Ferries from Luna Park or McMahons Point pass directly beneath the bridge. Hire a kayak or join a guided kayak tour. This is a great way to see some of Sydney's top beaches and the small islands in the harbour.
Not adventurous enough for you? Perhaps you'd prefer to fly over the bridge! A scenic flight or helicopter tour provides stunning aerial views of the harbour; adrenaline junkies should check out a high-speed jet boat ride with Harbour Jet Tours. If you're looking for a more luxurious option, why not take a harbour cruise? Sea Sydney Cruises, Captain Cook Cruises and Sydney by Sail will take you on a chartered cruise around the harbour, giving you the chance to soak up the best that Sydney has to offer. And for an authentic historical experience, Sydney Harbour Tall Ships will take you back in time on an 1850s-style sailing ship.
From the ground, one of the best places to admire the bridge is from The Rocks which also has plenty of options for dining, entertainment and accommodation. Or, watch the sun set over the harbour while enjoying a cocktail at an Opera House bar. Another option is to walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or catch a train from Wynyard to Milsons Point. And if you're looking for a family-friendly activity, nothing beats a day at Luna Park – where you can take in the amazing harbour views from the top of the beautifully-restored Ferris wheel.