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Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb (Prices | Book) 2019

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Nothing offers gorgeous views of Sydney quite like the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. The 134-meter tall bridge stands boldly between the center of Sydney and the North Shore. It’s suspended over the water, with breathtaking vistas extending out in every direction, including the Sydney Opera House close by.

This climb allows you to scale the inner or outer arm of the bridge using a series of catwalks, ladders, and steps, all while in the hands of an experienced guide. Your guide will provide stories and context to the views as you climb. Day, night, and twilight options are all available!

Highlights:

  • Experience magnificent views from the top of the bridge
  • See the Sydney Opera House and the Blue Mountains from a unique perspective
  • Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge us a unique and fulfilling experience
  • Commentary is provided by your guide as you climb the Harbour Bridge
  • Pick a time of day or night that matches the experience you wish to have
  • Receive a complimentary group photo, cap, and climbers certificate

Know before you book:

  • Bring weather-wise clothing and comfortable walking shoes
  • Cameras and personal items cannot be brought up
  • Not suitable for children under 8 or those under 1.2m tall
  • You won’t be allowed to climb if your alcohol-blood level is over 0.05
  • Those over 75 must bring a certificate of fitness from their GP
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult

Sydney Opera House lit up in the evening

A heritage-listed engineering marvel, the Sydney Harbour Bridge has stood boldly across the harbor for almost a century. It connects Sydney’s central business district with the North Shore and has become an iconic symbol of the city.

Standing a short distance across the water is Sydney’s other best-known-and-loved landmark, the Sydney Opera House. The spectacular view of it from the bridge is a part of what makes this experience so special.

The Sydney Harbour climb is fun and invigorating, with a series of ladders, catwalks, and steps leading you up the inner or outer arm of the bridge.

With a summit reaching 134 meters (440ft), the Sydney Bridge Climb offers the best 360-degree views of the city and its surroundings. It crosses right over the harbor, so water-filled views are abundant in all directions.  Don’t worry, you’ll be safely clipped into a safety wire while you climb.

The Opera House and city skyline cascade into the distance to your east. A collection of picturesque peninsulas and islets punctuate the water to the west, with boat traffic threading between them. On a clear day, you can even spot the famous Blue Mountains in the distance.

The general Summit Climb is about a 3.5 hour round trip. The pace is comfortable and there are plenty of stops along the way, where your guide will provide some context to the views. You’ll also hear interesting anecdotes and commentary along the way.

The climb has become one of the most popular tours in Australia.

Sydney Harbour Bridge in the evening

It’s available as a day climb, a night climb, and a twilight climb, each offering a unique experience. We’ll discuss the benefits of each one further down in this post.

Before you climb, you’ll receive a safety briefing and a climbing suit to protect your clothes.

Sydney bridge Climb Prices 2019

Harbour Bridge climb prices start at around $174 AUD ($120 USD) per person for the Sampler Climb. This climb takes you up to the halfway point.

Climbs to the summit are a little pricier, starting at around $267 AUS ($185 USD) for a Night Climb and around $308 AUD ($213 USD) for a Day Climb.

The Twilight Bridge Climb costs around $373 AUD ($258 USD), making it the most expensive option.

Check out the price list below for the best offers available and up to date price information.

Sydney Bridge Climb Times

The bridge climbs run throughout most of the day each day, varying slightly between the seasons. The earliest climb is generally around 9 am and the latest usually starts at 7 pm.

The tour operator does offer occasional dawn climbs, which leave at around 3:30 am in summer and 5:30 am in winter. These are offered more frequently during summer.

Twilight climbs usually set off at around 3 – 4 pm in winter and around 5 – 7 pm in summer.

Best Time to Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge

People climbing the Sydney Bridge at sunset

Deciding what time of day or night to climb is one of the most important decisions you can make when booking this experience. The day, night, and twilight climbs each offer profoundly different experiences.

Climb Sydney Bridge during the day to enjoy the most clarity for sightseeing and landmark-spotting. The night climb, on the other hand, is a totally captivating experience that draws you into a colorful world of lights.

The twilight option, however, offers the best of both worlds. The ascent benefits from the last of the daylight, while the descent offers nighttime immersion. All this with a spectacular Sydney sunset in between.

That said, the twilight bridge climb is the most expensive, and the nighttime option is the most affordable summit climb. So your budget will be a consideration as well.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb Options

group walking up Sydney Harbor Bridge at golden hour

The most popular option for climbing Harbour Bridge is to climb all the way to the summit. However, a shorter ‘Sampler Climb’ is also available. We’ll discuss these two options below.

Sampler Climb

The Sampler Climb allows visitors to climb up the inner arm of the bridge, up to half of the summit’s height. This is a much shorter journey in terms of distance and time, so is appropriate for those who less physically equipped for a longer climb. A round trip is around 1.5 hours.

The views from the half-way point are still beautiful, and the climb is still enjoyable. This option is also the most affordable option, so may be a good choice for those on a tighter budget.

What we liked: A more affordable and easy-going experience with nice views.

INCLUDES:
  • Climb Harbour Bridge to the half-way point
  • Experienced guide
  • Informative commentary and anecdotes
  • Group photo and a cap

EXCLUDES:
  • Climb to the summit
  • Certificate of achievement
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

To purchase the sampler tour, be sure to select the ‘Sampler Climb’ option when booking. Click below to get started.

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Summit Climb

The summit climbs are the most popular option. The views are unparalleled and the experience is a perfect length. Unlike the sampler climb, the summit climb is also available at twilight and night.

These climbs last around 3.5 hours and involve a fair amount more climbing. They may not be appropriate for those who are less physically fit.

What we liked: Climbing the Harbour Bridge to the summit offers amazing views, a great sense of achievement, and enjoyable commentary.

INCLUDES:
  • Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the summit
  • Experienced guide
  • Informative commentary and anecdotes
  • Group photo and a cap
  • Certificate of achievement

EXCLUDES:
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

To purchase the summit climb, be sure to select a ‘to the Summit’ option when booking. Click below to get started.

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8.4Expert Score
The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb is a truly unique experience. The views are spectacular and the climb is really enjoyable.
Comfort
8
Location
10
Value for Money
6
Fun
10
Level of Activity
8
PROS
  • Amazing views
  • Informative and entertaining commentary
  • Sense of achievement
  • Good exercise
CONS
  • Not suitable for kids under 8
  • Only accessible for physically fit and able people
  • Can be hindered by bad weather

Specification: Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb (Prices | Book) 2019

Accessible

Not Accessible

Duration

1.5 – 3.5 hours

Includes

Climb, Climbing gear, Free cap, Group photo, Guide

Excludes

Food and drinks, Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Meals & Drinks

Not included

Pickup

Not included

Suitable For

Couples, Families, Groups of friends

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  1. Anonymous

    This is a fairly straightforward climb. You are connected to the bridge constantly and even so would be very unlikely to fall. There are some ladders that climb. The most vertiginous point is when you cross over to the other side to then come down. There are lots of pauses, mainly to take lots of photos. You get the group one free but would pay for others. Be warned, all participants are breathalysed so be sure you are below the drink drive level for Australia.

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  2. Anonymous

    Best ever Bucket List item. Kymbra was an excellent guide with lots of patience and local bridge knowledge.

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  3. Anonymous

    Did the Bridge Climb (my second one – first one in 2008) with a friend and thoroughly enjoyed the total experience again! Our guide and leader Pete was very entertaining with his knowledge of the Bridge with some funny anecdotes to accompany his narration of the history of the Bridge,etc. It is obviously a different way to view Sydney but I can highly recommend it as it may be a "once in a lifetime" experience!!

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  4. Anonymous

    Although I found the price somewhat expensive, it truly is adventurous and fun. Very well organized and safe. Highly recommended.

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  5. Anonymous

    We had a blast with our tour guide Katie! She was very knowledgeable and made the climb fun. We only had a group of 5 and that made it even better. Would totally do again!

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  6. Anonymous

    Absolutely incredible! Worth every dime, you have to do at least once! Angie was a great and informative guide..

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  7. Deborah – United States

    Rainy and Dark but worth the experience It was on my bucket list and glad I did it. Not scary or difficult really and I am over 60. Just a few ladder climbs. It was good to have wind breakers and warm coats attached to our backpack as we needed them. No really good photos because it was too dark. Would have been nice to see Sydney.

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