The Sydney Harbour Bridge is construction representative of early Sydney. It is like a long rainbow across the bay, facing the world-famous Sydney Opera House across the sea, becoming a symbol of Sydney. Built in 1932, the Sydney Harbour Bridge has a total length of 1,149 meters, a width of 139 meters and a commanding height of 503 meters. It is a world famous steel arch bridge. Now climbing the Sydney Bridge has become Sydney's more popular tourist attraction, and it is one of the few bridges in the world that allows visitors to climb to the top of the arch. In addition to climbing, you can also drive under the bridge, take the train through the bridge or sail under the bridge, but the fullest experience is had by walking the bridge.
Rain or shine (I had drizzle), the bridge climb is worth every one of the $200 you'll spend. I chose the first climb of the day (not the dawn, as the weather wasn't cooperating) and although there could be a dozen people climbing the 1,337 steps with you, I only had one more companion and that allowed us to go at our own pace. We took the express climb and it was more than adequate time to see everything we wanted to see. The views are awesome, the climb easy, but the catwalks are very narrow. It is all safe - you are clipped to a fixed line running the length of the entire path. You unclip/reclip only once. It is not for the fearful of heights, though. You cannot bring your camera, but might be able to ask the guide to snap an extra picture for you. I did (the steel beams' awesome perspective and got it). I booked and paid for my climb online in the US.
Sydney is the gateway to Australia. Transport is wonderful, Free bus 9am - 3pm all round the city, Bus Ferry and Train all day ticket is about $25 and you can ride all day. Take the Ferry to Manly and see the harbour and walk the Corso to the beach. also take the River Cat to Parramatta and go to the big shopping centre to shop. The City offers lots of night life with restaurants and bars and live show and a casino if you like. Visit the Rocks and the Opera House. I have loved Sydney since I was 3 years old. Its a glorious city.
The Coathanger is probably something you'll drive through b/c it connects to different parts of Sydney to the suburbs, but it also has the BridgeClimb. Basically you can climb to the top of the bridge. There are different levels and lengths of time you would take to get to the summit. It's about $200 in Australian dollars to climb the quickest route and it is well worth it! You get a picture at the rafters, a picture at the top and a group picture at the top....not to mention you're getting a great workout!
There are now three guided climbs from which to choose that take you to the summit of the ``coathanger'', 134m above Sydney Harbour.The original Bridge Climb is a 3 1/2-hour experience that takes you along the upper arch of the bridge with uninterrupted views of the city.The Discovery Climb, which also takes 3 1/2 hours, was introduced five years ago and takes climbers along the lower arch into the heart of the bridge, where you can touch the raw steel and rivets and see the structure up close.
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge the largest single span arch bridge in the world. 503 metres long, 124 metres high and 49 metres wide. Officially opened Saturday March 19, 1932. One the neatest thing to do when in Sydney. Great view over the water of the Skyline and the famous Sydney Opera House. Not to be missed.
The view from the Opera House is stunning, but there are good views of the bridge all along the foreshore, one of the best is from Vauclause. There are many other places to see, Balmain, China Town, Haymarket, Newtown, Kings Cross, and all with great restaurants and cafes...
Just another shot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I was going to do the bridge climb but the price is outrageous. If you want to spend an arm & a leg than go for the brodge vlimb. I was just satisfied with the great views of the bridge from different parts of the city!!
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour Bridge) is located in the west of the Sydney opera house, Sydney is a landmark Bridge, is also a landmark, and the Sydney opera house, occupy the vast majority of Sydney postcard layout, and the north connects the Sydney CBD center. 1. The harbour bridge profile harbor bridge, built in 1932, total length of 1149 meters, the width of 139 meters, 503 meters, is the worlds highest steel arch bridge.
What can i say? its a bridge! lol.. but to Australians, this is the biggest icon, more so than the Opera house.. and its very very tall. its cool to walk on top of, you can buy tickets to walk on top of it and its amazing
We traveled on foot for 5 - 6 hours starting across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and all the way to Ranwick race course. It was a great journey!! to see the POPE. The Bridge was closed off for us to walk across.