Sydney BridgeClimb

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Sydney BridgeClimb
from AUD $191.40
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 BridgeClimb Sampler that goes halfway up, or a BridgeClimb Summit Express for a rigorous ascent at a faster pace. No matter which option you choose, ascending this famous landmark gives you a spectacular perspective on Sydney and an exhilarating sense of achievement. Each BridgeClimb is limited to a maximum of 14 participants to ensure personalized attention in a small group.
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In Brief

The Rocks, Australia
2 hours 30 minutes
Important InfoInfo
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. Select a VIVID Climb available during festival dates only.

After all tours, receive a complimentary group photo, commemorative certificate and BridgeClimb cap. Please see more details about each tour under Itinerary below.


  • Professional guide
  • Commemorative certificate, cap, pass to the Pylon Lookout and group photo
  • Entry/Admission - BridgeClimb
  • Entry/Admission - Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras


  • Food and drinks


Morning or Afternoon BridgeClimb (3.5 Hours):

This is the original Climb that takes the outer archways of the bridge all the way to the top. Climb up a steady incline and traverse catwalks and ladders, then admire panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House. Look out at the Blue Mountains, visible in the distance on a clear day. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and see the city in full swing. 

Dawn BridgeClimb (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 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 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 Sydney Harbour below while the stars and moon shimmer above.

BridgeClimb Express (2.25 Hours):

If you don’t have a lot of time or simply prefer a faster route to the summit, the BridgeClimb Express provides an incredible experience. 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 (3.5 Hours):

Experience the magic of a bird’s-eye view of Sydney as it sparkles during VIVID Sydney 2018. 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 a must-have image to commemorate your VIVID climb. The VIVID Climb will only be available during VIVID Sydney 2018 (May 25 to June 16, 2018).

BridgeClimb Mandarin (2.25 hours):

Take the 2.25-hour BridgeClimb Mandarin with an expert guide who speaks Mandarin fluently.

Mandarin Karaoke Climb (2.25 hours):

Help bring the year of the dog to life and celebrate Chinese New Year with your friends and family by singing your favourite karaoke songs on a stage like no other, on the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Choose from a selection of popular Chinese and K-pop songs to sing solo or in a group. Your performance will be yours to keep forever through a complimentary group photograph and an eight second video capturing your sky-high performance. The Karaoke Climb is available in Mandarin only and follows the standard BridgeClimb Express route to the summit. There are several departure times daily available during the Chinese New Year festival only, from February 9 and March 2, 2018.

Departure Point

BridgeClimb Sydney, 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions (with the exception of extreme weather conditions such as an electrical storm)
  • A reasonable level of fitness with full body control and hand-eye-foot coordination is required
  • Every participant will be required to complete a BridgeClimb Declaration Form prior to climb. This will be provided on the day of the climb.
  • Climbers 75 years and over can climb with a Certificate of Fitness, signed by their GP
  • IMPORTANT: Minimum age is 8 years. Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum 3 children per adult.
  • Minimum height is 4 feet (1.2 meters)
  • If you are less than 24 weeks pregnant, you are required to consult a medical practitioner and have a signed consent form. If you are over 24 weeks pregnant, you are unable to climb.
  • Alcohol should not be consumed prior to the climb. Every participant will undergo an alcohol breath test and will not be permitted to participate if their blood alcohol concentration reading is 0.05% or higher or if they are under the influence of drugs (legal or illegal)
  • Participants should be ready to wear a BridgeSuit over their clothing
  • Please wear suitable closed-toe rubber-sole shoes such as running, sport or hiking shoes, that offer comfort, support and grip. PVC and leather soled shoes are not suitable.
  • Lockers are provided, as loose objects including but not limited to cameras, video cameras, mobile phones, handbags and any other personal items cannot be taken on the bridge.
  • The experience involves climbing high ladders and catwalks, prolonged stair climbing, uneven surfaces and narrow passage ways and exposure to all weather conditions
  • Failure to be at the check-in point at the specified departure time or to meet any of the above requirements will result in cancellation without refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great time. Very clear instructions given. Pace was reasonable for all. Did the twilight walk so fab views at sunset. All staff were very professional and kind. Well worth doing
• Submitted 20 Feb 2020
Went out at around lunchtime, beautiful picture perfect day. The people who worked there were wonderful, especially our guide, Matt.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2020
The Sydney Bridge Climb was a great experience! Although not an inexpensive adventure, it was worth the price to climb up the bridge, learn about the history, and enjoy amazing views. Darlington was a great lead, being entertaining, knowledgeable, and engaging with the group, making sure we got the most out of the experience.
• Submitted 17 Feb 2020
The Bridge Climb was great. We had such a wonderful experience with our group. Our guide was very informative and answered all our questions. It was the highlight of our Sydney stay.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2020
We chose to do the nighttime climb and it did not disappoint. I would absolutely recommend. The history, views and the whole experience were breathtaking.
• Submitted 12 Feb 2020
This is a first rate experience- every thing from the prep to the climb itself is really nicely done. We were equipped with rain gear in the event of rain, and that really helped. We wore the rain pants on the way up but only put the jackets on once it started to rain. Great photos, reasonably priced, and Richard was an excellent tour leader for our group. Don’t miss it!
• Submitted 10 Feb 2020
Guide was excellent. She was friendly and personable and very helpful. I was the oldest of the group but still could keep up. The other members of the group were helpful as well.
• Submitted 07 Feb 2020
Was so much fun!! Would highly recommend it! We did the sampler and that was plenty. Is the same as the full excursion, just not as long and we didn't go as high up. Also, it could not be any safer...they cover all the bases.
• Submitted 06 Feb 2020
An absolute must when visiting Sydney. This was our 4th time to Sydney so decided that we should give this a go. Yes it is expensive, but worth every penny. The views are spectacular. The staff are extremely professional and safety is paramount to them. Would absolutely recommend this trip
• Submitted 05 Feb 2020
Well worth it! Great experience and our guide was very knowledgeable! Everything ran extremely smoothly and the view was incredible!
• Submitted 04 Feb 2020
Sydney Bridge Climb, a Must Do! Awesome scenery! The best experience ever! Do not back out, easy climb!
• Submitted 03 Feb 2020
This was one of the highlights of our visit! The organization is so well run, safety is their highest priority. Check in was easy, and the process and the time they take to make you feel comfortable and safe is top notch. The staff walks you thru the experience before your feet even touch the bridge climb. They take their time walking you thru the safety procedures, walk you thru a mock climb and make sure you are locked in and everything is secure. It is safe for kids to elderly to do. It was daunting to hear there is over 1300 steps, but our guide was so amazing, made stops on the way up to talk about the history of Sydney and the bridge itself. You are locked in on a cable to entire way. No cameras or phones are allowed up, but they take plenty of pictures for you to choose from. Which for safety reasons is great, but also allows you to really take in the climb and the beauty of this view. Our guide Brook was AMAZING, you get headphones so you can hear her talk and give instructions and tell the amazing story of this Bridge. I HIGHLY recommend this regardless of your age of physical activity level.
• Submitted 23 Jan 2020
A fantastic experience. Stunning views, excellent staff and very knowledgeable guide. All this even from someone who has a fear of heights. A must for travellers to Sydney.
• Submitted 16 Jan 2020
Do the climb around 6:30pm in the summer. That way you get the sunlight climbing and the night lights when you are descending. My second time and still love it. My group of 8 were thrilled with the whole experience.Staff is very professional and safety is their top priority.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2020
Doing the Bridge Climb is a MUST DO for visitors. Cost is a bit high and it is a not great that you cannot take your own camera or video. You pay extra for pictures they take on the climb... another must do, but added cost not explained prior... not cool! Our guide was excellent though!
• Submitted 13 Jan 2020
Visiting Sydney... this was our one "Must-do" and the highlight of our stay! Staff was great! You check-in and then change into a "jumpsuit". You are not allowed to take anything with you, no phones, cameras or loose items... because you don't want to drop anything onto the traffic below when you are actually on the bridge. We actually had to take our shorts off, but you are protected and covered with the jumpsuit. Things like a hat, which they provide you have to be attached to your jumpsuit because it gets quite windy up there. We did the Express Tour which lasts 2.5 hours... the regular climb lasts 3.5 hours. Our guide said you see more of the inner workings of the bridge on The Express and you wind up at the very top just like the regular tour. The Express Tour involves more steeper steps and areas than the regualr tour.., and we stopped from time to time to rest and also to hear some history from our tour guide. You are provided with a headset and can listen to the tour guide with no problem... even if you are last in line! You get a few picture (group) and video provided as part of your tour. If you want individual or couples pictures... those are extra. A picture package at an extra cost can be purchased, but if you paying in U.S.... it comes out to like $44+ for the photos. We did it and also got a thumb drive. If you are fairly active... this is a must-do! Because now when we see the fireworks on New Year's Eve, we can say that we climbed it!
• Submitted 09 Jan 2020
Great experience! Highly recommend it! Not that scary...over it quickly. And it's very safe. Talk about a view!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2020
I highly recommend this experience. We did a night climb, and it was so beautiful to see the city lights from the top of the bridge. Our guide was excellent, and the climb was slow and enjoyable.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2020
The Sampler Climb was just enough for me. Our guide was very engaging and very knowledgeable. He shared a lot of information and asked questions of us to make sure we understood what he was sharing. We were a small group and that was great.
• Submitted 25 Dec 2019
It was a unique experience. The climb can be narrow at times and steep. The guides make stops for pictures that can be purchased at the end. You are not allowed to bring your phone or a camera on the climb. You need to strip and wear a jumpsuit provided by the company. The view is spectacular.
• Submitted 24 Dec 2019
Wow. That was spectacular. I am afraid of heights but I did the climb without any problems. My only complaint was spending so much time taking pictures. One team picture and individual would reduce the tour by one hour.
• Submitted 23 Dec 2019
Excellent day run by a very slick operation. Staff were knowledgable and friendly. Would highly recommend.
• Submitted 23 Dec 2019
You just have to do it. Everybody of the staff is so nice and knowledgable!! I They tell all about the bridge and sights along the way. I do not like heights but this was incredible!! Absolutely amazing views and just to be able to say I DID the climb Whaaoooh!! And most importantlyof all I will do it again next time Im around.
• Submitted 26 Nov 2019
Everyone said this is a “must do” item in Sydney, so I booked it, and what a great experience. Was it easy for me at 67? Nope, but I was determined. With my husband and daughter, we did the full climb to the top of the bridge. Everything was so organized and so well done I was pleasantly surprised at the efficiency. They were very, very careful and very good with all the equipment we had to wear. Our guide, Mush, was phenomenal. He was very humorous and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this outing as I agree with all the people who told me it is a “must do” experience.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019

In Brief

The Rocks, Australia
2 hours 30 minutes

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