It’s been said that Sydney Harbour is the most beautiful natural harbour in the world, and it’s hard to disagree. From scenic walks to ferry trips, there are many ways to enjoy it, but you won’t get a better view than from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
This engineering masterpiece spans the sparkling harbour and dominates the city skyline. With uninterrupted 360 degree views, there is no better way to see Sydney from a new perspective than climbing to the summit of the bridge.
So, which climb should you do? What’s the best time of day to do it? We asked BridgeClimb to answer some of these questions so that planning your climb is fun.
What’s the best time of day to enjoy Sydney Harbour?
Whether you choose dawn, day, twilight or night, you will experience 360 degrees of unforgettable scenery on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
At dawn, you depart under a blanket of darkness. These climbs begin before the city has even started to stir. As you reach the summit, you’ll be in a position to take in the dawning of the new day. The day climb provides the classic view that has won hearts all around the world! From the daily hum and buzz of Sydneysiders going about their day to cruise ships passing below, or local birdlife stopping by to beat you to the summit – there’s plenty to experience when you climb during the day. Twilight climbs need no introduction – experiencing the day transition to night is a really special time to be 134 meters high above the harbour. Sydney really sparkles at night as the city illuminates after dark. Your climb leader will guide you along the great steel arches as you witness the city of Sydney wind down for the day.
What’s the best climb type to see the best views of Sydney?
Absorb panoramic views of Sydney as you journey to the summit on the original climb experience. Like an exposed spine, the outer rim delivers you to the peak, as the sky remains just beyond your outstretched fingertips.
Accelerate your ascent to the summit. This energetic experience is the fastest trip to the top of the bridge. Ascend through the heart of the bridge, a cathedral of steel, and burst through to the summit from below.
Get a taste of the world famous BridgeClimb! In just one and a half hours, ascend the inner arch of the iconic bridge to a spectacular vantage point halfway to the top. Ideal for you if you have height concerns and don’t want to go all the way up!
The climb of my life is over, where should I go to celebrate?
Are you still on a high after your climb? BridgeClimb is located in one of Sydney’s historic suburbs, “The Rocks.” As the strip of land where European settlers chose to step ashore in 1788, The Rocks is essentially the birthplace of modern Sydney. It is full of cobbled laneways, cozy cafes and some of the oldest pubs in the country! Perfect for a little treat after your climb.