Harbour Bridge Walk

Cross the Coathanger for free

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It will cost you almost $300 to climb it with BridgeClimb but crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge on foot via the pedestrian walkway is free.  

Nicknamed the ‘Coathanger’, it is the world’s largest (but not the longest) steel arch bridge with the top of the bridge standing 134 metres above the harbour. 

Access to pedestrian walkway on the city side is via Cumberland St in The Rocks. Look out for the sign says ‘Bridge Stairs’.

On the north side you’ll find the steps just south of Milsons Point railway station. 

Once on the bridge, you can climb the 200 steps to the top of the south-east Pylon Lookout, for views almost as good as what you get from the top of the arch but a couple of hundred dollars cheaper! 

On the way up to the top of the Pylon Lookout are three levels of exhibits on the history and construction of the bridge, which was officially opened in 1932, although the ribbon was cut by a dashing mounted guardsmen who appeared out of nowhere brandishing a sword, much to the consternation of the Premier and other officials.

At A Glance

Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney NSW


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