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.
Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales
2 hours 30 minutes(approx.)
Returns to original departure point
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
Posted By : lottie.lagerstedt
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.
Posted By : Benjamin C
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.
Posted By : Maria B
We did the 3.5 hr summit trip. The first hour was taken up with suiting up with safety gear and training on how to climb the ladders safely. The climb itself was wonderful because it was fun amd the views from the bridge were amazing. Throughout the climb, our guide, Ollie, kept us entertained and informed with stories about the bridge's history and materials. Much to my relief, the actual climb itself was not as physically demanding as I expected....4 sets of 24 ladder steps and then the rest were very gradual stairs and flat walkways. We had plenty of stops along the way to look at views and to have our pictures taken. Very unique experience!
Posted By : Rudolph P
This climb is not for the faint hearted but for those who are thrill seekers, go for it! If we did this on the Golden Gate Bridge, we would be arrest for trespassing.
Posted By : Lauren
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!
Posted By : Lcross24
I enjoyed the entire experience. BridgeClimb has thought of everything necessary to ensure you get your money’s worth. Edward was our guide and he was very funny and knowledgeable. He loves what he does and that was contagious. In addition to the magnificent climbing experience - and views - I actually enjoyed watching how well organized BridgeClimb is! They’ve got a great system to get people through so that guests aren’t wasting time with disorganized gear or confusing instructions. Great job BrigdeClimb! Thank you!
Posted By : Ada S
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!!
Posted By : val
Best ever Bucket List item. Kymbra was an excellent guide with lots of patience and local bridge knowledge.
Posted By : Mark S
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.
Posted By : Louis Z
Although I found the price somewhat expensive, it truly is adventurous and fun. Very well organized and safe. Highly recommended.