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.
BridgeClimb Sydney, 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
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 : Timothy P
We are a couple in our late 60's from the UK
We were very fortunate and picked the perfect day for our climb. It wasn't too hot, or windy, it didn't rain and we were lucky enough to see the sunset as well as Sydney by night making it a spectacular experience.
All the staff were friendly and helpful, though it was a bit unfortunate that the battery went on the camera leaving us with around a 20 to 30 minute wait for a new one to be sourced.
An added bonus was the FREE tickets for the PYLON! This gave us the chance to see Sydney in the daylight too!
IMPORTANT TIP - register early (they don't seem to mind) if you are on a time limited visit or are going onto the bridge later in the day as this will give you a chance to use your Pylon tickets before the climb.
Posted By : dj_2k2000
This was a great experience! The tour guides provided instructions and information about the bridge. Viator was a great way to book the tour because they have a 24 hour cancellation policy, which is not available when booking directly with the Bridge Climb. Also, when I arrived, I was able to move to an earlier available time slot to avoid the afternoon's projected rain.
Posted By : ronniepenk2016
Very well organised from start to finish with the guides doing a excellent job with a sense of humour throw in . The Climb is nice and steady and the views at the top fantastic. Well recommended
Posted By : John L
Great experience and maybe the highlight of our vacation! We did the twilight climb and were able to see the sunset and night views. Other than the ladder sections, the climb is not too bad. The guides are FANTASTIC and really ensure everyone has a great time!
Posted By : Roy B
Excellent end to our visit to Sydney, well organised all safety aspects well "drilled" and what a view. Weather was brilliant on the day and a big thanks to Richard our climb leader...…..
And congrats to young couple who got engaged on the Summit...……….
Posted By : Eric S
This was one of the most enjoyable, exciting tours I have ever taken. I chose the 'advanced' climb. The Guide was very knowledgeable. I'm not comfortable with heights but wanted the challenge. The Guide made it easy and i'm very happy i did it. Highly recommend.
Posted By : Jeff H
Ben was a fantastic guide! The climb was relaxed and stress free. We had lots of time to look around at various points on the hike. The photos were great and we met some really cool people during the adventure. It was a bucket list item and we are so thankful that we went on this tour!!! Highly highly recommend this excursion!
Posted By : Andrew W
The bridge climb is a must when you are in Sydney. The tour group was extremely organized and safety conscious. I'm not the most comfortable with heights and I felt incredibly safe and secure during the tour. The tour included photographs and a video. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and personable. My wife and I had a blast.
Posted By : shoppenheim
It was a great an amazing experience! Once in a lifetime. The twilight climb is the way to go!! Adam our instructor was Was knowledgeable about the history of the bridge and and any sights you saw from the climb! Felt very safe and all our nerves were calmed.
Posted By : Kaitlin B
We did the sampler climb and are so glad we did. We was half way up and over the bridge, took about 2 hours in total. Our tour guide was great, very friendly and helpful. Lots of stairs so be prepared!