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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
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 : Renaldi Martin H
It takes 3.5 hours, but won't feel as long. First 1 hour was spent on preparation, briefing, wearing equipments, and practice. The climb itself took about 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on how much time is spent during photo sessions. Think of this as climbing to the top of the bridge for photo sessions, and our guide (and the rest of 13 persons group) was very patient to allow each sub-groups did their poses. After reaching the top and took our group picture, the "climb" down was about 40 minutes. The guide/photographer (Mr. Abs, that was his name) was very energetic, funny, knowledgeable and made the journey a pleasure. Safety was excellent. Loose objects, such as your phone would not be allowed. So forget about selfies. But the photos our guide took of our sub-group of my daughter and me (we took the optional 10 pic package, in soft copies) were more than good enough. If you do not want the optional photo packs, you will receive the complimentary group photo of your entire climb group. Make sure you had breakfast or lunch beforehand. Drinking fountains are present on several spots along the climb. Don't worry about climb intensity. This is not a climb, more like a stroll, although you would need to climb a few very safe ladders. If you are able to walk normally 1 km without rest stops, you would not have a problem doing this. Total steps is about 1450 for the entire "climb". Overall a must do, although quite expensive (total 580 AUD incl. the optional 10 pics).
Posted By : Barbara D
This tour is a must do while in Sydney. What an unbelievable experience. Checking in was breeze and the staff throughout the entire facility was very pleasant. They first check you in, have you fill out paperwork, they also do a breathalyzer test. Make sure not to over drink that day because you cannot climb if intoxicated, for safety reasons (for those that have the jitters). You then change into your jumpers, get into your harness, do a practice run on ladders, put headphones/radios on, they also give you jackets and wind breakers, and it starts. The bottom/beginning of the tour is a little intimidating but once you get the arch itself, it remarkably it gets a lot easier. It seems very intimidating from affair but its completely stunning. We went in September so it was breezy and a bit chilly at the time we went (3pm'ish). You cannot take any looks jewelry on you, watches, cameras, etc. However, you can take glasses and they tie them up for you so that they do not fall. They offer to take pictures in different areas of the bridge and a short video, with an option to buy at the end. They offer a USB to purchase for $60 with 10 images on it. Well worth it! The tour I took which was the full climb to the summit did include a free group photo at the end. Our tour guide was Holly and he was GREAT and you can tell he loves what he does.
Posted By : WAI KEE C
Last minute booking on the day of the climb, ended with a night climb time slot. Worked out perfectly since we got some spectacular views of the city; and not as scary since everything was dark so can't tell how high we actually were! Our guide was very patient and knowledgeable, provided good history and background of the bridge. Definitely a must do when in Sydney!
Posted By : Melanie B
This was so much fun. Great views. Awesome staff. This Unique experience is one that can only happen in Sydney!
Posted By : Louise B
Highly recommend! We took the late afternoon sunset walking tour! It far exceeded my expectations. We had an amazing guide. Very organized and impressive staff! I would do it again!
Posted By : Andre N
If visiting Sydney, this is a must do. It was a truly memorable experience and I would recommend to anyone visiting. The views are amazing and we had a great guide, Jake (not Jacob 😎).
Posted By : Michael A
I fully understand why this is one of the must do's while visiting Sydney. It is a top notch attraction that is focused on safety as well as the experience. The prep for the climb is extremely thorough to say the least. You stop at several points for photos and your guide provides a detailed review of the history of this magnificent structure. You certainly will not be disappointed by the views as well. Great for solo travelers, couples and families to create a wonderful memory together!
Posted By : Noah S
Really, really fun. Fiona and Ben were great. It's a lot of steps and I'm a pretty heavy guy and I was able to do it. Definitely a highlight of my trip. The cost made me second guess this but I am so glad I spent the money and did it. It's an unforgettable experience.
Posted By : Kristin V
The Sydney BridgeClimb is an absolutely amazing experience! I am absolutely terrified of heights, but this was not scary (they have been operating for 21 years with no reported accidents). Our guide, Jasmine, was absolutely incredible. She felt like a friend, happy to answer questions and joke around. She told the group fascinating facts about the bridge's history. I was first in the line, so I was able to talk to her more than the average climber. If you're in Sydney, do this. It's a bit pricey, but worth every penny.