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Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge

Cumberland Street, The Rocks | South East Pylon, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2795, Australia
+61 2 9240 1100
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Cumberland Street, The Rocks | South East Pylon, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2795, Australia
+61 2 9240 1100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're like me (not fit enough to do the bridge climb), walk the Sydney Harbour Bridge and take the stairs inside the South Pylon. The view is breath-taking and you can take photos with your own camera ;)

Thank Mary Anne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the next best thing to taking the Harbour bridgeclimb. You get to safely admire the beauty and grandeur of Sydney harbour. Getting there is a bit of a walk from the rocks neighborhood through part of Harbour bridge itself and then lots of...More

1  Thank travel2dive
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were considering using the Bridge Climb service until we found Pylon as an option and glad we did. The view is spectacular and you don't have to pay the fees let alone bring your own camera to take photos. Well worth it and recommended.

Thank tqdesign
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the many positive reviews and tips from here, it was well-worth the price (AUD15) and the climb (just do it without counting the steps)! Perhaps a little unfair to compare this with the highly-priced Bridge Climb which provides a different experience, I would...More

Thank tourmaline_man
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK - the top of the bridge is about 30 metres higher but you get almost the same view with any risk and a lot less effort if you go up the pylon (one of the four towers) nearest the Opera House. Access is a...More

Thank thereandbackagainNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mind you it is 200 steps up and can be done with reasonable ease and complete safety with a wonderful view of the harbour and the legendary Bridge painters in action like I saw for the first time. Easy walk back to Circular Quay/ Opera...More

Thank Barry P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're only there for the view, Pylon Lookout is the cheaper option (AUD15 vs a few hundred dollars for the climb). There is a little museum within the tower that brings you through the history of the bridge, which is quite interesting. It is...More

Thank Quzc0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent, informative displays regarding both the historical context and the technical aspects of the bridge construction. Some great views of the harbour, Opera House and City skyline too.

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I was scared by the thought of the heights, my husband and I were very glad that we paid to visit this attraction. Simply wonderful views of the city, visit on a clear day - the views are magnificent.

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the effort (and small cost) to climb to the top and get great views over all of Sydney and the Harbour.

Thank Mike A
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30 March 2017|
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Response from Sue N | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, You are enclosed in the pylon whilst you are climbing the stairs - you step out to enjoy the views xx
15 September 2016|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
Multiple floors with seats for rest breaks at each landing.
Lady K
11 August 2016|
Response from Barry P | Reviewed this property |
You pay as you enter so not necessary to prebook