Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney

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With its long arch rising 134 m (440 ft) above the glimmering blue waters of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge stands as the world's tallest steel-arch bridge. Nicknamed "The Coathanger" by locals, the bridge itself forms an impressive site with a giant steel arch extending from one massive granite-faced pylon to another. It connects downtown Sydney to the North Shore for cars, trains, bicycles, and pedestrians. When you cross it, you'll be rewarded with outstanding views of the Sydney skyline and Sydney Opera House. You can walk across the bridge for free or take the Bridge Climb to the top of the arch if you're feeling adventurous. Work out when and for how long to visit Sydney Harbour Bridge and other Sydney attractions using our handy Sydney road trip tool .
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  • We regularly walk the 'coat hanger' to get from the North side to the Rocks and Opera House. Very easy walk with rewards at the Opera Bar. Highly recommend.  more »
  • We took a train acroos the bridge, then walked back. It takes around 1/2 hour to walk wit great veiws.  more »
  • If you take the ferry to Circular Quay from Darling Habour, then get off at Jeffrey Street wharf and enjoy the beautiful view of the Opera house from a very quiet angle. walk along the grassy garden u...  more »
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  • The atmosphere over on the steps of the opera house is vibrant while the bridge feels much calmer...even with the traffic whizzing behind you. The heights above the water can be a bit off-putting if you're not into that sort of thing. The walk is a bit "healthy" from the Quay, but totally worth it for the view alone. It is MEMORABLE to say the least!
  • Awesome landmark for the city. Check it out for free by walking on it, enjoy the view of the city by going up into the Pylon lookout, or experience it by doing the bridge climb. Highly recommended!
  • I have traversed this bridge most every way you can. I've been underneath it, ran and walked across it, done the bridge walk, and taken cars and trains across. The bridge is well kept and used. During Vivid and New Year's the bridge is used to celebrate. It is very much a key part of the city and it shows.
  • A must visit for everyone! Savour the views from the bridge. Walk across it, drive across it. If you're feeling a little more adventurous, climb over it for AU$140.
  • Such an amazing view from the bridge. Even if you don't do the Bridge Walk to the top, just walking across the bridge has some of the best views around Sydney. There are several security people posted along the way and it is clean and a nice walk. It is FREE to walk across the bridge, without walking to the top!

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