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Holidays in Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

An iconic structure on a beautiful harbour with breath-taking views at any time of day or night. Climb it, walk it, photograph it or just stand back and admire it.

Along with the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the city’s iconic sights. Apart from its function as car, train and pedestrian access between the northern and southern shores of the city, the bridge has become more than a feat of engineering; it is synonymous with the city itself. The bridge is also a key part of Sydney’s New Year’s celebrations, taking centre stage of the fireworks extravaganza based around its structure.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a remarkable landmark that holds numerous record—it was the world’s longest span bridge until very recently and was the tallest structure in Sydney from 1932 to 1967.

If you only have a short time to spend in Sydney, the bridge is a great way to appreciate the full beauty of the city. Enjoy a leisurely stroll across the 1.25 kilometre length of the structure. There are pedestrian pathways on the bridge so you can enjoy the 30-minute walk in complete safety. Take along a camera to capture the amazing views of the Sydney Opera House, harbour and surrounding area.

If you’re not afraid of heights, the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb is a must, offering incredible panoramic views of the entire city. Don your jumpsuit and let the guides take care of you as you start your 3.5-hour ascent. Fleeces, rain jackets and hats all are provided if the weather isn’t so good. The bridge climbs are popular so it’s best to book in advance. The climbs are not too difficult and there are plenty of resting points along the way where you can also gather information. You won’t believe the spectacular views when you finally reach the top! Alternatively, visit the southeast pylon where you can walk at your own pace. Take the 200 steps to the Pylon lookout and learn about the history of the bridge on its three floors of exhibits. There’s an admission fee to enter the Pylon Lookout, which is open daily, except for Christmas Day.

Access to the bridge from the downtown side is via the Bridge Stairs on Cumberland Street in The Rocks area. A small number of metered parking spaces are available.

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4856 Cheap Hotels Near Sydney Harbour Bridge

Shangri-La Sydney
Shangri-La Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$240 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Located in Sydney Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Circular Quay and Museum of Contemporary Art. The Rocks Markets and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,283 reviews)
"did not like arrival .... no one to assist w car parking or luggage. was over charged by EXPEDIA.... not hotel fault"

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2021

Shangri-La Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$315 per night from 25 Aug. to 25 Aug.
This family-friendly Sydney hotel is located in the historical district, just steps away from Circular Quay and Museum of Contemporary Art. The Rocks Markets ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,021 reviews)
"My partner and I loved everything about our stay!! Breakfast is expensive however it is a MUST!"

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2021

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$345 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in Sydney Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pitt Street Mall and Sydney Tower. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Art ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (499 reviews)
"Always enjoy our stay at the Fullerton"

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Rydges Sydney Harbour
Rydges Sydney Harbour
4 out of 5
55 George Street, The Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$195 per night from 24 Aug. to 24 Aug.
Rydges Sydney Harbour
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$315 per night from 25 Aug. to 25 Aug.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Shangri-La Sydney
Shangri-La Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$240 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Shangri-La Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$345 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
5 out of 5
93 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$266 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
Little National Hotel Sydney
Little National Hotel Sydney
4 out of 5
26 Clarence St, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$219 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Little National Hotel Sydney
Pier One Sydney Harbour, Marriott Autograph Collection
Pier One Sydney Harbour, Marriott Autograph Collection
5 out of 5
11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Dawes Point, NSW
The price is AU$289 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Pier One Sydney Harbour, Marriott Autograph Collection
InterContinental Sydney, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Sydney, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$265 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
InterContinental Sydney, an IHG Hotel
Park Hyatt Sydney
Park Hyatt Sydney
5 out of 5
7 Hickson Road, The Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$970 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Park Hyatt Sydney
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.