AUSTRALASIA TRAVEL

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, Sydney

Standing on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge arch offers the best view of Sydney and the harbour – day or night – and now you can enjoy the climb of your life with BridgeClimb Sydney. This is the bridge that the world knows as an icon of Sydney. It’s also the bridge that the star of famed Australian movie Crocodile Dundee, Paul Hogan, used to work on in his previous life as a rigger on the bridge. Now you can climb the bridge and walk across the arched span in the same way that Hogan did in his former day job.

The bridge climb is run by BridgeClimb, which makes sure climbing and walking across the bridge is as safe as walking down George Street, Sydney’s main street.

Access to the top is via steel stairways with guardrails. Climb leaders act as your guide and participants suit-up in specially designed outdoor gear. A safety belt is worn around the waist and chains are attached to the belts and guardrails to ensure climber safety. It’s not an arduous or difficult climb, however people with disabilities or respiratory problems are advised not to attempt the climb.

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

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TWO TYPES OF CLIMBS

1. Bridge Climb

The climb takes in a 360-degree panorama of Sydney as participants make their way to the summit. The walk is done by thousands of people of all ages every year.

Climb Facts:
* 3½ hours long, maximum 14 people per group.
* 1,332 steps.
* Ideal if you want to soak up the moment and take the upper arch.
* Ideal if you’re a bit nervous and would like more support from our Climb Leaders.
* You can do this climb at dawn (limited departures), day, twilight or night.

Bridge climb takes place across the Sydney Harbour Bridge arch
Climbers are linked from their safety belts to the bridge safety wire, ensuring a safe climb to the top of the bridge.

2. The Express Climb

You can accelerate your ascent to the summit. This energetic experience is the fastest trip to the top of the bridge. With fewer stops, the climb is ideal if you’re short on time in Sydney and have a higher level of general fitness.

Climb Facts:
* 2¼ hours long, maximum 12 people per group.
* 1,002 steps.
* Ideal for independently-minded folk who just want to fast-track it to the top.
With fewer stops, this climb is perfect for people with a higher level of general fitness.
* You can do this climb by day. Other times of day by request.

 

Sydney is an amazing spot and a great place to start your east coast adventure. Chat to the guys at RatPack Travel for help and advice planning your trip, they can get you 10% off all trips and transport using the code SOPHIE10! To book your tour contact Sammy at [email protected]

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  • Sabrina
    December 21, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Awesome! I especially like this climber certificate, seems like fun 🙂