Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge gets a lot of attention. However, very few people actually realize that there's actually something worth exploring beneath it! If you do make your way under the southern approach to the bridge (that's the main city side), you'll find an archaeological dig and a site of an old fort that used to exist there up until it was demolished to make way for the bridge. The fort used to be one of the primary defenses of the city, and several of the cannons that did their part in the city's defense are still there, together with information about the fort, the dig, and other historical aspects of the little swath of land in its pre-bridge days.
Do you know that the highest mountain in Australia was the Mount Kosciuszko (2'228 meters asl)... So I began my training on the Harbour Bridge but I still prefer rocks to steel... The peak was not only on the top summit bridge but also in the price ;-$
Next stage: the Golden Gate...
If you are feeling energetic, you can climb the 200 steps for a spectacular view of Sydney Harbour. Inside the Lookout is a fascinating display on how this bridge was built. Entry to the Pylon is from the pedestrian walkway on the Harbour Bridge. You can get to the walkway via the stairs in Cumberland Street, The Rocks, or from near Milsons Point Station on the north side. The Pylon Lookout is open every day except Christmas Day.
Have you ever been to the northern side of the Harbour Bridge? How did you get there? By ferry again? Do you know pedestrians are allowed to walk on the Harbour Bridge? It's a big surprise for me as I haven't read about it before. We used just 15 min to cross the Harbour on foot and arrived at Milsons Point. We walked towards the Harbour, passed the Olympic Swimming Pool and then towards Luna Park. The view of the Harbour from this side was more impressive, it's where you could take capture both the Bridge and the Opera House in one shot. We returned to Circular Quay by ferry, which was supposed to cost us AUD5 each ("supposed"... implies there was a story... haha, ask me if u wanna know!).
The Sydney Bridge climb is an event that you will never forget and one you will not regret. There is a company, Bridge Climb (I think...) that allows you to climb (very carefully) the top arch of the Sydney Harbor Bridge. You put on an all gray jump suit, rope up, and climb with a group of 20 people or so to the top of the bridge. You are all connected to one another and latched via wire and lock to the steel structure of the bridge. You will not fall off!
The Bridge Climb is the original experience. It takes you along catwalks, up ladders, and steadily to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Experience the satisfaction of conquering the upper arch of the Bridge while taking in city surrounds, the Sydney Opera House, the harbour and the Bridge itself beneath your feet.this is white. The cost of the 3 1/2 hour climb is between A$160 - A$200 on standard weekdays and booking should be made on or at the office at 5 Cumberland St or by phone
Maybe it was just me who got overexcited but I loved the fact that I was on one of the top sights in Sydney looking at the other!! Its the closest i got to seeing the top of the Opera house so i was impressed! And it gave me cause to go on Harbour Bridge!!
By the way, the photo is NOT of the back of a lorry!! Look closer!
One of the whackiest things to do while in Sydney is to climb up the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Of course, there is a stair-way and there is no reverse bungie-jumping involved here. There is a musuem to cool of your heels and your heart. Some tour operators offer a breathtaking 1500 m climb to give a dazzling view of the city. There is one catch. You can't consume alcohol before the climb. Yes, don't mix drinking and climbing. Touche!! You could be tested for alcohol consumption
You'll take tons of pictures of this view, but if you go across to the other side of the harbour you'll get these views. Only a local would be able to give you this tip, hence that where I got it from!
Well, not really off the beaten path because lots of people take the opportunity to have a harbour view from Harbour Bridge..... No way..I won't !! ..