The dynamic Australian city of Sydney is the perfect place to visit if you are looking to soak up the sun, experience local culture, go on a shopping spree, experience lively nightlife and enjoy plenty of family fun when on holiday! Those exploring this vibrant metropolis have lots to see and do, including visiting such iconic landmarks as the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Spanning across the Sydney Harbour, this massive bride is very much a part of the cityscape and has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Constructed out of steel, the bridge connects the North Shore with the central business district and provides access for vehicles, trains, pedestrians and even bicycles on separately designated lanes.
Also referred to as “The Coathanger” due to its arch like design, the Sydney Harbour Bridge provides you with breathtaking views of the harbour and the famous Sydney Opera House. Opened in 1932, the bridge arch is made up of a total area of around 503 metres, the top of which is a little over 130 metres above sea level. One of the world’s longest spanning-arch bridges, this popular structure can be accessed from Millers Point in the area known as The Rocks or from the lower North Shore’s, Milsons Point area.
Those walking along the bridge on the specially designated pedestrian only footway can enjoy the panoramic view which offers some great opportunities for photographs! The top of the south-east pylon which can be reached after a climb of around 200 steps, also offers a great vantage point of the city and harbour.
If you want to combine this sightseeing tour with a truly adrenaline pumping adventure, then sign up for the BridgeClimb which lets you take a walk on the wild side as you ascend to the top of the bridge! During this thrilling group tour, participants are given clothing to protect them from the weather conditions and are securely harnessed to the structure.
Not to be missed is chance to visit the bridge at the dawn of the New Year, when the structure is lit up while spectacular fireworks light up the night sky.
Travellers in search of a luxury hotel in Sydney that is within easy reach of such attractions as the Sydney Harbour Bridge can stay at The Langham Sydney. Located in the historically rich area known as the Rocks, this 5 star hotel Sydney features the very best in contemporary comforts and conveniences.