"Bridge is the Best Thing to Do in Sydney" Harbour Bridge Tip by joshuaone

Harbour Bridge, Sydney: 209 reviews and 340 photos

We climbed the bridge. (we heard there were options for which way you climbed but they didn't give us an option and the only one we saw going on was the outside climb which is really the only one anyone should do). It is very expensive, but it will be the highlight of your trip. It was incredible. We also had a great guide, David, and that always does affect the excursion but everyone there seemed very friendly so I don't think you have to be concerned about that. We also received a lot better price than what was quoted online by going directly there. Keep in mind that they charge rates based on what time of day you are going. What that means is that if they consider 6:00 sunset, then you will be paying sunset rates regardless of whether the sunset is really at that time or not. We went at 7:30 and were charged evening rates but the sun didn't set until about 8:30. Also, if you are trying to calculate the time, keep in mind that you will be in prep for about an hour before you even begin the climb so take that into consideration.

Also, as many people have said, but I will say it here as well in case this is the only review you look at, they don't allow cameras on the climb. They do give you a copy of the group shot at the top, but along the way, they also take a couple shots of you and who ever you came with separate. You can then pay extra for those photos, either printed or on CD. It was $29.00 AUD for the first picture on CD and $10.00 for each picture after that. (there were only a total of four pictures to choose from, they stopped twice to take pictures and took two pictures at each stop)

In a nutshell, yes, it sucks that it is so expensive, and it sucks that you can't take your camera, especially for a picture fanatic like me, but in the end, I wouldn't have missed it for the world and will never forget it. If this is the only time you will be visiting Australia, you have to do it.

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  • Written Feb 27, 2010
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