sydney harbour bridge walk

Sydney's Harbour Bridge is the world's largest (but not longest) steel bridge in the world, and a pretty iconic piece of my new city. It's 1149 meters long, which is .71 miles, so an easy, breezy, BEAUTIFUL walk on a nice sunny day in Sydney. When in Oz, do as the aussies do and opt to be outside. You'll love the bridge walk.

-- Continue reading to watch a 1 minute highlight of the walk! --

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To see & experience the beautiful Harbour Bridge, you have a few different options:


You can view it from various lookout points in the city including Opera Bar, Piramma Park, Sydney Botanical Gardens, Bradley's Head, or Taronga Zoo.


You can climb up on top of it with Sydney's BridgeClimb, although it can be quite expensive during the summer months.


You can float under it by chartering a boat, or enjoying a ferry ride. If you opt to get on a smaller boat, check out Explore Sydney Harbour - the cutest little red boats that you can charter and drive around the Harbour for $79 pp.


Walk over the bridge is free and easy to do, so it's a pretty popular choice! My recommended route is below. Keep in mind this will take you about 30 minutes to an hour if you don't stop for the optional recommendations and of course expect longer if you plan to stop for lots of photos or like to leisurely take in the many views you'll find along the way! Find everything you can expect about the Harbour walk packaged into a 1 minute clip below:

  • Start at Circular Quay

  • Walk up through The Rocks

  • *Optional stop for a drink at The Glenmore rooftop

  • Continue up the stairs to the bridge

  • *Optional to go up the first tower for a better view ($15)

  • Walk across the bridge to Kirribilli

  • *Optional stop for a drink or a meal at The Botanist in Kirribilli

  • Head down to Jeffrey Street Wharf for some more amazing panoramic views of the Opera House, skyline, and bridge all in one!