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Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb – The Express Climb

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes

  • Start time

    Approximately at 8:30am, 8:40am, 11am, 11:10am, 11:20am, 1:10pm, 1:20pm, 2:40pm, 2:50pm
    Please note that these times act as a guide only and will vary depending on the time of year and demand. When making your booking please state your preferred start time in the special requests field.

  • Meeting Point

    Check in for the Bridge Climb at 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks. To get there from Circular Quay (which is accessible by ferry, bus or train) walk along George Street, then up Argyle Street (take the Argyle Stairs) to Cumberland Street.
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at 5 Cumberland St, The Rocks.

Key Highlights

  • The fastest way of getting to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge and down again!
  • Receive a souvenir photograph and a certificate recording your achievement!
  • Recommended by users of Trip-Advisor – one of the top things to do in Sydney
  • The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb is among the most popular things to do in Sydney and sell out fast
  • Bridge Suit, safety harness, lanyards and headlamp provided


If you are longing to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge but are short of time then the ‘Express Climb’ is tailor-made for you. This incredible experience gets you right up to the top of the Bridge and down again in just 2hours 15minutes, faster than any other tour.

And while you may save time, you don’t save on excitement. Using catwalks and stairways, ascend to the summit, a dizzying 134 meters above the water. Look down on the expanse of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and all the other famous landmarks.

Due to the popularity of the Bridge Climbs, places sell out fast - book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Looking for a different climbs? we also offer the below Climbs. For more information see below:

The Day Climb

The Night Climb

The Twilight Climb

The Dawn Climb


  • Before you start the climb you will be issued with your all-in-one BridgeSuit, safety harness and any other protective gear necessary for the prevailing weather conditions. The people at Bridge Climb have thought of everything. They will even give you a lanyard for your glasses and a scrunchie for your hair! The Express Climb has been developed for people who are short of time, or who want the thrill of getting to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and down again without going into so much detail about the Bridge’s structure and history. As time is a priority on this climb, the tour operator has provided more staff members to assist with a quicker Climb preparation, allowing you to discover the wonders of the Bridge in just 2 hours and 15 minutes. In a small group of up to 12 climbers, you will climb through the heart of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Your route takes you along catwalks and stairs till you reach the summit 134 meters above the water. Here you will be rewarded with breath-taking panoramas of the City and Harbour. Standing on top of the Bridge, you’ll take in the sights of the Sydney foreshore and the world-famous Sydney Opera House. On a clear day you will see views stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Blue Mountains. At the end of the Climb, you will receive a commemorative Climber Certificate and a complimentary group photograph, with all climbers in the group receiving an identical photo.


  • English-speaking professional climb leader
  • Fee for the Express Climb
  • Complimentary group photograph
  • Commemorative climber certificate
  • Protective clothing including: BridgeSuit (all-in-one suit), Bridge Fleece, weather shell and over pants, head-wear, and gloves
  • Communication equipment: radio and comfortable headset
  • Safety harness
  • Glasses attachment (lanyard), scrunchies


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Once your booking is confirmed you will be sent an amended voucher with the exact time of your climb. Please ensure you that you reach 20 minutes prior to this time otherwise you might miss the climb. 

No loose objects can be taken onto the bridge, including but not limited to cameras, mobile phones and video cameras (lockers are provided).

A child climber must be accompanied by an adult climber at all times, with a maximum of three children per adult.

Your expert climb leader will give you a thorough orientation on the climb and what to expect before you begin.

The BridgeClimb experience is moderately exerting, highly exhilarating and exposed to the weather.

BridgeClimb operates in all weather conditions with the exception of electrical storms. In the event a climb is cancelled, BridgeClimb will endeavour to offer an alternate departure.

To complete the climb you will need:

  • Reasonable levels of fitness and strength
  • Full body control and hand-eye-foot co-ordination
  • Ability to climb independently (unsupported by walking aids)

Climb experience includes climbing high ladders and catwalks, uneven surfaces and narrow passageways and exposure to all weather conditions.

We do not recommend this tour in case of following conditions

  • All heart conditions (including high blood pressure
  • All respiratory conditions
  • Back, limb, or joint injuries
  • Missing limbs or part thereof inclusive of prosthetics
  • Vertigo, dizziness or loss of balance
  • Visual impairment (except wearing prescription glasses or contact lenses)

  • Have a blood-alcohol reading of 0.05% or higher
  • Have broken bones
  • Have undergone surgery in the last 6 months or are experiencing ongoing symptoms
  • Have experienced a fit or seizure in the past 6 months and do not hold a driver's license for this reason

If you take essential medication: At Bridge Climb's discretion, essential medication may be taken on the Climb (eg asthma inhalers or diabetic medication). Please speak with a team member on the climb day.

If you are pregnant: Pregnant Climbers less than 24 weeks must consult a medical practitioner before climbing and must ask the medical practitioner to sign a Bridge Climb Certificate of Fitness. (The certificate of fitness is available to download from the Bridge Climb website). Women over 24 weeks pregnant cannot climb.

Climbers above 75 years of age can climb with a certificate of Fitness, signed by their GP which you can download from the Bridge Climb website and bring with you on the day of the climb.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    11/30/2016 Debbie Johnson, Canada
  • 4
    great tour
    12/21/2014 brian verrall, United Kingdom
  • 4
    Awesome Experience
    07/29/2014 Ann-maree Moffat, Australia

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