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Sydney Harbour Bridge Dawn Climb

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Key Highlights
  • Embark on one of the most popular things to do in Sydney
  • See stunning, early morning panoramic views of Sydney from the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • The climb is led by an expert guide
  • Includes Bridge Suit, safety gear and harness
  • Receive a souvenir photo, certificate of achievement and free entry pass to Pylon Lookout Museum
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Dawn climbs operate on the first Saturday of the month.


    3.5 hours

    Start time

    Dawn Climb: Climbs depart every 10 minutes from 3:15am to 5:25am.
    Please note that these times act as a guide only and will vary depending on the time of year. When making your booking please state your preferred start time in the special requests field.

    Meeting Point

    Check in for the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb at 3 Cumberland Street, The Rocks.
    To reach this point make your way to Circular Quay (which is accessible by ferry, bus or train), then walk along George Street, then up Argyle Street (take the Argyle Stairs) to Cumberland Street.
    Please report at the meeting point 20 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb ends at the same point where you checked in.

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview Enjoy sweeping view of major Sydney attractions in the break of dawn with this Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Australia, the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb is suitable for anyone who can sustain mild physical exertion over a period of 3.5 hours.

    Hike along catwalks and scale up ladders to reach the summit at a height of 134 metres, and see breath-taking panoramic views of Sydney.

    Due to the popularity of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb experience, places are limited – book ahead to avoid disappointment.

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

    The Day Climb

    The Night Climb

    The Twilight Climb

    The Express Climb


    The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb starts from from 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks. You can choose your preferred time of climbing, please be at the starting point 20 minutes before your climb starts.

    BridgeClimb is a small group adventure offering the ultimate experience of Sydney with an exhilarating 3.5 hour guided Climb to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Weave through catwalks, climb up ladders and, finally over the fabulous arch to get a bird’s eye view of Sydney. In the early morning, the shimmering blue waters of the Harbour and the glittering windows of the skyline are stunning.

    When you return back to sea-level you will be presented with a complimentary photograph of your climb group, a personalised commemorative climber certificate and complimentary climber cap. Tour concludes at the BridgeClimb office.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Fee for the official climb – a guided journey led by a trained climb leader lasting Entry to the Pylon Lookout
    • Complimentary group photograph
    • Commemorative climb certificate
    • Bridge Climb cap
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    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.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    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)

    This is strongly NOT recommended to people who:

    - 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.

    Additional info

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

    Climbers must take into account any medical condition that may impact on their ability to climb ladders and steep slopes safely. 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.

  • reviews
    • Great experience

      Booked for 6 to go on Bridge Climb. Easy to deal with. Everyone enjoyed the experience....

      Rhonda Green, Australia, 30/May/2013
    • brilliant experience

      It was an amazing experience after doubts about what it would be like. The timing was precise, and the introductions before the climb short and succint. We had a small group,...

      MRS DOREEN SKYE, United Kingdom, 01/May/2013
    • one for the bucket list

      amazing experience, the most beautiful view in the world! would highly recommend twilight climb to watch sunset isango very accommodating with bookings and extremely helpful...

      Rachel Collins, Singapore, 13/Jul/2013
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