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Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb – The Express Climb

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from US$ 218.15 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • 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
  • 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
  • Overview
    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

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes

    Start time

    Start time: Approximately 8:30am, 8:40am, 11:00am, 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.
    Duration: Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes

    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.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at 5 Cumberland St, The Rocks.


    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 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

    Once your booking is confirmed you will immediately be sent a confirmation voucher, you will be sent an amended version of this voucher with the exact time of your climb. You should arrive at the Bridge Climb check-in at least 15 minutes prior to this time.

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

    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.

    If any of the following apply to you, it will not be possible to take part in the climb.

    • You are under 10 years of age.

    • You are under 1.2 meters (4 feet) in height.

    • You have a blood-alcohol reading of 0.05 per cent or higher. (You must pass an alcohol breath test before climbing the Bridge)

    • You have broken bones.

    • You have undergone surgery in the last 6 months or are experiencing ongoing symptoms.

    • You have experienced a fit or seizure in the past 6 months and do not hold a driver's license for this reason.

    • You are over 24 weeks pregnant.

    It is a legal requirement for every climber to sign a Climber Declaration form

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

    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 day.

    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.

    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.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.This is a small group tour with no more than 14 people. In order to climb you must meet the following requirements: a reasonable level of fitness and strength; full body control and hand-eye-foot co-ordination: the ability to climb independently (unsupported by walking aids).Apart from pregnancy other conditions which could affect your ability to climb are: 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), and learning disabilities At the tour operator’s discretion, essential medication may be taken on the climb (For example, asthma inhalers or diabetic medication). Please speak with a staff member on the day.Climbers should be ready to wear a Bridgesuit over their existing clothing.The climb operates in all weather conditions with the exception of electrical storms and extremely high wind. In the event a climb is cancelled, the activity operator will endeavor to offer an alternate departure
  • Customer Reviews
    • It was a great experience...

      Debbie Johnson, Canada, 30/Nov/2016
    • great tour

      great tour fun enjoyment views to die for tour guide very good once in a life time just do it...

      brian verrall, United Kingdom, 21/Dec/2014
    • Awesome Experience

      Purchased for husband and son. All went so smoothly and nothing was no trouble. Love taking the hassle out of a holiday adventure with paying upfront at a discounted rate...

      Ann-maree Moffat, Australia, 29/Jul/2014