Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney

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Observation Deck · Lookout
From the top of the southeast pylon on Sydney Harbour Bridge--87 m (285 ft) above sea level--you have panoramic views of Sydney, the Opera House, and the bridge itself. As you climb the 200 stairs, learn about the bridge’s construction and the workers who built it from informational plaques, exhibitions, and old footage spread over several levels inside the pylon. Interestingly, while providing some support, Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, with its granite façade, is mostly decorative. Take a look at our Sydney online trip maker to schedule your visit to Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Have a breathtaking view of Sydney and its surrounds when you perch yourself from the South Pylon of the Bridge. Pick a good day to do this!  more »
  • The Pylon Lookout has been around for many years, it's almost a time capsule. I was not keen on doing the Harbour Bridge Climb; you can get some great pics from the Pylon, for free. The bonus is a...  more »
  • I took my mum to the pylon lookout a few years ago as she has trouble with heights and the bridge climb was not an option to get great views of the city. So we decided to try the Pylon Lookout after friends recommend it. My mum was blown away with the beautiful 360 view of the city and the harbour from the pylon. It was a great alternative and I loved it too. Whenever I have relatives visiting I bring them to the pylon lookout for the amazing views. For $19 to get up to the pylons for the view it is worth it.
  • Great display to learn a lot about the bridge and of course take in the amazing view. Lower parts of the museum were free but to see the upper parts of the museum and go outside to the viewing platform there is a charge. Although I had a free voucher for the Lookout because I did the Harbour Bridge Climb first. I highly recommend the museum if you're interested in the bridge, or just want to take some photos from the Lookout. It's also a good alternative if you don't want to pay for the full bridge climb experience.

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