Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney

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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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  • Only a couple of hundred stairs to a spectacular view. At about $50 it is a good alternative to BridgeClimb and does not take up half a day. Interesting information boards and video on the... 
    Only a couple of hundred stairs to a spectacular view. At about $50 it is a good alternative to BridgeClimb and does not take up half a day. Interesting information boards and video on the...  more »
  • I first climbed the 200 steps to this lookout in 1959 & again in 1960 with a camera. Last month October 2022 I did it again at the age of 80 along with my partner 73 so if we can do it so can... 
    I first climbed the 200 steps to this lookout in 1959 & again in 1960 with a camera. Last month October 2022 I did it again at the age of 80 along with my partner 73 so if we can do it so can...  more »
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  • Very interesting and well organized site. Was pretty easy to get to and the climb to the top was not bad at all. The view was amazing, with neat navigation markers pointing to every key piece of geography in the Sydney area. The workers were very friendly and the historical displays were well organized and informative. Highly recommended!
  • A superb place with fantastic views. If you love taking photos, this is a perfect place to take stunning views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the Circular Quay area. The deck is pretty cramp and small though, so if there are many people, it can be quite packed. But if there aren't many people, you can take your time to enjoy the breeze and views. Well worth the price!

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