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- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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The Sydney Harbour Bridge stands next to the Opera House as one of the city's most iconic landmarks. Lovingly called the "Coathanger" by locals, this towering structure holds the distinction of being the world's largest steel arch bridge. And while you can capture stunning pictures of the bridge from one of Sydney Harbour's ferry boats, for an unforgettable experience, sign up for a bridge climb through BridgeClimb Sydney. Ranging from nearly two to nearly four hours in length, the bridge climb provides visitors with panoramic views of the Harbour, Sydney skyline and Opera House.
Although some former visitors noted the high price tags, many say these climbs are the best way to experience this iconic attraction. While climbs are offered throughout the day every day, travelers recommend scheduling a climb at twilight, which will give you three different views – daylight, sunset and nighttime – in one.
To get to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, visitors can take a ferry beneath it, drive or walk through it, or climb to the top of it. Bus and train drop-offs, metered parking and several parking lots are also available near Circular Quay. The Coathanger is free to view and walk across, but there is a AU$2.50 to AU$4 ($2 to $3) toll to drive on the bridge, as well as a AU$6.20 to AU$7.60 (or $4.50 to $5.50) one-way fare for ferries. The most expensive option, the bridge climb, costs between AU$128 and AU$363 ($94 to $267), depending on the season, time of day and type of climb. Each bridge climb fee includes a complimentary group photo and BridgeClimb cap. Restrooms and a gift shop are also available within the BridgeClimb Sydney visitor center.
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