Bridge Climb and The Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre
One of Sydney's most popular visitor experiences: climb to the top of this famous structure that sits 134 metres above Sydney Harbour!
Why go there
Bridge Climb is Sydney’s iconic experience. Choose from three guided Climbs that take you to the summit of this world famous Bridge, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour.
While you are there, discover the Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre, the first Visitor Centre that is dedicated to Sydney’s iconic Bridge. The Visitor Centre was opened in October 2009 and houses both a Bridge Exhibition and high definition Cinema.
The Exhibition will take visitors of all ages on an awe inspiring and fascinating journey of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Information about the Bridge’s construction will amaze; from the worker’s conditions upon commencement in the 1920’s to the official and controversial opening ceremony in 1932, to Sydney’s Olympic Games in 2000. Kids will have a ball with fun and interactive exhibits, including re-building the Bridge via touch screen games. The Visitor Centre’s Cinema continuously showcases two high definition movies revealing contrasting aspects of the Bridge’s history.
The displays showcasing the Bridge’s construction and collection of historic items
Two spectacular films in the Cinema, Building The Bridge and Celebrations
Climbing the Bridge!
Access for all
The doors at the main entrance to BridgeClimb (where you can access the Visitor Centre) are automatic from a gentle slope on Cumberland St. The doors open to a spacious foyer comprising of a Climber Relations counter, a café and gift shop and the Visitor Centre which includes the Exhibition and Cinema; all of which are on the one level. BridgeClimbers undergo their briefing session and commence the climb from the next level via a staircase.
An accessible toilet is provided in BridgeClimb, adjacent to the cafe and gift shop.
Tours and programs
Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre
There is level access into the Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre. The Exhibition contains well lit displays and text comprises a large font against a contrasting background. The Cinema plays two continuous films of about eight minutes each. There is plenty of seating and circulation space.
Hearing Loops are installed on the Bridge and Auslan guided tours are conducted approximately twice a month or upon demand. Continuous hand rails are provided for guidance. Many people with vision impairment have climbed the Bridge, so please call BridgeClimb to discuss your needs.
Eating and shopping
The BridgeClimb café and gift shop form a part of the BridgeClimb Climb Base and there is level access throughout.
How to get there
Best pedestrian access is from George St into Lower Fort St, then Cumberland St. From Circular Quay this would take approximately 20 minutes. An alternative route is up Argyle St to Lower Fort St, down the hill to Cumberland St, a trip of about 25 minutes.
Two on-street dedicated access car spaces are located in Lower Fort Street, under the Bridge. Public parking is limited in The Rocks but several commercial car parks offer some accessible spaces.
Download The Rocks access map (PDF, 2.06MB)
Download the Sydney CBD and Circular Quay access map (PDF, 1.52MB)
Interactive map: http://maps.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/accessibility-map/