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Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge

Cumberland Street, The Rocks | South East Pylon, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2795, Australia
+61 2 9240 1100
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Cumberland Street, The Rocks | South East Pylon, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2795, Australia
+61 2 9240 1100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The top of the pylon is about the same height as half the bridge so pretty high. Great views in all directions and you take take whatever photos you like (unlike the bridge walk). Only one side of bridge was open (the end closest to...More

Thank glenn_paxton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being an adult, I paid $15 to climbed up to Pylon Lookout and got the stunning view. Worth a try and even better than the harbour bridge climb. No time limit.

Thank LovingCrystal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here with a friend recently. The approach is from the Cahill Walk. TIP: Here is how to FIND the walk. Take a ride to Cumberland Street ask the driver to stop outside the Glenmore Hotel. Walk down the street,(in the direction NORTH toward the...More

Thank marksmail
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the $15 to go to the top to get amazing photos with the bridge and opera House. Fascinating to learn about the history of the bridge construction and the people who designed and built it.

Thank Jessdemez
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely views and not a difficult walk. Cheer way to get some views than the bridge climb. Interesting history display on how bridge was made

Thank spunog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lookout should be a no brainer when visiting Sydney. It's quite affordable and offers spectacular views of the harbor, bridge, and city. It's a little tricky getting up to the bridge from the harbor area, but it's worth it. Tickets can be bought on...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairly easy to climb and great 260 degree views of Sydney Harbour for a fraction of the cost of climbing the bridge. You will need a fair degree of fitness as there are many stairs but there are rest stops along the way up and...More

Thank alexandragfh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were given complimentary tickets for the lookout as we had booked a bridge climb. However at just A$15 to climb the 200 steps to the pylon lookout it's a real bargain as the 360 degree views you get are simply stunning. There's an exhibition...More

Thank GillC512
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views here are stunning but not if you suffer from vertigo! Allow enough time to visit this captivating part of Sydney Harbour. There is also a Pylon Lookout Museum which is not only an international favourite but also an educational milestone for students and...More

Thank Stella-Dot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have knee issues so the brdige climb was out for me. This was a great alternative. Much cheaper, great views (and you get to take your camera with you, unlike the bridge climb) and you get to learn a lot about the history of...More

Thank Alicia C
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30 March 2017|
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Response from Sue N | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, You are enclosed in the pylon whilst you are climbing the stairs - you step out to enjoy the views xx
15 September 2016|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
Multiple floors with seats for rest breaks at each landing.