- Accelerated, faster-paced climb to the summit
- Ideal for those with higher fitness levels
- Climb group photograph
- BridgeClimb cap
- Official Climber Certificate of Achievement
- FREE entry to the Pylon Lookout
- Book 364 days a year
- Groups of 14
- 1002 steps
- 2 ¼ hours (max.)
WHAT TO EXPECT
Being just over an hour shorter than the standard BridgeClimb, the BridgeClimb Express is perfect for those who are looking for the quickest way to reach the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Opened in 1932, the infamous bridge joins the north and south shores of Sydney Harbour, carrying 8 lanes of traffic and two rail lines, with over 200,000 vehicles crossing the steel bridge every day.
Suitable for the more energetic types, your BridgeClimb Express tour begins at the Climb Base – the original architecture of the Bridge. Before you begin your climb, you’ll have the opportunity to brush up on your knowledge via the visitor centre and Cinema; showcasing information on the history, construction and preservation of the steel structure. Be sure to check in at the front desk at least 15 minutes before your departure time, where you’ll receive your Health and Safety assessment. The only items you will need are a pair of sunglasses (the brightness from the top of the bridge is quite dazzling!) and some comfortable shoes. All the necessary climbing apparatus will be provided for you, suitable for the weather on the day.
When everyone is ready to set off, your climb officially begins by connecting to the safety line, leading you through the purpose-built tunnel within the original foundations. Follow the catwalks to the South-East Pylon, before continuing skyward via four ladders. The surrounding buzz of Sydney Harbour life stimulates your senses as you climb through to the upper arch. From here, the summit remains in sight as you approach along the outer arch of the Bridge, adjacent to the Opera House. Throughout your tour, your Climb Leader will relay relevant information about the Bridge and its history; including its construction and opening in 1932, and how it is used for local events and celebrations now.
On reaching the summit – 134m above sea level – you’ll engage in a group celebration. Spend a few moments congratulating yourselves on your achievement and absorb the exhilarating 360-degree view that surrounds you. Leave your personal items at the Climb Base in the lockers provided, and make the most of the free photo opportunity with your climb leader. Additional photos can be purchased when booking your ticket, or at the end of your climbing experience.
Following this, you’ll climb across the spine to the Darling Harbour side, and begin your descent to the Climb Base. On your return, you may wish to reward yourself with some refreshments from the café. But before you say goodbye and exit the attraction, be sure to have a browse around the shop for some memorabilia to remind you of one of the greatest experiences of your life.