Face your fear : Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, a must do in Sydney!

Are you considering challenging yourself to face your fear of heights? Then you have to do this!

The Sydney Bridge Climb is really cool. It’s pricey, but a one of a kind experience. Their customer service is outstanding. The Sydney BridgeClimb was our big splurge for the trip and it was absolutely worth it. I had wanted to book a twilight climb but the climb prices vary by time and twilight was by far the most expensive. We settled on an early night climb (6:35pm) and it was still quite pricey at $263 per person!

First off, everybody is really friendly. They go over things clearly and you do a little practice before you go out. Right while we were getting ready to go out my stomach started hurting really badly. We had eaten a large lunch before hand and perhaps nerves I didn’t know I had, plus all that food just really didn’t sit right.

The guide was so kind and really helped me through what I think was a fear of heights I didn’t know I had. He checked on me often (if you are frightened, be in the front) and was very encouraging. I made it to the top (the view is spectacular AF, by the way) but my stomach decided I needed the bathroom right that minute. T

We arrived about 10 minutes before our climb time and we had to go through a safety briefing, climb suit changing, and detailed instructions for the climb. All of that took about an hour before we finally made it out onto the bridge. Our tour leader was a funny older gentleman who told great stories.

Although the sun had gone down, it wasn’t yet completely dark when we started climbing the arch. As time went by, the lights all around us came on and we had a great nighttime view of the harbor.  It felt peaceful at the top and it was a nice place to do some self reflection.

There are many proposals on this climb; in fact, we saw one happen right in front of us. If you’re interested in proposing, let them know in advance and they have a whole system figured out to help you out (how not to drop the ring! LOL).

Witness Sydney like never before – not only will you be embarking on an amazing journey with the Sydney Harbour Bridge Night Climb that showcases the best of the city from high above, but you’ll also bear witness to the magical atmosphere that the city’s brightly illuminated skyline helps to create! Over the course of 3 and a half hours, you’ll be donning your special Bridge Climb headlamp and joining the rest of your team and your friendly and knowledgable Climb Leader to ascend the Sydney Harbour Bridge while being treated to the spectacular light show that the city puts on display below.











Photos – One group photo is included in the price but they also sell additional photos (on a USB drive) for $20 for one photo or $60 for all of them (up to 10). It is in your best interest to ask your tour leader to take as many photos of you as possible (if you’re a couple or a small group, ask for photos together and separately) so that you will have ample options to narrow down to 10. There were 3 separate photos spots. At the last one, you can make a free ~8 second video. Be ready; think in advance about what you want to say. Unfortunately, we were at the front of the group and I couldn’t come up with anything in time.

This is an experience I will remember for years to come.

Bucket List : Helicopter Ride over Sydney (checked)

If you want to see all that Sydney Harbour and the beaches have to offer but don’t have much time, then helicopter scenic flight is for you.

You will see the magnificent beaches of Sydney from above as your luxury helicopter sweeps along one of Australia’s most scenic stretches of coastline, over Coogee Beach, Bondi Beach, and Manly Beach. With the possibilities of seeing schools of fish, dolphins and whales in the pristine waters, your helicopter flight continues into Sydney Harbour for several orbits and a flight right past the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the magnificent backdrop of the Sydney city skyline.

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My Favourite Tourist Things to Do in Sydney

Sydney the oldest, biggest, and most beautiful of all Australian cities, lies amid a seductive intermingling of land and sea. Glide along the glittering harbor on a ferry, see the white sails of the Opera House gleaming in the sunshine, and admire the graceful arch of the Harbour Bridge and it’s hard to imagine this vibrant state capital was once a brutal convict colony. In 1788, it was at Sydney Cove where Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet, established the first British colony in Australia.

Today, visitors can explore Sydney’s fabled history in the narrow cobbled laneways and historic buildings of the Rocks, at the city’s excellent museums, and the rock paintings of the Gadigal aboriginal people who once thrived on this land. Sydney still fizzes with the adventurous spirit of its settlers. Visitors can climb the harbor bridge, surf the green-barrel breaks at Sydney’s golden beaches, or fly over the city on a scenic tour. And national parks surround the city providing appealing day trip possibilities

1. Sydney Opera House

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Lincoln Rock – Flat Rock, Blue Mountain, Australia

This incredible lookout was only officially named ‘Lincoln’s Rock’ in 2013. Before that it went by a few different names: Flat Rock (it really is a big flat rock!), Wedding Rock (lots of couples have wedding-day photos taken there) and even Honeymoon Rock (if only the cliff was lined with sun lounges and waiters serving pina coladas!). Google recognises all its pseudonyms, but Lincoln’s Rock is the title that’s here to stay.


Time: 5 minutes return (plus time admiring the view)

Distance: 20 metres

Climb: Gentle slope

Getting there: From Tableland Rd, Wentworth Falls, turn right on Hordern Rd, then left on Little Switzerland Drive. The parking area is off to your right.

Style: Out and back

Parking: Parking available.

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Autumn at Mt Wilson

Mt Wilson is a two hour drive from Sydney via Bell’s Line of Road, with the turnoff between Bell and Berambing, making a great day out. Extend your visit, make a weekend of it and visit the heritage brick Turkish Bath Museum with its arched windows of stained glass and Italianate decoration, take in scenic views from various lookouts, go walnut or chestnut picking, and for some adventure try canyoning.

I went to visit  Breenhold Garden on last year Autumn Seasson. This year, I went to Mt.Wilson a little bit early in the mid April. Not all trees has change colour, however I managed to get a nice autumn picture at Sefton Cottage.

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Cockatoo Island, Sydney

Cockatoo Island is a UNESCO world-heritage-listed island in the middle of beautiful Sydney Harbour. Hop on a ferry and explore the island for the day or stay overnight in the campground or holiday houses.

Retaining all its character and heritage from decades of human endeavour by convicts and shipbuilders alike, Cockatoo Island has undergone a renaissance in every sense of the word and opened its doors to all.

Visiting Cockatoo Island rekindles your sense of adventure. Be it via a short ferry ride from the city, or across open water on a kayak, arriving on Cockatoo Island opens a world of possibilities. Follow your passion for maritime or convict history, or take in the island’s top attractions on one of our self-guided journeys.

Take an audio tour if you really want to get under the skin of Cockatoo Island. Balance it with a spot of lunch at the island cafe, or pack a picnic and watch the world go by from a million dollar vantage point along the way.

For those wanting more, try a game of tennis or challenge a friend to a game of life-size chess. There’s a lot to do on Cockatoo Island and it’s always changing. We recommend you come back a few times to fully experience all that is on offer.


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