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Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Cumberland Street, The Rocks | South East Pylon, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2795, Australia
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All reviews harbour bridge cheaper alternative worth the climb opera house cumberland street climb the stairs small museum short film degree view per adult interesting information pedestrian walkway well worth the effort walk up views are spectacular take your time take photos
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The entrance to small museum in the pylon is included in the ticket for the bridge climb and give you an additional information and perspective about the building of the bridge. Here you have all the time to enjoy the view and learn more about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank huys25
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great little museum. Quick and easy way to get up close to the bridge and ideal if you want great views of the harbour and to learn about the history of the bridge. It’s excellent value for money. A good place to go if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The displays could use an update, but the information about the bridge and its construction are very interesting! The views at the top are worth the climb as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit the Pylon Lookout after recommendations from our fellow pub tours walkers, the night before. Glad we did...it was a very interesting & insightful walk up many flights of stairs! Although it was blowing a gale...the view from the top is 360...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 824kelliew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is totally worth the $15 entry fee. Amazing views, you’re close to the bridge climb height but a much more comfortable trip. Beautiful views of the opera house and 360 degrees

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ElyGreen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Value for money you can't beat the Pylon Lookout and exhibition. Apparently, the exhibit was redone in 2003, but as my opening caption suggests I thought the exhibits were much older. I do hope they update them soon. On the way up there are things...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For $15 you cannot beat this unique experience. What a great view and it is only 200 steps to the top.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 8 November 2018

If you don't want to climb the bridge but you want the views this is for you. As a bonus you get a good view of the bridge climbers too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve_and_Ann023
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Excellent history of the bridge and awesome views from the top. Photos are allowed unlike the climb.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Not too hard to climb those stairs if you take your time. No crowds and plenty of time on top to take all the photos we wanted- best way to get them of the Opera house- and enjoy the views of the harbor and bridge!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kbecjeans
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14 July 2018|
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Response from peter2780 | Reviewed this property |
The 200 steps are not high steps and there are 3 levels, so she won't have to walk all of them at once. There is no lift, unfortunately. Plenty of seating once outside. You need to factor in also the steps needed to get to... More
27 February 2018|
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Response from Menno007 | Reviewed this property |
No need to buy tickets in advance, it’s usually not that busy. If you’re planning on doing the Bridgeclimb aswell, they’ll give you complimentary pylon entrance tickets. If I remember correctly the fee is about 15$ each... More
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Response from SamMitra | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can; it isn’t scary at all!