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Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Address: Cumberland Street, The Rocks | South East Pylon, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2795, Australia
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Great Views without High Price of Bridge Walk

Also, pictures and dioramas describe the building of the bridge...interesting. A movie shows pictures too, but it would be better to have a narration. Views on top at the end of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
John D
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Also, pictures and dioramas describe the building of the bridge...interesting. A movie shows pictures too, but it would be better to have a narration. Views on top at the end of the day (4:40 to 5pm) are nice as the sun is lower in the sky even though sunset time is after 8pm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Pylon Lookout is at the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which requires an entrance charge of 13 AUD for an adult. It serves as a cost effective alternative to the Bridge Climb, which costs much more, though not quite as adventurous as the latter. For the cost conscious tourist, this is the place to go for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great for photos. Panoramic views. Scenic setting and comfortable environment. Many opportunities for fantastic pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The Pylon Lookout is the best thing to do if you want great views of the Opera House. $13 per adult, excellent value. This includes access to the top of the pylon area and a picture film which shows snapshots of the Bridge creation. There are information cards and stand alone posters, and the staff are friendly. I also got... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

If you cannot afford the expensive bridge climb then this is a good way to see the Bridge in its glory! We used a multi tourist attraction ticket to enter so it was ot expensive.Steps to climb but the view is great - can get windy though! You can see right over the bridge and all across the Harbour. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

do this before your bridge climb. you can actually take your camera up with you and get pictures from the top. be ready to climb some stairs. great history of the bridge building process.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

While the bridge climb is well worth doing, it is very time consuming so this is a quick and affordable alternative. (The official bridge climb gives you a free coupon for two to do the Pylon climb, so we did both). The view of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge with people climbing on it are great from here.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Difficult to book, did I mention EXPENSIVE too? takes forever to get up, really not a big deal , you can see the same view from billions of locations in Sydney

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

At the beginning of the bridge is this lookout place and after paying the entrance fee ($13) we went up. There are a lot of fun facts and stories about and pictures of the bridge. You learn how it was built and how it is now. At the top you can take some nice pictures of the harbour and the... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you don't want to walk the bridge, next best thing is the Pylon Lookout. Lots of history on the building of the bridge on the 2 levels and the lookout at the top is fabulous, what a view, breathtaking. There are 200 steps to climb but not all at once, just so many up to each of the levels... More 

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