One of the city's highest vantage points, the Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge unlocks 360-degree panoramas over the New South Wales capital. From knockout views to behind-the-scenes access, the Pylon Lookout offers a unique opportunity to get up close with one of Australia's most recognised symbols.
The lookout sits at an elevation of 87 metres and is accessed via a 200-step staircase. Along the way you'll pass through three levels of exhibits spotlighting the history of the graceful steel arch bridge, including displays on construction workers and the project's chief engineer, JJC Bradfield.
When you reach the top, you'll be blown away by stunning views of Sydney Harbour. On a clear day, the vistas stretch all the way to the Blue Mountains. If you want to raise the bar, sign up for BridgeClimb Sydney to scale the outer rim of the arch.
Getting around Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge is housed in the south-east tower, which is accessed via the pedestrian pathway on the eastern side of the bridge. If you're coming from the north side of the city, the stroll across the bridge to the Pylon Lookout takes roughly 20 minutes.