Sydney Harbour Bridge climb is number 1 attraction

According to a writer from the Sydney Morning Herald the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb is one of the biggest attractions in Sydney.

The article reveals that people on exceptional Australia tours who are visiting Sydney should have the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb at the top of their bucket list.

Writer Daniel Scott scaled the Sydney Harbour Bridge recently and was so impressed he described the bridge and the walk up to the top of it as the number one attraction in the city.

This may come as a bit of a surprise to some readers, especially as the Harbour Bridge is located in a city that also boasts the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and many other hugely popular attractions.

Over three million have walked up the bridge

The statistics back up Daniel Scott’s article – since 1998, when people were allowed to walk up the Sydney Harbour Bridge, over 3.2 million have done so.

Celebrities such as Prince Harry, Oprah Winfrey and members of the British & Irish Lions from their tour in 2013 have all walked to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The bridge walk offers visitors an unrivalled 360 degree panorama view of Sydney and its stunning skyline and people can walk up the bridge at dawn, day, evening or at night.

The walk takes around three and a half hours with the journey taking walkers up and down 1,332 steps in total. There are usually around 14 people in a group and there are four different ways to get up to the top of the bridge.

The Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are even at the top of the top 10 attractions list for Sydney on Trip Advisor.

Other attractions on the Trip Advisor list include the Lion King at the Capitol Theatre, Bondi to Coogee Beach coastal walk, the Royal Botanic Gardens as well as the Sydney Opera House.

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