A while ago I won a double Bridge Climb pass in a competition in my local paper. "That'll be fun!" was my initial reaction. But I kept putting it off for longer and longer until it got to the stage where the pass was almost due to expire. Why? Because the Sydney Harbour Bridge is HUGE and HIGH and I was terrified!
Determined to overcome my fear in order to enjoy this amazing and fun experience however I finally booked my climb for the weekend before it was due to expire. I decided to take my then 10 year old son with me. If he could do it, so could I. (Note that 10 years is the minimum age for doing the Bridge Climb).
1337 steps, 4 loooooong ladders, 134m above sea level!
Did I have fun? Yes!
Was it fantastic? Yes!
Would I recommend it? Definitely yes!
The Bridge Climb guides look after nervous first time climbers like me really well. You are harnessed onto the bridge at all times and thus the climb is completely safe. Once I started climbing I was so engrossed in looking at the fantastic view and listening to the guide's fascinating commentary I forgot all about being scared.
This is not only a fantastic and fun activity for tourists to participate in, but it's an amazing experience all Sydneysiders should experience at least once in their lifetime. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I am now thinking about taking my other son up with me for a night time climb. I imagine a night climb would be a totally magical experience seeing all the glittering city lights from the view point of the bridge!
The view from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge definitely provides you with the most exhilarating view of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House and the surrounding city and waterfront suburbs. This was fun with a capital F!
You can find more information regarding the different types of Bridge Climb, current prices etc on the Bridge Climb website: http://www.bridgeclimb.com/ .
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