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Sydney
NSW overview

Introduction

1. The City
2. Circular Quay
3. Sydney Harbour
4. Harbour Bridge
5. Opera House
6. The Rocks
7. Chinatown
8. Darling Harbour
9. Beaches

10. NORTH
11. EAST

12. Shopping

13.
Olympics

SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE

Sydney Harbour Bridge Known as the "coat hanger".

Opened March 19, 1932. It took nine years to build. Its arch spans 503m, the top is 134m above the water. Weighs 52,800 tonnes.

There are eight vehicle lanes, two train lines, a footway and a cycleway. 200,000 vehicles cross daily. Toll charges apply

re is now a Harbour Tunnel, opened Aug 31, 1992, which shares the bridge traffic.

Bridge Climb The BridgeClimb
Tours depart from 5 Cumberland Street, The Rocks.

Three and a half hour adventure that will take you to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134 metres above sea level. BridgeClimb operates in all weather conditions except electrical storms (alternative times will be arranged.)

All necessary outfits will be provided, including safety harness. Handrails are there for support. 12-16 year olds must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

Bookings are essential. Tickets are non-refundable.

Tel. 8274 7777     .....more info

THE PYLON MUSEUM AND LOOKOUT
Climb the 200 stairs for one of Sydney's best harbour views. Entrance via Cumberland Street, The Rocks, or from Milson's Point CityRail on the North Shore.
Open 10am-5pm daily.
(Closed Christmas Day)

Admission charges
Tel. 9240 1100    .....more info

There's more than opera at the: Opera House »     


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