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View from the Pylon Lookout

View from the Sydney Pylon Lookout

View from the Sydney Pylon Lookout East Across Sydney Harbour. Picture: ©Sydney Online Pty Ltd


The Pylon Lookout is a must-see while in Sydney. Situated on the south side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge it provides a panoramic view of the City of Sydney, North Sydney, east towards the heads of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House, Circular Quay. Goat Island and Fort Denison.


Climbing the stairs to the Lookout provides a walk-through history of the building of the Bridge. The history unfolds through life-sized models, replicas, artifacts, displays, pictures and archival footage.


The Museum provides an insight into the dangers, difficulties and challenges faced by the engineers, metal workers, stone masons and labourers from the calling of tenders in 1922 to the "turning of the first sod" in July 1923 to, finally, it's official opening in March 1932.


To get to the Lookout you must firstly climb the stairs to access the pedestrian footpath. The stairs are found just north of the intersection of Cumberland and Argyle Streets. Once on the footpath the Pylon is approximately 500 metres north.




Location: Cumberland Street (on the Harbour Bridge).
How to Get There: By Train: alight at Circular Quay & walk past the Museum of Contemporary Art to Argyle Street, turn right and walk to Cumberland Street.
Telephone: +61 2 9240 1100
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 to 17:00 (except Christmas Day)
Services: Souvenir Shop.
Website: Pylon Lookout