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Walking on the bridge

3 pixel gap Pedestrian walkway on the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The pedestrian walkway on the Sydney Harbour Bridge allows visitors to safely walk across the bridge. Although wire mesh is in place for safety purposes, a gap has been left at chest and head height to take photos. Picture: Lucie Lang

Sydney harbour Bridge walkway

Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge

There is a pedestrian walkway on the eastern side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge that offers some of the best views of Sydney Harbour ... and acces to the walkway is completely free!


You can do your own "guided walk" across the bridge, stopping to admire the Opera House and Circular Quay on the way.


There are two ways to access the walkway: from the southern side of the bridge or from the northern side.


On the southern side, there are stairs in Cumberland Street, The Rocks. For more detail on how to get to this point, go to our City Walk page, day 3.


To access the walk from the northern side of the bridge, catch a ferry to Milsons Point from Circular Quay, which is just one stop away.


At the Milsons Point jetty, walk up the hill to the stairs that take you up onto the bridge and grant you access to the walkway.


You can also access the walkway from the Milsons Point railway station, which means catching a train at the Town Hall or Wynyard subway stations.

The walk across the bridge should take from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how many times you stop to admire the harbour and take photos. By walking across the bridge from north to south, you enjoy the best views because you are walking towards the city, not away from it.


As you approach the southern side of the bridge, you'll notice the Pylon Lookout located in the south-east pylon.For a small admission fee you can go up to the top of the pylon and experience great views of the Opera House, city skyline and Sydney Harbour.