When we flew from Brisbane to Sydney we flew past the Sydney Harbour and I was pretty excited to get there and see it “in the flesh”.
On our first morning we walked down to Circular Key and after a walk about with my family, the Aussie and I went for a walk and ended up on the Sydney Harbour Bridge at the Pylon Lookout.
You have to pay $15 to visit the Pylon which seems a bit on the pricey side but is reasonable when you look at prices for other tourist venues. We decided that we would take the walk up the tower as we had the opportunity and it would be great to see the Harbour from up there.
There are 200 steps up to the top of the Pylon and once at the top you have a 365 degree view of Sydney including the beautiful Opera House by walking around the top of the look out and it is well worth the trek up the stairs!
There are also three levels of exhibitions and information about the Pylon and bridge, the bridges construction and the people involved in designing and constructing it which I enjoyed reading about. There are lots of photographs which were taken during the construction by several photographers and a video presentation that we watched on our way out of the tower.
I enjoyed the visit a lot and would highly recommend doing it. The history is really interesting and I loved being able to look out across the Harbour from the top of the Pylon. There didn’t appear to be any lifts which would make it tricky if you are unable to walk very far or upstairs though which is a shame but there are other ways to see the Harbour.
After our visit we also enjoyed a walk across and back across the Harbour Bridge itself which was pretty spectacular, if not a bit chilly on the cold winters afternoon! It was a great way to start our first day in Sydney that is for sure.