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The south to north Bridge that crosses Sydney Harbour
Photo: The south to north Bridge that crosses Sydney Harbour
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Touring Sydney Harbour Bridge

Map of Sydney

You can not only pass underneath the bridge, you can climb it, walk over it and visit their Museum. You can even hike over the top!

Now known around the world for its part in the Sydney New Years Eve celebrations with its spectacular fireworks displays, the bridge was completed for use in 1932. Using 6 million rivets, 52,800 tonnes of steel and 272,000 litres of paint, it has served Sydneysiders and visitors for almost a century.

Tours of the Harbour Bridge

With stunning Sydney Harbour and city views, the Harbour Bridge has a museum and also offers tours across the top of the Arch. Bookings are essential!

BridgeClimb

5 Cumberland St. (see Map)
The Rocks

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Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour has the official name of Port Jackson, given to it by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770, on his earlier voyage to Australia. Naming the inlet after Sir George Jackson, he never sailed into it to realise its full potential as a beautiful but very extremely useful harbour. He did note however in his journal that it appeared to be good anchorage.

Sir George Jackson, who served as the second Admiralty Secretary and Judge Advocate, was a close friend of Cook and was his early patron. Cook also named another port in New Zealand with the same name.

In Sydney, Port Jackson stretches from the headlands between Manly’ North Head and the Eastern suburb’s South Head for some 20km inland, to join at the mouth of Parramatta River. Covering an area of some fifty five sq. kms., it has a shoreline of 240 kilometres while holding some 503,786 megalitres of water.

Combined with its sister harbour of Botany Bay, located just south, it handles Australia’s some thirty million tonnes of cargo every year.

Botany Bay and Sutherland Map

Map of The Rocks District

See the location of the Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout entrance at the Rocks on the Sydney Map:

Map of Sydney

Sydney’s Luna Park

Further Reading

Further Reading about historical:

Sydney Cove

Best Views of Sydney

You can find the best views of the city at:

  • Sydney Tower
  • Harbour Bridge
  • Mrs Macquarie’s Point
  • Ferries on Sydney Harbour

Manly Ferry and Sydney Harbour

Sydney Australia Pictures, Free Desktops and Wallpaper

Main Photo: The south to north Bridge that crosses Sydney Harbour

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View from the Manly Ferry
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