The Sydney Harbour Bridge is without a doubt, one of the iconic landmarks in Sydney, Australia. The weather had been gloomy for the past couple of weeks, so when I saw a forecast of clear skies last Saturday, I decided to drag Saucer to walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Spanning just over 1km long, it was a nice and leisurely walk under the cold morning weather with the bright sun shining upon us. It was the perfect photo opportunity too, since the sun was shining directly at the Opera House.
Sydney Opera House
To get to the starting point of the bridge walk, one could access via the city or the north shore. Since we were coming from the north, we took the train and alighted at Milsons Point Station. From the station, it was only a 5-minute walk to the starting point of the bridge, shown by clear signs.
Alighting at Milsons Point
Going up the staircase to the bridge
From up the stairs, we could see a clear view of the North Shore area, mainly Milsons Point and Kirribilli. The pedestrian walk along the bridge was safely guarded with a tall and sturdy fence, with the gorgeous view of the river on one side and the highway on the other. We also spotted a couple of security guards along the length of the bridge just for safety measure.
Saucer at the bridge
Pedestrian walkway along the bridge
The arch bridge
View from the bridge
It was rather fascinating to walk on the bridge while observing the busy crowd across the river at Opera House. Since it was a weekend, there were quite a number of sailboats on the river as well, coupled with the normal ferries blasting their horns. It was almost, festive.
Sydney Opera House from the bridge
Sailboats on the river
View of the boats and Opera House from the bridge
The skyline of Sydney CBD
The walk across the bridge was almost effortless, even though we took more than half an hour to complete it at a leisurely pace. The closer we were to the end of the bridge, the clearer the view of the Sydney city became. We exited the bridge to go to The Rocks, where the weekend market took place. But that is a story for another time. These pictures were all taken from the bridge with minimal or no touch-up at all. The sky is so blue when the sun is out!
Looking back towards the North Shore
Sydney Opera House with the background of the city
Side view of the Opera House
If you happen to visit Sydney, do take a walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It’s beautiful, relaxing and best of all, free!
Icon of Sydney, Australia