Put on your walking shoes, grab your camera and a water bottle and enjoy the spectacular view from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, lovingly called the giant coathanger by the locals. The Bridge dominates the Sydney City skyline.
The pedestrian walkway along the eastern side of the bridge will lead you to the Pylon lookout. It is open everyday except Christmas day. Inside the Pylon lookout is a comprehensive display of photographs and story on the building of the bridge. Spend time investigating the display and be amazed at the rugged skill of the men who built the bridge without the mechanisation and safety equipment of today. To get an uninterrupted view of the Harbour climb to the top of the pylon.
Looking towards the East, the Opera House with its unusual sails construction will take your breath away. With ferries and ships on the water, there is constant action happening below you and there are often tall ships sailing beneath the bridge on their way to and from the Heads.
Looking towards the west, on the shores of Lavendar Bay, Luna Park with its giant mouth seems as though it is laughing at you. In the distance you can see the Gladesville Bridge spanning the Parramatta River and the suburbs of Sydney stretch into the horizon. Circular Quay and the CBD are at the southern edge of the bridge.