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Burrawa Indigenous Climb - Sydney Harbour Bridge


BridgeClimb Sydney

Scale to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and discover fresh perspectives on the city below with an Indigenous Storyteller as your guide. This three hour experience offers a unique and unmissable immersion into Aboriginal stories and landmarks across Sydney Harbour.

Insights into your experience

Two decades ago thousands of Australians walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the name of reconciliation. Now is your chance to scale to the summit with an Indigenous Storyteller as your guide. 

With Burrawa, a local Aboriginal word that means “above” or “upwards”, climbers step through history with stories that span thousands of years to the present day. Gaze out to the ocean through Aboriginal eyes. Look down on the shores where Patyegarang taught William Dawes the language of Sydney. Learn the origins of the familiar place names that circle the water’s edge, Bennelong Point and Barangaroo. 

With a view that is celebrated around the world, this special event offers a rare opportunity to broaden our understanding and appreciation of the harbour city. 

Climb Route

The Burrawa Climb journeys along the upper arch of the Bridge. Latching on at the Climb Base below the Bradfield Highway, you will walk below the road-deck until you reach the South-East Pylon. There you will go up four ladders to the start of the upper arch. With the Summit in your sight, your journey continues along the Bridge’s upper arch on the Opera House side until you hit the top. After a Summit celebration with your group, you will cross to the west-side to make your descent to Climb Base.


Aboriginal guide

You should bring

Walking shoes

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Things to know

This is a 3 hour experience operating year round.

Click the Book Now button to see available dates and session times.

Adult Ticket Price includes a $10 donation to charity partner - Tribal Warrior 


  • The Burrawa Climb is a tailored climb experience hosted by an Indigenous storyteller, who will share facts and stories about the Aboriginal culture, languages and history of Sydney
  • The experience also features a few special touches along the way to immerse you in the Indigenous experience
  • Every climber will receive a Bridge Climb cap and commemorative Burrawa Climb certificate of achievement

All guests must review the detailed Pre-Climb Checklist (link above) prior to climbing

Important Information

  1. If you are pregnant, 75 years of age, or older, or have any pre-existing health conditions please refer to the Health & Safety Essentials section via the Pre-Climb Checklist link above as you may need to provide a BridgeClimb Certificate of Fitness note before you climb (Please note the Certificate of Fitness must have been completed within the last three months prior to your Climb date).
  2. Children from the age of 8 to 15 (inclusive) are welcome to join their parents or guardian on the Climb of their life, provided they are 1.2 metres in height or taller. Children are the responsibility of an adult, with a maximum of three children per adult. 
  3. No Cameras, Phones, Video devices or GoPros are allowed on the Bridge. Our Climb leaders will capture your journey 
  4. We breath test all Climbers for alcohol and you need to be under 0.05 to be allowed to Climb. If Climber blows over, a reschedule fee will be charged or Climber may forfeit their Climb
  5. This is an all-weather activity and operates in all conditions except for electrical storms and extreme wind.

Meeting point

Bridge Climb Sydney, 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks, NSW.


Bridge Climb Sydney, 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks, NSW.

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