It would be criminal to come to Sydney and not explore one of the most famous bridges in the world!

One of my favourite spots too view the bridge from, by the cafes at Circular Quay on the Opera House side

Located on Circular Quay is the most famous bridge in the world, the iconic Harbour Bridge, more affectionately known as the Coat Hanger by the locals. Walk halfway across, then peer over the side to get a cracking view of the Opera House and harbour. After you have taken in the scenery, keep walking until you come to Milsons Point on the other side, which is a great vantage point for exploring the sites. You won’t be disappointed!

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Underneath the Harbour Bridge on my first visit, Boxing Day 2006
One of my many walks across the bridge while making my way over to Milsons Point on the other side. From here you will get the best views of the Opera House and Circular Quay

The bridge also hosts the world-famous New Year’s Eve fireworks each year at midnight, but to get a decent spot – or even a spot at all – you may need to get there super early and sit there alllll day. It’s incredibly boring! But I am glad that I did it as there really isn’t a better way to ring in the new year.

The view from Sydney Harbour Bridge – stunning!
The wonderful New Years’ Eve Fireworks. Watching this was a once in a lifetime event

It was December 2006 when I did the Bridge fireworks. The anticipation started to amp up at around 11:30 PM when everyone was drinking, and a real party atmosphere started to develop. I think for the most part we were all excited about our boredom coming to an end! I got chatting to a few people around me who were seasoned pros at this, as they did this every year. No thanks! Once was enough for me. Then the numbers countdown appears on the bridge, everybody starts chanting the numbers and you can’t help but feel the excitement and buzz of the event. Then three, two, one… HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! Everyone is jumping up and down in excitement. The fireworks burst out from above, behind and beyond the bridge and the perfectly timed music begins. It was so fantastic! They last about 15 minutes and I will tell you that waiting all day for this event was well worth it.  

The fireworks show also includes the buildings around the harbour

Did you know there is a family firework show on at 9 PM for the youngsters, so they don’t need to stay awake until midnight?

Have you ever watched the bridge fireworks at Circular Quay? What did you think? Was it well worth the wait? Leave a reply in the comments.

It was such an epic night

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, NSW 2000 |

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Even on a dull and miserable day the Sydney Harbour Bridge looks awesome

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