The Mardi Gras Climb

Exclusively for the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival (25 February – 9 March 2016)

Break out your hairspray and blue eye shadow! BridgeClimb’s bringing the eclectic eighties to a venue like no other this Mardi Gras – all over the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

With a retro track list sounding through your headphones, follow your Climb Leader step-by-step as you climb an Aussie icon. Cut shapes at the summit whilst belting out your favourite track on our karaoke machine, adorned in goodies from our novelty Song Prop Box.


The Journey

Latching on in the Climb Base below the Bradfield Highway, you will walk on catwalks past the south-east pylon, directly over Sydney Harbour, until you meet the base of the Bridge’s lower arch on the Opera House side. Here you will commence your ascent as you rise to the peak of the lower arch. At this point, you will break through to the upper arch by taking a staircase to the summit. After a summit celebration with your group, you cross the spine of the Bridge to the Darling Harbour side to make your descent to our Climb Base.  This Climb is the same route as BridgeClimb Express and has more pace and fewer stops than BridgeClimb.


Climbs Facts:

  • 3 1/2 hours long, max. 14 people per group.
  • 1,002 steps.
  • You can do this climb by day (10-11am departure OR 3-4pm departure time), during twilight (5-6pm departure time) or at night (6-7pm departure time).
  • This Climb is only available during Mardi Gras 2016 (25 February – 9 March).