Burrawa Indigenous Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge

Burrawa Climb

A Sydney Festival 2021 special event - Scale to the Summit of the Harbour Bridge with an Indigenous Storyteller as your guide. 

The climb path
360° Views
1,332 Steps

In partnership with Sydney Festival 2021, we’re excited to launch the Burrawa Climb. This unique experience will run during the festival period only, from 8 - 24 January 2021.

Scale to the Summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and discover fresh perspectives on the city below with an Indigenous Storyteller as your guide. 

Two decades after thousands of Australians walked across the Bridge in the name of reconciliation, this three-hour experience offers a unique and unmissable immersion into Aboriginal stories and landmarks across the harbour. 

Burrawa Indigenous Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge

With Burrawa — a local Aboriginal word that means “above” or “upwards”— visitors step through history with stories that span thousands of years to the present day. Gaze out to sea 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.



The Burrawa Climb will run on our Summit Climb Route, journeying along the upper arch of the Bridge. 


Adults: $288 - includes a $10 donation to our charity partner, Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation.  

Children: $99


The Burrawa Climb will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the Sydney Festival Period from 8 - 24 January 2021, with climb start times between 9am - 10am and 2pm - 3pm each day. The entire experience runs for a total of 3 hours.


  • 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
  • Every climber will receive a commemorative booklet of the Burrawa experience and stories
  • All other standard Summit Climb inclusions - BridgeClimb Cap and Climb Photo as well as a Certificate of Achievement


About our Charity Partner - Tribal Warrior

All the work that occurs at Tribal Warrior, an Aboriginal led not-for-profit in Redfern NSW, is to meet their mission of empowering community through culture and family and to support young people and their families. 

Their mentoring programs and community development work is at the heart of their not-for-profit and the reason why they exist.  They believe in investing in younger generations and their families to ensure the strength of Aboriginal culture anchors their decisions and life choices.

Tribal Warrior run three core mentoring programs that focus on supporting Redfern based Indigenous youth, restoration of families and programs for inmates, all of which aim to instil the core principles of culture, routine and discipline.  In addition to mentoring, you may also see them out on the Mari Nawi (Big Canoe), their boat that delivers cultural cruises on Sydney Harbour where passengers learn about the unique and rich Aboriginal stories and history of Sydney Harbour, training Indigenous people to gain maritime qualifications or in workplaces facilitating cultural awareness training.    

Acknowledgement of Country

BridgeClimb acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Traditional Owners of the land on which BridgeClimb operates.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities.

  • Can children climb?
  • What can I expect when I climb with my children (8 to 15 years)?
  • Can seniors climb?
  • Can people with a fear of heights climb?
  • Can pregnant women climb?
  • What are the climbing conditions on the Bridge?
  • Can I take a camera or video camera?

These questions and more are all answered on our FAQs page.

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