BridgeClimb invites Climbers to uncover stories that span thousands of years to the present day. Become immersed in Sydney’s Aboriginal history, and 360-degree views, as our Indigenous Storyteller takes you on a journey both back in time, and to the top of the iconic Harbour Bridge.
With Burrawa — a local Aboriginal word that means “above” or “upwards”— you can experience unrivalled views of the Indigenous landmarks around Sydney Harbour including Bennelong and Barangaroo, while hearing the stories of Australia's First Nations people. Climbers will be encouraged to experience the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and its view from an Aboriginal perspective; looking down on the shores where Patyegarang taught William Dawes the language of Sydney; and learning the origins of the familiar place names that circle the water’s edge, Bennelong Point and Barangaroo.
celebratE NAIDOC WEEK (3 - 10 JULY 2022)
At BridgeClimb, we’d like to acknowledge and help shine a light on NAIDOC Week.
We’re proud to have started our journey with the introduction of our Indigenous Burrawa Climb, designed to share and celebrate Sydney’s rich Indigenous history. From here, we look forward to actively continuing the conversation about how we can get up, stand up and show up together.
NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. We encourage all to support and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country. To find our more, visit naidoc.org.au
Additional Burrawa Climbs are available between 3 to 10 July 2022 in celebration of Naidoc Week with $100 of the ticket price donated to our charity partner, Tribal Warrior.
burrawa CLIMB ROUTE
The Burrawa Climb will run on our Summit Climb Route, journeying along the upper arch of the Bridge. The entire experience runs for a total of 3 hours.
The Burrawa Climb will run on the last Saturday of every month at 9:15 and 13:45.
Additional Burrawa Climbs are available between 3 to 10 July 2022 in celebration of Naidoc Week!
- $10 donation to our charity partner - Tribal Warrior ($100 donation during Naidoc Week!)
- 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 BridgeClimb cap and commemorative Burrawa Climb certificate of achievement
CORPORATE AND SCHOOL GROUP BOOKINGS
The Burrawa Climb is available on weekdays by request for Corporate or School group bookings. Please contact our team to discuss availability and receive a bespoke quote.
Video credit: Destination NSW
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.
'Afterpay' allows you to purchase a BridgeClimb experience today and pay for it over 4 equal fortnightly payments, interest free. ' Zip' gives you a 100% interest-free line of credit as well as full flexibility over repayments. Simply select your preferred payment method during checkout and we will see you atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge soon!