Celebrating BridgeClimb's many 'firsts'
Over the past 21 years that BridgeClimb has been operating Climbs, we have seen many ‘firsts’ on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
From weddings and DJ performances through to tea ceremonies and yoga events, we look back at 10 momentous and historic moments on the Bridge.
First birthday party
On 1 October 2015, BridgeClimb celebrated its 17th birthday by hosting the first birthday party on the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Eleven children were treated to a Climb, a performance by guitarist Mark Travers, and cake at BridgeClimb's private cinema.
First Japanese tea ceremony
In November 2017, the first Japanese tea ceremony was held on the summit of the Bridge, as part of Japan’s Culture Day.
A group of five Climbers enjoyed traditional matcha – green tea – and traditional sweets, surrounded by harbour views.
First haka performance
In August 2017, the first Haka performance took place on the steel arches of the Bridge to help break the silence around men's mental health.
First Tai Chi class
In November 2017, the world’s first Japanese tea ceremony was held on the summit of the Bridge as part of Japan’s Culture Day.
A group of five Climbers enjoyed traditional matcha – green tea – and traditional sweets.
In 2008, we hosted the first wedding on the Bridge.
Stephen Tierney and Claire Tullan from Glasgow, Scotland, climbed to the Summit where they exchanged vows and wedding rings.
First taiko performance
In April 2018, we hosted the first taiko drum performance to celebrate Japan's Golden Week.
Five taiko drummers from the internationally acclaimed Taikoz Performance Group were joined by ten special guests for the Climb.
First DJ set
In September 2019, US artist Diplo made history when he performed the first DJ set on the Bridge.
The performance kicked off our 21st birthday celebrations and the superstar's return to Australia for the Listen Out festival.
First celebration for Diwali
In November 2015, BridgeClimb held the first celebration to mark Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light.
Five dancers from Holiya Dance Group and Sydney Sanskrit School prepared two special dance routines for the event.
First yoga event
In June 2016, we celebrated World Yoga Day by hosting the first yoga event at the top of the Bridge.
Two Yoga teachers, from Isha Foundation and The Art of Living School of Yoga, led 12 participants through a series of yogic practices at the Summit.
First pop-up restaurant
In October 2016, Australian restaurateur Luke Mangan opened the first pop-up restaurant at the top of the Bridge.
Mangan dished up three of his signature dishes boasting our country’s finest produce in front of Sydney’s best view.