Pylon Lookout and Milsons Point

Two of the most iconic landmarks in Sydney are the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. I've always been fascinated by the latter and seriously considering doing the Bridge Climb in the near future (I have to save more because it costs around AU$300). For the meantime, why not go for the next best and cheaper thing?
It was one fine Saturday when we decided to head on over to the Pylon Lookout. I can say this place is quite a hidden gem. For only AU$13, you'll climb 200 steps to reach the top and marvel at this magnificent view of the Harbour Bridge and even the Sydney Opera House.
We were lucky that there was no crowd even on a Saturday afternoon. No rush! You can take as many photos as you want, feel the cool albeit strong breeze, and just admire the view. After which, you can spend more time in the exhibits that showcase the history of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was a fun and interesting activity. Definitely worth the AU$13 we paid for as admission.
Fun Fact: "The bridge has eight vehicle lanes, two train lines, a footway and a cycleway."  The vehicle lanes would change numbers depending on the traffic flow. Say in certain times of the day, there would be more lanes for vehicles traveling north and vice versa. That's one way to ease traffic flow. 
After the scenic views from the Pylon Lookout, we decided to walk on the bridge further towards Milsons Point.
Milsons Point offers a different kind of view of the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Bring some blankets and make a picnic out of it. From Milsons Point, it's a quick train ride back to the city.

Pylon Lookout

General Admission  $13.00
Concession (Students/Seniors) $8.50
Children (5-12 years) $6.50
Children (4 years & under) Free

Open 7 days 10am to 5pm
Last entry 4:45 pm

Closed Christmas Day

Telephone (02) 9240 1100
pylonlookout.com.au

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