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Tips for Climbing Story Bridge, One of the Longest Bridges in Australia

Brisbane, Australia Australia
Photo: Mel Campbell Creative/Shutterstock
Matador Creators
Feb 16, 2023

One of the most iconic landmarks in Brisbane, Australia, is Story Bridge. It’s been an integral part of the city’s skyline since it was built in 1940 and is one of the best places to get a view of the city. The bridge offers visitors the rare opportunity to climb up its structure and take in the stunning views from a height of nearly 260 feet.

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The climb up Story Bridge is an experience unlike anything else in Brisbane. It takes approximately two hours, during which time you’ll be able to see some of Brisbane’s most famous neighborhoods, including New Farm, Kangaroo Point, and Fortitude Valley. Climbers will also have access to exclusive areas not normally seen by visitors on the ground level, such as inside the bridge’s arches and along its catwalks.

Once you reach the summit of the bridge, you’ll be able to walk around the observation deck and take in 360-degree views of Brisbane and its surroundings. You’ll be able to see some of Brisbane’s most iconic buildings like City Hall and Parliament House, as well as stunning vistas stretching out across Moreton Bay, northward towards Stradbroke Island, and beyond. You can also learn some interesting facts about Brisbane’s history here as well. After your climb, you can purchase souvenirs from Story Bridge Adventures to commemorate your experience.

It’s best to enlist the help of a guide service to ensure the easiest and safest climb. All climbers must wear a full body harness at all times during their climb and will be securely attached to a cable system throughout their entire journey up the bridge. With many guide companies, each climber will have two experienced guides who remain with them throughout their climb and provide helpful instruction on how to move safely along the bridge structure.

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