Walking the 3 Bridges in Sydney is a perfect half day easy walk of around 15kms starting at Milsons Point which is very easy to get to using Sydney's public transport.
Starting at Milsons Point Train Station. The route I took starts on the northern side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and treks across to the south of the bridge taking in the views of the city and the Sydney Opera House. The Eastern side is dedicated for walkers only and the Western side is for cyclists.
On the southern pylon for a small fee (Credit Card only. No cash accepted) you can walk to the top of the Pylon for a better view of the magnificent harbour city and learn a bit of history about the bridge. http://www.pylonlookout.com.au/
Once at the end there is the option of walking up the stairs to continue the walk south via a spectacular panoramic view of Circular Quay, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
Walking down the stairs to the bottom will take you to the top of the Rocks which is rich with Australian early settlement history.
Turning directly left here will take you to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. https://www.bridgeclimb.com/
Our route will guide us under the bridge and head to Observatory Hill for a view of the bridge from the South Western side.
The Observatory is very interesting and is free to go in. They have tours at a cost and must be booked. https://maas.museum/sydney-observatory/ On top of the Observatory is a time ball and was installed in 1858. To this day the ball drops at 1pm every day continuing on the tradition of letting ships and the Post Office at Martin Place know the precise time. Although I am unsure as to whether it is needed these days but it is great the observatory has continued a 160 year tradition allowing the ball to drop almost 60 000 times.
Following the path around to the other side of the observatory and crossing Kent street you come to a set of stairs that over looks Barangaroo and the construction for the new Casino. This is also the site of the new Metro Railway Station also named as Barangaroo.
Barangaroo was named after the wife of Bennalong whom were both Aboriginal and played a very big part of the settlement of Old Sydney Town. The Sydney Opera House is sitting on a block of dirt named after Bennalong, Bennalong Point. Bennalong was taken to London (England) to be "Shown Off" as one of the original inhabitants of Sydney Harbour.
Once you have descended these stairs then the path heads towards the water and Darling harbour were there are a great choice of restaurants for lunch.The Pyrmont Bridge can be seen in the distance. This was once a vehicle bridge to get into the city from the west. To this day the bridge swings 90 degrees so as to let oversize vessels into the marina. Passing Sydney Aquarium, Madame Tussauds and Wildlife Sydney Zoo you come to a set of stairs that will take you onto Pyrmont Bridge. This is also where a monorail ran up until around 10 years ago. Two of the stations can still be seen at both ends of the bridge.
Once across Pyrmont Bridge the Maritime Museum is on your right and you cannot miss it with a Submarine and Warship sitting out the front on the water. The maritime Museum is worth checking out for a few hours, in particular having a stroll through both the Warship and the Submarine. Sure gives you an understanding of life at sea. https://www.sea.museum/
From the museum you can simply follow the water around to the fish markets for a spot of lunch and refreshments. You will walk past a few wharves that were very historic in there day. It was here were wool was loaded onto ships for export.
Today they have become residential apartments, some with there own berths for boats
From here it is a very short walk to the Anzac Bridge. Simply exit the fish markets the same way you came in but cross the road and the tram line. Turn immediate left past Channel 10 Studios and follow the road to the top of the hill. It is here you find walkway to the bridge.
From the end of the Anzac Bridge you can turn back and head to the light rail to catch the tram back to Central Station.
I chose to walk back and refresh with an ale overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the afternoon sun.
Thank you for reading and hope you enjoy the walk