Milsons Point, Kirribilli, Lavender Bay and Waverton are coming alive tomorrow with FREE music concerts, pop-up art galleries and a spectacular light show in celebration of the Sydney Harbour Bridge's 90th birthday!
The Sydney icon was opened to the public on the 19th March 1932 and was designed by engineer John Bradfield. Here's what you can expect to enjoy across the city for its birthday party...
Sydney Harbour Bridge light spectacular
When: Thursday 17 March to Sunday 20 March 8pm to 11pm
Where: Sydney Harbour Bridge - best viewed from the Kirribilli foreshore
Nearly 50,000 brilliant LED pixels will illuminate the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The eastern pylons will dazzle the crowds with a moving tribute to the Gadigal and Cammeraygal people, John Bradfield, and the Sydney Harbour bridge’s history. The light show runs for about 15 minutes and will repeat through the night.
Sydney Harbour Bridge vintage transport salute
When: Sat 19 March, 8.30am Where: Sydney Harbour Bridge Watch a red F1 Vintage Electric Train Set cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge and dozens of vintage bicycles and cars. Soon after, a red F1 Vintage Electric Train Set will meet a NSW Waratah Train in the middle of the Bridge. One of the carriages on this train, C-3426 was the leading car on the first electric train to cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932. This will be a spectacular ‘old versus new’ moment not to be missed.
Vintage Electric Train Set F1
When: Saturday 19 March from 10am Where: Waverton and Milsons Point Stations
One of the oldest working trains in the world, the F1 was a prominent feature of Sydney’s railways up until the 1980s. Tickets to ride the much-loved Vintage Electric Train Set F1 have now sold out. However, you can view this incredible train from Waverton and Milsons Point Stations – no tickets required.
Vintage bus tour
When: Saturday 19 March 10am to 4pm
Where: Wynyard, North Sydney and Milsons Point
Wynyard Station York Street bus stop stand J
North Sydney Blue Street bus stop stand E and D
Milsons Point Wharf bus stop Olympic Drive
Milsons Point Museum bus stop Alfred Street South
Hop on board a vintage double-decker bus for a ride back in time. As the bus makes its way across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a 1930s tour conductor will reveal how the bus and the Sydney Harbour Bridge changed Sydney’s transport network. Passengers can also take a smaller bus loop from North Sydney station to Milsons Point Station and Milsons Point wharf. The vintage buses will run every five minutes. Passengers can pay a gold coin donation to ride.
Due to the age and construction of the heritage buses, accessibility may be limited.
Heritage ferry harbour cruise
When: Saturday 19 March 10am – 4pm
Where: Campbells Cove Wharf 2 Pontoon, The Rocks and Milsons Point Wharf, Olympic Drive
Jump on board a 1972 vintage ferry between Milsons Point and Campbells Cove for a stunning view of the Bridge. The free ferries leave every 30 minutes.
Pop-up tram and bus museum
When: Saturday 19 March from 10am
Where: Burton Street Milsons Point
If you love vintage transport, make sure you visit the one-day-only tram and bus museum at Milsons Point. The NSW Railway Brass Band will perform at the museum from 11am and from 2pm you can join in the fun with a 1930s swing dance display.
Crossing the bridge to the city? There's even more fun in store!
Grab your free map, newspaper, and gift from one of the 1930s paper kids at Wynyard and Town Hall Stations on the day.
Pop Up Art Gallery
When: Fri 18 to Sun 20 March
Where: Between Town Hall & Campbells Cove
Explore Sydney’s fascinating history as you walk through the pop-up art gallery.
Campbells Cove Sydney Harbour Bridge party
Where: Campbells Cove When: Sat 19 March, 10am to late Whether you're aged 9 or 90, Campbells Cove is the place to party!
Times: 10am Welcome to Country 10am Vintage car & bicycle display 10.30am & 12.10pm Bananas in Pyjamas live 10.50am 1930s street games 11.05am & 12.10pm Lennie the Legend musical 11.50am Apple the Magician 2pm till late James Morrison, Bjorn Again, Tex Perkins, Christina Anu, Jem Cassar-Daley and more performing live!