Experience Sydney's iconic BridgeClimb with an indigenous guide

Indigenous guides will lead climbers across the bridge and tell stories of the harbour's Aboriginal history. Picture: BridgeClimb
Indigenous guides will lead climbers across the bridge and tell stories of the harbour's Aboriginal history. Picture: BridgeClimb

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia's most iconic landmarks.

Australian Community Media will give some lucky readers the chance to climb it - and learn more about indigenous history at the same time.

The Burrawa climb is officially returning to BridgeClimb this year and will join the range of experiences on offer at the popular tourist attraction.

Burrawa, conceptualised by artistic director Wesley Enoch, invites Sydneysiders, families and friends to step through history with stories that span thousands of years to the present day.

Guided by Aboriginal storytellers, visitors will be encouraged to look out to sea through Aboriginal eyes, look down on the shores where Patyegarang taught William Dawes the language of Sydney and learn the origins of the familiar place names that circle the water's edge, like Bennelong Point and Barangaroo.

BridgeClimb chief executive David Hammon said the experience was like no other.

"Operating on an internationally-adored icon, the Burrawa experience is a hallmark of our commitment to honour the knowledge and customs of our First Nations People," he said.

"This Indigenous storytelling climb is an opportunity for all Australians to uncover and enjoy the immersion of Aboriginal stories that have guided what we know as the modern city of Sydney."

The Burrawa Climb will run on BridgeClimb's Summit Climb Route, journeying along the upper arch of the Bridge.

The entire experience runs for a total of three hours.

The price for adults is $288 - which includes a $10 donation to the Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation, a not for profit organisation whose mission is to spread and vitalise Aboriginal culture, and to provide economic and social stability - and children are $126.

The Burrawa climb will run on the last Saturday of each month with climb times departing twice a day at 9am and 2pm.

Climbers will also receive a BridgeClimb cap and climb photo as well as certificate of achievement.

Australian Community Newspapers has four double passes for BridgeClimb's Burrawa climb to give away, valid until the end of May.

For your chance to win, simply fill in the form below.

Competition closes at midnight on Friday, February 26 2021. Please read the terms and conditions.