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Want a spectacular view of Sydney? Take a vigorous walk over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Since Oct. 1, tour groups have trekked the 1,500-m length of the city's landmark steel structure. The three-hour journey over the bridge's upper arch takes participants across catwalks, up ladders and through tunnels. To get to the top--134 m above sea level--climbers must be fit, sober (passing a pre-climb breath test) and aged 12 or over. Tours, running from 7:45 a.m. until sunset, start at $63 for adults and $50 for 12-to-16-year-olds. Book ahead by contacting BridgeClimb at 612-9252-0077 (or via e-mail at Enjoy the panorama--and mind the gap.

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