Led by Mandarin-speaking climb leaders, the Mandarin climb is tailored for Chinese climbers. Climb times for this climb are limited and determined by demand. If you can’t find a scheduled Mandarin bridge climb time that suits your needs, please call our reservations team for further options including Mandarin iPod commentary or private group bookings.
The Mandarin climb times are run as day climbs beginning from early morning to late afternoon (post dawn and pre-twilight). Take in a full 360-degree panorama of Brisbane and its surrounds. From the Glass House Mountains to Moreton Bay and south to the Scenic Rim, enjoy the best views in Brisbane.
GIFT VOUCHERS: If re-deeming a gift voucher please ensure you redeem it against the same climb type as written on the voucher. If you want to re-deem against a different climb type then please call us on +61 (7) 3188 9070 to assist.
The adventure begins at our Climb base camp, directly under the Story Bridge itself. After a quick pre-climb brief, you’ll depart our base and ascend a spiral staircase that leads to the start of our suspended walkway directly beneath the Bradfield Highway (Australia’s shortest Highway).
From here you’re connected to our climb line for the entire climb and you’ll start the journey along the suspended walkway to the base of the southern pylon, learning about the colourful history of the Story Bridge and Brisbane.
By now you should have warmed up – because it’s climb time! Start the climb up through the inner Eastern bridge arm, climbing level with one of Brisbane’s busiest commute points and then ascending straight up the south-eastern cantilever arm that stretches over the Brisbane River and reaches up into the sky. Before you know it you’re celebrating with your climb group on the summit platform, where you’ll get your bearings and some fun facts about the amazing 360 panoramic before you.
Venturing further along you’ll explore the bridge from a different angle, traveling approximately halfway across the river below before returning to the top platform for a final climb group photo before your descent back to our Climb base camp.
Every Climb to the top includes a Climb group photograph, with additional individual photographs available for purchase.