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Sydney Opera House

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Bennelong Point, Sydney, 2000

The Basics

The Sydney Opera House is a highlight of any city tour or harbor cruise, and it’s well worth an up-close look, too. It’s best explored as part of a guided tour, either a guided walking option that hits highlights of the building's history and architecture or an in-depth tour that goes backstage to concert halls, green rooms, and studios usually off-limits to visitors.

Given that this is a functioning performance venue, visitors can also experience the Opera House by attending a show, whether pairing a theater performance with dinner as part of an evening package, or dining along the waterfront before a night of ballet.

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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
$30.16 per adult
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So lucky!
In one vista we were part of one iconic creation and able to view another one from a different perspective.
Marie_A, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Sydney

star-5
Great story
Pauline_R, Jan 2022
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
Loved learning about the construction and the change in the architects. With Covid and unable to use I’m assuming lifts, we were required to use stairs, the timeframe of the tour needs to be increased slightly to allow for this especially for older people.
star-4
It was very good
Leisa_O, Jun 2022
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
Sitting in the opera threater. It was very good. It was good good. Would do it a again. Tour guide was also very knowledgeable
star-5
It was one of the best...
Ron_w, May 2022
Sydney Opera House Tour & Meal + Drink at Opera Kitchen
It was one of the best experience’s of my life. I enjoyed every part of the tour and I would recommend it to everyone and the meal was absolutely beautiful.
star-4
Don’t miss it but know it is under renovation
danielleash, May 2022
Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour
The tour is great and our tour guide was amazing. I just wish the tour would have explained that the opera house was under renovation and you could not see it. I still would have booked it but it is not a tour of the main opera house until it is done in July. You do get some of it but not the main house. Super informational and I learned a lot!
star-5
We enjoyed the whole...
Neil_W, May 2022
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
We enjoyed the whole experience. Our guide was very well informed and very informative. Would recommend to everyone
star-4
Worth my time and money
Chima_O, May 2022
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
Accessing inside of Opera theatre for lst time was a dream come true and an amazing experience . Limitations on taking photos and videos in some places on the inside was a bit discouraging. Presenter surely knows his job and made explanations too easy to understand
star-5
Great tour, saw the best...
liz_b, Apr 2022
Sydney Half Day Private Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach
Great tour, saw the best of Sydney Andrew our guide was fantastic.! I recommend this tour for anyone visiting Sydney for the first time. It guides you to many parts of Sydney attractions you will want to visit and spend more time exploring & enjoy ing.
star-5
A privilege!
Diane_M, Apr 2022
Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour
A privilege to be able to see around this iconic building and experience the scale of it. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Would definitely recommend this experience.
star-4
Nice, quick tour of the SOH
ChariseMorganJoseph, Apr 2022
Sydney Opera House Tour & Meal + Drink at Opera Kitchen
The tour was informative and efficient. Ended before noon since some of the theaters were under construction.
star-5
Rob's review.
Robert_P, Mar 2022
Great Opera Hits at the Sydney Opera House
The emcee/pianist was comical and carried the performances. All performers were excellent. We particularly loved The flower duet.
star-4
Great Tour bad food
MARK_R, May 2022
Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour
Great tour guide. We also booked the dine option at the Opera Kitchen. Don’t bother!. Nobody seemed to know what the Tour and Dine worked at the Opera Kitchen .The most inedible food in our 4 weeks in Australia. Do the Tour Only option and you will not be disappointed
star-5
Scenic & aural delight
Dave87104, Mar 2020
Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House
Beautiful building & Sutherland Hall. Too bad we couldn't see the other hall too. Gounod's Faust was an excellent performance.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Attending a performance at the Opera House is a must for music, dance, and theater fans.

  • Public areas of the complex are wheelchair accessible, and accessible show seating is available for all performances; seats must be pre-booked and availability is limited.

  • Tickets for tours and events often sell out, so it’s best to book in advance.

  • Unless visiting on a guided tour, travelers are unable to access the Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre foyers or performance spaces.

  • The Opera House complex contains restaurants, bars, cafés, shops, and outdoor plazas.

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How to Get There

Located on Bennelong Point at the waters of Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, the Sydney Opera House is just a few minutes’ walk from Circular Quay and its ferries, trains, and buses. The site is also easy to spot from around Sydney Harbour and from the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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When to Get There

Shows and performances run year-round at the Opera House, and with more than 2,500 of them taking place each year, you’re likely to find one during your visit. For a special experience, time your trip for the Vivid Sydney festival, when the Opera House exterior becomes the canvas for colorful light displays.

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Other Sydney Harbour Attractions

Although the Sydney Opera House is perhaps the most recognizable Sydney Harbour attraction, there are many more to explore. Don't miss the Circular Quay, from where ferries depart for various Sydney destinations; climb atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge from some truly bird's-eye, panoramic views; or take a dip in the waters off Sydney Harbour's many beaches.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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