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  • Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney 2000, Australia
  • Hours: Daily
  • Admission: Varies

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Sydney Opera House

There's no attraction more iconic to Australia than the famous Sydney Opera House. Standing as a strong sentinel with its series of white-tiled sails that jut along the Sydney Harbour, the landmark is easily the most recognized building in the country, if not the entire world.

Opened in 1973, the UNESCO-listed Sydney Opera House is a highlight of any harbor cruise but is best explored as part of a guided tour, either a guided walking option that hits the basic highlights of the building's history and architecture, or an in-depth tour that goes backstage to halls and studios usually off-limits to visitors. Given that this is still 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. There's an entirely different energy that comes with night performances, thanks to the twinkling lights around the harbor, the illuminated Opera House sails and the numerous travelers that visit from around the world.

Practical Info

The Sydney Opera House is set on Bennelong Point, lapped by the waters of Sydney Cove and Farm Cove. Circular Quay's ferries, trains and buses are less than a five-minute walk away. Unless visiting on a guided tour, travelers are unable to access the Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre foyers or performance spaces.

Did You Know? The Sydney Opera House has more than 1,000 rooms and venues under its sails. and annually hosts over 3,000 events.

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Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour, Sydney, null
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Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 575 Reviews

Get an insider look at the World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House on this 1-hour walking tour. Go behind the scenes with a knowledgeable guide who will ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.66
Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Half-day Tours
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Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 145 Reviews

Spend an afternoon or evening at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House for an amazing performance by Opera Australia. This 2016 and 2017 season ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $46.41
Sydney Opera House: The Opera, Sydney, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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Sydney Opera House: The Opera

Each night, 3,000 people will gather outside the Sydney Opera House and gaze up at the 328-foot (100-meter) wide steps, turned into an opera stage for the ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.46
Special Performances Ticket at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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Special Performances Ticket at the Sydney Opera House

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Some of Australia's biggest names in the performance arts can be seen at the Sydney Opera House, but the iconic venue hosts its fair share of experimental ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $74.37
Sydney Attraction Pass Including Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Sydney, ... 
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Sydney Attraction Pass Including Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

4.5 star rating: Recommended 394 Reviews

Want to see Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Harbour and more? A Sydney attraction pass is the smart travel companion for ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $81.35
Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour, Sydney, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 107 Reviews

Go behind the scenes of the iconic Sydney Opera House on a backstage tour of one of the world's most famous performing arts centers! You'll gain exclusive ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.83
Sydney Opera House and Sydney Symphony Orchestra Dinner Package, Sydney, Half-day Tours
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Sydney Opera House and Sydney Symphony Orchestra Dinner Package

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Music lovers - why not enjoy dinner, guided tour of the Sydney Opera House and a Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance when you're next in Sydney. Enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: At leisure

From USD $146.04
Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia Dinner Package, Sydney, Dinner Packages
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Sydney Opera House and Opera Australia Dinner Package

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

Dinner, guided tour and an Opera Australia performance - experience the very best of Sydney on this all encompassing Sydney Opera House experience. Enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $166.05
Sydney Opera House and Australian Ballet Dinner Package, Sydney, Dinner Packages
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Sydney Opera House and Australian Ballet Dinner Package

4.5 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

A must-do Sydney Opera House experience for lovers of ballet! This guided evening tour of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Opera House also includes a 3-course ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $168.89
New Year's Eve Opera Gala at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Dinner Packages
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New Year's Eve Opera Gala at the Sydney Opera House

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Celebrate New Year's Eve 2016 in operatic style at the Opera Gala at Sydney Opera House, where the world’s favorite opera moments will be performed by an array ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $223.90

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