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Sydney Opera House Tours

Enjoy an immersive day of culture and history with our popular Opera House tours in Sydney. Stop for a meal at one of the harbor-side restaurants, discover the working performing arts centre below the sails, learn about the building’s rich and dramatic history and admire the building’s iconic curves. Stroll through the theatres and foyers where more than 1800 performances take place every year. Don’t miss out on the mandatory selfie with the sails in the background. Uncover hidden secrets and stories in the company of an experienced guide and enjoy the quintessential Sydney experience.

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Our tips for Opera House

  • Book in advance. Keep your eyes peeled for the best deals and discounts to book in advance. Choose between exploring the attraction with the Sydney Opera House Guided Tour or a self-guided one at the best prices. Also, a culinary tour takes place every month that lets you sample iconic dishes from the restaurants at the Opera House. Make sure to check the dates and book accordingly.
  • Get to the Monumental Steps. Badu Gili, an immersive light and music experience is best enjoyed from the Monumental Steps. The show runs at sunset and 9 pm.
  • Travel light. Make sure to carry only essentials that fit in your handbag. You are not allowed to carry large pieces of luggage and lockers start around AUS $12 per day.

Good to know

Sporting remarkable Modern and Expressionist architecture, the Sydney Opera House is a masterpiece and an easily recognizable icon of Sydney. Opened in 1973, it attracts more than 9 million visitors every year. It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and took over 14 years to complete.

Step inside its theatres which cater to more than 2,000 live performances every year and capture its magnificence in amazing photographs. Make sure to check out the amazing Bennelong Restaurant run by a notable Australian Chef Peter Gilmore and the hip bar. Take a backstage tour or attend a performance show by the Resident Companies, The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia, Bell Shakespeare, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Opera House Sydney?
    A:

    Since it is an indoor activity, you can visit Opera House Sydney any time of the year. However, the best time to book the Opera House tour is around sunset. The glistening hues of the setting sun make for a unique vista for incredible views and photographs.

  • Q: How do I get there?
    A:

    You can board a bus to reach the nearest stop at Circular Quay which is around 800 m away from the Opera House. You can also take a metro with metro Lines T2, T3, and T8 that will take you to the Sydney Opera House. Alternatively, you can also book a cab to reach there but it can be a little expensive.

  • Q: What are the opening hours of Opera House Sydney?
    A:

    The Opera House Sydney opens Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 8:30 pm. On Sunday, it opens from 10 am to 6 pm. It remains closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

  • Q: Are there any activities for kids at the Opera House?
    A:

    The Opera House is kid-friendly; your kids can embark on a junior adventure tour. Apart from that, they can play with LEGO kits in a free space known as ‘Creative Play.’ Even the restaurants at the Opera House have kid-friendly menus.

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