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Sydney Opera House

Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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One of the most iconic buildings in the world – the Sydney Opera House is an architectural masterpiece and vibrant performance space. It's a place where the past shapes the future, where conventions are challenged and cultures are celebrated. Step...more
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Bennelong Point | Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9250 7111
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We went to the opera house in the middle of the day. The Sun was shining and many people were on the way. We walked along the harbour to see the opera house, my siblings ran happily around and looked at the interesting birds. My...More

Thank auraly03
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were priviledged to have a wonderful tour guide that took us to the backstage areas, then to the multiple theatres, that accomodate a very small stage to the largest stage. The history and background were made more interesting by our guide. The views of...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed yesterday

No visit to Sydney is complete without a stroll around the iconic Sydney Opera House. Also great harbour views and of the Harbour Bridge.

Thank PhilJJames
Reviewed yesterday

We had a great tour with our tour guide, Raymond. The tour was very informative and we found this an iconic experience. We found the Opera House beautfiul and very creative - with all that was inside it. We found this the best thing we...More

Thank freddiemgreen
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not many people get to see this place from the water. If you can jump on a water taxi, ferry or even better a cruise ship then you should.

Thank Carol T
Reviewed yesterday

Apart from the thrill of seeing it be ferry or just wandering around the perimeter, you can almost guarantee that any visit for a performance will be special. While I didn't enjoy Catherine Alcorn channelling Bette Midler (at no time did I feel the presence...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

spectacular views and excellent venue, you can have an amazing experience from any place. also go to the bar and admire everything.

Thank Jesús P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Iconic outside, but inside the acoustics are poor. I've been to several opera performances here and, though many have been enjoyable, the sound quality has always been lacking.More

Thank d f
SydneyOperaHouseTeam, Manager at Sydney Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi d f, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're very sorry to hear that the sound quality in the Joan Sutherland Theatre did not meet your expectations. We've recently undertaken extensive upgrades to the JST as a means to...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One sees so many photos for a reason. This is an architectural marvel. I didn’t go in was happy to see the outside from close and far highly recommend.

Thank Kat13Falk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nothing like it in the world Clean water spectacular harbour.water is so clean. Lovely walk from opera house to harbour bridge done it many times never get sick of it

Thank Jamie L
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Sandeep A
October 22, 2018|
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Response from Peter H |
From Rows B to E you can see the stage but your line of vision is above a horizontal line. As each row progresses, your line of sight gets closer to the horizontal then exceeds it. That is, the rows of seating are on a... More
Mehboob S
October 4, 2018|
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Response from Sabir S S | Reviewed this property |
- While buying an Explorer Pass, select your attractions you want to visit. You don’t have to do anything else. Just show up at the first attraction during operating hours. - Simply present your pass at selected attractions... More
October 1, 2018|
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Response from SydneyOperaHouseTeam | Property representative |
Dear scrappinkate, Thanks so much for your question. Whilst generally you are able to book onsite on the day of your tour, we do recommend making a reservation online for a specific time in advance as it is nearing our peak... More