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Sydney Opera House

624 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
With its radical form—referencing the sails of a boat—this iconic building has global significance as well as local. Admire it from a distance, get up close to examine the intricate tiling, or step inside and dine at Bennelong, one of Sydney’s best eating experiences, under a soaring, airy ceiling with views of the harbour. One of the world’s most significant buildings. You’ll get an appreciation for the story behind the architecture by taking the fantastic backstage tour—something we should all do. There’s a complex, compelling history here, that highlights the difficulty experienced when radical thinking and true innovation seek to create something remarkable.
Karen
Karen
Lives in Sydney

Tips from locals

Jane
Jane
September 12, 2019
A must see- take the ferry over and wander through the public foyers. Tours are expensive, but can sometimes get you a discount on show tickets if booked on the day
Karen
Karen
December 20, 2019
DRAMA - DANCE AND MUSIC. A MUST VISIT. GREAT RESTAURANTS/BARS AND CAFES. BEAUTIFUL WALKS AROUND THE OPERA HOUSE AND BOTANICAL GARDENS. UNFORTUNATELY, THE CONCERT HALL IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS.
Caroline
Caroline
December 3, 2019
Great views of the Harbour. Stunning decor inside.
Peter & Maggie
Peter & Maggie
August 14, 2019
A masterpiece of human creativity, the Sydney Opera House welcomes millions of visitors from all over the world every year. The iconic venue is on beautiful Sydney Harbour and features world-class performances in opera, ballet, classical and modern music, contemporary dance, theatre and more. Enjoy…
Christopher
Christopher
October 17, 2019
Iconic and architecturally amazing
Mona
Mona
November 29, 2019
Most important sight seeing in Sydney. 20-25min by train. You will be in wynyard. Walking distant to harbour bridge. Opera House. Hyde Park and The Rocks. Everything in sydney CBD is 15 mins walking distance
Ruth
Ruth
May 20, 2015
15 minute walk or a quick 5 minute bus trip
Rhonda
Rhonda
July 31, 2019
Sydney CBD is only a half hour bus trip from our Tiny house in Malabar
Arlene
Arlene
August 7, 2019
Sightseeing and Live Entertainment - opera, plays, special events, recitals
Laziz
Laziz
August 25, 2019
The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre at Sydney Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings.
Ruth
Ruth
November 12, 2019
must see as a tourist in Sydney
Mil
Mil
December 20, 2019
Aim to see the opera hose at sunset for the most exquisite view of the opera house and Sydney harbour in all its beauty.
Camtu
Camtu
December 20, 2019
one of the wonders of the world. Must SEE

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Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone+61 2 9250 7111
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