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Sydney Opera House

Love at first sight

Plan an immersive day of culture and history, or drop by for a drink — you’ll always remember your first visit to the Opera House.

Whether you’re here for a full day of exploring, or only have a few minutes to spare, here is what you can do to make the most of your visit to Sydney Opera House. 

Here for 30 minutes?

Take that picture perfect selfie on the steps with the sails in the background. Why not grab a coffee at Portside before walking down the Western Boardwalk to see if a seal is bathing in the sunshine? Or, to just enjoy the brilliant harbour view.

Walking onto the Sydney Opera House precinct

Here for an hour or two?

Why not step beneath the sails on a Sydney Opera House tour and discover where the magic happens. Tours run for an hour, and after your tour — we recommend enjoying lunch or dinner at one of our many harbourside restaurants.

Step inside an Iconic Landmark

Staying the whole day?

Make the most of your Sydney Opera House experience by starting your day with a Sydney Opera House tour where you will venture beneath the sails to discover our working performing arts centre. Then enjoy a delicious meal at one of our many harbourside restaurants before seeing a show. There is so much to see and do at the Opera House and with a whole day, you can experience even more! 

Step inside an Iconic Landmark

How to find us from Circular Quay 

Welcome Centre
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Welcome Centre

Box Office
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Box Office

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Foodie Tours

Take a tour of the Sydney Opera House and then join us at one of our harbourside dining spots for a plate of Sydney-inspired food or an alfresco beverage.

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Vivid Live Audio-described Session 2021

Sydney Opera House is excited to invite visitors who are blind or have low vision and their companions to join us for a personalised live audio-described tour of the Opera House’s Lighting of the Sails, Vivid LIVE’s most public event.

Architectural Tour

Join us on this limited run tour where you'll learn how in the mid-1950s, Australia and a man from Denmark, Jørn Utzon, created a sculpture on Sydney Harbour that changed the course of twentieth-century architecture. To quote US architect Frank Gehry, “(it) changed the image of an entire country.”