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Guide to the best selfie spots at the Sydney Opera House

Our self-guided selfie tour, helping you find the best vantage points around the Opera House

Gabrielle Anschau & Dominic Ellis

Monumental Steps

Take a monumental selfie on the Monumental Steps! Opera House architect Jørn Utzon described the journey up the Steps as one of moving “from the ordinary to the extraordinary”. It is from the steps you can fully appreciate the majesty of the Sails. Capture this spectacular moment with a selfie.

Northern Broadwalk

This is the ‘Maggie Gyllenhaal of Opera House selfie spots’ – underrated, compared to its crowd pleaser sibling (the Monumental Steps), but ultimately more accomplished. Keep walking along the harbour, past Opera Bar and Kitchen, and you’ll find yourself on the beautiful, spacious Northern Broadwalk. Poke your head over the corner railing and check for ‘Benny the seal’, take a look at the snazzy new Yallamundi Rooms, then snap a pic with full view of the wondrous sails – arches, windows, tiles and all.

“The sun did not know how beautiful its light was, until it was reflected off this building” – no more evident than from right in front.

Opera Bar

Freshly shucked oysters and al fresco cocktails at Opera Bar is the quintessential Sydney experience, and whether you’re a visitor or a local, it’s hard not to be blown away by the spectacular view of the Sydney Opera House set against Sydney Harbour. For a full scale view of the Opera House it’s best to snap your selfie at Opera Bar or Opera Kitchen. 

Seagull Patrol 

While you’re down at Opera Bar, why not snap the pawfect selfie with one of our Seagull Patrol Dogs? They're tasked with the very impawtant job of protecting your fish and chips from pesky seagulls. You can catch them at Opera Bar during the peak lunchtime period. 

Concert Hall

The specific angles of this one really depend on which tour you take and where you’re lucky enough to access, but any Concert Hall selfie is a good selfie. The gentleman below, organist Joseph Nolan, has set the bar high — the perfect face-to-background ratio and perched at the very top of the Organ gallery — but there’s no limit to how creative you can get in the Concert Hall. Seating over 2000 people, and having played host to everyone from Kanye West to Pope John Paul II, the room is a sight to behold.

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