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Tour and Dine

Tour and Dine

Expand your horizons. And your tastebuds.

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Step inside and discover the extraordinary stories of this vibrant performance space, steeped in culture and history. Then relax by the harbour in true Sydney-sider style, as you enjoy Australian-inspired cuisine at Opera Bar. 

Tours run daily between 9am and 5pm Places sell out in advance, we recommend you book early to guarantee your place

A Sydney Opera House tour departs every 15 or 30 minutes, with the last tour departing at 5pm. Tours run every day of the year except Christmas Day and Easter’s Good Friday.

The meal component of the tour is available before or after your tour at Opera Bar between 11.30am and 6pm. Please note that the dine component of the tour is not available on public holidays.

We recommend taking the tour before you dine so you enjoy your time to soak up the harbour views and enjoy your meal. 

Running time approximately 1+ hours

No reservations are needed to dine at Opera Bar and you can enjoy your meal anytime between 11.30am and 6pm

This time is from when one of our guides meets guests from the Welcome Centre, through to the end of the tour which finishes in the Opera House Entry Foyer. After your tour enjoy your meal at Opera Bar at your leisure. 

This tour is for those with a good level of fitness

On the Sydney Opera House tour you will climb around 300 steps as you move throughout foyers and spaces. While there are railings and a number of rests throughout the tour when the guide shares our stories, you will not have the opportunity to sit for any long period of time during the 1 hour tour. Should you have less mobility than what we describe, you may wish to take a Sydney Opera House Access Tour which are available at 12pm, click here for more information. 

“A truly elegant experience. We had a wonderful time”

Feb 2017 Tour Guest

Fish and Chips

Opera Bar

With the Sydney Opera House as its backdrop and gun-barrel views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it is not surprising that Opera Bar has become a favourite Sydney experience. Live like a local and join us for a meal at Opera Bar after your tour. We've picked our favourites - beer battered fish & chips, rigatoni, and O'Conner Angus rump. No reservations are needed and you can enjoy your meal after your tour anytime between 11.30am and 6pm. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take photos during the tour?

There are plenty of photo opportunities throughout the entire tour. Your tour guide will advise you whilst on tour if photographs are not to be taken inside any venues.

What time do I need to arrive before my tour?

It's a great idea to arrive early, grab a drink and soak up the view. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour to allow sufficient time to cloak any large bags.

Please note we are unable to cloak bags larger than A4 size. 

If I am late for my tour what can I do?

If you are going to be late for your tour please call our Tourism Reservations team on 02 9250 7250 for assistance.

Are there vegetarian options available on this tour?

Yes, the rigatoni is a vegetarian option. The other meal options are beer battered fish & chips and O'Conner Angus rump. 

What should I wear?

So long as you’re wearing shoes and a shirt, whatever you like. We’re pretty informal here at the Opera House. There’s no real dress code for this tour, so you’ll fit right in with casual attire. 

You'll be on your feet for a guided tour, there are over 300 stairs, so flat comfortable shoes are recommended. Your feet will thank you! 

What are the transport options to the Opera House?

You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. If you’re getting dropped off in a car head to the roundabout at the bottom of Macquarie Street where staff will direct you to a safe place to pull over.

Driving? Park in Wilson’s Car Park, you’re just minutes to your seat.  Need a bit more info? Click here

There is only 1 of me, can I still attend by myself?

Absolutely! This tour is suitable for soloists and groups alike! 

Will the building works at the Opera House affect the tour?

You'll notice that Sydney Opera House has building works underway around the precinct. These works will not impact your visit, it's business as usual!

Do ensure that you arrive at Sydney Opera House at least 30 minutes before your tour to collect your tickets. For more information head to the Renewal pages

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