Visit one of the world's most famous icons with a guided Sydney Opera House tour and explore possibly the most recognisable building Australia has to offer. Designed by Danish Architect Jørn Utzon, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site boasts a unique design, adding to its allure. This architecturally exquisite building is located on the edge of the Harbour, surrounded by other world famous icons such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Hailed as “one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind”, with one glance, it's not hard to discover why. Step inside the Opera House and you'll be mesmerised by the furnishings and decorations that line the interior of the building, adding to its sophistication and charm. Hosting approximately 1600 entertainment events annually including operas, dramas and ballets, viewing one of these shows in the hallowed theatres is a must. Take a seat in the custom made white birch timber chairs, run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles, or simply gaze at the vaulted ceilings of one of the worlds biggest pillar-free chambers, all this and more is possible in this fantastic tour. In this one hour tour you'll be hosted by your knowledgeable guide, who will educate you with impressive facts of this unmissable building, including the architectural and entertainment history. Enjoy the NEW immersive digital experience with 270 degree visuals and surround sound. Tours run daily at selected times. As there are over 300 stairs to climb throughout the tour. For an insight into the magic of this great Australian icon, this tour is a must.
A background tour of the workings and history of the Opera House
This hour long tour is very informative. There were twenty of us, and we were lucky enough to have a very good guide. Being the Opera House, there are lots of steps to be climbed, but they are not onerous, spaced out, some up, some down. The history is related, both verbally and through short videos. And, of course, the views are magnificent. The only downside was not being able to take photos inside the different theatres, but that was really a minor issue.
A great experience
A great experience. Very well organised and informative. Our tour guide was full of a wealth of knowledge, interesting facts and even went out of her way to let us see the final Joan Sutherland theatre which was in use until our tour ended, so she stayed with us later to let us in after our tour slot. Would recommend.
We really enjoyed the tour
We really enjoyed the tour, especially going into the biggest theatre. Our guide was very informative and added her humour along the way. It was great having the headphones so it was really easy to hear everything she said. The architecture of the building is just so amazing.