Sydney Opera House

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Opera House at dusk

Opera House at dusk

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An Australian icon of modern architecture, Sydney's Opera House commands a formidable reputation as a modern wonder of the world. The building, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, was officially opened on 20 October 1973 and has inspired awe in visitors ever since.

The Sydney Opera House is on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2007.



Opening Hours and Cost

More than 250 thousand visitors take a tour of the Opera House each year.
There are foreign language tours available in Japanese, Korean and Mandarin.

More details on tours and pricing



Getting There

The Sydney Opera House is a 5 to 7-minute walk from Circular Quay. Buses, trains and ferries provide easy access to Circular Quay.

There is a free shuttle bus service, designed for elderly and less mobile customers. Seating is limited and available only on a first come, first served basis. The bus departs Circular Quay at stand E in front of Wharf 2. Pick-ups for return trips are near the vehicle turning area at the Opera House, close to all the venues.





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