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“You Can't Go to Sydney Without a Trip to The Opera House!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
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Ranked #10 of 293 attractions in Sydney
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Operas, Theaters, Architectural Buildings, Ballets
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Follow our friendly guide on an incredible tour of Sydney Opera House -exploring the World Heritage-listed masterpiece home to 1000 rooms, 300 corridors and hundreds of tales and secrets. Step inside the inspired venues where more than 1600 performances come to life each year and walk in the footsteps of stars like John Cleese, Pavarotti and The Cure. With audio visual aids you will be taken back in time to when the first concrete ribs were laid down at Bennelong Point and learn how Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s ambitious vision for a world class performing arts came into existence. You can’t experience Sydney Opera House without taking this tour!Tours run daily from 9am - 5pm. Available in English. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French and German tours are also available.
Whidbey Island, WA
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“You Can't Go to Sydney Without a Trip to The Opera House!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The Opera House is even more stunning as you approach than it is in photos. The architecture is amazing. We went early in the morning and aside from having beautiful light for taking pictures, we were alone for much of our walk. We saw only a couple of other people until later in the morning when the tours and others arrived...get up early, it's worth it!

Visited December 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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“Nice acoustics”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

5 stars for the main concert hall. I rushed to buy tickets before I flew in and was only able to get a seat near the very back but the acoustics was great! It was a sold-out classical performance and they were recording a CD. Sitting in the very back, the attire was very casual as it was almost all tourists (for those who do not like talking though, note that some ppl talked almost throughout); some even had small packs.

2 stars for the tour. I paid for a tour for the next morning (you do not have to pre-book even though I did) and many of the videos shown skipped / didn't work and the tour was heavy relied on the videos. That said, we saw many different halls which you otherwise would not have a chance to see unless you bought tickets for performances in each one.

Visited March 2012
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Carlsbad, California
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“Review on Tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

was someone unimpressed by the tour
very basic, felt like information i got could have been read by me in a brochure
neat to see the interior space- have to do a tour to see it
but feel as though a tv special would have showcased more

Visited December 2012
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Kettering uk
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“Carol & Malcolm's retirement trip.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

An organised walk through the opera house during the daytime was very interesting and the guide gave us the colourful history of the build that took place with all it's ups and downs.It's one of the must do events during your stay,with plenty of photo opportunities outside. We also made the time to walk around the opera house and harbour in the evening with all the lights it was fantastic.

Visited October 2012
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Newcastle NSW
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“The Most Exciting Building in the World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The excellence of the architecture is matched only by the stunning quality of performances, inside. A unique and very special experience. Try the Guided tours, before a memorable concert or show...

Visited October 2012
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