Sydney Opera House Tour - City Centre

Sydney Opera House Tours

Experience the wonder of the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House on a guided tour. You’ll explore the famous building and its ingenious shape, and you can also savour delicious food and enjoy world-class performances. Discover the stories behind the building and its Danish architect Jørn Utzon on the multimedia Sydney Opera House Tour. The one hour tours operate daily, from 9am to 5pm, and are in English, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish and German. The two-hour Backstage Tour is daily at 7am and will take you behind the curtains to the hidden world of the backstage. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the Green Room, the exclusive domain of the performers.

The Tour and Tasting Plate combines a tour of the Opera House with three-tier gourmet tasting plate of the freshest produce and ingredients from the Opera Kitchen, home to some of Sydney’s most innovative chefs. The Tasting Plate is available from 11am. Indulge your senses with a tour, performance and dining. The Red Carpet Package allows guests to indulge in fine dining options and the Starry Nights Package has casual dining options. Or take a tour and performance only with the Showcase Package. Enjoy pre-show cocktails and spectacular views at the Opera Bar. At the helm of Bennelong Restaurant under the white sails of the Opera House is one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, the internationally acclaimed Peter Gilmore.

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The Sydney Opera House Tour

Follow your friendly guide on an incredible tour exploring the 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. With audio visual aids you will learn how the first concrete ribs were laid down at Bennelong Point and discover how Danish architect Jorn Utzon's ambitious vision for a world class performing arts centre came into existence. You can't experience Sydney Opera House without taking this tour! The tour runs for one hour with the English version departing daily from 9am to 5pm. Also available in French, German and Spanish, check their website for departure times for these languages. The Sydney Opera House Access Tour operates daily at 12pm and is designed for patrons with limited mobility. AUSLAN tours are offered on request. On these tours an Australian Sign Language interpreter will accompany the tour guide to interpret the tour commentary. Bookings must be made at least 14 days in advance and are subject to the availability of the interpreter.
Start Location
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $28.00 - $37.00 Adult AUD37, Concession (student 16 years and over and Australian Seniors) AUD28, Child (five to 15 years) AUD20.

The Sydney Opera House Tour - Mandarin, Japanese and Korean

It's your turn to step inside this iconic UNESCO World Heritage masterpiece and discover the stories behind Danish architect Jørn Utzon's remarkable achievement. On this 30 minute guided tour, venture inside the foyers and theatres, run your hands over the tiles on the world-famous shells, take a seat in the elegant custom-made white birch chairs and marvel at the vaulted ceilings of one of the biggest pillar-free chambers in the world. This tour runs for 30 minutes. It is available with Mandarin, Japanese and Korean speaking guides.
Start Location Bennelong Point Sydney Harbour
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $20.00 - $37.00 Adult $37.00 Child> $20.00 Concession* $28.00 Family^ $95.00 Additional Child^ $12.00

Backstage Tour

Uncover the mysteries of the backstage world and have your fill of insider secrets, then enjoy a complimentary full-cooked breakfast in the Green Room - the exclusive domain of the staff and performers who call this remarkable building home. For lovers of dance, opera, theatre and performing arts of all kinds, a Backstage Tour at the Sydney Opera House is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won't forget. The two-hour tour runs daily at 7am only, in order to provide the best behind-the-scenes access for guests. Group sizes are intimate, with a maximum of 12 guests.
Start Location Bennelong Point
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $165.00 - $165.00 This price includes breakfast in the Green Room.

The Tour and Tasting Plate

You've just taken in all the mystery and majesty of a one-hour VIP Sydney Opera House Tour. You're now privy to all the stories and secrets behind the commissioning, construction and controversy surrounding Danish architect Jørn Utzon's masterpiece. What's left to do now but relax and enjoy a delicious tasting plate for two overlooking sparkling Sydney Harbour? Seated at the al fresco Opera Kitchen, enjoy a three tiered tasting plate coupled with one of the world's best views, it's the perfect end to your day of Sydney Opera House discovery. Available for lunch or dinner before or after your Sydney Opera House Tour.
Start Location Bennelong Point Sydney Sydney
Duration Half Day or Less
Price $61.00 - $78.00 Adult AUD78, Concession AUD69, Child AUD61. Minimum of two people per tasting plate.