Ways to See the Sydney Opera House

June 11, 2012 by

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Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

You don’t have to be an opera fan to get inside and enjoy all that the Sydney Opera House has to offer. There are numerous ways to make the most of your visit to this world famous icon.

Stop for a bite
The Opera House has a bistro, a celebrated restaurant, theatre bars, a studio café and a new eatery called Opera Kitchen, not to mention the best views of Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

See a performance
With big name acts and national art organisations like the Australian Ballet, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Opera Australia calling the Opera House home, can you really let yourself miss a performance?

Take a tour
The Sydney Opera House offers two types of tours, a premium ‘Backstage Tour’ and an ‘Essential Tour,’ with several options to upgrade your tour to something a little out of the ordinary.

  • The Backstage Tour: This premium tour has a price tag to match but for that you gain access to VIP areas usually off-limits to the general public. Hear the gossip on all the stars that have graced the Opera House stages and gain an insight into what goes on behind the scenes.
  • The Essential Tour: This tour takes you inside the Opera House and its theatres and gives you a detailed history of its beginnings and its inspiring architecture.
  • Tour and Tasting Plate: Upgrade your ‘Essential Tour’ to include a tasting plate of fresh seafood, Japanese or modern Australian delights at the Opera Kitchen.
  • Tour and Taste of Opera: If a tasting plate doesn’t whet your appetite, how about an opera recital? You can take this option and add it to the ‘Essential Tour.’

Now you’ve seen the Opera House up close, you simply have to see it from afar! You can combine your tours with an unforgettable flight in a seaplane over Sydney Harbour:

The Backstage Pass & Sydney Secrets Experience: After your VIP tour you’ll go on a 30-minute flight over Sydney Harbour and Sydney’s gorgeous coastline.

The Essential Tour & Sydney Highlights Experience: After your tour you’ll be flown south to Bondi Beach and back, taking in the magnificent harbour on the way.

The final tour on offer combines the Backstage Tour with a visit to Taronga Zoo. The Opera and Koalas tour covers two of Sydney’s biggest attractions in just one day.

- Emma McMahon

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