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The Sydney Opera House TourEnglish


Welcome Centre | Tour

Step inside and discover the legendary history and extraordinary secrets of the Sydney Opera House. Experience the life, energy and buzz of Australia’s favourite building. 

Please note this tour includes up to 300 stairs with no lift access. For a stair free tour, you may wish to take our Mobility Access Tour.

Go beyond the sails

You’ve seen the outside but that’s only half the story. Beneath our magnificent sails lies incredible spaces and stories. Learn about the controversial history, unforgettable performances and exciting future of the Sydney Opera House. Walk through and see the House up close and personal. Each perspective brings a unique and breathtaking experience.

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