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Sydney Opera House Tours

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Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House, a world-class performing arts venue and iconic Australian landmark, defines the Sydney Harbour in the heart of the city. Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, the structure is a masterpiece of late 20th-century architecture, despite challenges that plagued the 15-year project before it was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973. Distinguished by soaring halls with a white ceramic-tiled exterior shaped to evoke the sails of a yacht, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see Sydney attraction. 
 
The Basics
The Sydney Opera House is a highlight of any city tour or harbor cruise, and it’s well worth an up-close look, too. It’s best explored as part of a guided tour, either a guided walking option that hits highlights of the building's history and architecture or an in-depth tour that goes backstage to concert halls, green rooms, and studios usually off-limits to visitors. Given that this is a functioning performance venue, visitors can also experience the Opera House by attending a show, whether pairing a theater performance with dinner as part of an evening package, or dining along the waterfront before a night of ballet.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Attending a performance at the Opera House is a must for music, dance, and theater fans.
  • Tickets for tours and events often sell out, so it’s best to book in advance.
  • Public areas of the complex are wheelchair accessible, and accessible show seating  is available for all performances (seats must be pre-booked, and availability is limited).
  • Unless visiting on a guided tour, travelers are unable to access the Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre foyers or performance spaces.
  • The Opera House complex contains restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, and outdoor plazas.
 
How to Get There
Located on Bennelong Point at the waters of Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, the Sydney Opera House is just a few minutes’ walk from Circular Quay and its ferries, trains, and buses. The site is easy to spot from around Sydney Harbour and from the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
 
When to Get There
Shows and performances  run year-round at the Opera House, and with more than 2,500 of them taking place each year, you’re likely to find one during your visit. For a special experience, time your trip during the Vivid Sydney festival, when the Opera House exterior becomes the canvas for colorful light displays.

Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney 2000, Australia
Hours: Daily
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Sydney Opera House Guided Digital Tour

Sydney Opera House Guided Digital Tour

Bring family, friends, or team, together on a digital tour hosted live by a Sydney Opera House guide. Hear how Utzon created the UNESCO World Heritage listed masterpiece, while taking a look inside venues, and experiencing an opera singer and The Australian Ballet in rehearsal. Participants can engage with our guide, asking questions along the way. Our guide will take you on a virtual journey and present the Opera House via a digital link, showcasing recorded content with live commentary. Share this amazing experience and connect with family, friends, or colleagues, across the country, or international borders, on our digital guided tour. Hosted live by a Sydney Opera House guide with Q&A The zoom link to join the tour and instructions will be provided prior to the tour. Please Note: The tour time and day is in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time or Australian Eastern Standard Time, please ensure the day and time works for you in your time zone.
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  • 1 hour
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$13.47
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Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

Sydney Opera House Official Guided Walking Tour

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Go behind the scenes at the Sydney Opera House for a fascinating look at this Sydney icon. Your knowledgeable guide leads you through the World Heritage–listed building on a walking tour, sharing entertaining stories about the revered performance center's history and providing access to off-limits parts of the house.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.43
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Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

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Be sure to put a performance by Opera Australia at the iconic Sydney Opera House on your Sydney itinerary. See classic operas by composers like Mozart and Puccini, as well as iconic Broadway musicals, depending on the season. Take in stunning views of Sydney Harbour while enjoying drinks or a meal (own expense) at one of the Opera House's fine dining venues before or after the performance to top off this unforgettable experience.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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$51.63
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Great Opera Hits at the Sydney Opera House

Great Opera Hits at the Sydney Opera House

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Experience the masters of opera at Sydney’s iconic performance venue. Choose from a variety of options and enjoy a 90-minute summer afternoon concert in this UNESCO-designated World Heritage site. Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma,” Bizet’s “Au fond du temple saint,” and Rossini’s “Largo al factotum” are among the classics performed by Australia’s finest opera singers.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Sydney Opera House Tour & Meal + Drink at Opera Kitchen

Sydney Opera House Tour & Meal + Drink at Opera Kitchen

Make the most of a day out at the Opera House by going on our 1-hour tour followed by a lunch at one of the best dining venues by the harbour - Opera Kitchen. The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic buildings in the world and this is your chance to join us on a guided experience beneath its sails. Step inside and discover the extraordinary stories of this vibrant performance space. Be amongst the first to also venture into our new purpose-built space to witness unforgettable moments from past Concert Hall performances, brought to life by a 270 degree immersive digital experience. After the tour enjoy a show-stopping meal at Opera Kitchen, located beside the famous sails and with some of the best views in Sydney.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.87
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Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour

Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Opera House Walking Tour

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Enjoy an insider’s perspective on the iconic Sydney Opera House during a 1-hour walking tour. Learn about the performances, history, and architecture of the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House as your expert guide takes you behind the scenes of the venue. Get photos ops from vantage points that are normally off-limits, and have the option to include a tasting Plate at Opera Kitchen or dine at the famous Opera Bar. Tours are offered throughout the day, making it easy to schedule into your sightseeing when your cruise ship docks in Sydney.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Attraction Pass Including Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Sydney Attraction Pass Including Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

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Visit some of the top 35 attractions in Sydney with the convenience of the Sydney Attractions Pass, the perfect travel companion for exploring Sydney and its surroundings. Whether you plan to check out the Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, or you wish to go out to Manly and the Blue Mountains, the Attractions Pass is a cost-effective choice. Save up to 40% off regular admission prices, and have a choice of six different pass options.
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  • 90 days
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$112.25
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Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise

Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Enjoy a deluxe sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour accompanied by a delicious three-course dinner. From the water, admire iconic sights such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Luna Park and more. Snap photos as the sky shimmers at sunset and the city skyline lights up for the night as you cruise through Sydney in the evening.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lunch at Cottage Point Inn by Seaplane from Sydney

Lunch at Cottage Point Inn by Seaplane from Sydney

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Create a special experience in Sydney with a seaplane tour that includes a gourmet three-course lunch at Cottage Point Inn. The charming waterside restaurant boasts a spectacular location: Cowan Creek in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Enjoy views of lushly forested waterways before your seaplane gently lands near the restaurant’s dock. Take time to savor a gourmet 3-course lunch and soak in the scenery. Wrap up with a scenic flight that provides an excellent perspective on the iconic sights of Sydney Harbour before landing at Rose Bay.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$434.02
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Sydney Harbour Top Deck Lunch Cruise

Sydney Harbour Top Deck Lunch Cruise

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Book a table for a 3-hour lunch and sightseeing cruise on Sydney Harbour. Pass top landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as your boat glides along the water. Your sit-down dining experience includes attentive service and the choice of a 2- or 3-course lunch. A variety of fresh seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes are served as you take in the sights. Upgrade when booking to guarantee a window seat.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.08
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Gourmet Lunch at Jonah's by Seaplane from Sydney

Gourmet Lunch at Jonah's by Seaplane from Sydney

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Experience the best of Sydney on a scenic sightseeing flight by seaplane and a sumptuous lunch at Jonah's, an award-winning waterside restaurant on the Northern Beaches. Take off from Rose Bay and hear your pilot's commentary about the landmarks you pass during your flight. Then, enjoy stunning views of Whale Beach and the Pacific Ocean from Jonah's, one of Australia's most exclusive destinations. Savor a gourmet 3-course lunch with top-notch service, then return to Sydney by seaplane, viewing iconic sights around Sydney Harbour from your private plane.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

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Cruise through Sydney Harbour in style on board a spacious flagship vessel that departs from Circular Quay and King Street Wharf. Glide by landmarks, including the floodlit Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, and watch the city change colors with the sunset. Then sit down for a 4-course dinner with an array of international dishes including fresh seafood. Enjoy the views from your table or the viewing deck, and live music on this 2-hour dinner cruise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.98
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Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter

Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter

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Enjoy sweeping views of Sydney Harbour and beyond during a scenic helicopter flight over Sydney. Take to the skies for a quick flight that provides stunning panoramic views of Sydney’s eastern coastline including Coogee Beach, Bondi Beach, Manly Cove, Sydney’s spectacular Harbor and city skyline, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Opera House. Learn about the city’s history from your knowledgeable pilot as you fly along the coast of the Pacific Ocean before your pilot whirs over Sydney Head marking the harbor’s entrance.
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  • 2 hours
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$177.98
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Sydney Harbour Progressive Long Lunch Cruise

Sydney Harbour Progressive Long Lunch Cruise

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Treat your loved ones to a progressive lunch that travels by yacht to the most scenic parts of Sydney Harbour. Get great views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge as you cruise to Watsons Bay for your appetizer course at a classic waterside eatery. Continue past Middle Head to Balmoral where you stop at your second waterfront restaurant for your main course. Return to your boat for the dessert and cheese course, then have time to swim, kayak or standup paddle board. Sparkling wine and other drinks are included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$445.25
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Private Sydney Half Day Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

Private Sydney Half Day Tour including Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

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See Sydney’s top sights on a half-day private city tour that still leaves you with time to enjoy the rest of the day on your own. You’ll check off Sydney’s must-see attractions, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach and Circular Quay. Hear about the city’s history and modern-day culture from a private guide-driver, and take in daily life around neighborhoods like Paddington and Darlinghurst.
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  • 4 hours
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Sydney Bike Tours

Sydney Bike Tours

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Cycling around Sydney is the perfect way to sightsee in this gorgeous harborside city. Join your expert guide for a fun and fascinating look at up to 30 top sights, including the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, along with many others. As you pedal around the city, learn about the history, culture and favorite local spots on your choice of four cycling routes. Choose from various tour durations depending on your schedule.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.84
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Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

Sydney The Rocks Guided Walking Tour

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Delve into the history of Sydney and British Australia on a leisurely 90-minute walking tour in The Rocks district with an expert guide. Enjoy the delights of present-day visuals as you explore The Rocks and hear the story of Sydney’s convict past as you discover shady courtyards, narrow laneways and hidden areas that even the locals do not know about. Stroll along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour with views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past Cadman’s Cottage and Campbell’s Cove. Tour Highlights: • The shoreline of Sparkling Sydney Cove • Harbour views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge • Cadman’s Cottage, The Rocks oldest surviving cottage built in 1816 • Campbell’s Cove, offering fantastic views of Sydney Harbour • Awe inspiring Argyle Cut begun with convict labour in 1843 • Within The Rocks historic precinct, we will wander through Greenway Lane, Kendall Lane, Suez Canal, Foundation Park and much more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$23.95
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Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise

Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise

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Enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise around Sydney Harbour accompanied by high tea goodies and sparkling wine from Brown Brothers, a classic Australian winery. Admire clear views of iconic landmarks such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison and the city skyline during your 1.5-hour scenic sightseeing cruise. Upgrade to guarantee a window sea with excellent sightlines on the famously beautiful harbor city.  You’ll want to keep your camera handy for great photo ops in every direction.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$51.63
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Private Sydney Full Day Tour Including Sydney Opera House, Bondi and Manly

Private Sydney Full Day Tour Including Sydney Opera House, Bondi and Manly

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First time in Sydney? Tick off all of Sydney’s most memorable sights on a private full-day tour that can be customised to your preferences. See star attractions like Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House; take in the views from Mrs Macquarie's Chair and The Gap; and stroll along glamorous Bondi Beach. The day is yours to do as you please, so you can visit fashionable Paddington, drive through the waterfront suburbs of Double Bay and Rose Bay, or ride the ferry from Manly to Circular Quay.
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  • 8 hours
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$380.23
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Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride: 30 Minutes

Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride: 30 Minutes

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Blast off from Circular Quay on a jet boat ride that provides a super-fun 30-minute adrenaline-fueled ride along with a new perspective on Sydney's most iconic waterside sights. Your expert captain slows down to give you a close up look at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and other landmarks, then before zooming off again. Hang on as your jet boat executes 270-degree spins, power slides and other breathtaking maneuvers at high speed. Tours depart throughout the day, every hour.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.61
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Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney Harbour - All inclusive Dinner Cruise

Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney Harbour - All inclusive Dinner Cruise

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Experience one of the world's most iconic destinations in style. Cruise around the beautiful Sydney Harbour and enjoy a premium dining experience. Seating just 90 people, this is the most stylish and unique way to discover the magic of Sydney Harbour. The three-course dinner menu features seasonal and regionally sourced food and wine from New South Wales.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.96
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Sydney Shore Excursion: Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Sydney Shore Excursion: Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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When your cruise ship docks in Sydney, enjoy a family-friendly hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that covers Sydney and Bondi Beach. Travel by double-decker bus with an open-top that allows for unobstructed views of all the sights, including Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Have the freedom to create your own itinerary, choosing from 34 stops where you can hop off and explore in depth. Ejnoy the informative pre-recorded onboard commentary in your choice of eight languages along the route, which includes Circular Quay, Kings Cross, the Rocks, Double Bay and Bondi Beach.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
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$44.34
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Sydney Half Day Luxury Private Tour - Morning or Afternoon Avail

Sydney Half Day Luxury Private Tour - Morning or Afternoon Avail

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See the best of Sydney in this comprehensive 4-hour tour. Visit major sights like the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach, as well as some hidden gems off the tourist track. Enjoy a morning or afternoon tea with incredible Harbour views. This private tour can be customized to suit travelers’ interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$261.91
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30-Minute Sydney Harbour and Olympic Park Helicopter Tour

30-Minute Sydney Harbour and Olympic Park Helicopter Tour

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Experience Sydney from a unique viewpoint: the seat of a helicopter. Soar over sights like the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Olympic Park, the Parramatta River, and the beautiful coastline. Your pilot with narrate throughout the ride, and answer your questions. An ideal trip for travelers who want to fit a lot of sightseeing into a short time, for those seeking a memorable activity, or for a romantic occasion.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.76
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Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

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Enjoy an exhilarating half-day sailing cruise on Sydney Harbour aboard a luxury yacht with an experienced captain. Take in stunning views of Sydney's waterside landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Mrs. Macquaries Chair, Fort Denison, Watsons Bay, Sydney Heads and more. Anchor in a secluded bay in Sydney Harbour National Park with time for beach walks, swimming, snorkeling and a delicious lunch with Australian wine and beer. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a personalized experience with your knowledgeable captain.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.48
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Sunset and Sparkle Sydney Harbour Cruise

Sunset and Sparkle Sydney Harbour Cruise

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Get the best possible views of stunning Sydney landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, and Sydney Harbour Bridge onboard a 35-foot (10.5 meter) catamaran. Relax and soak up the colorful sky as you cruise through the water at sunset while nibbling on an appetizer platter and sip on a cold beverage, or bring your own alcoholic beverages onboard with no corkage fee. Watch as the sun sets and the twinkling city lights come to life.
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  • 1 hour
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$34.57
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Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane

Sydney Scenic Flight by Seaplane

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Enjoy a scenic flight over Sydney in an immaculately restored historic seaplane that evokes the golden age of Australian seaplanes in the 1930s and ‘40s. Your 15-minute air tour starts from Rose Bay and flies over Sydney’s top landmarks, including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. Upgrade to include a delicious 3-course a la carte lunch at Catalinas, an elegant waterside restaurant with views that overlook Sydney Harbour.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.11
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Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight by Seaplane

Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight by Seaplane

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See Sydney and the Northern Beaches from a historic seaplane that harkens back to the Australia of the 1930s and ‘40s. Your scenic flight takes you north all the way to Palm Beach before returning to Sydney Harbour. Along the coast you can admire famous beaches including Manly, Dee Why, and Whale Beach, then get a bird’s-eye view of Pittwater, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House upon your return. Your pilot provides informative commentary during your flight, for a comprehensive overview of this lovely harbor city.
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  • 30 minutes
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$235.72
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Sydney Beaches Tour by Helicopter

Sydney Beaches Tour by Helicopter

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If you want to see all that Sydney Harbour and Sydney’s beaches has to offer but don’t have much time, this 30 minute helicopter scenic flight is for you. See the magnificent beaches of Sydney from above as your luxury helicopter sweeps along one of Australia’s most scenic stretches of coastline; over Coogee Beach, Bondi Beach, Manly Beach and Sydney’s northern beaches. If you're lucky you may even spot schools of fish, dolphins and whales (in season) as you take in the the pristine ocean waters. Continue into Sydney Harbour for several orbits and a fly-by of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the magnificent backdrop of the Sydney city skyline. Your pilot shares informative commentary throughout the 30-minute flight. Your 2.5-hour tour includes the helicopter tour, time for photo ops, complimentary refreshments, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Sydney Opera House hours of operation?
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Sydney Opera House hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Sydney Opera House tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sydney Opera House can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 146 Sydney Opera House tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Sydney Opera House 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sydney Opera House costs USD 13.47. Guided Sydney Opera House tours start around USD 13.47 per person. See all 146 Sydney Opera House tickets and tours on Viator.
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