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Sydney
NSW overview

Introduction

1. The City
2. Circular Quay
3. Sydney Harbour
4. Harbour Bridge
5. Opera House
6. The Rocks
7. Chinatown
8. Darling Harbour
9. Beaches

10. NORTH
11. EAST

12. Shopping

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SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Sydney Opera House

Sydney's most famous icon, acclaimed as one of the most outstanding buildings of the 20th Century.

Designed by Danish architect Joern Utzon, and taking 14 years to complete, he resigned mid way through construction due to political interference, never to return. Begun in 1959, opened in 1973 at a cost of $102 million, $95 million more than originally estimated.

Steps of the Opera House

Over 3,000 performances of opera, concerts, theatre, film and dance, each year in its four auditoriums.

Yearly attendances 1.5 million.
There are free lunchtime organ recitals in the Concert Hall.
Relax in one of the restaurants, the Bennelong or the Harbour, or one of the cafes or bars. Visit the gift shop for souvenirs and performance memorabilia.
Come to the weekend markets.
Daily guided tours available.
At Bennelong Point.
Tel. 9250 7250   ...more info


Only a stone's throw away is: The Rocks »     


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