Sydney Opera House! A building that really needs no introductions, huh? But, for those not in the know, Sydney Opera House is a performing arts center in Australia's Sydney on Bennelong Point of Sydney Harbour. Situated close to the business district and the famous Harbour Bridge. Inspired by bird wings, the shape and form of clouds, shells and palm trees, say its Danish architect Jorn Utzon. The roof is made out of fungus ceramic tiles and concrete.
Looking at these pictures you would not believe that the city had rained for 3 days in a roll! Yep, that total messed up all the plans I had to shoot the sunset over the bridge or my planned rides to Manly. I suppose I can't complain too much as I still managed to venture out and explore the city parks, the famous Bondi Beach, and its sea water pools along the coast and beautiful harbours or the famous Kings Cross a notorious red light and entertainment district of Sydney.
Back into Farm Cove, you can admire the view of Sydney's Opera House from many unique viewing points that include Mrs Macquaries Chair, from the Botanical Garden which I will be sharing more pictures on shortly after this post.
Booking a tour in Sydney's Opera House
The offer several types of tours allowing you to step inside this iconic landmark and hear the history behind its making. From backstage tours to tours with food included, tours geared at kids, to ones tailored to different languages like German, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, French and Spanish, as well asEnglish of course. Ticket prices for adults range from $37 AUS to $90 AUS for tickets that include food.
Book an event and show in Sydney's Opera House
Type of shows ranges from dance, opera, talks, circus, magic and comedy performances. Ticket prices for shows within Sydney's Opera House also range from discounted tickets for students to adult prices. These range from around $30 and go up into the 100s for certain shows. Certainly not as expensive as I had imagined.
How to Get to Sydney's Opera House
Getting there is fairly easy and you can certainly walk from CBD. The walk from Pitt Street where my apartment in Sydney's CBD was located was only about 30 minutes. There are plenty of taxis and tour buses that stop right by the harbour so finding it is pretty easy.