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Sydney Opera House

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Manly Beach

Both are praised by experts. On balance, Sydney Opera House ranks significantly better than Manly Beach. Sydney Opera House has a TripExpert Score of 97 with approval from 8 reviews like Lonely Planet, concierge.com and Condé Nast Traveler.

Both are praised by experts. On balance, Sydney Opera House ranks significantly better than Manly Beach. Sydney Opera House has a TripExpert Score of 97 with approval from 8 reviews like Lonely Planet, concierge.com and Condé Nast Traveler.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Sydney
location

Bennelong Point Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

endorsements
  • 9 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Sydney's most famous landmark (listed as a World Heritage site in 2007) had such a long and troubled construction phase that it's almost a miracle that the building was ever completed. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Overcome with admiration for the Sydney Opera House, notable architect Louis Kahn said, ‘The sun did not know how beautiful its light was until it was reflected off this building.’. Full Review →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    Don’t let the name fool you—there’s a lot more than just arias going on under the swooping, cantilevered roofs of Australia’s most famous architectural landmark. Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    If possible, grab tickets to see the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Opera Australia, Sydney Symphony Orchestra or The Australian Ballet. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    A cutting-edge array of musical and dance performances are on view at the six indoor theaters.

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80
#13 in Sydney

Steyne St, Sydney, New South Wales

  • 3 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The Bondi Beach of the north shore, Manly caters to everyone except those who want to get away from it all. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Sydney's second most famous beach stretches for nearly two golden kilometres, lined by Norfolk Island pines and scrappy midrise apartment blocks. Full Review →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    Lined by an impressive collection of pine trees, and features three main beaches, lovely bays, and a good collection of snack shacks and bars with a view. Full Review →

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