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Sydney Opera House

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Taronga Zoo

Both are recommended by professionals. Overall, Sydney Opera House scores significantly better than Taronga Zoo. Sydney Opera House is ranked #1 in Sydney with endorsements from 8 reviews including Afar Magazine, Fodor's and concierge.com.

Both are recommended by professionals. Overall, Sydney Opera House scores significantly better than Taronga Zoo. Sydney Opera House is ranked #1 in Sydney with endorsements from 8 reviews including Afar Magazine, Fodor's and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Sydney
location

Bennelong Point Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

endorsements
  • 9 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

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

  • 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 →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Only a handful of buildings around the world are as architecturally and culturally significant as the Sydney Opera House. 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 →

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83
#8 in Sydney

Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman, New South Wales 2088

  • 5 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Arriving by ferry and then being whisked by cable car high above the animals is the way to make an entrance to this sensational harborside zoo.

  • 6

    Fodor's

    Sydney's zoo, in a natural bush area on the harbor's north shore, houses an extensive collection of Australian fauna, including everybody's favorite marsupial, the koala. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Taronga has the best view of any zoo in the world. Set on a hill, it looks out over Sydney Harbour, the Opera House, and the Harbour Bridge. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    A 12-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay or a short drive from Manly, Taronga Zoo has 75 hectares of bushy harbour hillside chock-full of kangaroos, koalas and similarly hirsute Australians. Full Review →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    The breezy, 12-minute harbor ferry ride from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo is half the fun Full Review →

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