Sydney Opera House | take the tour

Sydney Opera House at dawn (c) 2019 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

Sydney's Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dominates the skyline of Sydney's harbour. Our Deluxe Harbour room at the Park Hyatt Sydney (# 343) directly faced this landmark, and we were able to enjoy this sight whenever we were in the room.

If you're into landscape photography, you'll want to venture outside your room to get shots like the one above. I set up my tripod about a half hour before sunrise. The morning was still and clear, and the surface of the harbor was smooth and reflective.

during our Opera House tour (c) 2019 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

You can get tickets for a tour of the Opera House. The number of visitors in each group is limited, so book online to get the day and time you want ... and a 10% discount. Tours last about one hour and run daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Our very interesting guide told the story of the competition that led to the building's unique design and the challenges encountered in actually building it.

Great opera house views can also be found from guest rooms at the Four Seasons Sydney and Shangri-La Sydney, and you can enjoy significant savings (complimentary breakfasts and hotel credits) by booking through a Hyatt Prive, Four Seasons Preferred Partner, or Shangri-La Luxury Circle travel advisor.

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