The best thing to do in Sydney Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook The best thing to do in Sydney story by: House of Travel The Sydney Opera House. And everything that comes with it. The Australian International Music Festival Arguably one of the most recognised structures the world over, the Sydney Opera House is visually astounding, but what it beholds in beauty it also delivers in world-class acoustics. The annual Australian International Music Festival is the ideal opportunity to experience the enchantment that exists inside this phenomenal building. 2017 marks the 28th occurrence of the festival, with an average 900 – 1,300 participants and a deluge of international talent to impress. Featuring choral, wind bands, jazz bands and orchestral groups from as far as Japan, Singapore and the USA, step inside and spoil your ear drums. You’ll be in as much awe inside the Sydney Opera House as you will be standing beneath its iconic sails. Held between July 9-16, 2017, this one’s a knockout on every level. Handa Opera The spectacular Handa Opera takes place on the Sydney Harbour water's edge and within the botanical gardens. The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge will serve as your backdrop for this evening under the stars, as the harbour-front site is transformed into a dynamic moving set within an intimate environment in which you're treated to soaring operatic numbers and brilliant costumes. Dining with views of The Opera House When in Sydney, the aptly named Waterfront Restaurant is a great place to start your opera-filled evening. Located in Sydney's funky Rocks district with a backdrop of stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. This eatery serves Australian cuisine, with decor inspired by the country's seafaring past. Dining at The Opera House For an alternative Sydney opera experience, head to the Opera Kitchen at the Sydney Opera House, which boasts magnificent views along with a delicious range of meals. Whether it's a burger you're craving or a tantalizing Asian-inspired dish, you'll find it here, all the while gazing upon some stunning vistas beneath the sunshine. Click here for all our Sydney holiday deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Done this? Tell your friends about it.