The Sydney Opera House has been crowned the favourite landmark in Australia in TripAdvisor®’s 2017 Travellers’ Choice® awards. It’s easy to see why this visual masterpiece has reached the high notes, with it’s stunning architecture and scenic location that attracts tourists and locals alike. Regarded as one of the greatest architectural achievements of the 20th-century, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House is designed to relate as naturally to the Sydney harbor, artistically mimicking sails of a yacht. With approximately 8.2 million visitors a year, the iconic landmark has been home to many world-class talents and sees over 2,000 performances organised in its concert halls, theatres and studios annually.
TripAdvisor®’s The Travellers’ Choice Landmarks highlight some of Australia’s most loved attractions that have been highly recommended by the TripAdvisor community from all over the world. Following closely behind the Sydney Opera House in the competition is another of Sydney’s iconic landmarks – The Sydney Harbour Bridge. Below lists the top 10 landmarks in order of favourites, followed by a visual reminder of just why the Sydney Opera house gained the number 1 spot.
- Sydney Opera House – Sydney
- Sydney Harbour Bridge – Sydney
- Australian War Memorial – Australian Capital Territory
- Shrine of Remembrance – Melbourne
- Queen Victoria Building (QVB) – Sydney
- Block Arcade – Melbourne
- Port Arthur Historic Site – Port Arthur
- Fremantle Prison – Fremantle
- Australian Parliament House – Canberra
- Cape Byron Lighthouse – Byron Bay
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