Bespoke Down Under

Think you've seen it all in well-trodden Melbourne and Sydney? Whether you are just a couple or a big corporate group, Debbie Yong susses out 8 bespoke ways to experience the two Australian megacities


1 Explore the Sydney Opera House on a private tour

WHEN performances are not on-going at the opera house, glean interesting trivia behind the four performance spaces - the concert hall, opera theatre, drama theatre and playhouse - and the 10,000 pipes of the largest organ in the world on a private tour of the Unesco World Heritage-listed site. Did you know that the building's ship-inspired design by Danish architect Jorn Utzon was rescued from a pile of discarded early submissions? Or that its concert hall has played host to luminaries such as the Dalai Lama, the late Nelson Mandela and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who famously made his comeback in a bodybuilding competition held there in 1980?...

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