- Explore Taronga Zoo and Australia's wildlife from an indigenous perspective
- Hear traditional Dreamtime stories told by an Aboriginal guide
- Interact with koalas and kangaroos
- Learn about the importance of plants as foods and medicines
- Take the Sky Safari gondola ride
- Small-Group tour (maximum 8) provides a unique and interesting experience
Meet your Aboriginal guide and hear stories of the Cammeraigal people, and Cammeraigal country on which the zoo is set on. During Nura Diya, be entranced by the traditional Dreamtime stories of how the earth came to be created. These Dreamtime tales have been handed down over the millennia by the Aboriginal elders.
You’ll also see the animals that feature prominently in indigenous art, and be entertained by stories of Aboriginal song and dance as you enjoy an interactive experience with Australian wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and a vast array of birds.
Discover the importance of flora and fauna in Aboriginal culture, and learn the centuries-old traditional uses of plants for food and medicine.
This is a unique small-group tour (maximum of eight participants) that offers insight into the culture and traditions of Aboriginal people and their connection to the land.
After your tour, enjoy morning tea at the cafe and then spend the day exploring the many exhibits and shows. Join the regularly scheduled keeper talks to learn more about Taronga Zoo's wide variety of animals.
Reviewed by Kim W, January 2013
Really enjoyed this behind-the-scenes tour. Guide shared Aboriginal stories about native animals and plants. The highlight of the tour was the opportunity to go into the koala enclosure and take pictures with them!
Reviewed by Shirley F C, December 2012
Friendly and informative guide. Interesting information about the animals and plants. Close encounters with some animals. Small group (5 of us) was definitely a plus. Morning tea and a chat at the end of the tour were also great.