Go behind-the-scenes at Sydney Taronga Zoo for an in-depth, interactive and close up encounter with Australian wildlife. Feed a wallaby and take photos with a koala during this intimate small group tour which has a maximum of only eight participants. Led by a professional zoo keeper, you'll learn all about Australian animals as you meet them face-to-face at Sydney Taronga Zoo.
- A 2-hour in-depth and behind the scenes tour of Taronga Zoo
- Ride the Sky Safari gondola for amazing aerial views of the zoo and the harbor
- Be photographed with the koalas in their enclosure
- Visit a working zoo kitchen and see how the food is prepared
- Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies
- Go behind-the-scenes in the Australian Nocturnal House
- All-day access to explore Taronga Zoo before and after your tour
- Morning or afternoon tea with scones
- Small group tour maximum 8 participants
Recent Photos of this Tour
Taronga Zoo, SydneyPhoto by: tacjam10 2011
Up close with the Koala BearsPhoto by: Richard C05 2009
Monifa the pygmy hippo at ...Photo by: Adrian ECanada, 04 2009
Baby KoalaPhoto by: Adrian ECanada, 04 2009
Taronga Zoo - Giraffes and ...Photo by: Christine C07 2008
Getting Close at Taronga Zoo, ...Photo by: Iain CUnited Kingdom, 04 2008
Sydney Taronga ZooPhoto by: Anonymous03 2008
Earl the Red Neck WallabyPhoto by: Maria L04 2013
Sugar GliderPhoto by: Derek L03 2013
Ring-tailed PossumsPhoto by: Joanna BurkeUSA, 11 2012
Tasmanian Devils PlayingPhoto by: Mark C10 2010
WombatPhoto by: Jennifer GUSA, 03 2010
Fun with a kangarooPhoto by: Jennifer GUSA, 03 2010
Mom & baby koalasPhoto by: Jennifer GUSA, 03 2010
Our Tour GuidePhoto by: Richard C05 2009
Feeding a WallabyPhoto by: Richard C05 2009
Zoo lunch prepPhoto by: Richard C05 2009
Koala Nap TimePhoto by: Richard C05 2009
Allie the Wallaby!Photo by: Brandon BUSA, 05 2009
Echinda at Taronga ZooPhoto by: Adrian ECanada, 04 2009
Arrive at the zoo and take the Sky Safari gondola to the top entrance. Fly above the Zoo as it skims the canopy of the Asian rainforest inhabited by Taronga's orangutans and glide across the mysterious riverscape of AGL Amazonia, home to the Zoo's South American animals.
Meet your zoo keeper and start your in-depth Wild Australia Experience that will bring you close to the animals and where you will learn about the work of the zoo keepers. Learn about the unique Australian animals and how they are cared for at the zoo, go behind the scenes into restricted access areas, see how the food is prepared in the 'animal kitchen,' and help feed the wallabies and kangaroos.
You will get to enter the Australian bushland and the underground world of the endangered Southern hairy-nosed wombat, discover the mysteries of the platypus, and explore the nocturnal house for a close encounter with the normally shy and elusive wildlife which only venture out at night.
At the end of your tour you'll be served a light snack at Harbourview Cafe and receive a souvenir gift.
Admission to Taronga Zoo is included so you are free to spend the day exploring the many exhibits and shows before and after your tour. Join the regularly scheduled keeper talks to learn more about Taronga Zoo's wide variety of animals.
The easiest way to get to the zoo is by ferry. Not only is it convenient but a great way to see the spectacular Sydney Harbour. Ferries depart from Wharf 2 at Circular Quay every 30 minutes.
Once you have arrived at Taronga Wharf, take the Sky Safari gondola for a ride high over the zoo grounds. over looking Sydney's most famous landmarks and giving you a bird's-eye view over the zoo inhabitants, ending at the top entrance of the zoo. Alternatively you can take the zoo bus service that meets every ferry.
Restaurant and fast food outlets
Taronga Food Market - open 9.00am - 5.00pm
Located near the elephant enclosure with indoor and outdoor seating offering 6 different food and beverage outlets
Cafe Harbourview - open 10.00am - 4.00pm
Cafe style menu featuring Mediterranean platters, salads, hot food and delicious cakes
Fish and Chips Takeaway - open 11.00am - 2.00pm
Offers your favourite seafood treats, salt'n'pepper squid, calamari, garlic prawns and fish and chips
Terrace Cafe - open 9.00am - 5.00pm
Located inside the main entrance and offers a range of sandwiches, wraps, pastries, coffee and drinks
Taronga Zoo also has many picnic areas, so bring a picnic basket and enjoy lunch with views overlooking Sydney Harbour
Reviewed by Kevin K, April 2013
This trip was totally worth the extra expense. You got to get upclose to some amazing animals and it was a great day to see everything. I would definitely recommend taking this tour with the Wild Australia Experience as you get a more hands on tour then taking just the normal Zoo tour.
Reviewed by Bradford V, April 2013
Great tour, nice to have behind the scenes view of the zoo and up close with the Koala Bears