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
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
The zookeeper guide and small group make it easy to get to know some of Australia's many distinctive animals, including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and platypuses.
Recent Photos of this Tour
Taronga Zoo, SydneyPhoto by: tacjam
Monifa the pygmy hippo at ...Photo by: Adrian E
Canada, 04 2009
Baby KoalaPhoto by: Adrian E
Canada, 04 2009
Taronga Zoo - Giraffes and ...Photo by: Christine C
The Bilby!Photo by: Kathryn C
Tiny GlidersPhoto by: Kathryn C
Wild Australia Experience - ...Photo by: Kathryn C
One of the nice species to ...Photo by: Julieta M
Up close with the koalasPhoto by: Double Diamond
Jon and Michelle petting a ...Photo by: Michelle N
Jon and Michelle with a ...Photo by: Michelle N
Earl the Red Neck WallabyPhoto by: Maria L
Sugar GliderPhoto by: Derek L
Ring-tailed PossumsPhoto by: Joanna Burke
USA, 11 2012
Tasmanian Devils PlayingPhoto by: Mark C
WombatPhoto by: Jennifer G
USA, 03 2010
Fun with a kangarooPhoto by: Jennifer G
USA, 03 2010
Mom & baby koalasPhoto by: Jennifer G
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Our Tour GuidePhoto by: Richard C
Feeding a WallabyPhoto by: Richard C
What You Can Expect
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
This is a definite must do while in Sydney, and a full day is needed to make sure you get round the whole zoo. The Wild Australia Experience was fantastic, with the Guide taking you behind the scenes and telling you so much info.