Excellent way to get up close with Australian wildlife. Some animals such as the wallaby, echidna and the feather tailed glider you can physically touch. Others like the koala you can't touch, but can go in the pen with. Your keeper explains the zoo's work in conserving threatened Australian wildlife, and answers questions you have about the animals. Very pleasant way to spend time and much more intimate and enjoyable compared to just general entry
This Small Group Behind the Scenes Guided Tour of the Zoo was the Greatest. I'm not a Zoo kind of Guy. My visits to zoos,, as an adult, had a hidden agend: Curry favor with my girl friend de jour or wife joie de vivre. I booked this tour so my wife could visit, play and feed Koala Bears, Kangaroos and Wallabys on an Up Close and Personal basis. But, I found the behind the scenes feeding, housing and caring for the animals guided tour to be fascinating. As for Herself, she told me I don't have to empty the garbage for six months.
This was one of the best experiences of my life- I got incredibly lucky and was the only one on my tour so I got to see some really incredible things. Everyone was very friendly, the animals were amazing, and this is probably the nicest zoo I've ever been to. DEFINITELY recommend!
Definitely worth the trip. In short - it is an amazing experience and the small group allows you to get close with the animals. Note that the cable car down the hill closes promptly at 4:30 so plan accordingly if you are late. A truly amazing experience.
Having been to many zoos, going behind the scene was an eye opener and we thoroughly enjoyed walking around the zoo after that.
It is fantastic! you get close to the animals and your guide is a Zookeeper, so they tell you all the details, the animals know them, it is really really cool!
we had a personal tour seeing lots of behind the scene action and was able to get right up close to lots of our native animals, told all about their life's and was able to feed them... wonderful experience
This your was amazing! Got up close to some animals including koalas and getting to feed kangaroos!
So amazing, our tour guy was beyond amazing. Great experience, he showed us more than we paid for
Best way to see the zoo. The tour concentrates on animals native to Australia. Very informative. Highly recommend.
Fantastic tour. Guide was very knowledgable and interesting. Would do it again anytime. Best Sydney tour.
Highly recommend doing this tour if you love animals. Tour guide was very friendly answered the many questions I had. Loved getting close to the wallabies and seeing the koalas.
our guide was great and it was awesome to be able to go behind the scenes- never got to see other animals though because we had overbooked a harbour cruise and had to get back- had i known the cruise would be a bust we would have stayed at the zoo longer. so glad to get to see the animals of australia up close and personal and at the beginning of our vacation because some of the other animal excursions were a bust!!!
This was by far our favorite tour. The private tour was outstanding, our access to areas and animals not for the general public was top notch.
It was an wonderful opportunity to get so close o the animals and have a private guide to tell us all about them. Spectacular view of the harbour as well. A must when in Sydney.
This was an interesting tour. Sam, our guide, was so knowledgeable. He took us behind the scenes and gave us a closer look at some animals. It was very enjoyable.
Such an informative, hands on, and personal experience with the animals. So worth it!
This was a fantastic tour!! Our guide was phenomenal and the tour allowed us to get some incredible experiences at the zoo. The group was small and the tour was information packed. Truly a special way to experience Taronga Zoo and have some very memorable experiences up close and personal with the animals.
This is totally worth the money. The hands on experience is amazing and the tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable.
ANETTE G United Kingdom
We are from the UK and found this tour very interesting because of the unusual animals that we have never had access to. This was a 50th Birthday present for me and was amazing. The Guide, Rob, was excellent and made the tour very interesting! Loved the whole experience!