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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
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Come nose to nose with animals of the world at Sydney Taronga Zoo - the zoo with a view! Situated on the foreshore of Sydney's magnificent harbor, Sydney Taronga Zoo has something for everyone. With keeper talks and presentations throughout the day, animal encounters and the not to be missed free flight bird show and seal show. No wonder it is one of Sydney's top attractions.


  • Over 350 different species of animals from all around the world
  • Explore the large grounds with unbeatable views of Sydney Harbour
  • Animal encounters throughout the day with reptiles, koalas and giraffes (additional cost)
  • See the amazing free flight bird show
  • Enjoy the fun and tricks at the seal show
  • Ride the Sky Safari gondola for amazing aerial views of the zoo and the harbor

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What You Can Expect

Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket

The Zoo's Education Officers will help you get up close and personal with many of the animals.

There are 10 themed areas at Taronga Zoo including Wild Australia, Wild Asia and the new Great Southern Oceans where you can see animals living in unique displays imitating their natural habitats and offering spectacular viewing for visitors.

If you would like an up close and personal experience, Taronga Zoo offers animal encounters (at an additional cost) with animals such as koalas, giraffes and reptiles. You'll get the chance to meet these beautiful creatures and take home a souvenir photograph.

Education Officers at Sydney Taronga Zoo can offer people of all ages a wildly different learning experience, allowing you to get face to face with live animals. Learning about the various animals and plants in their environments helps to increase your awareness, develop an understanding as well as build a positive attitudes towards wildlife. A visit to Sydney Taronga Zoo gives both young and old alike the skills, and enthusiasm, to actively participate in the care and conservation of flora and fauna in their own communities.

Sydney Taronga Zoo was officially opened on October 7th, 1916. Since then the zoo has conducted 33 conservation breeding programs, 11 recovery programs, 10 in situ conservation partnerships and is involved in a further 10 major research programs for conservation. The zoo is a not-for-profit organization and continues to maintain proud international reputations for animal care and conservation.

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How to get to Taronga Zoo

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

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great family day out at Taronga Zoo. We caught the ferry from Circular Quay to the Zoo. When getting off the ferry, don't get on the bus, get the cablecar which takes you right across the top of the zoo to the entrance, gives you great views of the zoo and also the City. You can book to have your photos take with the Koala's etc for $20 AUD, the kids loved it.

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