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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:Flexible

Sydney Taronga Zoo's Australian Animals Tour and Sky Safari

Get the VIP treatment and see Sydney’s Taronga Zoo from a different perspective. On this small-group tour you will be led by an expert guide who will take you behind-the-scenes for an introduction to Australia’s unique and unusual wildlife. Meet the zoo’s hand-raised native animals and have your photo taken with a koala or kangaroo. This is a not to be missed experience for animal lovers.


  • 1.5-hour in-depth guided tour by a zoo keeper and behind-the-scenes access
  • Round-trip Sky Safari Gondola ride
  • Come face-to-face with kangaroos and wallabies
  • Meet hand-raised animals native animals
  • All-day access pass to explore Taronga Zoo before or after your tour
  • Small-group tour maximum 6 people

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What You Can Expect

Sydney Taronga Zoo's Australian Animals Tour and Sky Safari

Taronga Zoo's five new Asian Elephants

Taronga Zoo is one of Sydney’s top attractions and is loved by locals and tourists alike. Located on the magnificent harbor, just 12 minutes by ferry with views of iconic landmarks this is truly a zoo with a view!

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.

Feel like a VIP as you tour the zoo with a keeper and learn first-hand about the animals and how a zoo operates. Meet the hand-raised animals and wander the Australian animal walk-through to come face to face with wallabies and kangaroos. Don’t forget your camera as there are great photo opportunities with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birds, wombats and echidnas to name a few.

After your tour, spend the rest of the day checking out the great activities on offer at the zoo. There are expert talks through out the day, the not to be missed free flying bird show and the ever popular seal show.

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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 July 2015

I really enjoyed this private tour! The zoo is open to the public, but through this private tour, I was provided with two lovely tour guides that took me to special parts of the zoo not open to the general public, and able to have my photo taken laying down next to a kangaroo. The two tour guides were very knowledgeable with the animals. I highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A fantastic tour and it was amazing to be able to go in with some of the animals and see them close up. The tour guides were very friendly and knowledgable. A thoroughly enjoyable day out.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Awesome zoo, great tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great Stuff and great Tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

best tour ever. Guides were great, we saw a lot. Would recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Tour was excellent. Zoo one of the best seen.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

very friendly and helpful tour made by two charming volunteer ladies, we felt very welcome and had a unique view behind the scenes, highly to be recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Outstanding behind the scenes look at the zoo! Judy and Robin were fantastic host during the tour. Their knowledge of the animals and the interworking of the zoo was fascinating !

The highlight had to be getting up close to the Koalas. The pictures that we were able to take we will be able to relive that moment for a long, long time!

Thanks to everyone who made this possible for us!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

The tour was wonderful. They showed me around very well and gave me a very detailed insight into the Australian Animal Life. Thanks so much!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Guided tour was well organised and the staff extremely knowledgeable

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