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 you 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
- Roundtrip 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
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.
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 Robert W, February 2013
The tour experience at Taronga Zoo was fantastic! We had the pleasure of having two(2) guides show us through the zoo and explain a host of amazing facts about the native animals of Australia. There is no better way to become acquainted with the wildlife of Australia......
Reviewed by Peter J B, February 2013
It was amazing. Definitely a highlight of our trip to Australia. We had 2 zoo keepers giving us the tour and there was only one other couple on the tour,so it was basically a private tour. They spent 2 hours with us and answered all our questions. We got to pet a kangaroo, echidna, quokka and other animals. It was great!