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Bruce H United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Very unexpectedly the VIP tour takes you behind the scenes and into compounds with some of the animals, the ones that don't want to eat you that is! We were in with the Koalas and Enchida's, tame older Kangaroo and 'Naughty' boisterous little young wallaby, in the education centre normally reserved only for school parties. In the feeding kitchen where all the animals food is prepared where a keeper showed us Dixie, a 2 month old baby wallaby that he was hand rearing, he kept it in a little rucksack lined with towels to imitate it's mother's pouch, cool!! Saw some reptiles first hand as well, all in all a very worthwhile experience. The zoo itself is fantastic with loads to wander round. We got there at 12 noon, took the 1.15pm VIP tour and were struggling to get around to the rest of the animals by shutting time at 5pm, so go see the non Australian animals in the morning, elephants, lions etc and that will leave you time for the others after the tour or take the 9.15am tour and you will then have the full day to go round. Take the bus to the top of the park when you get off the ferry and walk downhill through the zoo. Please note, all the food outlets close at 3pm. It's also worth buying a 7 day family 2 adults 2 kids Ferry/Bus/Train pass, you pay for 2 adults and 1 kid, other kid goes free this will cover you for Taronga, Manly, Olympic Stadium etc and is well worth it, buy it at the Ferry Kiosks at Circular Quay. Sydney's great and this is very worthwhile doing for a day, enjoy!

Kim O

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

Really enjoyed seeing the zoo, it is an amazing setting for a zoo with great views of Sydney


4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Clare H

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

Tour was longer than stated and very informative - concentrated only on Australian animals

Sim I

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2014

Taronga Zoo visit was the highlight of my Sydney trip. Chris and Gerald were my tour guides and they were fantastic! I learnt alot about the Australian animals through this tour :)

Marc M Switzerland

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2014

We had a nice time at the Zoo and the two guides made a great job. The view from the Zoo is fantastic.

Christopher S

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2013

Very nice views of Sydney from the zoo.

Connie S

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2013

We took the early tour so we had to get there early. The sky safari did not start until 11 so we had to take the bus up to the gate. Not so bad but we were looking forward to the sky safari, which we never got to. However, the tour we went on was amazing. Our guide started by asking which animals the kids wanted to see up close. And she tried to get all of them in. We got to touch and feed many animals. The rest of the day at the zoo was great, one place I would not want to miss if I was going to sydney.

John M Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2013

Enjoyed it but being Australian been there done that. For oversea visitors very interesting


4 star rating: Recommended
August 2012

Safari is only a trip than a tour.The Animals tour includes few animals,but I can reach the places that I cannot reach in a normal tour.

Cynthia P

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2011

It was really nice, one disappointment was that you didn't get closer to the Koala's.

Marilyn B

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2011

It was a very good tour. No problems with the booking. Most enjoyable


4 star rating: Recommended
June 2011

It was a good day and the best part was the VIP tour segment. We were able to get close to animals such as the Koala and Kangaroos

Lee W United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2008

The friendly, knowledgeable guides gave us a great tour around the Aussie animals, and we got to see parts of the zoo that normal visitors didn't. Well worth a punt!


3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2012

Zoo was amazing the VIP tour was not what i expected it wasn't that good.

Kay United Kingdom

3 star rating: Worth doing
February 2012

Didn't get the Zoo Keeper as advertised but had two elderly ladies wh were friends of the zoo, although they were knowledeable there were questions unanswered. Didn't see the zoo kitchens


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
December 2014

Hmmm it is normal zoo but we have to see some exotic native animals in the zoo but we still prefer if it has tram

Thomas W

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
March 2010

I did not read this tour offer very well and soon learned it was not about lions and tigers and bears but about local little guys. After an hour in the zoo classroom, we departed the tour and went our own way. It rained pretty hard, the baby elephant took refuge under two bigger ones, the lions crept into their caves, and our zoo photos were curtailed. The ferry ride and bus worked well, but we were disappointed. You might rework the text to explain what one would see on the "Local" tour.


1 star rating: I do not recommend this
September 2012

This tour is too expensive.
Because we were not able to take pictures with wombats, although we've heard we could take pictures with wombats.

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