Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Sydney Taronga Zoo's Australian Animals Tour and Sky Safari. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Best zoo I have ever seen! Wonderful view of the harbor and city.
Lawrence J A
We really enjoyed our time at the zoo. The Sky Safari was not running the day we were there. They said the winds were too strong. We didn't think there was any wind. However, the behind-the-scenes tour was great. We got to stand inches from a koala, pet a kangaroo, and see the kitchen where they make some of the food. We got to go into some classrooms and pet a python and see some lizards and other things that were not part of the general zoo admission. The zoo is on the side of a hill, so make sure you bring comfortable shoes and know there's lots of walking! The view back to Sydney from the zoo is great too. Again, the Viator way was the best. We had our printed voucher, and the ticket booth accepted it easily and there were no issues.
Having a personal, behind the scenes talk with 2 guides was brilliant, especially being able to get really close to the koalas and kangaroos.
This tour had to be one of our highlights in Sydney. We had been to Taronga before but had never experienced it like this. It was a small group of six with two guides so we really had a great the "personal" touch. We got in behind the scenes to see where food was prepared and got "up close and personal" with many of the animals - koalas. Also had a chance to see a baby possum. It was so small it was in a sock. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is into animals. It was WONDERFUL!!!
It was a fab day,we got the ferry across, so easy to do and we did the behind the scenes tour, it was a 'must'. Once you have managed to understand the map of the zoo, you must see the bird show, the backdrop of Sydney is brilliant. We had no children so can recommend for all ages, you must do the cable car across, BRILL!
Aik Leng O
The guided tour was very informative, and we could get up close to some of the animals in the zoo. A great way to spend half a day at Sydney!
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!
Tour was longer than stated and very informative - concentrated only on Australian animals
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 :)
We had a nice time at the Zoo and the two guides made a great job. The view from the Zoo is fantastic.
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.