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  • Address: Bradleys Head Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2088, Australia
  • Hours: Daily 9:30am–4:30pm
  • Admission: Adults: $46, children: $26
Easily the wildest place in Sydney, the Taronga Zoo is a sprawling sanctuary where over 4,000 animals crawl and chirp just minutes from the heart of downtown. Visitors can see the fuzzy face of a native koala as it first wakes up from a nap, or stand a few feet from playful lemurs as they swing and play in the treetops. There are also opportunities to spot exotic species like Malaysian sun bears, giraffes and African lions, or marvel at a fearsome saltwater crocodile as it cruises through shallow waters.

To get up close and personal with some of the wildlife, travelers can upgrade their tickets to a guided tour that allows the hand-feeding of the animals, or take a walk with an Aboriginal guide to hear the area's indigenous connections to nature. There's even the chance to sleep at the zoo inside a classic safari tent, where visitors fall asleep to the sounds of the savanna but wake to views of the harbor. Throw in a ropes course and daily shows, and the Taronga Zoo is easily one of the top attractions in Sydney.

Practical Info

With some of the best harbor real estate in Sydney, the Taronga Zoo is on Little Sirius Cove, a couple of inlets east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm, the zoo is a 12-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay, with ferries departing every 30 minutes. To reach the entry gates, ride the cable car Skyrail or catch a bus. The zoo is large and exhibits are spread out, so you might like to jump on the miniature train to get around.
 
Did You Know? The name Taronga is an aboriginal phrase that translates to "beautiful view," a fitting description for the scene looking out over the waters of Sydney Harbor. 

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Sydney Harbour Cruise with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

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Duration: Flexible

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Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Sydney Taronga Zoo's Australian Animals Tour

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Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Flexible

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Small-Group Nura Diya Aboriginal Discovery Tour at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Zoo Tickets & Passes
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Small-Group Nura Diya Aboriginal Discovery Tour at Taronga Zoo

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Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Sydney Attraction Pass Including Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Sydney, ... 
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Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Hobart
Duration: Valid for 3 months from the date of card activation

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Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Treat yourself to a six star dining experience on Sydney Harbour. Cruise in luxury while dining on a six-course degustation dinner complimented by premium ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
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Private Tour: Sydney Helicopter Flight and Sydney Harbour Lunch, Sydney, Dinner Cruises
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Private Tour: Sydney Helicopter Flight and Sydney Harbour Lunch

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Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $240.75

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