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  • Address: Bradleys Head Road
  • 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 Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 85 Reviews

Get an up-close look at the animals of the world at Sydney Taronga Zoo — the zoo with a view! Situated on the foreshore of Sydney's magnificent harbor, Taronga ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $34.96
Sydney Harbour Cruise with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket, Sydney, Zoo Tickets & Passes
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Sydney Harbour Cruise with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 139 Reviews

Enjoy a fun-filled day cruising through beautiful Sydney Harbour and visiting Taronga Zoo. See iconic Sydney landmarks from the water, take a ride on the Sky ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $47.88
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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Join Nura Diya, meaning this 'country or camp' for an Aboriginal focused, cultural journey through Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. Hear the Dreamtime creation stories of ...  Read more

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

From USD $75.24
Sydney Taronga Zoo's Australian Animals Tour and Sky Safari, Sydney, Nature & Wildlife
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Sydney Taronga Zoo's Australian Animals Tour and Sky Safari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 82 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $75.24
3-Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise Pass Including Taronga Zoo Entry, Sydney, Zoo Tickets & ... 
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3-Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise Pass Including Taronga Zoo Entry

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Cruise Sydney Harbour at your leisure with a three-day pass for the hop-on hop-off Red Rocket ferry! You’ll see Sydney’s most beautiful sights from the harbor, ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $75.24
Sydney City Tour Including Bondi Beach, Watsons Bay, Balmoral Beach with Optional Taronga Zoo Entry ... 
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Sydney City Tour Including Bondi Beach, Watsons Bay, Balmoral Beach with Optional Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

Visit Sydney and see spectacular views without the crowds in hidden locations with an expert guide sharing information about the history of the harbour city ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience, Sydney, City Tours
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Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience

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Go behind-the-scenes at Sydney Taronga Zoo for an in-depth, interactive and close up encounter with Australian wildlife. Feed a wallaby and take photos with a ...  Read more

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

From USD $98.04

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