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Take in panoramic views of top Sydney landmarks as you cruise through Sydney Harbour en route to Taronga Zoo. Your package includes round-trip cruise from Circular Quay to the zoo, and a ride on the Sky Safari Gondola, which whisks you uphill from the boat dock to the main entrance of Taronga Zoo. From the gondola, get an early peek at some of the zoo's inhabitants, such as giraffes, big apes, and native animals like kangaroos and koalas.
Sydney Harbour cruise and entrance ticket to Taronga Zoo
Hear informative commentary on board the cruise
View Sydney landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge from the cruise and the zoo
Ride the Sky Safari Gondola across the Asian Rainforest and Amazon exhibits
Enjoy keeper talks and animal feedings that are scheduled daily
Make your own way to the boat dock at Circular Quay to board the spacious vessel that takes you out on the waters of Sydney Harbour. Soak up views of the waterfront, skyline, and famous landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Fort Denison as your boat cruises across the scenic harbor to the north shore, where you disembark for the zoo.
With your Taronga Zoo admission ticket and cruise, you can take the Sky Safari gondola from the waterfront up the hill to the main entrance of the zoo. Peek out of the windows of the fully-enclosed gondola cabin for an aerial perspective on some of the zoo's residents.
Once inside the zoo, enjoy the many exhibits at your own pace. More than 2,900 animals live here in 10 themed areas—including Wild Australia, Wild Asia, and the Great Southern Oceans. The enclosures mimic the natural habitat of each creature. Check the daily schedule for keeper talks, which focus on animals such as Tasmanian devils, little penguins, giraffes, lemurs, and koalas. You may want to watch the seals in action at Seal Theatre or catch the free-flight bird show, where birds of prey demonstrate their hunting skills.
Enjoy sweeping views of iconic sights such as Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House both from your boat cruise and the Taronga Zoo, aka 'the zoo with the view.'
Taronga Zoo also has many picnic areas; feel free to bring a picnic basket and enjoy lunch with views of Sydney Harbour, or purchase food at one of the on-site cafes or restaurants. When you have finished your zoo visit, simply return to the dock to catch the cruise back to Circular Quay.
Enjoy a day out at the award-winning Taronga Zoo, home to more than 2,900 exotic and native species. Learn about the different animals through one of the many free zoo-keeper talks; be entertained by the playful seals at the Seal Theatre; and watch the famous free-flight bird show, where birds of prey show off their hunting skills. Enter the zoo in style and take a ride on the Sky Safari Gondola. Skim across the top of the Asian Rainforest and see the orangutans swinging in the trees; then pass over the winding river of the AGL Amazon exhibit, home to animals from South America.
The zoo was wonderful, but incorrect information was given to us that we could use the 1pm hop on hop off ferry as well as the regular ferries for our trip back to Sydney. We wasted 2 hours of our time waiting for the next ferry.
A wonderful zoo, but a lot of up and down walking. I actually preferred Featherdale Park as it was more of a hands-on zoo with more interaction with the animals. However, I did like the views of Sydney from the zoo. We actually have much better zoos back home in Milwaukee and Chicago.
We were very excited to visit our first Australian zoo. However, the best part of this day was the ferry trip.
The grounds of the zoo going downhill are quite nice.
However, we barely saw any animals.
The only interesting zone was the one with nocturnal animals, which allows you to see original creatures in the dark.
Other than that, we were very disappointed. They only had 2 kangaroos (seriously?), the one gorilla was nowhere to be seen, we did not get a view of the Tasmanian devil, and many other animals just seemed to be missing from their enclosure.
We did not see any keepers doing presentations (most exhibits only had 1 keeper presentation per day).
Worst part is the restaurant actually closes at 2:30pm (though the zoo closes at 5pm), so basically we were not even able to have a late lunch.
I don’t understand this, why not stay open during the zoo‘s business hours??
Not worth a day of our vacation.
Traveling with kids can be hard so you need to find activities so everyone can enjoy. This is one of them, we enjoyed the ferry ride overlooking the harbour and it's beautiful Opera House. Then we took the cable car all the way up to the top of the zoo, great views from up there. Then got to see some animals that we were looking forward to like platypus, kangaroos, koalas and some other animals. Overall a great place for the kids to run around, enjoy nature and get their energy out.