• Location: Sydney, Australia
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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 Darling Harbour or 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
  • Have time to explore Taronga Zoo at your own pace

What You Can Expect

Sydney Harbour Cruise with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

Sydney Harbour Cruise and Taronga Zoo

Make your own way to the boat dock at either Darling Harbour or 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 taking in 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 or Darling Harbour.

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Customer Reviews

Shelly H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a really convenient way to have all my arrangements made and vouchers in hand before I left home. The zoo was great with beautiful views of the city. Give yourself time to stop at the Captain Cook ticket counter as you will have to exchange your Viator voucher for a ticket.

Janet R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Wonderful zoo. Definitely recommend seeing it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Feel worth and all was good. We were with young kids.

Mona D. United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was amazing!

Sydel C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The zoo is located on a hillside with wonderful views of the harbor. The gondola ride to the top of the hill gave more great views. We especially enjoyed the bird show and being very close to the tiger.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017



5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great - a visit to Taronga is a must for visitors to Sydney. Watch out for the weather though.

Daniel Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Cruise was on time and staff were very friendly and helpful with loading and unloading our pram.

Mitsy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

An easy cruise across the bay to the Zoo including Skyway! The zoo has made great usage of space and layout for the various exhibit themes! The giraffes have an amazing million dollar view of Sydney from their new home. We highly recommend the Bird show and if time the seal show, too.

Deepak B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Good tour

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