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This was a great experience. We were in a small group of 6 with our guide and got a unique behind-the-scenes tour. This really makes a difference for visiting the zoo, and will give you access to experiences and animals others don't get. We got to feed and pet wallabies, an echidna, a feather flider, and take photos up close with the koalas. You don't get to touch or hold the koalas on this experience, so a good supplement to this tour is the koala experience at featherdale wildlife park, where you can pet koalas. Highly recommend this add-on to anyone visiting the Taronga Zoo.
This was the highlight of our trip! Well worth the price! The backstage tour was awesome. Getting close to the animals and actually feeding and touching a few of them was priceless. Our guide was actually a zookeeper, and this made the tour way more enjoyable. I would do this again!
Our guide was great! She was so knowledgeable and you could tell she loved her job. All the animals had names.This tour was fantastic! Once we walked around the area where the kangaroos and wallaby were we actually got to go inside the koala enclosure and were within inches of the koalas. It was so hard not to touch them....they were so cute. We also had hands on time with a feather-tail gliding squirrel and enchidna. The tour also included a behind the scenes tour of the kitchen and what the animals eat. It was a wonderful day. The zoo is located across the bay from the Opera House so you must that a ferry to get there. Once there you can take the cable car up to the top and the entrance and it goes over the zoo on the way up. The animals are on display for easy viewing.
The problem we had was with our booking through Viator. We could not get all 7 of us in one group since the tour is limited to 8 people. So we broke up into two groups - 4 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. When we arrived with our confirmation pages at the zoo that morning,t hey had no record of us. After waiting over 1/2 hour they allowed us into the zoo and told us they would have to get permission from higher ups to allow us to go in the afternoon tours since that would put us one over. we went in and enjoyed the zoo and when we checked back a couple of hours later, we were booked. as it turned out the other two people did not show up so it was the 7 of us after all.
Great experience, well worth the money.
tour and guide were excellent. Recommend highly
Great time! We were able to pet kangaroos and see koalas up close. The koalas were very active the the we visited. The experience was amazing!
My sister and I did this tour with three other adults and two children. Our zookeeper guide was excellent. The small group, behind the scenes experiences, and the expertise of the zookeeper were terrific. It was an Australian experience that left you plenty of time to see other parts of the zoo. I would definitely recommend this tour.
The only way to see Sydney Taronga Zoo! Behind the scenes tour was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Will never forget feeding peanuts to Earl the kangaroo or being inside the koala enclosure. Just two of our special memories! Be sure to book early, as they limit the number of participants. We were in Sydney during the New Year's Eve timeframe and booked back in August.
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