• Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Enjoy an insider’s view of Taronga Zoo, a top attraction located on scenic Sydney Harbour. A zoo keeper gives you exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the animals and other amazing experiences that you won't get with regular admission. This small-group tour has a limit of eight participants, ensuring that you receive a personalized 2-hour experience with ample time to mingle with the kangaroos, take photos with koalas and wombats, and have close encounters with a variety of other Australian wildlife. 

Highlights

  • A 2-hour in-depth and behind the scenes tour of Taronga Zoo
  • Ride the Sky Safari cable car for amazing aerial views of the zoo and the harbor
  • Be photographed up close with koalas
  • Visit a working zoo kitchen and see how the food is prepared
  • Meet hand-raised native animals
  • Go behind-the-scenes in the Australian Nocturnal House
  • All-day access to explore Taronga Zoo before and after your tour
  • Morning or afternoon tea with cupcakes
  • Small-group tour maximum 8 participants

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What You Can Expect

Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience

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After making your way across Sydney Harbour, you have two transport options to arrive at the main entrance of the zoo at the top of the hill. Either hop on the complimentary shuttle bus or gondola. The gondola glides over the animal enclosures, providing a preview of the orangutans, Asian elephants and other critters from above. When you arrive at the entrance, meet your zoo keeper guide and begin your Wild Australia tour.

During your tour, you get to meet a number of animals and take a peek into the inner workings of the zoo. Stop at a zoo kitchen and learn how the staff prepares meals for the critters’ various diets. Follow your guide into the restricted area at the Australian Nightlife exhibit to observe nocturnal creatures that are difficult to spot in the wild. Explore the world of kangaroos, wallabies and emus; pose for photos with koalas inside their enclosure; and learn about wildlife habitat and conservation projects from your expert guide. Discover the iconic creatures of the Australia, including echidnas, platypus, wombats and bilbies as you explore the zoo on this fascinating tour.

After your tour, enjoy complimentary light refreshments at the zoo’s Harbourview Cafe, which boasts spectacular views over Sydney Harbour Bridge and beyond. You’ll also receive a souvenir gift and have the rest of the day to explore Taronga Zoo at your leisure.

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Customer Reviews

Carol D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

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!

Kathleen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

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.

Laura W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

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.

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was an awesome experience. We went behind the scenes with an experienced trainer who explained so many details about various Australian animals that we would never know otherwise. It was very professional from start to finish.

Travel4Two

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our zookeeper tour guide was wonderful!! We loved being able to see the animals up close with an expert guiding us.

netter75

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

What a great way to see Australian wildlife up close! We were thrilled to have a small group that were able to see the back scenes of the zoo and be able to touch some of them too. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended if youre into animal life.

netter75

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

What a great way to see Australian wildlife up close! We were thrilled to have a small group that were able to see the back scenes of the zoo and be able to touch some of them too. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended if youre into animal life.

Marc P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Absolutely wonderful day!! Highlight of our trip. Great tour, beautiful ride through harbor and amazing secluded beaches. Captain and tour guide were perfect.

bmoore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great!

David B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent tour. Guide was very informative and knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to everyone.

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