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 behind-the-scenes for an introduction to Australia’s unique and unusual wildlife. Meet the zoo’s hand-raised native animals and have your photo taken with a koala or kangaroo. This is a not to be missed experience for animal lovers.
- 1.5-hour in-depth guided tour by a zoo keeper and behind-the-scenes access
- Round-trip Sky Safari Gondola ride
- Come face-to-face with kangaroos and wallabies
- Meet hand-raised animals native animals
- All-day access pass to explore Taronga Zoo before or after your tour
- Small-group tour maximum 6 people
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What You Can Expect
Arrive at the zoo and take the Sky Safari gondola to the top entrance. Fly above the Zoo as it skims the canopy of the Asian rainforest inhabited by Taronga's orangutans and glide across the mysterious riverscape of AGL Amazonia, home to the Zoo's South American animals.
Feel like a VIP as you tour the zoo with a keeper and learn first-hand about the animals and how a zoo operates. Meet the hand-raised animals and wander the Australian animal walk-through to come face to face with wallabies and kangaroos. Don’t forget your camera as there are great photo opportunities with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birds, wombats and echidnas to name a few.
After your tour, spend the rest of the day checking out the great activities on offer at the zoo. There are expert talks through out the day, the not to be missed free flying bird show and the ever popular seal show.
The easiest way to get to the zoo is by ferry. Not only is it convenient but a great way to see the spectacular Sydney Harbour. Ferries depart from Wharf 2 at Circular Quay every 30 minutes.
Once you have arrived at Taronga Wharf, take the Sky Safari gondola for a ride high over the zoo grounds. over looking Sydney's most famous landmarks and giving you a bird's-eye view over the zoo inhabitants, ending at the top entrance of the zoo. Alternatively you can take the zoo bus service that meets every ferry.
Restaurant and fast food outlets
Taronga Food Market - open 9.00am - 5.00pm
Located near the elephant enclosure with indoor and outdoor seating offering 6 different food and beverage outlets
Cafe Harbourview - open 10.00am - 4.00pm
Cafe style menu featuring Mediterranean platters, salads, hot food and delicious cakes
Fish and Chips Takeaway - open 11.00am - 2.00pm
Offers your favourite seafood treats, salt'n'pepper squid, calamari, garlic prawns and fish and chips
Terrace Cafe - open 9.00am - 5.00pm
Located inside the main entrance and offers a range of sandwiches, wraps, pastries, coffee and drinks
Taronga Zoo also has many picnic areas, so bring a picnic basket and enjoy lunch with views overlooking Sydney Harbour
It was a wonderful tour, we saw and learned a lot.
Our tour guides were great!
This was a superb opportunity to get up close and personal with the Australian animals at Taronga Zoo. The guides were knowledgeable and helpful. We were able to get close to koalas and kangaroos as well as to see and touch some lizards. The views from the zoo are great. The variety of animals was also terrific. I highly recommend this tour and the zoo.