This was well worth the money to have the opportunity to see animals behind the scenes - especially the koalas. You are in a small group so there is a lot of one-on-one time. I would recommend this to anyone with kids also.
This is definitely the way to see the zoo and I thought the price was great considering it included admission, the gondola, etc. And it was quite a thrill to be able to spend time in the koala enclosure and I appreciate that the zoo does not allow people to touch these wild animals--a big reason I selected this zoo rather than other wildlife experiences. Our guides were friendly and helpful and I highly recommend this excursion.
I would definitely recommend this tour. We took the Ferry from Circular Quay 25 round trip for the day including subway
Nikki H United States of ...
The personalized tour was so amazing! I truly highly recommend this. The volunteer's were so knowledgable and friendly. I enjoyed the behind the scenes access that also came with the tour. I learned a lot about the zoo and the Australian animals. I would do this tour again. I don't think you'd be disappointed in booking this tour.
Mike B USA
Tour was excellent! Guides are volunteers at the zoo, so the tour operator is the zoo. You get close up access to many animals and can actually touch some, but not koala bears unfortunately. The tour guides work at the info booth when they are not touring, so they are very knowledgeable about the zoo. This tour is shorter than the other one, but it takes you only to the Australian animals. You can see elephants anywhere, so why waste extra time walking around this very large and hilly zoo? By the way, the 90 minute tour was really 135 minutes for us, and the guide walked my wife and I to several other animal venues and showed us how to exit after the tour was over.
Volunteers were excellent and it was good to be close to the animals and get extra information about native species. Love Australian animals!
The gold tour of the Zoo was amazing. We had two superb guides, Barbara and Gordon, who took us behind the scenes and introduced us personally to many of the inhabitants. Also included was a visit to the kitchen where much of the food was prepared. It is the best way to really understand and appreciate how much work goes into running it and how much they do to support endangered species. An absolute must. The only downside was the ski safari was closed for maintenance but it did not detract from our enjoyment.
This is a wonderful Tour. My husband and I along with our closest friends took this tour and we all agreed, it could not have been better. We had two knowledgeable ladies escorting around the Zoo. We were able to go behind the scene and get up-close with some of the animals. We learned about each animal and because there were only 4 of us, were able to ask questions. Do yourself a favor and book this tour.
I really enjoyed going around and getting to meet the animals and seeing the kitchen where their food is prepared. My favorite was meeting the Koala and learning that they are not bears.
We had two lovely volunteers show us around the zoo and got up, personal with wallabies, an emu, and koalas. They were able to spot the nocturnal animals in the exhibits, took us to the bird show, and we were given time to see anything else we wanted on our own.
Great experience if you have limited time to spend.
we have a great time! it was really wonderful, the Guide was so kind and friendly, we were really delighted to spend a day in the ZOO. Great Time, thanks
Lloyd United States of ...
We truly enjoyed the tour. The behind the scenes tour was great. It was nice to be able to interact with the animals and the guides.
Excellent small group behind the scenes tour. Our guides, Doug and Lorraine made it special. Lorraine was so helpful in taking pictueres. We Wes able to pet the kangaroos but couldn't touch the koalas even though we were close enough. Beautiful zoo.
Great behind the scenes tour of the zoo. Guides were very knowledgeable and enjoyed showing the zoo.
Had bad weather but they made it work. The animals were wonderful!
Wonderful experience and the private guide was wonderful. We experienced the zoo upfront and behind the scenes, with a full explanation of the goals and feeding and care of the animals. It was a very relaxing experience in which we not only got to view but pet the animals. All of the animals of Australia are represented including the horticulture. The return on the sky tram was great!!!
Amazing up close and personal tour with Australian animals. There were 4 of us with 2 guides. Educational, interesting and fun. Guides were extremely knowledgeable and were able to answer all questions. Highly recommend for older children and adults who love animals. Tour ran 2 hours.
This was the best zoo experience we ever had. We had a private tour with two volunteers and were treated like royalty. It was fascinating to go behind the scenes and see and touch the animals native to Australia. We would highly recommend this tour.
A lovely tour of the zoo and a look behind the scenes and what's more I had two of the volunteer staff to escort me around I felt very special
I really enjoyed this private tour! The zoo is open to the public, but through this private tour, I was provided with two lovely tour guides that took me to special parts of the zoo not open to the general public, and able to have my photo taken laying down next to a kangaroo. The two tour guides were very knowledgeable with the animals. I highly recommend this tour!
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