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Taronga Zoo

Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
61 2 9969 2777
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As featured in 3 days in Sydney
Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Mosman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Zoos
Activities: Camping, Viewing wildlife, Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Taking a ferry directly from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo, located in the suburb of Mosman, is the first unexpected joy of visiting the animal park.... more » Owner description: Taking a ferry directly from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo, located in the suburb of Mosman, is the first unexpected joy of visiting the animal park. Once there, the leisurely trails and opportunity to see some of Australia's distinct wildlife become apparent, as does the striking view of the Harbour Bridge from the seating at the aerial bird show. Advance booking can give you the chance to see koalas up close, or stay overnight and 'camp' in the zoo. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

What started with a rainy and dull day turned out to be a great day at the zoo. What an amazing views over the harbour. The zoo is well laid out which makes it easy to see them all.

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Arlington, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The zoo is easily reached by ferry from Circular Quay. Combined Sydney Ferry and Taronga Zoo Pass for adults was AU$55. There are so many animals here that you can not see them all in one day, so I suggest that you look over the zoo's online map and plan your outing based on available time, preferred animals, show times... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Taronga Zoo is popular with both locals and tourists, and is a regular visit for us (yearly). The Zoo is well laid out and has lots of activities and shoes during the day, that you need to get here early to take most of it in. Best way to get here is by ferry across Sydney Harbour, otherwise there is... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Let me start by saying admission is quite steep- $46 one adult, so I had high expectations of the zoo. Furthermore, there are many points at the zoo asking for donations to animal conservation efforts and that. First we went to the chimpanzees. They were all sitting in the fetal position. It was a 22 degree sunny day but they... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing views of the city which pop up all over as you walk around the zoo. Its worth visiting the zoo just for the views across the harbor! The ferry ride from Circular Quay to the zoo was nice on a sunny day. The folks at the zoo are friendly and helpful. There are good directions to get around. The... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very nice Zoo, but huge crowds at that time of the year a lot of standing in a queue to enter. Was a little disappointed at how small some of the cages were especially the one that held the Snow Leopard could not get a good close look at that, other than that very nice day for a day out.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The zoo is a great place but allow plenty of time and arrive early. What lets it down is having to wait in queues. If you enter from the ferry wharf, the queue for the Sky Safari is massive. Then you queue up the top to buy entry tickets and then you queue at the entry gate to have your... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

As a Sydney local, I've visited Taronga Zoo a number of times over the years. It's an excellent day trip for young and old. The most enjoyable way to visit is via a short ferry ride from Circular Quay (you can buy a Zoo Pass which includes the ferry and zoo entry). You can easily spend the entire day at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My partner, kids & I had an amazing day. Though I don't believe in keeping animals Locked up in small areas my girls had an amazing time getting to know and see all the animals. The zoo is set our beautifully and it was easy to get around with a stroller.

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Tomball, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I was on a trip with Grand Circle Travel and we had time on our own. I am a bit of a zoo "nut" so decided to go. I took the ferry across to the zoo and what a treat! There was a lot of walking, as with any zoo, but this is one of the most unique zoos that... More

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