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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
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

For tourists visiting Sydney the Zoo has it all! Starting with a ferry ride from Circular Quay, with its attractions of the Opera House, the MCA and the Rocks, crossing the beautiful harbour seeing the Sydney Harbour bridge the bustle of cruise ships, ferries and sailing boats and reaching the quay and the Zoo entrance. A gondola ride to the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My first visit to Taronga was over 50 years ago, and I can remember it vividly. Having been back about once a decade since then, it is a joy to see the continuous improvements in the care and display of animals. The highlight for me was feeding the Giraffe, such beautiful creatures.

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Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Entering the Zoo on the gondola was a very cool start. We had about a 10 minute wait time for the gondola which is what I expected. We had a group tour of the "Wild Australia Experience". They advised that it was supposed to be 8 people, but we only had 3 in our tour group. The tour guide was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Whether you are a child, or an adult, you will enjoy this zoo! Located in the heart of Sydney, on the beautiful harbour, it offers not only fascinating experience but also magnificent views. Ferry ride to the Zoo and funicular ride to the top just add to the thoroughly enjoyable day.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We did the tour that we spent the night in the zoo in a tent, but no ordinary tent!! This is the safari style tent that you would see in Africa!! Didn't know what to expect, and it was expensive but worth every penny! The park rangers are very passionate about their jobs and the animals and shows in everything... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

What a great experience. Enjoy beautiful, historic Taronga Park Zoo after hours. Includes good accommodation, excellent food, and really interesting behind the scenes access. Just a little loud in the tents when it rains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

i really enjoyed visiting this zoo because it showcased a good range of animals not just exotic or domestic. the gondola ride to the top was a good experience. also taking the ferry from circular quay was enjoyable. they have a great range of shops to buy lovely souveneirs. great for all ages and you get a good walk around.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Great day out if you have young children. Less to offer for adults and older children as on quite a small scale but it does have the most amazing views back towards circular quay - take a look from the Giraffe enclosure and from the free flight bird theatre. Worth seeing some of the shows - the birds in flight... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

its a good trip as i took the ferry from circular key to the base of the hill that the zoo is situated on. then a gondola ride to the top... then you can meander down around what you want to see. of course its a zoo and most (70%)+ of the animals are sleeping/non visible . the food there... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My sister took me here for some Syney exploration last May 2013 when i visited. The zoo is great - the animals looked liked they had a lot fo free spaces (unlike in other zoos....) And loved the fact that i got to pet a kangaroo! The cable car was great as well, awesome way to start the zoo tour.... More

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