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Taronga Zoo

Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
61 2 9969 2777
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Ranked #2 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Fabulous location and well worth a visit. Opens at 9.30 am and a good idea to get there early as the area does get hot during the summer. Lots to see, well thought out, and plenty of interactive areas for children. For littlies the farm animal corner is good although the play equipment is more for the 5+ age group.... More

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vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

While in Sydney good Australian friends identified the Taronga Zoo as a must visit and preferred zoo in Australia. The zoo is run by a non profit society, and many volunteers assist in the day to day management of the animals. Arrive early and see the elephants, rescued from a Thai tourist elephant camp, have their morning baths with the... More

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

My wife & I visited Taronga zoo on our recent visit to Sydney. What a truly amazing place it is & well worth a visit. We took the cable car to the top & started our visit from there. We were given a guide to the zoo & made our way down the hill. The signs were clear & we... More

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We went with our two 8-year olds, and this is by far the best zoo we've visited. It's extremely well planned, the maps shows a suggestion on how to plan your day. We went at opening on a weekday, and practically had the zoo to our selves, no queues anywhere. Everything but the "animal encounters" is free once you've paid... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We've been coming here for 50 years and the zoo has always been amazing but it is improving every time we visit...it truly is a sight to behold. The views are the best in the world and the animals and their enclosures are second to none. The volunteers are knowledgeable and every time you start to wonder about something they... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

what I really enjoyed was the ferry ride to go to the zoo from Sydney Harbour, it gives you a really nice perspective of the bay. we bought a zoo pass from circular quay that includes return ferry rides and the cable car ride in the zoo. there are also nice lookout of the city skyline while wandering in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Taronga Zoo is a wonderful day out, I was very impressed with the conservation focus here. The zoo itself is in a wonderful location, with great views over to Sydney Harbour, and of course you arrive by cable car - how good is that? My son and I were lucky enough to do the roar and snore - or in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for a day out in sunny Sydney, this is a great option, particularly for families. You’ll get uninterrupted views of the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House behind many of the animal exhibits. We didn’t expect to spend the entire day at the zoo, but found there is just so much to see and do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

The zoo was great. It is well-designed with a lot of animals to see. I went there and able to see a few species of kangaroos and wallabies. There are also live animal shows that are very interesting to watch (like birds show). It is a must for animal lovers. To reach the zoo, do take a ferry from Circular... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This zoo is huge. It has been going through a lot of upgrades in the last few years. Some of the animal enclosures may be closed on your visit. We went and spent the day there. It was great but it is so big you may have to come back. All the shows are hard to fit in one day.... More

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