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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 2013
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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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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A decade ago we were very disappointed with our visit to Taronga; what a lot has changed. Set on a hillside overlooking Sydney Harbour the zoo is well appointed and the animals are presented sympathetically and within an educational context. Signage is excellent and there are lots of staff and volunteers. It was a great day out with spectacular views... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I visited Targona Zoo in February with a group of 4 and we had a wonderful day. The zoo was easy to access from the ferry port and the combined zoo and ferry ticket was reasonable. The cable car queue went quickly and the views of the harbour bridge and opera house were amazing. The zoo itself is quite large... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Better be in reasonable shape to traverse up and down hills and steps. Lovely exhibits and habitats.Ride the Sky car up or back down to the ferry. Wide variety of animals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

The zoo was pretty huge with lots to see. But not as much snakes or spiders. Coming from a country with none I would like to have seen more but it was good. It wasnt cheap but its worth it

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The nicest way to get to the Zoo is by ferry (some ferry ticket options with Captain Cook Cruises) give you a reduced price entrance ticket, worth looking into this. When you arrive at the pier for the zoo you have a choice of walking up around the hill to the entrance, catching a bus by the pier or (the... More

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South of England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We visited the zoo after reading such great reviews on trip adviser. We were very disappointed, the animal enclosures were so small the whole thing felt incredibly cruel... Watching the Tazmanian Devil bolt from one side to the other in less than 10 seconds like it was going mad! The tiger on its own looked sad, the water fountain in... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Have just spent the best part of the day at this well laid out, user friendly,educational and attractive zoo. All the staff and volunteers were friendly and helpful. The animal enclosures were a good size (for a zoo) and we'll maintained. The views across Sydney Harbour are breath taking and the paths, sign posting and facilities are top notch. A... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Had a brilliant day here! The variety of animals is extraordinary and the park is extremely well kept! Views of the harbour and city are breathtaking! The staff were very friendly and helpful. Well worth getting the zoo pass from circular quay as this allows you the ferry return, park entry and use of the brilliant sky rail!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

From the beginning a very enjoyable experience. The ferry ride was fun as it always is in Sydney. The zoo itself has stunning views of Sydney and an opportunity to see the iconic Australian animals. In addition, the food in the restaurant was good too with another great view. I heartily recommend visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

visited Taronga with my spouse. I love the way they made the zoo out from the city. We gotta take ferry to go there. The zoo is well maintained and clean but we barely can touch the animal. Food is a little bit overpriced. the best view is you can see Sydney harbour from the zoo.. its beautiful.

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