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Address: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9969 2777
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking, Camping
Description: Taking a ferry directly from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo, located in the...
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.
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Having a young daughter, we love to take her to zoos to allow her to learn about all sorts of animals. I don't think I've been to a zoo with better views! Stunning location, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Having a young daughter, we love to take her to zoos to allow her to learn about all sorts of animals. I don't think I've been to a zoo with better views! Stunning location, a wide variety of animals of all shapes and sizes and relatively easy to get around. The one drawback for us was the cable car wasn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I visited Taronga Zoo with my daughter and grand daughter on a Wednesday, a good day to go. It is a really well laid out zoo and very family friendly with easy walkways as well as stairs, lifts and escalators. The first animals you see are the giraffes - the wow factor is the view from this point; the harbour... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I visited the Taronga Zoo on my recent trip to Sydney. Such a great experience! The ferry ride from Circular Quay is stunning - you could pay much more for a similar ride from a tour operator! - and the zoo itself has beautiful views of the harbour, bridge and skyline. I arrived just as the zoo opened on a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous zoo with views of the city. Well kept zoo with lots of animals. The zoo also hosts music events and camping overnight. Nicely laid out and suits all ages. Plenty of food options throughout. Plenty of parking available or arrive by ferry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited this zoo back in November. We took the ferry from Sydney harbour to visit Taronga Zoo and that was already great for us! We enjoyed excellent views of the Opera house and the harbour while we were on the ferry. The zoo it's self displays a wide range of wild life which was nice to... More 

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We were excited about visiting the zoo and had a perfect weather day for it. Took the ferry from Circular Quay. Upon arrival we were directed by signage to the "lower zoo entrance" to pay the $46 admission fee (check tourist brochures for coupons for 15% off). We were given a map but not told we were entering the zoo... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed this zoo very much. The best thing to do when you get there is to immediately take the skyfari to the top of the hill. Then you can see the entire hill by going downhill, and catch the ferry back to town after you are done. The ferry ride itself is a thrill, as you get a beautiful... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I haven't been to the zoo in literally decades but made it a day trip with the kids and it was very enjoyable. It's rather compact and well organized with the 'sexier' show stopper animals organized near the front, centre and the rather boring ones (chickens, etc) towards the back. I was afraid it would be packed on the Sunday... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I am a big fan of zoos and like to visit them all over the world. This is one of the best. There is a big variety of animals which is great but one of the most amazing things is the view you get over the harbour from the zoo. Where else can you look at giraffes with a view... More 

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Maidenhead, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I took the ferry over from Circular Quay. A shame that the cable car was o o o. Buses were laid on to take us up the hill to the top entrance. We had a good long walk down the hill looking at most things and watched the seal show at 2 pm. It is a lot of walking. Took... More 

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