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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

LOTS of walking and be careful, If you take the ferry and don't board the cable car you walk UP hill. I took the cable car and was in awe of the view! It was amazing get your cameras out fast as you don't have a long time to take a photo. There are plenty of gift stores but I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Went on a rainy day - but saw most of the animals despite odd showers throughout the day. Found the map confusing, but there are staff you can ask for directions if you get lost. Loved the tigers and giraffes. Oh yes, watch out for big greedy birds waiting to steal your lunch at the Taronga Food Market - guess... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Had a great day at the zoo. Plenty to see well set out zoo, food was also great which is unusual for an attraction of this size. Plenty of lifts and escalators to get you around. Loved going from the ferry on the cable cars to the zoo entrance.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Its really nice place to go. Everything inside is fantastic. Highly recommend to go by the ferry from circular quay.

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Sydney
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Took a friend here for their first touristy attraction of sydney. Bought the tickets online. Took sydney trains to get there then jumped on a ferry to the zoo. We'd used our opal passes up to this point. Since I had bought the zoo tickets online, we were able to take the cable car up and down from the top... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We visited Taronga Zoo in October 2014. Below is what we liked and not liked about our experience: What we like: - We were initially afraid that the animals kept at the zoo would be badly mistreated but the animals look well-treated in their respective enclosure. - The timing for the ferry ride to the zoo was rather reasonable (about... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I go to the Taronga Zoo with the kids and they love it. Also the ferry ride to the island is a lot of fun. The Zoo is well maintained and the staff is always friendly. Also on the positive side, you don't need so much time to go through it.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The ferry over was very quick with an excellent view! We are Adelaide Zoo members so the Zoo entry was free and ferry return $12 each. The Cable Car up was a good start although expect to still have some up hills to walk if you are going to see everything! I loved the Seal and Primate enclosures, so much... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Sydney for a week did many touristy things the zoo was by far my favourite place. So many animals. The baby chimp was the cutest little thing I've ever seen. I was impressed with the enclosures all had huge rope climbing things. The sky rail thing was awesome the kids loved it. We've visited many themeparks/zoo and... More

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Took the ferry from Circular Key to Mosman and the cable car to the top of the hill before strolling down through the winding pathways of this extremely enjoyable zoo. While I wouldn't consider myself a zoo lover, too many miserably wet days at Dublin Zoo in years gone by, I would highly recommend the experience at Taronga. There is... More

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