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Taronga Zoo

Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
61 2 9969 2777
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Taronga zoo is simply amazing. So well laid out and with the magnificent harbour and gardens the animals almost take a back seat. Make sure you pre book tickets! If you don't pre book, you can't catch cable car at bottom of zoo. You will have to bus to the top (which can cost you extra). NRMA offers 10% off.... More

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Upland, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

While visiting from Los Angeles, we spent the night at the zoo with Keepers, Tris, Addy and Jo. The tents are large permanent tents with real beds and wooden floors, the food was great, the night and morning visits with the animals were incredible, much better than visiting during the day when the animals want to rest. The keepers are... More

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We took the kids to enjoy the animals and it was so much more. What a fantastic family day, so much to see and do. The zoo is clean and the staff friendly. We spent all day wondering the paths and enjoying the memories.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visiting the zoo also included the experience of the fast ferry and also the cable car so added bonus. Raining when I visited so probably didn't do as much as I could have. Impressed by the wheelchair accessibility of the place. Good range of animals - well laid out

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Did this last year for a joint birthday celebration (ours are 2 days apart). While it wasn't cheap, it was worth every penny: an amazing after dark behind the scenes zoo experience. The 'tents' are really great, solid floors, very comfy (electric blankets even), but be warned you won't sleep a wink! The animals were really noisy, felt like being... More

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is absolutely a zoo with THE most beautiful view that I've been to. Although the price ain't cheap, you should really consider visiting Taronga Zoo. They have a wide variety of wildlife from the African continent up to the natives wildlife of Australia. I enjoyed watching the seal show after missing out on the giraffe encounter. And by the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Spent the day here on Saturday with a friend and had a brilliant day. ANZ Zoo month (September) gives you 2-for-1 entry, but even if we had paid full price it would have been worth it! The range of animals was great, and as the day started out a bit overcast it wasn't too busy there. I felt the food... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Purchased our Zoo and ferry tickets from Circular Quay. Catching the ferry there is fun from the outset. We loved the zoo. Great day out for any age. The view across the harbour from the giraffe enclosure is stunning. Will visit again next trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I have visited a few zoos around the world and this has to be the best. I visited Taronga zoo for the second time when visiting my mum this Christmas. It takes a whole day to get all the way round. The animals are all in large enclosures and look happy. They have a fantastic variety and they are all... More

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Gaborone, Botswana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

One of the best bits about visiting this place is the boat journey there and back, which produces some great views of the city and various parts of the harbour. The zoo itself also affords impressive views of harbour and distant city centre. As a zoo, I guess it provides a useful introduction to Aussie wildlife if you've just landed... More

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