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Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket

  • General admission ticket to Sydney Taronga Zoo
  • See more than 350 different animal species from around the world
  • Explore the large grounds with views of Sydney Harbour
Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket
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Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket
From $34.45
Located on shoreline of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Taronga Zoo is home to thousands of fascinating animals, including Australian natives such as the koala, kangaroo and platypus. With your admission ticket, you gain entrance to the zoo along with the Sky Safari cable car, which gives you the chance to look down into the animal enclosures and enjoy sweeping views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city skyline. Check the schedule for daily keeper presentations, or book an animal encounter or guided tour (own expense) for a more in-depth experience.
What to Expect
Sydney Taronga Zoo opened in 1916 and has since become a major force for animal care, research and conservation. You can take the ferry from Circular Quay to the zoo, a scenic ride that lasts about 10 minutes and gives you stunning waterside views of the harbor city. Don’t miss a ride on the Sky Safari cable car, which whisks you high above the zoo grounds, giving you a bird’s-eye view of zoo inhabitants like elephants and big apes. It also provides photo ops of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House.

Your Sydney Taronga Zoo ticket is valid for general admission to the zoo and the Sky Safari, the only cable car in Sydney. Once inside the zoo, proceed around ten themed areas where the animals live in surroundings similar to their natural habitats. Some of the featured themes focus on Wild Australia, the Great Southern Oceans and Wild Asia. During the daily keeper talks, you can witness an in-depth presentations about specific animals such as Tasmanian devils, giraffes, lemurs, little penguins and koalas.

Other optional activities such as animal encounters and guided tours can be booked at your own expense. If you're inspired to try swinging through the trees, Wild Ropes offers a low and high level ropes course for an adrenaline-fueled activity suitable for adults and older kids. You might even spot koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and emus as you make your way through the trees. Education Officers can offer you and your family a learning experience with live animals and plants in their natural environments, and develop an understanding about wildlife of all types.
How to get to the zoo:
The easiest way to get to the zoo from central Sydney is by ferry. Not only is it convenient but it’s also a great way to get on the waters of Sydney Harbour. Ferries depart from Wharf 4 at Circular Quay every 30 minutes. When you arrive at Taronga Wharf, take the Sky Safari cable car to the top entrance of the zoo. The cable car is included in the price of zoo admission. Alternatively, you can take the zoo bus service that meets every ferry.

Food options:
  • Taronga Food Market – Located near the elephant enclosure with indoor and outdoor seating; offers six different food and beverage outlets
  • The View – Cafe-style menu featuring Mediterranean plates, salads, hot food and cakes
  • The Fish Stop – Offers salt-and-pepper squid, calamari, garlic prawns and fish and chips
  • Forage and Graze – Located inside the main entrance and offers a range of sandwiches, wraps, pastries, coffee and drinks
Taronga Zoo also has many picnic areas; feel free to bring a picnic basket and enjoy lunch with views of Sydney Harbour
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Reviews (227)
1 - 5 of 121 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Great start with cable car entry to the Zoo!

We pre bought our tickets to the Zoo on line that included the cable car ride into the Zoo. My wife was in a wheel chair and this was not an issue as all access was made easy for us by staff, even stopping the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paulgaps
Reviewed 2 days ago
Love the animals

We had a great afternoon at the zoo, we were lucky enough to see the keeper talk at the gorilla and they were very active with the young one doing all sorts of acrobatics. Then the young elephant was also having a play around in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mclcs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great family outing

We have a yearly pass for our family of 3 since 3yrs ago. Love this place. My son loves the skysafari.

Thank eucalyptus33h
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fastastic zoo!

Very excited to go here as this was one of our target places for our short holiday here in sydney. Everything was awesome. Wished they had some rides or something. overall, the experience was excellent!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AngelaCortez09
Reviewed 1 week ago
Construction zone without staff, signs or animals

I expected the zoo to be great, but was bitterly disappointed. There is a huge amount of construction work going on, which blocks passages and entrances to areas. Particularly the lower entrance to the Aussie walkabout, so you get all the way down there and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Andrea E
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September 29, 2018|
Response from dmitra99 | Reviewed this property |
The koala enclosure is fairly large. The real problem is to actually make eye contact with them as they are perched high on the V of the branches and mostly sleeping. Better to go to lone pine sanctuary near Brisbane for a... More
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July 2, 2018|
Response from macshel000 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm not familiar with St. Marys.