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Taronga Zoo

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Address: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9969 2777
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

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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Many animals and a great view at the city

Seal and Birdshow recommended. Great location. Many possibilities to eat (picnic or kiosk/restaurant).

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Seal and Birdshow recommended. Great location. Many possibilities to eat (picnic or kiosk/restaurant).

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The animals that were there combined with the scenery were absolutely breathtaking ! Unfortunately there were new enclosures being created which moved some animals to Taronga Western Plains Zoo. It would have been amazing to know that certain animals were no longer there, when mentioning this to an employee they said "next time check the website" I definitely didn't appreciate... More 

Thank Samanthaa101
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This zoo is very beautiful. Only a few zoos worldwide are comparable to this. Today the cable car didn't work and quite a lot animals havn't been acsessible... That was a pitty. The view over the city is fantastic!

Thank Fiona S
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The last time I went to Taronga was maybe 3 years ago - much better then. I had a friend arrive on a cruise ship & took her to the zoo to show her the Australian wild life. BAD decision. You can't get to see Koalas now at all unless you pay $25 extra for an 'encounter' and are lucky... More 

Thank Jackie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place for all animal lovers. A ferry across, a cable car up to the entrance - what a start. Plenty of animals to see, along with some shows, talks about the animals etc. Food is reasonably priced.

Thank Derek C
Walla Walla, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of great views and animals. Little disappointed with the Koalas. There were very hard to see and enjoy. My husband did the ropes course. It was hard in my opinion. Not for people who don't have good upper arm strength or if u are afraid of heights. Staff is very nice at the zoo. It's super clean. Very well... More 

Thank Rhonda W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the ferry over to the zoo. A quick 15 minute ride. Walked up to the gondola that drops you at the top of the hill where the zoo entrance is located. You wind your way down hill through the zoo back to the ferry dock. The giraffes make for good photos with the cityscape in the background. Loved the... More 

Thank Nancy N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This has to be the best zoo I've been to in many years. The free birds in flight show is not to be missed! A few things were closed but it was still a great place to go whether alone or with family I absolutely loved it and would definitely go again.

Thank Kylie C
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We joined the Zoo friends membership, and drove to the zoo with my boys today. It was a really enjoyable trip with lots of incredible animals. Kids loved it. There was playground as well, and also places kids can have opportunities to get close to some of the animals. Also amazing Sydney bridge views from the zoo!

Thank Wei D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived on a ferry around midday. In hindsight not the right time! To make matters worse we knew the skyway was not working and taking a bus to the top entrance would be the way to go! On disembarking and walking towards a bus, already idling at the stop we felt we were in luck as we indicated we... More 

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With a variety of outdoor attractions, the sophisticated harbor suburb of Mosman has something for everyone. Shoppers can stroll Military Road for its unique offering of antiques, designer labels, and hip restaurants and cafes. Nature lovers can take in spectacular bushwalks like the Taronga to Balmoral walk, while families can enjoy snorkeling in the sheltered beaches of Balmoral Beach or scuba diving at Chowder Bay. History lovers enjoy exploring the fortifications at the end of Old Fort Road in Middle Head, which date back to the 1800s. Even the exhibitionist set can find entertainment in Mosman, with several nude beaches located in the area.
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