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Taronga Zoo

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Mosman
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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
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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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Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket
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Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience
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Sydney Taronga Zoo's Australian Animals Tour

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Loved this zoo

I took the special behind the scenes tour with a zookeeper. He was so much fun. I loved this place so much. I learned so much. Was a great way to get close to koalas without... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I took the special behind the scenes tour with a zookeeper. He was so much fun. I loved this place so much. I learned so much. Was a great way to get close to koalas without stressing them out. Ferry ride to the zoo was fun too!😎

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quintessentially Sydney we love Twilight at Taronga - the zoo is a fabulous place for a day out in Sydney anyway - we love it (although entrance fees a bit pricey) - but the whole set up for the concerts takes it one level up. Pity there no longer seems to be no coffee available at the events but great... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ferry ride from Circular Quay was one of the best parts of the day, the views of the harbor, opera house, bridge and skyline are amazing. When we arrived we wandered for a while before we saw anything worth seeing. I was beginning to wonder if there were any animals at all. Be prepared for a lot of hiking,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this for the afternoon and enjoyed the whole experience,the zoo is so well laid out with a cable car to take you to the top,then walk down through the zoo. Go for the day as a lot of the private talks and tours finish early.

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Thank Clive441
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is such a great zoo. The animals are so well cared for and loved and they love their keepers back. The animal encounters are really reasonably priced and the experience (and photo) is worth a lot more than the little you pay for it. We did the giraffe and owl experience and it was so amazing, plus you get... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day out. Well laid out zoo with amazing views of Sydney. Also tree tops activity for adults and children adding an extra dimension ( not included in entry ticket).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there on a Tuesday and the washing of the elephants was highly recommended. We stood there for 1 1/2 watching the keepers love, play and clean the elephants. We were able to talk to the head keeper long after everyone else had left. It was really enjoyable. The giraffes are also very interesting. They have the best view... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had expectations of this being an amazing zoo after all I had heard. What a major letdown and waste of money. The best thing about this was the ferry ride over. The sky rail wasn't working, what animals we did see there was generally only one of. We got to one enclosure with monkeys only to be told they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am at a loss for words. Taronga is amazing. Start your day off by taking the ferry from Circular Quay over to Taronga Zoo. If you want to capture some amazing photos and video footage arrive around opening time plus if you want to book onto any of the animal encounters arriving early is the best way to avoid... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The only good thing about the zoo visit was the ferry ride and the sky rail. Australia has zoos everywhere do not waste your time here!! The set up/ design is not intuitive and the lack of animals so disappointing.

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Mosman
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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