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Taronga Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
+61 2 9969 2777
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This zoo is really great - very modern and clean with excellent spaces for the animals and concern for conservation. The plantings and views are beautiful. Right now the only part closed for construction was the African area, but I was most interested in Australian...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great zoo focused on the animals. This means, the keepers let the animals choose if they will be out in the exhibit or not. This can make some folks upset because you might not get to see all the animals you hope...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SoloMode
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you like outdoor activities that means you will love taronga zoo. You will need to take a bus or ferry from circular quay to get to the zoo, the ferry ride will only take 20mnt and the view is amazing. The opera house and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank anggi_tarra
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Much of the zoo is closed for renovations. Not a very attractive look. The cable car was down for the entire time we were there. Staff were unhelpful. When I asked at the gift shop how to find the Koala exhibit I was told it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wyliegal
Reviewed 6 days ago

We bought the entry tickets combined with a ferry ride from the Circular Quey. Prices for these tickets varied from $43 to $69 each for us, so shop around and try Expedia. The zoo is laid out on a hill with lots of ups and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dick F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve visited this zoo 3 times, once when I was 6 years old, then at 14 years old for a school excursion and recently. No matter what, I still squeal when I get into the sky cable ! Better to buy your tickets online -...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 342anastasiaf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely zoo but be prepared for long queues, traffic, not a lot of parking if you visit during peak periods. We have been here on a week day and it's been lovely. We have also been on a public holiday during the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 706alys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had friends from overseas. They had never animals such tigers before. Very excited to be going to the zoo. The ferry trip was fantastic. The staff were great. However once we entered the zoo it wasn’t the same. There is a lot of construction...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kingsleyc_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best thing at a trip to the zoo is the ferry ride. The zoo itself is very expensive and heavily overpriced. Moreover you will struggle to see any animals as most of them hide inside or somewhere in the shade because of the heat....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BigMan66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited the zoo for my birthday and had a fantastic day! I got a birthday badge (yes, I was excited about that even as an adult) and when staff around the zoo saw it they all wished me a happy birthday....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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
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February 21, 2019|
Response from Kingsleyc_11 | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of construction. No big cats only tigers. No zebra. Didn’t see any rhino . I am sure there were more animals last time I went. There was only 1 type of bear.
Hayley M
February 8, 2019|
Response from Julie O | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as we took the ferry there.
February 2, 2019|
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Response from KrissiVtravelnut | Reviewed this property |
No I didn't see any but I didn't see everything in one trip either.
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Good half day activities in Sydney (12 Replies)
My girlfriend and I will be arriving into Sydney later this week, and since we only have 3 days there, want to pack as much as possible into the trip. We are doing the bridge climb at 2:30 Monday afternoon, so I was trying to figure which activity we could partake in that morning. Can either of the following be seen in just half a day? Sydney aquarium, Taronga Zoo, or Tower (including sky walk). I certainly don't want to be rushed through any of those if they are indeed more than half day...More
May 20, 2008|
Response fromSnodge|
Aquarium and Sydney Tower - yes, you can complete in a half day no worries. Though Sydney Tower is also open at night. If you are doing bridge climb in the afternoon, why not do a night skywalk? Taronga can easily be half a day it just depends on how much you like zoos and if you are the sort to want to stand at every exhibit watching the animals behaviour...
Sydney with 1 year old (3 Replies)
I've read many of the posts on here and really appreciate everyone who takes the time to write replies...what an awesome resource!! We will be in Sydney at the end of April and would like to maximize our time while making it as fun as possible for our eighteen month old. Any recommendations as far as things to do, where to stay (we're trying to find kid friendly, well kept, good location, and median priced place) and transportation would be great! We are thinking Manly Beach, Taronga...More
March 30, 2007|
Response fromGurusW🍷🍤|
A ride on the ferry, the aquarium and Zoo would be high rating with most 18mth olds.... another thing you could do is the "clock tour"... go and watch the clocks in queen vic building on the hour and outside the glasshouse in pitt St mall... the beach will be fine for the sand but the water may be a bit too cool and the waves overhwleming...even tiny ones! just remember its your holiday too and she wont remember a thing!
Charlotte, North Carolina
Taronga Zoo vs. Cairns Tropical Zoo (9 Replies)
My friend and I are going to be in Australia for a week in Feb - a few days in Sydney and a few days in Cairns - does anyone have recommendations on which zoo is more worth it? We are both in our upper 20's, so if one is more focused towards kids, then that would be good to know. Thanks!
January 07, 2011|
Response fromqldmaggie|
sydney zoo, definately.