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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
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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 and Wild Australia Experience

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Interesting collection, beautiful setting

First: how to get here. From the northern side of Sydney Harbor, the Mosman side, people arrive by bus or by car. The bus stops at the Zoo entrance. But, if you’re like most... read more

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First: how to get here. From the northern side of Sydney Harbor, the Mosman side, people arrive by bus or by car. The bus stops at the Zoo entrance. But, if you’re like most foreign visitors, you’ll arrive from the South side of the harbor, from Sydney. If so, you will be taking the ferry. There are private vendors that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want to compare between Sydney Wildlife and Taronga zoo, I'd vote for Taronga. Besides the bigger area, it has more collections. The seal show is fantastic, you definitely must watch the show while you're there (or maybe it's just me who loves to see seals). The only down side was that we weren't able to find the Penguins... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This zoo is pretty good, especially if you get it packaged in with other attractions. It isn't the San Diego Zoo, but I don't think anyone is expecting that. If you're in Sydney and want to get a look at the unique Australian wildlife, this is a convenient (by ferry) trip and allows you to focus on only that part... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The seal and QBE Free-Flight Bird shows are great. The locations of the bird show and giraffes have great views of the Sydney Harbour. The sky lift going to the ferry also has a good view of the Sydney Harbour. I took the sky lift from the ferry to the main entrance and then returned on the lift from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I hadn't been to this zoo since I was a child and was looking forward to my visit. I got my ticket at the ferry terminal, and the ferry trip to the zoo was fun in itself. The ticket included the gondola up to the zoo entrance. As it happened, there was a drill at the zoo that day and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like to explore the wild life of Australi, I think this is one of the best places. The feryy to the zoo was great also (tip: you can find a good price if you book ferry transfer with the entranve ticket). The view from every angle was amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Taronga zoo by captain cook from Darling harbour.Taronga zoo is across from Sydney opera...but you must go by ferry to that place ,cause it is separated by the sea.,so you must read first the ferry schedule..to and from here. Taronga zoo is quite wonderful and very clean zoo...after going to Bangkok safari Thailand last year,this zoo is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our four year old grandson and would have to say it was the highlight of his holiday. We printed off a map and planned our day before we went so we knew where we were going. We also purchased our tickets in NZ before we left. Once we got off the ferry we took the cable car to... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This zoo is different from any other I have visited and I was impressed! I loved that you caught the ferry then a gondola to get to the zoo - it's pretty awesome looking down from your gondola into the elephant enclosure! The view back to the city from the giraffe enclosure is pretty amazing too. I really liked that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is well worth the boat ride across the harbor and take the gondolas up to the zoo. otherwise it is a tough walk uphill. Better to start on the top and work your way down. There is a map at the entrance and do not miss the real Australian animals.

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