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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
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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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Lovely place to have a stroll

We came here on a really hot day. There were lots of water stations (free), ice cream stands and seats to shelter from the sun. Zoo was well signposted with a great variety of... read more

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here on a really hot day. There were lots of water stations (free), ice cream stands and seats to shelter from the sun. Zoo was well signposted with a great variety of animals. Quite surreal seeing a giraffe stood in front of the Opera House!

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Canandaigua, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful medium sized zoo on a hill in Sydney harbor. Most people get to the zoo by ferry. You then take a cable car to the top of the hill to the zoo entrance. This zoo is beautifully maintained and really fun for all ages. They even have a ropes course at the zoo. As an addd... More 

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Ballina, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Catching the ferry from Circular Quay was fun but the best was yet to come. Cable car to the top of the zoo was great. The stars of the show were the animals. Giraffes, Indian Elephants, Gorillas and lots of different goats and wild sheep. Probably the best was the Giraffe enclosure with the best view of Sydney. Love Taronga... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took the ferry to the zoo and loved it. The views of the Sydney skyline are magnificent. Loved the gondola ride from the ferry to the zoo. I concentrated on Australian wildlife and wasn't disappointed. A great few hours. The zoo shops were great too.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly if you are visiting Sydney this is a must do experience! Started off at the Sydney Opera House and walked to Circular Quay to catch the ferry to Taronga Zoo. The ferry will take you past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and onto the dock at the Zoo. You then catch the Sky Safari (chairlift) up to the top of... More 

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Thank 330christo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Taronga Zoo, and even though our children are teenagers, it's always a place we enjoy revisiting together. This visit we were completely entranced by the chimps and their antics. The family vibe and location of this zoo has to be one of the best in the world.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must for every vistor or local. Take a ferry from Circular Quay straight to the zoo, enjoy the animals and have the best view to the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge at the same time. On the way home you can take the sky train, which brings you back to the ferry wharf. A perfect day... More 

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Thank Axel B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got the ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo. It's great ferry trip with views of Sydney Harbour. It's a lovely zoo but not much interaction with the animals. We saw the Sea Lion show which was really entertaining. It's a non profit organisation which is great so all profit goes to the society. Lovely Zoo but would have... More 

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Thank Laura W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Zoo is great with great displays. Specially the native animal displays are good. You can meet the native animals close up, and see species you might never know of cause they are nocturnal and live in remote areas. The new big food market is a good idea in theory, but turns out to be a diabetics worst nightmare. If... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This zoo is amazing. Probably the best I have ever visited. Take a cable car up to the top of the hill with advanced payment. Make sure to pay for your visit before your entrance before you come so you can ride the cable car. We bought a Venture Pass as it was less expensive to get into the zoo... More 

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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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