Taronga ZooCurrently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
- Address: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2000, Australia, Sydney
- Timings: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +61-299692777
- Ticket Price: 46 AUD
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: Wildlife Park, Zoo, Aquarium, Family And Kids, Adventure
Taronga Zoo - Review
Taronga Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in Australia as well as in the whole world. For the betterment of development and management, the zoo has been divided into eight large sections that are collectively home to about 350 species of animals. Comprised of a zoo store and shop, as well as a restaurant and assistance unit, the Taronga Zoo is a very highly visited location in Sydney. It was designated as a record building zoo to have bred the duckbilled platypus.
It was also the first zoo in Australia to have witnessed an Asian elephant give birth to a calf,which was also, incidentally, the first calf ever to have been born in the Australian continent. The authorities of the zoo also provide facilities for the conveyance of tourists through the zoo ferry facility, along with the ride of gondolas, as well as State Bus facilities. The services are also associated with the Sydney Harbour transport organization.
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Taronga Zoo Information
- One needs to walk a lot between exhibits so it is important to take along hats, caps sunscreen and wear proper walking shoes.
- The zoo is accessible by wheelchair.
- Download a map to make sure you are able to see all that you want to so as to not tire yourself out.
Taronga Zoo Ticket Prices
- Child(4-15 Years): $26
- Concession $36
- Family Pass (2A & 2C) $129.60
Taronga Zoo Opening and Closing Hours
- 9.30am - 4.30pm (May - Aug)
- 9.30am - 5.00pm (Sept - Apr)
- 9.30am - 4.30pm (New Years Eve)
- Taronga is open everyday of the year including Christmas Day.
- Children under 4 years of age are free to enter.
How To reach Taronga Zoo by Public Transport
- You will have to reah this zoo via ferry that departs from Wharf 2 at Circular Quay every 30 minutes.
- The Zoo Express departs daily from Darling Harbour Pier 26 and Circular Quay.
- The Taronga Zoo shuttle departs twice daily from either Darling Harbour, (King Street Wharf #8) or Circular Quay (Eastern Pontoon).
- The 247 via Military Road and Bradleys Head Road to Taronga Zoo can be caught from Wynyard - Stand A (Carrington St) or QVB Stand D (York St).
Restaurants Near Taronga Zoo
- The Bather’s Pavilion
- The White Hart
- Hawthorn Mosman
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Things to Know Before Visiting Taronga Zoo
49.95% of people who visit Sydney include Taronga Zoo in their plan
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75.49% of people start their Taronga Zoo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
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Taronga Zoo, Sydney Reviews
WOW!! One of the nicest zoos I have ever been to. Got the koala experience, which allows you to get close to a koala, but you don't get to touch it. There are other places that offer this, though. Our son did the Wild Ropes and loved it! The exhibits were well-designed and the animals presented were fascinating. The bird show was fun and you get a free view of Sydney from a prime location. I highly recommend you make Taronga a must do! It will take a full day to enjoy.
The zoo is good for families and groups to spend a couple of hours. The seal show and the movies screenings happen round the day. The tiger trek concept is different. The zoo area is well marked and very clear instructions. The map however is not so clear and accurate. The different sections marking animals of different types makes it good to view. People can feed kangaroos and wallabies there and there is staff available for assistance. Friendly people working there. Sky cable car to go there is also fun and good. If you're lucky you end up seeing elephants and some other animals from the top before you even enter the zoo. The animals are kept behind a fence but this has been done by maintaining their natural habitat like environment around, trying to make them feel at home as much as possible. This is a good thing they have done. Enough places to eat and sit. Some good picnic spots. The zoo is easily accessible by public transport- ferry, trains, bus. It's a day well spent.
Get the app as it's very useful. Allow more than 4 hours to do it all, especially if you have kids. Very good and really worthwhile. Do the shows especially the spider talk - that was fantastic. A lot of things are "being improved" which means closed or relocated. Otherwise it would have been 5 stars. Get the online discount as it's 20% for families, even if you do it on your phone at the gate!
Awesome zoo. Best part were the birds and then the kangaroo area. You could get pretty close to the kangaroos and an emu. It seemed like half the zoo was under construction, but loved the exhibits that were open. It's such a nice trip to arrive via ferry from circular quay and then meander around. There is a lot to see. There zoo is keep very clean and the shows are great. I was able to see the seal show and it was really cool!
The most outstanding experience yet. The animals were so friendly, though the zoo staff did not let us touch them. The various experiences (talks) were informative and memorable. This was the first time I saw a giraffe up close and personal, when it licked off my spectacles. The friendly zoo keepers did retrieve it and handed it back after a thorough cleaning.