Taronga ZooCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 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 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
25.67% of people who visit Sydney include Taronga Zoo in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
78.21% of people start their Taronga Zoo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Taronga Zoo
91.4% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Taronga Zoo
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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.
Terrific way to spend a day in Sydney! This is one of the best zoos I've ever visited. It starts with the ferry - no need for a harbor cruise, just go to the zoo (Opal cards are a great way to save, as is purchasing zoo entry tickets ahead online). Then a gondola ride to make sure you get views in case you missed some on the ferry. The animal enclosures are exceptionally well maintained and well designed to let visitors see the animals and learn about them. Bird show was terrific, short but quite entertaining and looking directly out across at downtown. The grounds are beautifully maintained with lovely plantings everywhere. The turkeys are a hilarious unplanned addition, scratching the mulch all over the place and wandering about, along with ibises. The Australian animals alone kept us busy for a half day, with various enclosures, some of which allowed direct contact (watch out for dive bombing parrots!). Really great day trip, highly recommend!
One of the best places I've been to in Australia. It's huge and the ride to the zoo is really nice. The zoo is well-organized. Animals are amazing. I love this place and will definitely come back here for the animals. My favorites are dolphins and penguins, no words can describe their cuteness.
For a zoo that's so close to a major city, this is a great experience. The zoo is very kids friendly, it includes a petting zoo and plenty of other good kids stuff. Lots of parking available (but not cheap), you can also get their by bus or even more equally by ferry straight from Circular Quay. If your local and have little kids, I highly recommend the annual pass, it's repaid itself after the third trip, and parking is half price with it, too.
I've been to better zoos. Apart from the chimpanzee, other exhibitions are just meh. You can see kangaroos, emus and wallabies fairly close but you can't really pet/touch them. The koalas are inside an area where access is somewhat limited with no clear signs of how to get in. The seals and penguins shares a section in the zoo but I personally couldn't find the latter at all. There's a few upgrades going on right now so hopefully things do get better soon. Overall, it's an okay zoo, but don't expect too much.