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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- 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.
- Child(4-15 Years): $26
- Concession $36
- Family Pass (2A & 2C) $129.60
- 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.
- 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).
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25.53% 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
Zoo is amazing and the enclosures are superb, but the lack of animals was disappointing. The giraffe enclosure was being renovated, there wasn’t a tiger in sight and keepers claimed they were “hiding” due to heat, but nah. The seal show was so cute and well put together and the ride in on the lift was exciting. Would recommend it if you have small kids, but older ones probably not. The view from the zoo is superb though!
Plenty of seats available, which is good because walking around all day your feet might get sore. The sky car to the top and walking downhill saves getting sore legs. Food and drinks are a bit more expensive than general Sydney prices, but not exorbitant. Still, you might like to bring your own snacks. They have bubblers available where you can get free water, and the water tastes good. You can also refill your drink bottle there. The exhibits were well done, you can usually see the animals from at least one of the viewing spots. The educational component was good without going overboard like a school lesson. I went on a nice sunny Spring day and the weather was very pleasant. I probably wouldn't want to go when it's raining. While there is plenty of shade available, a lot of that is from trees. The crowds were quite a reasonable size for a Saturday. When there were queues, they weren't very long.
Been here many times, it's a really well kept zoo and the location is stunning. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. There is a dinosaur exhibit on at the moment which my son absolutely loved. There was a bit of building works and maintenance going on but it didn't impact on our enjoyment of the zoo and once completed it will no doubt add to the already majestic setting and facilities of the zoo. Pretty much a must see when visiting Sydney.
Was a really cool zoo, very big. Lots to see and the shows are quite good as well. I'd say the food is pretty awful, preheated food is stored in a cabinet in which you pick your own out, so if say bring your own food. They have really good souvenir shops so beware to spend more than planned! Overall enjoyed my first time here
What an amazing place to spend a day at this zoo. The location of the zoo is amazing you Can reach here by car, bus or ferry. The entry tickets include Gondola rides. The zoo Has many fee show like seal shoe, bird show. And cinema theatre that talks about zoo's efforts in conversation of wild life. All in all a wonderful experience. Highly recommended for family with kids.