Sydney Taronga Zoo's Australian Animals Tour

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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    Taronga Zoo
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Get the VIP treatment and see Sydneys Taronga zoo from a different perspective. On this small-group tour you will be led by a zoo guide who will take you behind-the-scenes for an introduction to Australias unique and unusual wildlife. Meet the zoos hand-raised native animals, have your photo taken with a koala or kangaroo. This is a not to be missed experience for animal lovers.


  • Ideal choice for families

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Taronga zoo is one of Sydneys top attractions and is loved by locals and tourists alike. Located on the magnificent harbor, just 12 minutes by ferry with views of iconic landmarks this is truly a zoo with a view!

Arrive at the zoo and take the Sky Safari cable car to the top entrance. Fly above the Zoo as it skims The canopy of the Asian rainforest inhabited by Taronga's orangutans and glide across the mysterious riverscape of AGL Amazonia, home to the Zoo's South American animals.

Feel like a VIP as you tour the zoo and learn first-hand about the animals and how a zoo operates. Meet the hand-raised animals and wander the Australian animal walk-through to come face to face with wallabies and kangaroos. Dont forget your camera as there are great photo opportunities with koalas, kangaroos and other Australian native animals.

After your tour, spend the rest of the day checking out the great activities on offer at the zoo. There are expert talks through out the day, the not to be missed free flying bird show and the ever popular seal show.


How to get to Taronga Zoo:
The easiest way to get to the zoo is by ferry. Not only is it convenient but a great way to see the spectacular Sydney Harbour. Ferries depart from Wharf 4 at Circular Quay every 30 minutes.

Once you have arrived at Taronga Wharf, take the Sky Safari cable car for a ride high over the zoo grounds. over looking Sydney's most famous landmarks and giving you a bird's-eye view over the zoo inhabitants, ending at the top entrance of the zoo. Alternatively, take the zoo's bus shuttle that meets every ferry.


All-day pass to Taronga Zoo

Sky Safari round-trip

Small-group guided tour(1.5 hours)

Entry/Admission - Taronga Zoo


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drink

Transportation to the zoo


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Information sheets are available from Taronga Zoo Information Centre in Japanese, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean, French, Vietnamese and Spanish

Maximum 6 people per tour

The VIP tour operates two times a day. Please see pricing for tour departure times.

Taronga Zoo Opening Hours:

9:30am - 5pm September 1, to April 30, 20149:30am - 4:30pm May 1, to August 31, 2014

9:30am - 5pm September 1, to April 30, 2015 *New Years Eve is subject to change due to the NYE celebrations

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  • 26-Nov-2019

    I chose this trip for myself and my 2 adult daughters. There was to be a max of 6 people, but it ended up with just us. We toured with (2) of the Zoo volunteers. They were both very knowledgeable. We went in parts of the Zoo that is not open to the public. We were able to go into the cage with the Wallaby and the Koalas. It was well worth the extra cost. It maximized out time there.

  • 09-Oct-2019

    The behind the screen tour was fabulous!! Getting a look from a local about the animals was so informative. I did not have to read any of the information plaques. It was the best day ever!!! I will be back to visit with my daughter!!

  • 15-Aug-2018

    This was a great experience. We booked the VIP tour expecting to be in a large group and we were the only ones. We basically got a private tour of the zoo and were able to see so many animals up close. We went back into the kitchens and saw how they fed the different animals. Best of all we had the wonderful knowledge of the docents available to us. Definitely a must do in Sydney.

  • 10-Jul-2018

    I highly recommend this tour for visitors of all ages. We had a wonderful time learning about Australian animals from our gracious and knowledgable tour guides, Pauline and Di. We had flown in that morning from abroad, and it was quite easy and very scenic to travel to the zoo from Circular Quay via the ferry. From there, we took the bus to the top of the zoo to find the information desk. The tour was more in depth and longer than we were expecting, and the guides' enthusiasm for their work was obvious. The tour was very organized so that we were able to enter some exhibits and see the animals up close, and many of the animals were eating and active at the time we stopped by their enclosures, which was a bonus. Take this tour if you can!

  • 02-Jun-2018

    I really enjoyed my tour around the Sydney Taronga Zoo and particularly the possibility to access areas that other visitors can't, such as some enclosures with Koalas and Kangaroos that I could approach from very close. The visit was done by two 70-year old volunteers who work there once a week and were quite knowledgeable about the zoo. It was a great day and I would recommend it to all animal lovers.

  • 05-Apr-2018

    We were booked for a day during a school holiday so it was rather hectic and the instructions on where to go and how to get there were a bit lacking. The ladies at the zoo were great but people should know there is NO petting a koala allowed!! We did enjoy seeing all the animals!!

  • 31-Mar-2018

    An amazing zoo with breathtaking views.

  • 12-Mar-2018

    Nothing better than a private tour. Treated like royalty. We spent more time with the koalas and kangaroos...
    Recommended 100

  • 05-Mar-2018

    Absolutely amazing behind the scenes tour with two docents that made the tour very special with their knowledge and dedication.

  • 09-Feb-2018

    Absolutely amazing tour. We were the only 2 people on the tour and we had 2 fabulous tour guides with us so we could ask plenty of questions and got to go in to the koala paddock just us 2 and the tour guides which was amazing to get that close to the koalas and we could take lots of photos. We went behind the scenes and in the kitchens which was really interesting and got to feed the wallaby that was not on display. The tour guide offered to take plenty of photos on our phone so we have many memories of the tour. The tour is 1.5 hours to 2 hours but we were shown around 3 hours and then they walked us over to get an encounter and photo with the owl as were running short of time and they didn't want us to miss it. The 2 tour guides were lovely ladies and told us many amazing things.

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