Built atop a large hillside on the opposite side of the city, the Taronga Zoo overlooks the iconic sights of Sydney Harbour. Take a scenic cable car ride to the top aboard the Sky Safari, and glide above the action while getting a sense of the lay of the land. Spanning over 70 acres (30 hectares) and home to over 2,600 animals, the zoo is one of the largest of its kind in the world. |
Focused on conservation and providing a natural habitat for its animals, the zoo offers a unique safari-like expedition along its winding downhill paths, allowing you to experience its spectacular animals as organically as possible. Get up close and personal with kangaroos, wallabies, wild birds, and other animals inside the zoo’s popular walkthrough wildlife enclosures where curious critters and humans can get acquainted.
Exhibits and shows include: the Amazing Free Flight Bird show, overlooking Sydney Harbour; the Sydney Water Seal Show; photographic opportunities with koala bears; plus numerous daily animal keeper talks, popular amongst both young and old. The Taronga Zoo is a must-do Sydney attraction, where something fantastic awaits your exploration around every bend.
- General admission to Taronga Zoo
- Ride on the Sky Safari cable car
Daily, 9 AM–5 PM
How to get there:
You’ll need to catch a ferry to get to the zoo from Circular Quay. Tickets can be purchased right before departure at vending machines located throughout the quay. Direct ferries depart at least once an hour daily during business hours.
Children younger than 4 are admitted free of charge.
Taronga Zoo sits atop an area overlooking the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, and Circular Quay. Even getting to the zoo was an experience itself—hop on the ferry for up-close views of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, then go up to the zoo in a chair lift, skimming along the treetops and catching glimpses of the lions. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as you’ll be walking downhill making your way through the zoo. Don’t forget to visit the open area where you can visit the free-roaming kangaroos and be careful, you never know when one will suddenly pop out!
I Did It! A staff review by Kathy
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.
Exchange your voucher for activity:
Please present your voucher(s) at the admission gate on the day you wish to visit the zoo.