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Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo

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Sydney: Taronga Zoo Ticket with Return Ferry

1. Sydney: Taronga Zoo Ticket with Return Ferry

Pre-book your entrance ticket to Taronga Zoo and meet hundreds of remarkable species of animals from around the world. Enjoy the benefit of a ferry return ticket from Darling Harbour or Circular Quay. Nestled on the shores of one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and is home to over 5,000 animals. Explore the Australian native wildlife as well as rare and endangered exotic animals. See tigers, elephants, exotic birds, and many other species of animals. Spend a fun-filled day out with your family in one of the most famous attractions of Sydney. 

Sydney: Harbour Cruise and Taronga Zoo

2. Sydney: Harbour Cruise and Taronga Zoo

Experience the most fun way to travel to Taronga Zoo and save money with a return ticket on the rocket ferry Circular Quay. Once inside the zoo, take in as many of the exhibits as you like at your own pace. Explore 10 themed areas, including Wild Australia, Wild Asia and the Great Southern Oceans. Hear talks by the zookeepers and go to interactive shows, such as the free bird show and free seal show. See native Australian animals, including koala and platypus, along with creatures from around the world such as Asian elephants, lions and giraffe. Grab some lunch at one of the many cafés, or take your own picnic and find a nice spot in the shade. Once you've had your animal fix for the day, head back to the dock and get some amazing views of Sydney on the cruise back to Circular Quay.

Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

3. Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

Overlooking magnificent Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and offers amazing wildlife experiences with stunning harbor views. Nestled on the shores of the world's most beautiful harbor, Taronga Zoo is surrounded by lush bushland of Bradley's Head National Park, popular for early morning walks. Ferries depart from Circular Quay every 30 minutes. The Zoo has many popular trails to explore including the Australian Walkabout, Kids' Trail, Reptile World, African Savannah, Rainforest Trail, Seal Walk, Seals for the Wild, and the iconic must-see Free Flight Birds presentations. Zoo entry includes keeper talks and presentations. The many exhibits in Taronga Zoo can be reached by footpaths, ramps, lifts and escalators. 90% of Taronga Zoo is fully accessible. Strollers can be hired from the Visitor Information Desk in the main entrance at a small fee and manual wheelchairs can be rented for free and should be booked in advance.

From Sydney: Blue Mountains, Scenic World & Sydney Zoo Tour

4. From Sydney: Blue Mountains, Scenic World & Sydney Zoo Tour

Explore the mountains and world famous attractions. Our Day Tour includes a visit to a wildlife park, Echo Point, The Three Sisters, and Scenic World. Ride the world’s steepest incline railway, enjoy a walk through a rainforest canopy, or just marvel at the views of Jamieson Valley all on our day tour. Itinerary 7:45 AM – Pickup from your departure point in Sydney (Central Station) 9:00 AM – Arrive at Sydney Zoo 10:00 AM –Depart Sydney Zoo 11:00 AM – Arrive Echo Point and the Three Sisters 11:30 AM – Enjoy plenty of time to explore the attractions of the Mountains ( Leura village and Scenic World 3:30 PM – Commence our return to Sydney 5:45 PM – Arrive back in Sydney

Sydney: Sydney Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

5. Sydney: Sydney Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Join a relaxing sightseeing cruise around Sydney Harbour with commentary created by the Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation and the Australian Maritime Museum. Discover the sparkling blue waters of Sidney Harbour, along with hidden beaches, pristine bushlands, and pretty botanic gardens brimming with native flora and charming islands. Choose between a Inner Loop Sightseeing Cruise between Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and Taronga Zoo and the Outer Loop Sightseeing Cruise between Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay and Manly Sightseeing Cruises depart from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay.

Sydney: Hop-on Hop-off Harbour Cruise with Commentary

6. Sydney: Hop-on Hop-off Harbour Cruise with Commentary

Get your keys to the city of Sydney with a 1 or 2-day pass for the Sydney Harbour hop-on-hop-off fleet. Cruises depart from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour and allow you the flexibility of visiting up to 8 famous harbour precincts or simply stay on board for a round trip.  • Darling Harbour: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, National Maritime Museum, Explorer Bus, China Town, shopping, restaurants, bars, ICC Sydney, Barangaroo and more • Watsons Bay: Home of Doyles famous seafood restaurant and one of Sydney’s best waterfront pubs. Take a short stroll to Camp Cove, the Gap and historic South Head • Circular Quay: Sydney Opera House, the historic Rocks precinct, weekend markets, Royal Botanic Gardens, Harbour Bridge pylon, restaurants, bars and the Explorer Bus • Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia’s amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus and kangaroos plus animals of the world. Park entry fees apply • Manly - A short walk to famous Manly surf beaches, ocean-front restaurants, bars and cafés

Sydney: Taronga Zoo & 24 or 48hr Sydney Harbour Hopper Pass

7. Sydney: Taronga Zoo & 24 or 48hr Sydney Harbour Hopper Pass

Enjoy a trip to Taronga Zoo and hop on and hop off at Sydney Harbour's must see destinations with Fantasea Cruising's 24hr or 48hr Sydney Harbour Hopper Pass. Visit one of Sydney’s most famous attractions, the award-winning Taronga Zoo is home to over 5,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals. Explore the zoo overlooking the magnificent Sydney Harbour, the zoo is just 12 minutes from the city by ferry. Listen to daily keeper talks and presentations. See one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbours by boat and take in the sparkling blue waters, iconic tourist attractions, hidden beaches, pristine bushlands, and pretty botanic gardens brimming with native flora and charming islands that are made for exploring.

Sydney: 1 or 2-Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise

8. Sydney: 1 or 2-Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise

Explore all popular Sydney Harbour destinations with a convenient 1 or 2 day Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise. Take in the striking views of the city from a spacious ferry and get off whenever and wherever you wish to. Discover iconic attractions, hidden beaches, pristine bushlands, and botanic gardens and hop on and hop off at Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay and Manly as often as you like. Experience all the natural beauty of the harbour contrasting with the modern cityscape, such as the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, and the elegant buildings of Darling Harbour. Take advantage of the flexible route and departure times to embark and disembark at your chosen locations.

Sydney: Jet Boat Adventure Ride from Circular Quay

9. Sydney: Jet Boat Adventure Ride from Circular Quay

Experience beautiful Sydney Harbour at full throttle, with sea spray in your face and the sweet sound of a 700 horsepower engine in your ears. This 30-minute jet boat ride on Sydney Harbour includes massive sideways slides, fish tails, wave riding, and spins. The adventure begins at Circular Quay with a comprehensive safety briefing and a rundown of the trip ahead. The crew will distribute waterproof gear before boarding, to help you stay as dry as possible as you ride. Once on board, the jet boat's power is finally unleashed; whiz past ferries and fly over the waves thanks to the expert maneuvers of your jet boat pilot. As you cruise, enjoy views of the Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Rose Bay, Goat Island, Taronga Zoo, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and more.

From Sydney: Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour

10. From Sydney: Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour

Embark on an adventure through the Blue Mountains, admiring the scenery from a range of unique perspectives. From animal encounters to a thrilling train ride, this day trip has a little bit of everything. Your local tour guide will pick you up from central Sydney in an air-conditioned vehicle to begin your journey away from the city. Your first stop of the day will be to Sydney Zoo. See lots of fascinating wildlife, including the chance to feed kangaroos. You will also get a glimpse into Australia’s history on a guided First Nationals culture talk. After spending the morning with Australian wildlife, you’ll make your way to the Blue Mountains. The first viewing point of the mountains will be at Echo Point, where you can see the iconic Three Sisters towering above Jamison Valley. Once you’ve gotten a glimpse of the vast mountains, you’ll visit Scenic World. Enjoy three different rides, all providing a unique viewing point of the Blue Mountains. The Scenic Railway is the steepest railway in the world, taking you across the forest floor. The Scenic Cableway and the Scenic Skyway will allow you to marvel at the Blue Mountains from high above. Your unforgettable day of adventure will conclude at Homebush Bay Ferry Wharf. This ending point is the perfect location to jump on board a ferry and take the Parramatta River back to Sydney Harbour.

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What people are saying about Taronga Zoo

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4.4
(1,429 reviews)

Experience coming back on the ferry was absolutely terrible with people pushing in line and pushing through to pile onto the ferry. Really disappointed in people’s behaviour especially when there were babies in strollers trying to patiently walk onto ramp. Reminded me of a zombie mob if that’s any resemblance to what we witnessed. Otherwise trip to and zoo great! Oh watch out for the grumpy depressed old chimps…

Ali was a fantastic guide. He was very knowledgeable and kept us on schedule most of the day despite unforeseen traffic. This was excellent value for money and I’d highly recommend this tour!

Stunning zoo. Great presentation of a variety of animals, many of which are not seen elsewhere. Zoo staff is very helpful. Excellent presentations hourly by Zoo Keepers!

This tour was great. The tour guide Alfie was great man. He taught us a lot of story of blue mountain and Sydney. They were very interesting.

Our day trip was exceptional! Our guide Rona and driver were AMAZING!