Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience

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  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Location: Mosman, Australia
  • Product code: 2055WILD
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Visit: Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, New South Wales 2088 Australia

Taronga Zoo is one of Sydney’s 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 gondola 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.

Meet your zoo keeper and start your in-depth Wild Australia Experience that will bring you close to the animals and where you will learn about the work of the zoo keepers. Learn about the unique Australian animals and how they are cared for at the zoo, go behind the scenes into restricted access areas, see how the food is prepared in the 'animal kitchen,' and explore the world of the wallabies and kangaroos.

You will get to enter the Australian bushland and the underground world of the endangered Southern hairy-nosed wombat, discover the mysteries of the platypus, and explore the nocturnal house for a close encounter with the normally shy and elusive wildlife which only venture out at night.

At the end of your tour you'll be served a light snack at Harbourview Cafe and receive a souvenir gift.

Admission to Taronga Zoo is included so you are free to spend the day exploring the many exhibits and shows before and after your tour. Join the regularly scheduled keeper talks to learn more about Taronga Zoo's wide variety of animals.
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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 2 at Circular Quay every 30 minutes.

Once you have arrived at Taronga Wharf, take the Sky Safari gondola 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.

Food vendors:

The zoo offers several restaurant and cafe options, with sit-down or casual dining choices available. Taronga Zoo also has many picnic areas; you are welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy while soaking in spectacular views overlooking Sydney Harbour.Arrive at the zoo and take the Sky Safari gondola 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.

Meet your zoo keeper and start your in-depth Wild Australia Experience that will bring you close to the animals and where you will learn about the work of the zoo keepers. Learn about the unique Australian animals and how they are cared for at the zoo, go behind the scenes into restricted access areas, see how the food is prepared in the 'animal kitchen,' and explore the world of the wallabies and kangaroos.

You will get to enter the Australian bushland and the underground world of the endangered Southern hairy-nosed wombat, discover the mysteries of the platypus, and explore the nocturnal house for a close encounter with the normally shy and elusive wildlife which only venture out at night.

At the end of your tour you'll be served a light snack at Harbourview Cafe and receive a souvenir gift.

Admission to Taronga Zoo is included so you are free to spend the day exploring the many exhibits and shows before and after your tour. Join the regularly scheduled keeper talks to learn more about Taronga Zoo's wide variety of animals.


Inclusions

  • Behind the scenes tour with a professional zoo keeper
  • Sky Safari gondola round-trip* Excluding times of maintenance or Bad Weather
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Souvenir gift
  • Entry/Admission - Taronga Zoo

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to the zoo
  • Food and drinks unless specified

Schedule Details

Departure Dates:

Daily

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Departure Point:

Taronga Zoo, Mosman, Sydney

Duration

2 hours(approx.)

Return details

Returns to original departure point

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Maximum of 8 people per tour

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Posted By : Christine C

Wow.... I cannot truly say enough good things about my experience at the Taronga Zoo!!! It started off quite questionably, though, when it was a fog-filled morning with the ferries not running. Not to be deterred from my plan, I arrived via Uber to the ferry drop-off point to follow the itinerary to an empty ferry dock with a lone zoo employee. She directed me to the sky-tram, and up I went into the foggy abyss. When I got to the Info Desk, they could not find my reservation, and the tour had left early for a private reservation. Short version, they had no one to give the tour, but were determined to make it right.
After about 10 minutes of wrangling and the volunteers chatting with me to pass the time, the zoo folks put together an experience that likely was far better than the tour could ever be :-) I was escorted around the Australia native section of the zoo with a lovely volunteer, Lynn, and was also briefly handed off to an amazing zoo-keeper, Grace. Both zoo folks did an amazing job letting me take photos and learn about the unique animals of Australia.
I cannot thank the Taronga Zoo enough for an unforgettable experience that could have been a major disappointment. It is something I will treasure for a lifetime!


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Posted On : 2019-07-22


Posted By : jonnypantansky

What a wonderful way to experience a zoo. Traveling with an elderly parent the pace was ideal and we had an opportunity to learn about the wonderful fauna of Australia. The zoo itself is spectacular and despite some construction we had a wonderful visit. The close up koala encounter was also a great way to get close without invading their space. 10/10 would do again.


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Posted On : 2019-07-03


Posted By : Joey O

I was very surprised to know that I was the only one on tour that morning, so that means I have a private tour with the zookeeper.
He brought me around to visit many animals, telling me what species they are, what they eat and how they ended up in the zoo. I was thrilled to interact with a Sugar glider and two Echidna, and they were so cute and friendly. I can sure tell that they are very well taken care off. I even tried on what they feed the sugar gliders; it was tasty,
Going on this trip made me realise that humans' impact on these animals is way more significant than I can ever imagine. I learnt a lot that day, and I will cherish what I have learnt, and I will take them by heart when I go out.
Thank you, Taronga Zoo for this wonderful experience!
This life-changing experience is truly something you should not miss out!


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Posted On : 2019-05-06


Posted By : jamie h

The Taronga Zoo is beautiful, but the Wild Australian Experience was the highlight of our trip to Sydney. The tour took us through the Australian Walkabout. We were able to feed and touch Echidna and Gliding Marsupial and we were up close to Koalas ... just to name a few of the animals encountered in the tour. We learned about their habitat and diet; even visited the kitchen where their meals are prepared. Our guide, Brian, loves his job and it showed in how he interacted with the animals and shared his knowledge with us.

The Taronga Zoo is a 'must see' when visiting Sydney. I highly recommend booking a tour to make it more meaningful.

We used uber to reach the zoo to guarantee we would be on time for the tour, but you can a water ferry from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. From there you take the Sky Safari to the entrance of the zoo ... a fun experience. You can bring your own lunch/snacks if you are trying to be thrifty. The cafes within the zoo have many tasty food options.

Overall, an excellent experience. Highly recommend!


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Posted On : 2019-04-26


Posted By : Dahlia M

The day was perfect and the staff at the zoo couldn’t be more friendly. The Wild Australia experience sealed int for me. They provided a lot of fun info about the endemic animals of Australia and made it more interactive for me than just walking around the zoo. We also had a chance to touch some of the animals.
It is so easy to get there. We just rode the ferry to mosman bay from the circular quay. Food is not good though and quite expensive.


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Posted On : 2019-03-18


Posted By : Pamela W

Excellent zoo where the animals are not all caged. An emu walked out onto the sidewalk to check us out when our group went past! Obviously some animals have to be confined for safety, but even those appeared to have large, natural living environments. We had an excellent guide who called all the animals by name and very obviously loved her job and her animal friends. She was extremely patient, allowing as much time as anyone wanted for pictures and even trying to get a requested animal not usually on the tour to come out of hiding in his jungle for us to see. Unfortunately it was raining and he was not interested in coming out to see us, but she did all she could.

The small group tour is definitely worth the extra cost. We learned so much about all the animals and got to hold a feather tailed glider, “pet” an echidna, and spend lots of time in a koala enclosure. You cannot touch the koalas, but you can get very close to them. They rotate groups of koalas in the tour enclosure to minimize the stress on the animals and increase the odds that you will get to see some who are awake.

Even with the rain it was an awesome experience.


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Posted On : 2019-03-18


Posted By : Nicolle Q

Visiting from California, my friend and I really wanted that unique zoo experience. This was the PERFECT opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals. Our your guide, Sam, was amazing and knew everything about the animals and answered all of our questions. Our group was small so we all had plenty of time to take pictures and really get to understand the different types of animals. So much better standing behind a fence or wall of glass. This was probably one of our favorite days here in Australia and would definitely come back again!!!!


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Posted On : 2018-12-10


Posted By : Alyson G

Absolutely fabulous 2+ hours up close and personal with the Australian animals. I got to carry an echidna in a pail back to its enclosure and a koala sniffed my hat. Our guide was relaxed and casual, flexible and very open to questions. Better than I expected! Small group too. Would do it again!


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Posted On : 2018-12-04


Posted By : Fernando R

Brian was a great tour guide. You can tell he really cares about the animals, and ensuring that the animal life in Australia is preserved.


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Posted On : 2018-10-22


Posted By : Ada Nilda R

It was a very good experience. It gives you the opportunity of interacting with some animal you don't have access to during an usual visit. The guide was very nice and knowledgeable.


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Posted On : 2019-07-03