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 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. Don’t 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.
1 to 3 hours(approx.)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, 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.
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Posted By : Peggy
This was an incredible tour, seeing much more of the zoo than we could have on our own! We had 2 volunteer guides for the two of us. They were both extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional!
Posted By : Michael B
Just myself and 2 children, we were escorted by two most helpful and knowledgeable ladies.
We learnt and saw a lot of Australian fauna that we would never have imagined.
The pace was perfect, and we got up close to koala, roos, platypus and many many others.
Fascinating, easy, friendly - highly recommended!!!
Posted By : mellie
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.
Posted By : Kelly C
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!!
Posted By : sjgarman
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.
Posted By : dorian.canelas
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!
Posted By : Daniel P
An amazing zoo with breathtaking views.
Posted By : Stan P
the experience was great Learned a lot about the Australian animals. A little up as to who was my guide. the group left so another guide took me to them and made up what I had missed.
Posted By : dominsingapore
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.
Posted By : memedupee
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!!