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Taronga Zoo: Exclusive 90-Minute VIP Tour

Product ID: 25548
Get an exclusive 90-minute VIP tour of Taronga Zoo and see Australia's unique wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and more. Visit areas of the Zoo not accessible to the general public with your knowledgeable private tour guide.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting times 9:45 AM, 1:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get up close and personal to Australia's unique native animals on this exclusive VIP 90-minute guided tour of Taronga Zoo
  • Take photographs of Australia's fascinating wildlife
  • Ask your knowledgeable zoo guide any question you like
  • Go behind-the-scenes as your tour guide takes you to parts of the Taronga Zoo not accessible to the general public
Full description
An experienced zoo guide gives you an excellent introduction to Australia's native wildlife on this exclusive 90-minute tour. Get up close and personal to Australia's unique wild animals as you visit areas of the famous Taronga Zoo not accessible to the general public.

There will be plenty of opportunities to photograph kangaroos, wallabies, birds, wombats, echidnas, and other native animals. Your knowledgeable guide will be there to answer any questions you might have about these fascinating animals.

This tour is ideal for inquisitive minds traveling solo, families with children, or small groups seeking a fun learning experience and plenty of one-on-one time with your guide.
  • All-day access to the zoo
  • Sky Safari cable car (weather permitting)
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Food or drink

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Visitor Information Desk in the main entrance to Taronga Zoo.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour runs daily at 1:15 PM
• This is a small personalized guided tour with a maximum of 6 people
• You can download the Taronga Zoo Sydney app to plan your day before you visit, find your way around, learn about the animals, and join the Wild Squad missions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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The VIP tour was worth paying for as we had such close up views of the Koalas (different than Koala display for the general public) and we got to see a baby koala. Just be informed it’s against the law to hold or pet Koalas in Sydney, so don’t expect that from this tour. We knew ahead of time so we were not disappointed. We did however get to pet a wallaby and possum (amazingly soft) and learned so much about feeding the animals in the zoo, telling the difference between kangaroos and wallaby’s, and which animals are nocturnal. Even some public areas open to everyone, the guides showed us blue billed ducks etc. which we never would have found on our own! Recommend this tour.

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February 26, 2019

Coverage of Australian wildlife was excellent.

The guided tour of the Australian wildlife area was excellent, but a little rushed. Might improve it by adding on another 30 minutes in length. The highlight was getting to see and photograph a koala baby peeking out from its mother's pouch, which just happened to be noticed by one of our group. Tour leaders really should have been made aware of it being there. The rest of the zoo was pretty blah. The spider talk was pretty interesting, and the ferry was a good way to get back to the city.

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December 3, 2018


Exclusive VIP tour was incredible. We were super fortunate as we were the only group in it. (5). The woman who led the tour were so full of knowledge & made our experience very enjoyable. If you book the afternoon tour- i suggest you come to the zoo in the morning anyway so that you have time to take in everything & maybe even a few shows too. There is so much to see and do. I would highly recommend the VIP tour. Although I booked for morning tour as getyourguide showed availability.. I had to call them because I realized we likely wouldn't receive tickets in time. I DIDN"T SEE THE FINE PRINT WHEN BUYING THAT IT COULD TAKE 48 HOURS TO RECEIVE TICKETS. I booked the night before for a morning tour I rang Get your guide to enquire & was informed that the morning slot id booked was not available but I could come 2 days later. That didn't work for me. They checked again & found afternoon slot on original day. I would have liked to get their earlier but had to wait to get e-voucher

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February 3, 2018

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Product ID: 25548