Sydney: Harbour Cruise and Taronga Zoo

Activity provider: Captain Cook Cruises

Sydney: Harbour Cruise and Taronga Zoo

Activity provider: Captain Cook Cruises

From US$ 43.46 per person


Discover the home of over 2,900 animals at your own pace with entry ticket to Taronga Zoo. Reach the zoo in Sydney Harbour by rocket ferry and take in the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and more.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Travel to Taronga Zoo by rocket ferry
  • Spend the day with the animals of Taronga Zoo on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour
  • See Sydney landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
  • Watch interactive animal shows and see zoo keeper demonstrations
Full description
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.
  • Harbor cruise to and from Taronga Zoo
  • Entry to Taronga Zoo
  • Food and drinks
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at Circular Quay Wharf 6. Ferries operate frequently throughout the day with the first leaving at approximately 9:15 AM.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 638 reviews

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We had a great time, we recommend it. We had to rent a wheelchair for my Mum as she can't walk for too long. The zoo has wheel chair access however is a bit hard to get around when you go up hill, other than that the whole experience was good. Really nice views of the city.

January 16, 2023

Check-in at Circular Quay was fine, once I found the check-in point. Ferry left on time and the trip to Taronga was quick. When you get off the boat, take the Sky Safari first so you go up to the top. The Zoo is on a very large hillside, which I would not want to have to walk up. Start at the top and work your way down as if you were on a slalom ski course. If you time it right, you'll be able to see many of the sessions put on by the zoo staff. It took about five hours of walking, all downhill, to see everything. All in all a great day.

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December 11, 2022

It is smooth as you just have to reach the meeting spot and they give you the zoo ticket and ferry trip. I really liked the zoo, you beed minimum 3 hours to explore it and could be easily 5 hours. On a money wise point, you can just buy directly the zoo ticket online, and go paying the public ferry either Saturday or Sunday and overal it will be cheaper (it will cost you max 9 AUD for both ferry trips, and it's very straightforward). During week days, the activity from this site may be more convenient.

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November 28, 2022

Product ID: 72927