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Taronga Zoo

Meet native Australian animals, including koala and platypus, along with their many exotic friends.

Taronga Zoo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Sydney: Taronga Zoo Ticket with Return Ferry & Cable Car

1. Sydney: Taronga Zoo Ticket with Return Ferry & Cable Car

Pre-book your entrance ticket to the Taronga Zoo with access to Sky Safari Cable Car and meet hundreds of remarkable species of animals from around the world. Enjoy the benefit of a ferry return ticket from Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, or Watsons Bay. Nestled on the shores of one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and is home to over 4,000 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: Taronga Zoo Tickets

2. 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 Safari, Big Cats' Trail, Rainforest Trail, Seal Walk, Seals for the Wild, and the iconic must-see Free Flight Birds presentations. Zoo entry includes limited keeper talks, presentations, and access to the Sky Safari cable car. 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.

Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

3. Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

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: Sydney Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

4. Sydney: Sydney Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

See Sydney Harbour’s iconic destinations and discover its hidden gems as well on this relaxing sightseeing cruise. Pass by the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbor, and Circular Quay on your route. 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 60-minute or 90-minute outing on Sydney Harbour with commentary developed in partnership with Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation and the Australian Maritime Museum. Sightseeing Cruises depart from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay and operate between Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, and Watsons Bay.

Sydney: Jet Boat Adventure Ride from Circular Quay

5. 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.

Sydney: Hop-on Hop-off Harbor Cruise Ferry Ticket

6. Sydney: Hop-on Hop-off Harbor Cruise Ferry Ticket

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 harbor 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, Harbor 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 & 1 or 2-Day Sydney Harbour Hopper Pass

7. Sydney: Taronga Zoo & 1 or 2-Day Sydney Harbour Hopper Pass

Enjoy a trip to the Taronga Zoo and a pass to explore Sydney Harbour with the Harbour Hopper Pass with Fantasea Cruising and choose from either a one or two-day option. See the various wildlife at the zoo and enjoy the beautiful sights from Sydney Harbour. Visit one of Sydney’s most famous attractions, the award-winning Taronga Zoo is home to over 4,000 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 see zoo shows, and access the Sky Safari, Sydney’s only cable car. 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. Take advantage of perks included with your Sydney Harbour Hopper Pass: My Fast Ferry's direct fast ferry service between Manly and Circular Quay and direct ferry service between Manly and Watsons Bay (operates on weekends only).

Sydney: 1 or 2 Day Sydney Harbour Hopper and Fast Ferry Pass

8. Sydney: 1 or 2 Day Sydney Harbour Hopper and Fast Ferry Pass

Explore all popular Sydney Harbour destinations with a convenient Harbour Hopper 1-day or 2-day pass. Take in the striking views of the city from a spacious ferry and get off whenever and wherever you wish to. Additionally, enjoy access to the Manly Beach and Manly-Watsons Bay fast ferry. Discover iconic attractions, hidden beaches, pristine bushlands, and botanic gardens with a hop-on hop-off transfer service between Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo and Watsons Bay. And don't miss out on the vibrant Manly Beach, by taking the fast ferry from Circular Quay or Watsons Bay. Experience all the natural beauty of the harbor 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.

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What people are saying about Taronga Zoo

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,271 reviews

Had lovely day out, zoo great. Keepers very friendly and informative. Enjoyed skyrail. Got our own ferry over, no issue. Coffee and pies delicious on way in Coffee shop.

The Sky Safari was a nice touch to enter into the zoo. I did the Koala encounter and it was a fun experience!

Excellent experience. Pre-booking made everything so easy. Definitely recommend.

Just get your tickets here! Super fuss free. Nice zoo!

Great value, easy travelling, great friendly staff