Sydney, New South Wales
Situated overlooking the magnificent Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is one of Sydney’s most famous attractions. Open 365 days a year and only 12 minutes from the city by ferry, the Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals.
Start your day by riding Sydney’s only cable car, the Sky Safari. Explore the Zoo grounds as you discover the elephants at play, spot a baby joey emerging from his mother’s pouch or watch chimpanzees groom one another. Learn more about the animals that surround you, as you listen to free keeper talks throughout the day, and make sure you don’t miss the sea lions flip and dive at the seal show or our feathered friends take flight at the bird show.
Want more from your day at the zoo? Book an animal encounter and have the opportunity to get close to some of Taronga’s most amazing animals. For the thrill-seekers, challenge yourself on Taronga’s exciting new treetop adventure course, Wild Ropes, where you can experience the Zoo from a new perspective as you tackle obstacles, cross suspension bridges and soar through the trees, all while enjoying breath taking views of Sydney .
If a more unique time at the zoo is what you desire, take part in ‘Taronga’s Wild Australian Experience’. Led by Taronga’s Zoo keepers, learn about our Australian wildlife as you have the opportunity to see, touch and interact with native animals. This two-hour activity packed tour includes a small, personalised group, photo opportunities with various animals, a visit to a working ‘animal kitchen’ and even a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the Australian Nocturnal house. Join us for the closest experience you can have with our Australian wildlife with the people who know them best.
Taronga Zoo is the place where you can find it all.
Awards:2014: “Best Major Attraction” at the NSW Tourism Industry Awards
2013: “Best Major Attraction” at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards