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Taronga Zoo

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Address: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman, New South Wales 2088, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9969 2777
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Taking a ferry directly from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo, located in the...

Taking a ferry directly from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo, located in the suburb of Mosman, is the first unexpected joy of visiting the animal park. Once there, the leisurely trails and opportunity to see some of Australia's distinct wildlife become apparent, as does the striking view of the Harbour Bridge from the seating at the aerial bird show. Advance booking can give you the chance to see koalas up close, or stay overnight and 'camp' in the zoo.

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Taronga zoo is a reasonably well-kept, small zoo and the facilities for visitors are quite good for a day's outing. Tickets bought online are cheaper by $4+ than at the entrance... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bengaluru, India
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner and our 18 month old went to the Zoo on the 22nd February and we got a package deal from a woman on Circular Quay which we thought was good value but after visiting it was probably what we were just about happy to pay. The ferry ride over is great. Really enjoyed it. When you get to... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disappointing. Many animals were missing and many empty cages. Even the Koalas were seen from far. If you go with young children it is a good place to go for few hours. Otherwise it's a waste of time.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Taronga zoo is a reasonably well-kept, small zoo and the facilities for visitors are quite good for a day's outing. Tickets bought online are cheaper by $4+ than at the entrance gate of the zoo. Student discount can also be availed on the adult ticket. There is ample paid parking space but at an exorbitant $18/- for anything over 90... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall we enjoyed our day at the zoo. We went in the rain which meant no crowds but unfortunately a lot of the animals did not like the rain much and were not visible, notably the monkeys. I was expecting a larger zoo for the price and I thought it was sad how little space the animals had. The seal... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The zoo was incredibly busy the day we visited and it was a particularly hot day. We got some good advice from the Ferry Terminal to purchase our zoo tickets before boarding the Ferry. This meant that we could line up for the cable car immediately after disembarking from the ferry. The trip over on the boat was part of... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nicely done, Sydney Zoo. Interesting exhibits, animals are well cared for with appropriate enclosures. Interesting, informative, customer focused and friendly staff. The new exhibit where you can walk through with the monkeys is amazing. Make sure you get the iconic photo of a giraffe with Sydney Harbour Bridge or Opera House behind its head. The giraffes have some premium views... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was a little disappointed with the state that the zoo is in. I can remember allot more animals and the place seemed more loved when I last visited there as a child. Our friends and our family decided to take our kids to the Zoo so that they could share the same experience that we did. There seemed to be... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took the Circular quay ferry from Sydney to taronga Zoo, easy to get to and see and easy to pay and walk in. A bit of a steep climb as the cable car lift was not working. Best if you follow the path around. as you would expect, big big snakes, deadly spiders, komodo dragons, Tasmanian devils, skippys, wallabies and... More 

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Port Hedland, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am most probably biased as I write this review as Taronga Zoo is my home town city Zoo. It is the only Zoo that has sweeping harbour views and also accessible by ferry. It is a great place for families, and adults. It hosts a great restaurant overlooking the harbour.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Taronga Zoo promises to be something special on paper but in reality it's pretty shocking especially in comparison to other Zoo's in Australia and worldwide. A key selling point was the sky rail to get the views over the Zoo and city scape but whilst on the ferry over to the zoo we was told this would be out of... More 

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With a variety of outdoor attractions, the sophisticated harbour suburb of Mosman has something for everyone. Shoppers can stroll Military Road for its unique offering of antiques, designer labels, and hip restaurants and cafes. Nature lovers can take in spectacular bushwalks like the Taronga to Balmoral walk, while families can enjoy snorkeling in the sheltered beaches of Balmoral Beach or scuba diving at Chowder Bay. History lovers enjoy exploring the fortifications at the end of Old Fort Road in Middle Head, which date back to the 1800s. Even the exhibitionist set can find entertainment in Mosman, with several nude beaches located in the area.
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