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Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

1. 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.

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Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

2. 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.

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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

3. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Enjoy a visit to the Sydney Aquarium to see huge sharks, stingrays, turtles, jellyfish, platypuses, penguins, sea dragons, and much, much more! Marvel at the sawfish swimming amongst tropical fish and sleek sharks in the enormous Great Barrier Reef display. Be delighted by little penguins in the Southern Oceans, or look out for the secretive platypus in the Southern Rivers. See the enormous Japanese Spider Crabs in the CLAWS creature feature, watch as the dugongs feed, then find Nemo in his coral home!

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Sydney Attraction Pass: Sydney Tower Eye, Aquarium & More

4. Sydney Attraction Pass: Sydney Tower Eye, Aquarium & More

Choose from a combination of Sydney's best attractions and see only what you want to see! Pick between the Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney, the Sydney Tower Eye, and Madame Tussauds. 2, 3, and 4-combination tickets are available depending on your wants and wishes. There's no waiting in line for tickets, and you'll save up to 45% compared to purchasing tickets individually.  Start at the Sydney Aquarium and take in the world’s largest collection of all-Australian aquatic life featuring a number of habitats, set in the heart of Sydney on Darling Harbor. Head to Wild Life Sydney and get up close to Aussie animals in the heart of the city. Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and one of the world's largest crocs, are all present for your enjoyment! Climb the Sydney Tower Eye and take in the breathtaking views for an unforgettable experience! Included in the admission is a new 4D-Experience featuring a groundbreaking 3D-film with spectacular in-theater effects and an incredible fourth dimension that offers an amazing view of the city. Lastly, stop by Madame Tussauds and experience the glittering world of fame for a day at Madame Tussauds. Start your journey on the red carpet and strike a pose for the paparazzi. Move on to challenge your favorite sports heroes and sing along with your favorite music stars.

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Sydney: Go City Explorer Pass 3, 4, 5, or 7 Attractions

5. Sydney: Go City Explorer Pass 3, 4, 5, or 7 Attractions

Maximize your time and save some coin whilst you visit Sydney, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. Valid for 60 days, you can ensure you save up to 45% off retail prices and enjoy discounts and benefits at over 20 of the city's most popular and famous attractions with the Go City Sydney Explorer Pass.  During your time in Sydney, you can use your pass to visit such places like Taronga Zoo, The Sydney Opera House Tour, the Australian National Maritime Museum (Big Ticket), The Sydney Tower Eye with 4D Cinema Experience, take a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour of Sydney and Bondi, go on a Sightseeing Cruise, and much more. You can also choose from a vast array of different experiences to take part in whilst in Sydney: • The Sydney Opera House Tour• Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off: 1-Day Classic Tour• Australian National Maritime Museum – Big Ticket • Taronga Zoo• Sydney Jet Thrill Ride• The Sydney Tower Eye with 4D Cinema Experience• Magistic Cruisemart Harbour Sightseeing Cruise• Big Bus Sydney: City Highlights Tour• Urban Winery Sydney Wine Tasting and Cheese• Entermission - Virtual Reality Escape Rooms• Blue Mountains Explorer Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour• The Rocks Walking Tours• 4-hour Bike Rental by Bonza Bike Tours• Discover Bondi Coastal Walking Tour• Magistic Cruising Cafe Mezze and Champagne• Bondi Surf 2-Hour Board and Wetsuit Rental• Escape Hunt Sydney• Morning Yoga by the ocean• Adventure Clues - Bloomin’ Botanic Gardens Sydney• Adventure Clues - Unlock the Rocks• Adventure Clues - Secret Sydney• Adventure Clues - The Mad Botanist for Kids• Dark Stories - Sydney True Crime Tour• My Fast Ferry 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Pass

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WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

6. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Go on an animal adventure in the heart of Sydney and walk through diverse terrains to meet unique Australian wildlife. Journey around the vast nation without leaving the city at WILD LIFE Sydney. Enjoy interactive displays, inspiring and entertaining keeper talks, and enhanced walk-through habitats with kangaroos. Located in the heart of Sydney at Aquarium Wharf in Darling Harbour, it is a fantastic world inside. A world where beautiful butterflies and snakes lurk in the foliage, and turtles and crocodiles glide through the water. You will see the jagged rocks of Wallaby Cliffs to spot yellow-footed rock-wallaby, the toughest and most adapted animal in Australia, and seek out hairy-nosed wombats that munch the grass and shelter down deep burrows. Travel through a recreation of the Daintree Rainforest and Kakadu Gorge. Marvel at the endless variety of the Northern Territory’s Top End landscape. And look down deep gorges, see grassland, experience floodplains, and visit the estuary flats.

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Ultimate Sydney Pass with Sydney Tower Skywalk

7. Ultimate Sydney Pass with Sydney Tower Skywalk

Experience the best of Sydney with an Ultimate Sydney Pass and enjoy fun-packed attractions suitable for the young and old. Not only is it the best value pass in Sydney, it's the only one to include the Sydney Tower Skywalk. Once you have collected your tickets at the Sydney Tower Eye, you can plan your time without the worry of having to do everything in a day or weekend. The pass is valid for 30 days and grants access to the following attractions: 1. Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk: Get stunning views of the harbor city from its tallest building and then take an incredible virtual flight at the 4D cinema. Experience active special effects, such as wind, spray and bubbles. 2. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium: Go to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, the city's number 1 attraction, to experience all the marine life at one of the best aquariums in the world. 3. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo: Enjoy an all-Australian animal adventure in the heart of the city, right next to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. 4. Madame Tussauds Sydney: Step onto the red carpet at the incredible new Madame Tussauds Sydney.

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iVenture Sydney Attractions Flexi Pass

8. iVenture Sydney Attractions Flexi Pass

Treat yourself to a memorable stay in Sydney, admiring its glittering attractions and natural wonders with a convenient Flexi Attractions Pass. Check out 3, 5, or 7 sightseeing destinations during the course of 3 months. Your Sydney Flexi Attractions Pass allows you to save up to 50 percent on many of Sydney’s top museums, tours, and exhibits. Once your pass is activated, you are in no rush to visit your 3, 5, or 7 attractions. Indulge in enthralling sightseeing tours, cruises, watersports, and wildlife encounters with 3 full months of flexibility. Included Attractions: • Madame Tussauds • Sydney Opera House • Sydney Tower Eye • Wild Life Sydney Zoo • Australian National Maritime Museum • Manly Bike Tours • Powerhouse Museum • Blue Fish Restaurant • Blue Mountains Explorer Bus • Bygone Beautys • Chinese Garden of Friendship • Featherdale Wildlife Park • Sydney Observatory Tour • Sydney Museum Pass • Oz Jet Boating Jet Boat Ride (operates seasonally) • Whale Watching Cruise (Seasonal) • Sydney Trapeze School • Escape Hunt Sydney • Virtual Room Sydney • VR Kingdom • Entermission Sydney • Calmsley Hill City Farm • 9D Action Cinemas • Adventure Clues - Unlock the Rocks • Adventure Clues - Secret Sydney • Adventure Clues - Bloomin' Botanic Gardens • Sydney's True Crime Tour • Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour • Black Eagle Escapes Sidecar Tour • Surf Ski Paddle by Sydney Harbour • The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour • Adventure Clues - Bloomin' Botanic Gardens Sydney • 9D Action Cinemas • Adventure Clues - Secret Sydney • Adventure Clues - Unlock The Rocks • Escape Hunt Sydney • Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour • Sydney Archery at Bondi • Sydney's True Crime Tour • Virtual Room Sydney: Virtual Reality Escape Room • VR Kingdom • Sydney Trapeze School • Black Eagle Escapes Sidecar Tour • Entermission Sydney • Calmsley Hill City Farm • iToursntix voucher (valued at $45 adult & $35 child)

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What people are saying about Sydney

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,150 reviews

Good selection of food, good service and were able to change our booking to an earlier one as we got there early. Free drink on arrival as we booked on,one. All food labelled so we knew about allergens which was really helpful. Will definitely go there again.

Really recommend this tour, animal was great, transportation from city to Taronga zoo with ferry was excellent. Sadly it’s raining during morning, just a little bit sun come out.. overall is really good experience

Feeding the animals and the staff are absolutely incredible

It was amazing location beautiful views wonderful staff

Call enjoyed bird and seal shows Call beautiful day