Taronga Zoo

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

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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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Sydney: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise with Live Music & Tapas Menu

3. Sydney: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise with Live Music & Tapas Menu

Embark on a 90-minute cruise and experience a relaxed way to see the iconic Sydney Harbor. Get stunning views of the city skyline, taste tasty tapas and cocktails from the bar lounge, and enjoy the festive ambiance of live music on board.  Depart from the King Street Wharf and benefit from the offering flexibility to disembark at either Circular Quay or back at King Street Wharf. Take in the 360-degree waterfront bar views from the various observation decks as you cruise past iconic Sydney sites, including Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Listen to live music and visit the bar lounge to try the unique cocktails and tapas available to purchase from a Sydney-inspired menu that was designed especially for the 90-minute cruise duration.

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

4. 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

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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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Sydney Harbour: Latin Fiesta Dinner Cruise

6. Sydney Harbour: Latin Fiesta Dinner Cruise

Planning a night out or a special occasion? Look no further than Sydney’s premier Latin themed dinner cruise. Enjoy a delicious entree, purchase a drink at the bar, enjoy catching up with your friends and dig into the delicious spread served to your table. After dinner, kick back and enjoy the show! Experience Brazilian samba with live drums and the rhythmic horns of Cuban salsa as our cast of professional dancers take you on a tour through South America. Join in on the action, learn a step or two and compete for first place to win some cool prizes (or at least give your friends a good laugh trying). After the show, the lights go down and the DJ turns the music up so you can dance the night away, grab some more bubbles, indulge in some decadent chocolate cake or head outside and take in the stunning views.

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Sydney Harbour: Australia Day Tall Ship Race

7. Sydney Harbour: Australia Day Tall Ship Race

Come aboard a tall ship and take part in the thrilling Australia Day Tall Ships Race. Sydney Harbor is the place to be on Australia Day. You will enjoy all the harbor festivities of the 2019 Australia Day Regatta. Official events on the harbor during your cruise include the ferrython, watching the fighter jet flyover with the 21 gun salute, viewing the tug and yacht ballet, Australia Day Regatta and parade and the tall ships race. You will also be treated to a delicious Australia Day menu lunch which includes starters of grilled chorizo slices and spinach and cheese triangles, before moving onto main courses of scotch fillet steaks, fresh king prawns, chicken skewers, lamb sausages, grilled onions and freshly baked bread rolls. There will also be salads available including a mesclun salad with carrot, spanish onions, cherry tomato and cucumber, as well as a baby potato salad and pesto pasta salad.

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What people are saying about Taronga Zoo

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,133 reviews

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

Staff eye amazing food and drink lovely would definitely go again

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