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Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket
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Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket

By Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Taronga Zoo, located on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour is just a ferry ride from Circular Quay. Take the whole family for an up-close look at koalas, kangaroos, and the elusive platypus.
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Duration: 3–6 hours
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Highlights
  • Taronga Zoo general admission
  • Discover 350+ animal species including Australian wildlife
  • There’s something for animal lovers of all ages
  • Presentations, animal encounters, and seal/bird shows are extra

  • Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket
  • Seals for the Wild and Free Flight Birds
  • Limited Keeper Talks
  • Entry/Admission - Taronga Zoo
What's not included
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to the zoo
  • Optional zoo activities


Start:
  • Bradleys Head Road, Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
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    • Taronga Zoo
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    • Sunshine11356281332
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nothing to look at !
      Although it was 30 degrees in shade , most animals were out of sight or sleeping! Picked a bad time to visit on a Sunday at 3 pm .
      Written 3 February 2024
    • london057
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This is the Best Zoo in Oceana
      This is the best zoo in Oceana . Another thing they have a great 👍 Australia 🇦🇺 exhibit too . Also both the Dingos and Kolas Bears 🐻 are amazing 🤩 . Lastly this is a very clean zoo too .
      Written 26 January 2024
    • Lindajwil
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Hard Work
      It’s certainly a lovely zoo. Perfectly placed on the amazing harbour but as far as user friendly- not so much. The ferry trip across from Circular Quay is easy but then after a nasty bus shuttle up the steep hill (never consider walking) to the entrance it is pretty cramped and maize like to get around. The animals habitats are well marked but I still am not convinced that their map was user friendly and once inside - it is hard to navigate a path back down to the outward ferry. Look, I am whinging but it should be easier to navigate with clearer signage.
      Written 18 January 2024
    • ash04681
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely day out
      On my solo trip to Australia i decided to do a day out to Taronga zoo. I didn’t manage to see everything as it is so big! Loads of animals and what made it extra special was the view looking out onto the opera house and harbour. Although there are a lot of families here i think it’s definitely worth going a solo day trip too!
      Written 15 January 2024
    • BecsGNZ
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great for all ages
      I’ve been to lots of zoos and this one is worth a visit. Lots to see. Great for all ages. There are a few hills but we got our steps up. Great access by ferry which gives a great way to see more of Sydney.
      Written 4 January 2024
    • Pearl G
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      A cheaper discounted entry fee would have been more appropriate considering the many on going constructions going on
      This is our second time in Taronga Zoo and we are disappointed this time around because there were so many renovations/constructions/upgrades going on. It wasn't as much fun and there were fewer animals
      Written 4 January 2024
    • J7880GKphils
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      NYE (Silver Package) at Taronga Zoo
      Just wanted to place a review on here for this experience as I was nervous going in to this with very few reviews on here for New Year’s Eve at Taronga Zoo. We purchased the Silver Package for 10 of my family to go to the Concert Lawns (just down past the camels, before the Aussie animals section) as we thought it would have a good view for the fireworks and with it being ticketed, it wouldn’t be as crazy as the CBD. Driving in was fine on the day, traffic on military road was minimal and although the main road down to the zoo was shut, it was well signposted with where to go and the police were very helpful. We purchased parking with the ticket on site at Taronga, but I did also notice that a bunch of people just went with street parking in the area and walked in, which seemed like a good option too. We arrived at 5pm ahead of 6pm Gates opening, to see a fairly large queue already formed, so I do recommend getting there slightly earlier to get a better place in the queue. However, once the gates opened at 6 it moved through pretty quickly. Once you’re in, you then get your wristbands in a second queuing zone and walk down (5-10 minutes downhill) to the concert lawns. Again it’s well signposted with staff members pointing the way. By the time we got to the lawns, all the grass spots where you can be seated and see the harbour were taken, so we walked right down to the opposite end in front of the bar and set up there. Don’t worry if you can’t see anything from your seated spot though because come 9 & 12 fireworks, everyone moves forward to the fences at the front to get a better view, so just make sure you walk down to the fence 15 minutes before to get a good spot. The view of the fireworks is amazing, you see both the opera house and harbour bridge clearly and the city landscape too. There’s also a great live band that plays a few sets of classic party songs with a packed dancer at the front to enjoy between the fireworks displays. One negative I would say however is that getting out of the car park at the end was a nightmare. There were no parking attendants to help with the flow of traffic, so it was drivers constantly trying to push in without a ‘1 then 1’ zip process when the lanes merged in the car park. If Taronga provided just one or 2 staff in key locations to assist with this, it would’ve made for a much better experience. It took just over an hour to get out of the car park at the end, which at 1am is trying for your patience! Overall though it was a great experience, and we’ll be trying the gold package next time as I’ve heard it’s a bit less crowded.
      Written 2 January 2024
    • 153sarahjanem
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      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not great…
      A lot of walking for minimal animals to see. Large pens where everyone stood eager to get a glimpse of an animal that may or may not have been present. Some enclosures had no animals to be seen. Lots of birds and a few random koalas! An amazing location but a disappointing zoo experience.
      Written 26 December 2023
    • loversofsunshine
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      good zoo
      very good zoo unfortunately we happened to visit when it was one of the hottest days of the year so many of the animals were in the shade but we were able to see quite a few of them could not get the app to work and it seems a bit confusing to see all the different parts take a water bottle with you as there are places to fill up as purchasing drinks seemed a bit pricy pies in café were nice as well
      Written 18 December 2023
    • bekshearer
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      Don’t go
      Woeful. Cable car does not work. Poor signage. And my god the dirtiness everywhere. If you want to pay $50 to see a flock of ibis and turkeys then head along. Otherwise save your money.
      Written 26 November 2023
    • Melbourne12312312312
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful location
      We had such a fun day at Taronga zoo. We ended up spending the whole day which was unexpected. The cable cart is closed which is disappointing but a minor detail.
      Written 30 October 2023
    • golfnut71952
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Why we liked it, and tips on getting there from downtown Sydney
      We have been to zoos in Portland, OR, Seattle area, WA, San Diego, CA….and maybe others….. by far, my wife and thought this was the best zoo. Some of the major reasons: * the animals seemed to be in their natural habitat * Koala’s - a perfect area to get up close to Koala’s in trees. * had all the indigenous Australian animals in a couple of areas, so it was great to be able to see them * you can see kangaroos in 2-3 different areas =================== NOTE: They offer a 5 minute Koala “experience”. You don’t touch a Koala, but you are in a maximum group of 4 every 5 minutes to listen to an expert answer questions and they will take your picture next to a Koala. This sells out, so to get tickets in advance ($12.50 ea) you can try in advance at the website, or for sure you can use their Taronga Zoo app. Or the zoo opens at 9:30am so you can purchase these tickets at the shop by the main entrance. The person at the gate of the Koala “experience” can sell you tickets, but they probably are not at that gate until after 10:00am. =================== Some general comments: * very hilly so be prepared. There are some elevators (lifts) at the lower end of the zoo * one of their maps is critical in getting around. There are signs, but we needed the map as a check. ==================== If you are a visitor to Sydney and are staying downtown, here is what we did and it works well. * Take a ferry * you have 2 choices on ferry’s. One is the general ferry and it has many choices for departure times. It is all automated so we are not sure there is a live person where you can ask questions. We chose Captain Cook at Wharf 6 where they have a person at the ticket office to answer questions. They sold us tickets that covered their ferry both ways andincluded the entry to the zoo. They have one departure that get you there about 9:30am. Their ticket allows you to enter the zoo at the lower entry. However, ……….. * If you want to do the Koala “experience” above you might want to take the bus when you get off the ferry to go to the shop at the entrance to buy your tickets at 9:30am, rather than entering the zoo at the lower entrance.
      Written 23 October 2023
    • Oldwoodrat
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great add on experience.
      The volunteer team was amazing. Thier knowledge and ability to take the zoo experience to a new level was awe inspiring. My wife and I had a great experience. The time spent was well worth it and would recommend this add on to anyone who wants to learn more about the Taronga Zoo. They customized the pace to us and our abilities. Hands down, best part of our trip.
      Written 20 October 2023
    • guennie3
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Zoo with a view
      What a fantastic zoo. My husband and I spent a most pleasant afternoon here, ambling around and looking at the many interesting animals in their very well set up and natural surroundings. We arrived by ferry from Circular Quay and then got the bus up to the zoo. The view of the city and harbour is amazing from here.
      Written 11 October 2023
    • Venture07582265202
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice enough zoo
      We travelled from Circular Quay, purchasing our own ferry tickets and zoo tickets online whilst on the ferry. The ferry trip is great with great views of the city, bridge etc. From the ferry we walked up the hill to the southern entrance. First pro tip: In hindsight we should have taken the shuttle to the top main entrance. The zoo is spread out on a steep hillside. We effectively walked to the top and am back down again, starting from the top would be easier. The zoo itself was nice (with the usual moral conflict of wild animals being kept in very small enclosures) highlights being the koalas, Tasmanian Devils and some very large lizards running around the gardens. Along with the usual range of exotic animals it also cames with the ubiquitous outrageously over priced sub-par food - Second pro tip: stop at Woolworths and bring your own lunch. All up, a pretty good one for the kids.
      Written 5 October 2023
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    Carrisse C
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    Jan 2020 • Family
    We have spent the last 3 week's travelling around the east coast of Australia. Whilst on the aeroplane to Sydney a local recommended we took our 2 children (4 and 6 years) to Taronga Zoo. We found endless advertisements around the city advertising this 'amazing' zoo, so we just had to book. The day started well we caught the ferry from the aquarium and enjoyed the 30 min crossing to the zoo.
    We took the safari cable cart to the top of the zoo where we in fact saw more animals than what we did throughout the whole day. The trails to each area of the zoo are long and very tired looking. There is no clear signage telling you where to go, we found ourselves missing or repeating sections we had already explored. The trails eventually take you to a small viewing platform of the animal for that section. The viewing area was so small and cramped, unable to cater for the amount of people there. If you have small children they will be pushed in order for people to try and see what is in the enclosure. I say try and see what is in the enclosure as we only saw a handful of animals throughout the visit which was disappointing. As I mentioned we have been traveling the east coast visiting zoos and sanctuary but this zoo does not come close to the experience we have previously had despite this one being the most expensive and most advertised. Where is thr money going? because in my opinion the enclosures were small and a section of the zoo is actually a building site which was not advertised.
    The food court was small, overpriced and dirty. Luckily we took our own packed sandwiches but was unable to find any picnic area/tables to enjoy our lunch.
    I must say the view of Sydney from the zoo is good but we were so disappointed as we were really looking forward to this trip. Even our children were not interested which is not like them when it comes to animals. They couldn't even get close to viewing. There were queues to the tiger trek which were not under any cover from the sun, which is so important especially when young children are visiting. There is a lemur viewing cage, that you have to book in order to see them. We gave up at that point as the children were just not interested.
    Then it came to leaving the zoo, wow what an experience! The Taronga Zoo ferry dock is an accident waiting to happen. There is are high volumes of people trying to get onto ferrys that their tickets are not valid for. There is no clear signage telling people to queue for different ferry companies. It was chaos, again people pushing children, I was so scared of a stampede, there was no order down there. Honestly it's an accident waiting to happen. No staff, no signs just people left to their own devices.
    Written 2 January 2020
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    Sophie
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    Jan 2020 • Friends
    We went expecting to at least see some koalas but unfortunately the area was separated and you were only able to buy tickets early in the morning of the day, not even online.
    We were not instructed that we could walk 150m to the entrance but advised to take the cable car which we waited an hour for.

    The zoo is badly organised and it was not easy to find your way around.
    A lot of enclosures were empty or you could not see the animals.

    Would not recommend if you have any interest in actual Australian wildlife, it’s just a standard zoo, not worth the money.
    Written 12 January 2020
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    ebenis
    Melbourne, Australia98 contributions
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    Jan 2020
    Visited here ten years ago and loved it. This previous experience made my return even more disappointing. Signage and directions were poor, there were hardly any animals, and those they had, were hiding or not on display. A lot of habitats lacked that natural feel. Only one eatery area was open. Perhaps it has become more overseas tourist focussed with more Australian animals, seemingly reducing the number of others. In my opinion it has fallen far behind Melbourne Zoo, which has beautiful expansive, natural habitats and a wide range of animals. It is also ridiculously expensive in comparison to other Australian zoos. At $50 an adult it is $12 more than Melbourne, as an example. Had to line up for the Tiger trek where they let a limited number of people into a pretend aeroplane where we were trapped inside and subjected to a long winded gimmicky advertisement for Sumatra. Once out there was a short walk around to see tigers, of which the back of one lone tiger was on display. Not impressed.
    Written 22 January 2020
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    scottstanton42
    Brisbane, Australia58 contributions
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    Jan 2020 • Couples
    We had expectations about the zoo based on our childhood visits nearly 40 years ago. We remember it being an amazing experience but unfortunately this time around it was a little underwhelming. It took nearly an hour to see our first actual animal (unless you include a large lizard on the footpath). The place was packed as you would expect but due to the construction work the zoo seemed a little disorganised. A huuuuge lineup to see the seal show so we didn’t bother. Good staff, facilities will be great once the “African Safari” migration has been completed. We fully support the zoo, don’t get me wrong, but there should be an adjustment of pricing whilst such major work is being done. A little disappointed but still glad we visited.
    Written 1 January 2020
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    Radhika K
    Durham, NC28 contributions
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    Dec 2019
    My husband and I visited the Taronga Zoo on December 17th, 2019 and enjoyed our visit very much. I recommend taking the ferry from Circular quay over to the zoo and then riding the Sky safari to the top of zoo and working your way down to the bottom. We decided to focus on visiting the exhibits with the Australian animals and birds and enjoyed all the stops. I was very keen to see a Cassowary and had not seen any posts mentioning that this Zoo had any. We were rewarded with a great view of not one but two of them! The Southern Cassowary is a large flightless bird and native to northeastern Australia. We were able to see wallabies, koalas, kangaroos and a host of other birds and animals native to Australia. The walk through the zoo is also very beautiful with spectacular views of the Sydney harbor from multiple locations. I highly recommend spending a few hours at least at this beautiful zoo.
    Written 14 January 2020
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    Auzzi_andy
    St Clair, Australia34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best if not the best zoo in Australia. We booked this in January but chose to use it today (you have 12 months to use bought tickets). We really wanted to do the koala Encounter which was $29.95 for 4 people. We got up close to the koalas for about 10 mins and Got a really good experience. All the animals looked happy and well looked after. Such a big selection to choose from and see. Take a whole day to see the zoo. Only two negatives from the day were the food court area had birds that kept harrasing us and other people eating their food and the wait lines at the gondola can be a bit long particularly at the end of the day (about 30 minutes) but the view made up for it. I would visit again despite those problems. Take your kids and make a day of it.
    Written 18 April 2021
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    crushertim
    Leicester, UK508 contributions
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    Feb 2020
    Got a half price deal and at that price it was good value, would not think so at full price though. The seal show was great but there was a lot of construction work going on resulting in parts of the zoo being closed.

    A good tip to avoid the queue for the cable car is to arrive by bus, not the ferry. The 430 takes you straight to the top entrance.
    Written 22 February 2020
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    Charles
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    Apr 2022 • Family
    I vow not to visit this place ever again. Tickets are over expensive, very less animals, their multilevel parking is a joke. Even street parking is overly expensive. Visited the place on 17th Apr, they didn't let us see the seal show saying that people had been queuing to watch the show for an hour and they are at full capacity. People who say that this zoo is one of the best in the world should actually see for real what other places have to offer. Even comparing the humble Canberra zoo is way better.
    Written 19 April 2022
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    Captainnajork160
    Cheshunt, UK362 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    Coming from North Sydney this was an easy Uber ride away but equally looked easy coming by ferry from Circular Quay. Wouldn’t like to have driven today ( holiday period between Xmas and NY) as cars / busses were queued up a long way to the entrance. Queue to buy one off day tickets though was quick . Great selection of native Australian animals but as with any larger animals that would naturally roam over large areas I do get a little uneasy seeing a large sea lion in a relatively small tank . We would have liked to have eaten lunch there but the cafes/ restaurant we saw were very busy with queues. Overall I’d say this is a good day out though and if you have young children it’s excellent. Plus it has Quokkas :-)
    Written 2 January 2020
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    travelbug
    Toronto, Canada76 contributions
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    May 2022
    Spent Mother's Day at the zoo with my family. I would say it is probably the most scenic zoo I've ever been to, with beautiful views overlooking Sydney Harbour. It is not a huge zoo so we were able to cover mostly everything in about 4-5 hours with breaks in-between. Highlight was definitely the Kangaroos and the cute Koalas. Bird show was also pretty good. I highly recommend taking the ferry from circular quay and pre-purchasing tickets in advance so that you are able to take the wonderful cable car ride overlooking the zoo animals to get to the zoo entrance.
    Written 13 May 2022
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