Taronga Zoo was first opened in 1916 and has since been maintained by the Zoological Park Board of New South Wales. The zoo is divided into distinct regions to cater for the more than 350 animal species that call this place home.
Taronga Zoo Discount Tickets, Opening Hours, Prices, Animals & Map, Sydney
With more than 4000 animals to see and dozens of shows and talks, there is always something to enjoy at Taronga Zoo. Start off with the animal encounters that are a great opportunity to see Taronga’s most amazing species up-close. These include the Owl, Giraffe, Penguin and Koalas. So, whether you would like to hand feed a giraffe or cuddle a koala these encounters are designed for you to enjoy.
Take on the chance of a lifetime to be ‘Keeper For a Day’. This remarkable experience takes you behind the scenes and into the lives and routines of the keepers who help run the zoo. This has the advantage of bringing you up close with some of the zoo’s favourite animals.
Alternatively, take a guided tour of the zoo and discover the hidden gems within the zoo. The wildlife hospital tour is a perfect chance to get a glimpse of the wildlife veterinary hospital within the zoo. Alternatively, the Australian Walkabout tour takes you through the most immersive displays and brings you face to face with the country’s native wildlife species.
The quickest way to get to Taronga Zoo is by public transport as it is located just 12 minutes from Circular Quay by ferry or a short bus/train trip from the city or North Sydney. Ferries depart Circular Quay every 30 minutes.
Facilities at Taronga Zoo include free Wi-fi, cafes, ATMs, first aid, lockers, parents room, picnic areas and stroller hire. Taronga Zoo is on a site of 28 hectares and is linked by pathway that are quite steep in areas. But those with disabilities should note that more than 95% of Taronga’s animal displays are wheelchair viewable.
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