Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Australia and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments, Taronga Zoo has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.
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
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 experience 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 a pathway that is quite steep in areas. But those with disabilities should note that more than 95% of Taronga’s animal displays are wheelchair viewable.