Taronga Zoo Sydney

Bradleys Head Road
Mosman, NSW - 2088

Type: Zoo
(02) 9969 2777
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Situated on the shores of Sydney Harbour with sweeping views of the city skyline, Taronga Zoo Sydney is a world-renowned wildlife sanctuary and conservation hub. Boasting a rich history dating back to 1916, the zoo offers visitors an opportunity to encounter a diverse range of native Australian animals as well as exotic species from around the globe in a stunning harbourside setting.

Why Visit Taronga Zoo Sydney

  • Extensive animal exhibits: Explore over 4,000 animals from more than 350 species, including koalas, kangaroos, platypuses, and endangered species like the Sumatran Tiger and Asian Elephant.
  • Conservation initiatives: Learn about Taronga's conservation efforts aimed at protecting wildlife and habitats both locally and internationally.
  • Unique experiences: Participate in close-up animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, and keeper talks to gain insights into animal behavior and conservation challenges.
  • Scenic location: Enjoy breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House while strolling through the beautifully landscaped grounds of the zoo.
  • Educational programs: Engage in educational programs suitable for all ages, focusing on wildlife conservation, sustainability, and the importance of biodiversity.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Taronga Zoo Sydney is during weekdays and outside of school holidays to avoid crowds. Spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) offer pleasant weather and are ideal for exploring the zoo comfortably.

How to Get There

  • By ferry: Take a ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo Wharf, where you can enjoy a scenic ride across Sydney Harbour before disembarking at the zoo's entrance.
  • By bus: Catch a bus from the Sydney CBD to Taronga Zoo's main entrance, located on Bradleys Head Road. Buses run regularly throughout the day.
  • By car: Drive via Military Road and follow the signs to Taronga Zoo. Limited paid parking is available onsite, so arriving early is recommended.

Tips for Visitors

  • Purchase tickets online in advance to skip the queues, especially during peak times.
  • Wear comfortable footwear as the zoo is situated on hilly terrain with some steep paths.
  • Bring sunscreen, a hat, and water, especially during warmer months, as there are limited shaded areas.
  • Plan your visit around animal feeding times and keeper talks to maximize your experience and learning opportunities.

In conclusion, Taronga Zoo Sydney offers an enriching and enjoyable experience for visitors of all ages, combining wildlife conservation with breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour. Whether you're passionate about animals, conservation, or simply seeking a unique day out in Sydney, the zoo promises a memorable and educational adventure in a spectacular harbourside location.

More Information

More information on Taronga Zoo Sydney is listed bellow.

Opening Hours Open Daily
May - Aug: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sep - Apr: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
New Years Eve: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Fees Adults: $46.00
Adult Annual Pass: $110.00
Child (4-15): $26.00
Child Annual Pass: Free

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