Taronga Zoo, Sydney: A Great Family Day out


Taronga Zoo is one of Australia’s most popular zoos, located in Sydney. The Zoo is situated on the shores of Sydney Harbour, Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, NSW 2088, providing stunning views of the city skyline and the harbor.

It is home to a wide variety of animals from around the world and offers a unique wildlife experience for visitors of all ages. It is a good place to see unique Australian species if you are on a tight schedule.

Taronga Zoo offers a range of activities and exhibits to explore. Here are some highlights:

Animal Encounters: Get up close and personal with some of the zoo’s most popular animals through various animal encounters and experiences. You can have the opportunity to feed giraffes, meet koalas, and even participate in behind-the-scenes tours.

Taronga Zoo Elephant’s lunch time!

Wildlife Shows: Don’t miss the daily wildlife shows where you can witness the incredible skills and beauty of various animal species. From bird shows to seal presentations, these shows are both educational and entertaining.

Sky Safari: Take a ride on the Sky Safari cable car, which offers breathtaking views of the zoo, Sydney Harbour, and the city skyline. It’s a unique way to explore the zoo and enjoy panoramic vistas.

Keeper Talks: Throughout the day, zookeepers conduct informative talks about different animals, providing insights into their behavior, conservation efforts, and more. Check the daily schedule to catch these talks.

Australian Walkabout: Explore the Australian Walkabout exhibit, which showcases native Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and emus. Learn about the unique flora and fauna of Australia’s diverse ecosystems.

African Safari: Immerse yourself in the African Safari exhibit, where you can observe majestic animals like lions, elephants, zebras, and giraffes. Experience a taste of Africa right in the heart of Sydney.

Zoo Map and Mobile App: To navigate the zoo easily, make sure to grab a zoo map upon entry. Additionally, you can download the Taronga Zoo Sydney app, which provides interactive maps, show schedules, and information about the animals.

Remember to check the official Taronga Zoo website for any additional information, updates, or special events happening during your visit. Enjoy your time at Taronga Zoo and have a wild experience exploring the fascinating world of animals!

Opening Hours: Taronga Zoo is open every day of the year, including public holidays. Winter – 9.30am to 4.30pm (May to August)
Summer – 9:30am to 5:00pm (September to April). However, it’s always a good idea to check the official website for any updates or changes to the opening hours.

Admission Prices: Here are the current admission prices for Taronga Zoo (as of October 2023)

Adults (16 years and above): $47.00
Children (4-15 years): $36.00
Children under 4 years: Free
Concession (Australian pensioners, seniors, and students): $42.00
Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children): $142.00

Please note that these prices are subject to change, so it’s advisable to check the official Taronga Zoo website for the most up-to-date information.

The Taronga Zoo Commitment

As a not-for-profit organisation, Taronga Zoo Sydney is committed to wildlife conservation, education, and research. Every ticket purchased contributes to their conservation projects, both in Australia and around the world. By visiting the Zoo, not only are you in for a day of fun and exploration, but you are also contributing to a cause that is helping to preserve the world’s precious wildlife.

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