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Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

1. Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

Overlooking magnificent Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and offers amazing wildlife experiences with stunning harbor views. Nestled on the shores of the world's most beautiful harbor, Taronga Zoo is surrounded by lush bushland of Bradley's Head National Park, popular for early morning walks. Ferries depart from Circular Quay every 30 minutes. The Zoo has many popular trails to explore including the Australian Walkabout, Kids' Trail, Reptile World, African Safari, Big Cats' Trail, Rainforest Trail, Seal Walk, Seals for the Wild, and the iconic must-see Free Flight Birds presentations. Zoo entry includes limited keeper talks, presentations, and access to the Sky Safari cable car. The many exhibits in Taronga Zoo can be reached by footpaths, ramps, lifts and escalators. 90% of Taronga Zoo is fully accessible. Strollers can be hired from the Visitor Information Desk in the main entrance at a small fee and manual wheelchairs can be rented for free and should be booked in advance.

Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

2. Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

Experience the most fun way to travel to Taronga Zoo and save money with a return ticket on the rocket ferry Circular Quay. Once inside the zoo, take in as many of the exhibits as you like at your own pace. Explore 10 themed areas, including Wild Australia, Wild Asia and the Great Southern Oceans. Hear talks by the zookeepers and go to interactive shows, such as the free bird show and free seal show. See native Australian animals, including koala and platypus, along with creatures from around the world such as Asian elephants, lions and giraffe. Grab some lunch at one of the many cafés, or take your own picnic and find a nice spot in the shade. Once you've had your animal fix for the day, head back to the dock and get some amazing views of Sydney on the cruise back to Circular Quay.

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What people are saying about Circular Quay

You can drive to the Zoo (plenty of parking). I prefer to travel by Ferry (e.g. from Circular Quay). Ferry boat ride is relaxing and enjoyable getting wonderful views of different bays and beaches around Sydney Harbour on route to the Zoo. Wear comfortable walking shoes, a light backpack, minimum personal essentials, *packet of "Wet Ones" and tissues. While you can get food and drinks at the Zoo, I prefer to take a water bottle and small picnic lunch/sandwiches/biscuits - which my friend(s) also bring, so we share for different food tastes. Makes quite a pleasant picnic break. Suggest you plan ahead which animals and events you wish to see and get there just after the Zoo opens in the morning. This way, you can pace yourself with breaks for a morning "coffee" break and lunch. Tickets come with map(s) which are easy to follow. The views of Sydney Harbour and its shores from the Zoo are spectacular - you'll get some fabulous photos as souvenirs of your visit. Enjoy this great Zoo!

Ferry from Circular Quay, direct to Zoo. Bus or cable car to the entry point at the top. The map was so easy to follow, and if by chance you get to the bottom before you have visited the whole place, cable car back to the top. One of the cleanest zoos I have been to in any part of the world. Great staff, helpful. The main food area was far too busy with big lines, so do yourself a favour and go back to top near entry to the cafe. Freshly made food, tables and chaire out on the covered balcony. This day was well worth the entry fee.

I gave this as a Christmas gift for my daughter, partner and 2 children. They had a wonderful day and thanked me many times for it. Due to the rains they changed their booking a number of times without any problems.

Was incredible, all the talks and shows were amazing, really great experience

Overall wonderful had a wonderful time,highly recommend