Taronga Zoo is one of the top attractions on Sydney Tours. Found on Bradleys Head, Mosman, the zoo boasts an eclectic selection of native species as well as those from further afield. You can enjoy the pretty park via a Sky Safari and a zoo train, or simply wander from one enclosure to the next learning about the species as you go.
How to Get to Taronga Zoo
Getting to Taronga Zoo is easy. The quickest way is via public transport – you can either hop on the ferry from Circular Quay for a 12-minute trip, or grab a bus or train from North Sydney.
Top Attractions at Taronga Zoo
One of the most popular ways to explore the zoo is via the Sky Safari. This cable car takes you above the enclosures so you can spot the animals from a different perspective. As you cruise around the park, you can enjoy stunning views of the area and learn more about the behaviour and habitats of the local residents.
Alternatively, if you want to stay at ground level, you can explore the zoo on the train. This leisurely route takes you from Backyard to Bush to Sun Bears, taking in the vast majority of cute critters and furry residents as you go. You can board the train outside the Taronga Food Market or pick it up anywhere on the route by hailing the driver.
No zoo is complete without daily animal shows, and Taronga Zoo is no different. Every day there is a Seal Show and Bird Show, where visitors can watch the keepers feed and interact with the animals while learning more about their surroundings, behaviour, and eating habits.
The Animals of Taronga Zoo
Of course, the highlight of Taronga Zoo is the incredible collection of animals. As well as native Australian species, you can spot animals from all over the world in a variety of different habitats.
You can spot locals, like the Tree Kangaroo, the Greater Bilby, the elusive Tasmanian Devil, and the Hairy-Nosed Wombat, as well as other creatures, like Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Giraffes, Tigers, Rhinos, and Meerkats. With more than 4,000 animals of over 350 different species, there is plenty to see. While you go, you can learn more about the dedication Taronga puts into its conservation campaigns, its breeding programs, and its animals’ welfare.
Taronga Zoo is the perfect destination for all the family, providing both an educational, fun, and memorable experience.