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Ticket to Taronga Zoo

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  • Sign yourself up for a day of adventure and fun as you head to Australia’s premier zoo, the Taronga Zoo.
  • Admire the remarkable diversity here as you wave at the many endemic creatures that call this zoo their home.
  • Get up close with koalas and wombats, kangaroos and wallabies for a unique experience.

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  • All-day access to Taronga Zoo
  • Daily shows

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  • Ferry from/to Taronga Zoo
  • Transport from/to hotel
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel insurance
  • Tip: It's recommended to wear comfortable enclosed walking shoes and protective clothing.
  • Please bring along a hat, sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, a water bottle, snacks, an umbrella/raincoat if it rains, insect repellent, a camera, and money/credit card for optional purchases.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Tickets to Taronga Zoo with Express Ferry

from AU$75
AU$71.25

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  • Travel to Australia’s most famous zoo the fun way with the Zoo Express.
  • This ticket includes a ferry ticket, a return rocket ferry, and entrance to the zoo - all in one!
  • Experience the amazing wildlife and harbor views at the Taronga Zoo.
  • Take your time and work your way down the hill as you cover 9 different trails including the Australian Walkabout, Kids' Trail, Reptile World, and Big Cats' Trail.

Inclusions

  • Return ferry from Circular Quay (Daily) or Darling Harbour (Sat-Sun)
  • Entry to Taronga Zoo
  • Free keeper talks, bird and seal shows daily

Exclusions

  • Audio guide
  • Tip: To make the most of your trip, look for keepers' talks and interactive guides to help you choose must-see animals and excursions.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo (Save 12%): Big Bus Sydney Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour + Taronga Zoo Tickets

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AU$126.47

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  • With a single cost-effective ticket, experience the convenience of a hop-on-hop-off bus tour in Sydney and encounter diverse wildlife at Taronga Zoo.
  • Discover the best of Sydney for 24 or 48 hours with the hop-on-hop-off pass, choosing from 2 routes and over 20 iconic stops at your own leisure.
  • Enjoy pre-recorded commentary in 8 languages aboard a double-decker bus, highlighting iconic stops such as the Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour.
  • Upgrade to the 48-hour pass for a 90-minute Fantasea Harbour Hopper Cruise, offering stunning views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, city skylines, and more.
  • Hop on the express ferry to Taronga Zoo, Australia’s popular harbor-side wildlife park. Discover 4000+ animals as you explore 9 different trails.
  • At Taronga, immerse in engaging experiences like free keeper talks, and bird, and seal shows while enjoying panoramic Sydney Harbour views.

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Big Bus Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour of Sydney

  • 24/48-hour unlimited HOHO pass
  • Pre-recorded commentary in 8 languages
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 90-min Fantasea Harbour Hopper Cruise (based on option selected)

Taronga Zoo

  • Return rocket ferry from Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Manly, or Watsons Bay
  • Entry to Taronga Zoo
  • Free keeper talks, bird and seal shows

Red Route

  • First bus: 9am from stop #1 (Circular Quay)
  • Last bus: 4pm from stop #1 (Circular Quay)
  • Frequency: Approx. every 30 to 45 mins
  • Popular stops: Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, The Rocks & Botanical Gardens

Blue Route

  • First bus: 9:30am from stop #24 (Central Station)
  • Last bus: 3:15pm from stop #24 (Central Station)
  • Frequency: Approx every 5 to 20 mins
  • Popular stops: Bondi Beach, Rose Bay & Double Bay

Please click here for a detailed route map and its boarding points

Fantasea Harbour Hopper Cruise

Wed to Sun

  • First cruise:
  • Last cruise:
  • Frequency: Approx every 40 mins

Big Bus Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour of Sydney

  • Tip: Catch a show at the Sydney Opera House such as concerts, opera, ballet, or theater shows, and experience world-class entertainment in this iconic venue.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Free Wi-Fi
  • The audio guide is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese languages.
  • The Fantasea Harbour Hopper cruise operates from Wednesday to Sunday only.

Taronga Zoo

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo (Save 3%): SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium + Taronga Zoo with Express Ferry Tickets

from AU$113.40
AU$109.65

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  • With this money-saving combo, get access to SEA LIFE Sydney and see Aussie natives at Toranga Zoo with ferry transfers.
  • See 13,000+ marine animals of 650 species at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Encounter sharks, dugongs, penguins, and more in 14 themed zones.
  • Experience the near-death thrill at the Shark Walk where nurse gray sharks float right above or get up close with sub-Antarctic Gentoo penguins.
  • Cuddle with koalas or roll on the grass as you feed and interact with kangaroos at Australia’s premier zoo, the Toranga Zoo.
  • Enjoy views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House from the water as you take a return rocket ferry from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.

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SEA LIFE Sydney

  • Entry to SEA LIFE Sydney
  • 8 digital photos
  • Penguin expedition boat ride

Taronga Zoo with Express Ferry

  • Entry to Taronga Zoo
  • Return rocket ferry from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour
  • Keeper talk and shows

SEA LIFE Sydney

  • Tip: If you want to see the dugong feeding, plan your visit around 11am or 2:30pm, when the aquarium staff offer a live presentation and Q&A session.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Restroom.
  • Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Toranga Zoo with Express Ferry

  • Tip: Take a walk of Taronga Zoo's diverse habitat zones, from the Australian Walkabout to the Big Cats' Trail, and enjoy daily free keeper talks, and bird and seal shows.
  • Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo is a smoke-free site. Smoking is prohibited in all zoo buildings, vehicles, and outdoor areas. Guests who do not comply may be removed.
  • Taronga Zoo Sydney is 12 minutes from Circular Quay by ferry. Sydney Ferries services depart Circular Quay every 30 minutes.
  • Please note that Toranga Zoo keeper talks, animal presentations, and show timings are subject to change.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo: Whale Watching Cruise + Taronga Zoo Tickets

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  • With these combo tickets to the Taronga Zoo and whale watching cruise, get the best of this emerald city while you save money.
  • Venture out into the sea on a 2.5-hour whale-watching cruise and catch a glimpse of these glorious beasts going about their business.
  • With informative live commentary onboard, you'll learn interesting facts about humpback whale migration patterns, behaviors, and their role in the ocean ecosystem.
  • Discover the wildlife that thrives in Taronga Zoo with its population of platypuses, koalas, red kangaroos, Sumatran tigers, and more.
  • Treat your eyes to million-dollar views of Sydney Harbor from Taronga Zoo, with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge as a backdrop of a stunning landscape.

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Whale Watching Cruise

  • 2.5-hour whale-watching cruise
  • Live commentary

Taronga Zoo

  • Entry to Taronga Zoo
  • Return Rocket ferry back to Circular Quay

Whale Watching Cruise

  • Tip: If you are lucky you might spot Southern Right Whales, Minke Whales and Blue Whales. Plus, be on the lookout for dolphins, seals, penguins, and sea birds!
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the cruise.
  • Pets are allowed on board provided they are restrained in a suitable box, basket, or another container at all times whilst onboard.
  • This is an open water cruise and you will experience sea motion. It is recommended to eat lightly before the cruise.

Taronga Zoo

  • Tip: You will be treated with breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour; with boats bobbing about at Sydney Cove, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
  • Animal costume, ball, balloon, scooter, skateboards, rollerblades, apparatus alcohol, audio equipment, or musical instrument is not allowed inside Toranga Zoo.
  • Please refrain from touching animals, feeding animals, throwing objects, damaging structures, or signs, lighting fires, or littering.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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SydneyTaronga Zoo Tickets

Overlooking the blue expanse of Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is a popular local attraction that impresses visitors with its line-up of animals from Australia and around the world. The zoo’s interactive, information-packed presentations and encounters acquaint you with seals, giraffes, koalas, penguins, tigers and more. Here’s a comprehensive guide on what you can expect at Taronga Zoo.

Why Visit Taronga Zoo?

  • Animal Kingdom: The Zoo’s starry line-up brings you face-to-face with animals from across the country and the globe. Amble along broad walkways to stop by enclosures that feature elephants, giraffes, emus, kangaroos, dingoes, pelicans, tigers, seals and more!
  • Seal the Deal: Running to packed houses, the seal show gets the loudest claps from audiences who gawk on as seals flip, swim and interact with children. 
  • Learn and Play: The zoo’s well-curated animal encounters led by the friendly staff pack in plenty of knowledge about the behaviour and lives of animals. 
  • Humane Habitats: Sitting on 28 hectares, the zoo is spacious and animal enclosures give plenty of room for their inhabitants to live comfortably. 
  • View Finder: A bonus at the zoo is the view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge surrounded by blue waters.

What Taronga Zoo ticket should I buy?

If You Want To Spend A Day At The Zoo

Go For: Entry Tickets

Duration: Flexible

Access to Taronga Zoo Sydney: Yes 

Guide: No

  • Spend a day discovering and interacting with over 100 species of animals. 
  • Park yourself at the daily shows involving seals, birds, dingoes and other animals. 

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Ticket to Taronga Zoo

If You Want Easy Transfers

Go For: Entry tickets with transfers

Duration: Flexible

Access to Taronga Zoo: Yes 

Guide: No

  • Hop on a ferry for a joy ride packed with views of Sydney Harbour. 
  • At the zoo, meander across 28 hectares to see over animals and birds serenely go about their day as you watch! 

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Tickets to Taronga Zoo with Express Ferry

If You Want Value For Money

Go For: Combo Tickets 

Duration: Flexible 

Access to Taronga Zoo: Yes

Guide: No

  • Rake up savings, with combo tickets that include entry to the zoo and hop-on, hop-off bus tours and cruises.
  • Swing by all of Sydney’s most well-known landmarks including Circular Quay, Harbour Bridge, Madame Tussauds, the Sydney Opera House, Shark Island, and more.

Recommended Tours

Big Bus Sydney Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour + Taronga Zoo Tickets

Captain Cook Cruises 2-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Cruise + Taronga Zoo Tickets

Discounts

You can easily avail up to 20% off your tickets if you book them online. 

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellations and full refunds are available up to 24 hours before your visit.

Highlights

Seals for the Wild

Topping the popularity charts is the unmissable ‘Seals for the Wild’ show that includes rescued and relocated seals. The show begins with seals making a grand entrance before diving into a pool of water, smoothly gliding on floors, flopping around and even mimicking sharks. The showrunners also highlight the animal’s physical features, eating habits and life cycles. As a special treat, they even bring a few seals into the audience arena so that you can ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over them!

Hi! Hi! Birdie

Another daily special is the ‘Free Flight Birds’ showcase that captures your awe as birds swoop into the arena with the Sydney Harbour as a backdrop. During the show, black-breasted buzzards break hard-shelled fruits with small rocks. Then, a large Andean Condor, with its three-metre wings, stops by to peck at a meaty treat. The show also features soundless owls, soaring eagles and colourful cockatoos.

Nura Diya Australia

Established over 100 years ago, in 1916, Taronga Zoo showcases Australia’s wildlife with their Nura Diya exhibit. Walk along a trail that weaves together four distinct landscapes that feature kangaroos hopping by, adorable koalas hugging trees, and dingoes sizing you up. There is also the Nguwing Nura or nocturnal country exhibit where you can encounter yellow-bellied gliders, spinifex hopping mice, ghost bats ad western quolls.

Animal Encounters

Get a little closer to your pals from the animal kingdom by signing up for animal encounters. The Elephant encounter takes you behind the scenes to meet up with the Asian giants while at the meerkat enclosure, the tiny creatures scurry by you. Furry capybaras demand treats from you while koalas hang from trees and show off their undeniable cuteness. You can also sign up for a feeding session with giraffes as they gracefully lower their long necks to eat straight out of your hands.

Presentations and Talks

To ensure you have an immersive experience, the zoo’s friendly keepers host talks, throughout the day. During these sessions, they share their intimate knowledge of the Taronga’s noteworthy inhabitants including the dingoes, elephants, giraffes, penguins, chimpanzees, camels and more. These talks are free with the zoo entry so make sure you sign up for a few to get a closer understanding of animals.

Plan Your Taronga Zoo Visit

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In the sunny months, between September and April, the zoo is open between 9.30 AM and 5 PM. 

During winter, from May to August, the zoo operates between 9.30 AM and 4.30 PM.

We recommend you go during the cooler hours, early in the mornings or later in the afternoons, to avoid the crowds. Also, it lowers your chances of missing out on spotting the animals since many retreat into the shade when it goes hot. You may also miss out if the weather is too cold, so choose an early summer day for your visit.

Address: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia

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Most visitors prefer to take the ferry since they often come with Tarango zoo ticket deals and, more excitingly, a ferry ride showcases the beauty of the Sydney Harbour.

By Ferry 

  • Take the ferry at Circular Quay to the Zoo. The ride is 12 minutes. 
  • From Darling Harbour and also Circular Quay, you can also take the hop-on and hop-off Zoo Express ferries that are operated by Captain Cook Cruises. 
  • NRMA also operates the Fantasea Cruising Zoo Direct ferry. These hop-on, hop-off cruises can be taken from Darling Harbour (Aquarium Wharf) and Circular Quay Wharf 6. 
  • Once you reach the Tarango Zoo ferry wharf, you can enter the Zoo from the lower gates or take a bus to the Main Entrance. 

Nearest Stop: Tarango Zoo Ferry Wharf 

By Bus

  • Take bus number 100 between the Queen Victoria Building, in Sydney, to the Zoo in Mosman.
  • Route number 238 will bring you from Balmoral Beach to the Zoo. 

Nearest Stop: Taronga Zoo

By Train 

  • Take the train to Circular Quay Station and then embark on a Ferry. 

Nearest Stop: Circular Quay Station

By Car

  • When you get to Mosman, drive towards Bradleys Head Road to gain entry to the zoo’s parking lot. 

Parking 

  • The zoo has plenty of parking space. The charges are AU$ 22 for a full day’s parking. If you park for less than 90 minutes, before 4 PM, your fee is waived.
  • Toilets: Located close to the main entrance, the lower ferry entrance, the shopping areas and also the food market area. Toilets are equipped with wheelchair accessibility and also come with changing tables
  • Picnic Areas:  Carry a picnic and enjoy your spread at designated Harbour View Lawns, and Concert Lawns. There are also picnic spots near Moore Park Aviary and near the Free Flight Birds arena. 
  • ATMs: Find them near the main entrance and the Taronga Food Market area. Although, the zoo is cashless so you might want to consider swiping your card instead. 
  • Reverse Vending Machines: Near the main entrance and food market area. 
  • First Aid and Defibbilators: Are available at crucial points and you can access these with staff assistance. 
  • Event Space: The zoo has earmarked spaces to host weddings and parties. 
  • Shop: The zoo is equipped with a large shop that stocks up on a range of knick-knacks including calendars, soft toys, bead jewellery, and daily-use items like water bottles and sippers.
  • Parking: Park on the ground floor of the car park to access spots reserved for those with disabilities and also for ramp access. 
  • Zoo Access: Most areas are accessible and are fitted with ramps. However, some rugged areas might be tricky to navigate and may require mobility. 
  • Facilities Access: Facilities like restrooms, eateries, shops and even the zoo arenas are fully accessible. 
  • Wheelchair Hire: You can hire wheelchairs at the zoo. These are free of cost and must be booked in advance. 
  • Assistance Dogs: Are allowed but need to be accredited and vaccinated. The zoo allows guide dogs for people with visual impairments, hearing dogs and assistance dogs for those with disabilities. 
  • Carers and Companions: Are allowed free entry on presenting their companion cards. 
  • Hands-On Activities: Particularly aimed at children with special needs, the Backyard to Bush area is packed with interactive displays, models of animals and tactile experiences that help specially-able children get a real feel of the zoo. 
  • Autism Services: For those with autism and hidden diasbilities, the zoo hosts Access Taronga. These are specially designated days where the zoo offers early entry and private  animal shows.
  • Forage and Graze: Close to the entrance, this restaurant serves up quick eats like croissants, pies, sausage rolls, salads, classic sandwiches, coffee and ice creams. 
  • Taronga Food Market: A large cafe setup at the heart of the zoo serving rolls, sweet treats, coffee and hefty sandwiches. 
  • Saltwater Bistro: For a proper dining experience head to this bistro that looks out to the harbour and serves up fish and chips, tacos and burgers alongside glasses of wine.
  • Feeding Animals: All animals at the zoo are on special diets and you are not allowed to feed them food (unless its provided by the zoo during an experience). 
  • Smoking: The zoo does not allow smoking or vaping on its grounds. 
  • Toys: You are not allowed to bring in balls, bicycles, balloons, scooters, skateboards, roller blades or any other equipment into the zoo. 
  • Costumes: You are not allowed to wear animal costumes or disturb the animals in any way. 
  • Audio Equipment: Loudspeakers, musical instruments and other audio devices are banned as they may disturb the animals.

Sydney Harbour Cruises: Cruising the waters of Sydney Harbour is an unbeatable way to experience the city. You can choose from a range of dinner, sunset, nature and lunch cruises. 

Sydney Opera House: Explore this world-renowned landmark wih tours that highlight its cultural and architectural significance. 

Sydney Tower Eye: Soak up sweeping views of Sydney perched 250 metres above ground! The Tower Eye spotlights the city’s famous landmarks and also offers the chance to take in an unforgettable sunset.

  • Ferry Transport: When you get here by ferry, there is a bus shuttle that brings you up, but many also walk it up. However, the walk is steep and a bit rocky and may have you huffing and puffing. Take the bus unless you want to give those glutes a good workout! 
  • Animal Sightings: During the afternoons, the animals prefer the shade and may go MIA. Get there during the cooler hours of the day so that you don’t miss out on any of the zoo’s amazing creatures. 
  • Save a Buck: On a budget? Skip parking at the zoo and try one of the free parking zones in the area just outside the zoo. Also, pack a picnic instead of eating at the pricey cafe on-site. 
  • Cashless Facility: This is a cashless zoo so don’t forget to carry your cards. 
  • Special Events: For a truly unique Sydney experience, keep an eye out for the zoo’s special events. Throughout the year, Tarango hosts concerts and NYE parties in its unique setting. 
  • Renovations: Closures and renovations are common at the zoo. If you are keen on a particular exhibit, then, check for updates on their website or call ahead to find out.

Frequently Asked Questions About Taronga Zoo

How much does a ticket to Taronga Zoo cost?

Ticket prices to Taronga Zoo start at AU$ 45.90 and will get you entry into the zoo. Inside, certain experiences like the Animal Encounters are ticketed separately. To get value for money, we also recommend the combo deals on the Taronga Zoo tickets that get you ferry access, and entry into nearby attractions.

How to book a ticket to Taronga Zoo?

You can purchase tickets to Taronga Zoo in Sydney online or at the site. However, we recommend an online purchase since they offer savings and convenience.

Why should I book my ticket to Taronga Zoo online?

a. Savings: Buying online tickets to the zoo carries discounts on each ticket. 
b. Convenience: The tickets are easy to buy and you can skip waiting in lines onsite.
c. Deals: Experience the best of Sydney that offers deals and access to Taronga and other city landmarks.
d. Transport: Combo tickets booked online often include to and fro ferry transport for Taronga Zoo.

What does a Taronga Zoo ticket include?

Entry tickets to Taronga Zoo will get you access to the zoo and you can also participate in the zoo’s many presentations like the seal show, the bird show and expert talks at various animal enclosures. To get value for money, you can also sign up for tickets online that include ferry services, hop-on and hop-off bus tours, and access to other attractions.

Are there discounts available on Taronga Zoo tickets?

Yes, online bookings usually attract discounts of up to 20% on Taronga Zoo tickets.

Are there guided tickets to Taronga Zoo?

No, there are no guided tours available to Taronga Zoo but friendly zoo keepers are always available and host various presentations and talks.

Can I cancel my Taronga Zoo tickets?

Yes, free cancellations and full refunds are available up to 24 hours before your visit.

What are the timings for Taronga Zoo in Sydney?

Between September and April, Taronga Zoo opens at 9.30 AM and closes at 5 PM.
During winter, from May to August, the zoo operates between 9.30 AM and 4.30 PM.

How do I get to Taronga Zoo?

The most preferred way to get to the Zoo is via ferry from Circular Quay to the Zoo’s wharf. You can also access the zoo by bus and also drive down.

Is it worth visiting Taronga Zoo?

Yes, Taronga Zoo showcases native wildlife while also featuring exotic creatures from around the world. The animal encounters and presentations offer an in-depth understanding of the zoo’s many inhabitants and a tour of the zoo is a great way to spend a day in Sydney!