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Taronga Zoo Tickets

With your Sydney Taronga Zoo tickets visit one of Australia’s oldest zoos, the Taronga Zoo has undergone significant renovations and is one of the most modernized Sydney attractions. Enjoy memorable encounters with exotic wildlife within settings that closely resemble their natural habitats. Come face-to-face with Australia’s unique, endemic animal species and take a sneak peek into the life of a zookeeper with a behind-the-scenes guided walking tour. How about spending the night at the zoo and camp on the lush, verdant grounds during the Roar & Snore Experience? You can even pair your Taronga Zoo Tickets with an exciting whale-watching excursion. And, if you’d like to experience everything that Sydney has to offer and save money too, then go all out with a Sydney iVenture Card and discover the best of the city without burning a hole in your pocket.

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Our tips for Taronga Zoo

  • Think Ahead: Purchasing your Taronga Zoo tickets online can save you both time and money. And, there’s nothing quite like skipping the ticket booth and waltzing right in.
  • Pack a Picnic Basket: Like any Sydney attraction that serves food, the zoo inflates prices significantly. So, pack your own lunch and save a bundle!
  • Do Your Research: For many visitors, exploring the entire zoo in a single day is difficult. So, figure out which animals you really want to see and plan a route that hits them all.
  • Time-saving Tip: Short on time? That’s O.K.! One way to save time and energy is to take a ride on the Sky Safari. It takes you to the top of the hill; so, your walk around the park will be mostly downhill from there. 

Good to know

Best time to visit
  • The best time to visit Taronga Zoo is September through November. Please remember that the seasons are flipped south of the equator; so, this is Australia’s spring.
  • The weather is cool and the humidity subsides a bit, making for a more enjoyable trip. March through August represents Australia’s runner-up weather.
  • But, because these months’ overlap with summer breaks in most countries, you could run into a significant tourist crush. December through February is Australia’s summer. Regardless of what time of year you arrive, the best time of day to start your Taronga Zoo tour is right when the gates open.
  • The air is crisp and the crowds are small. Without question, arriving early at the zoo makes for a better experience.
Getting there
  • Getting to the zoo is simple! You can reach the zoo by ferry and takes 10 minutes from Circular Quay. And, ferries run every 30 minutes. Otherwise, you can take the Zoo Express, which is operated by Captain Cook Cruises.
  • Those who would like to travel by bus can catch the M30 from Town Hall, Central, and Wynyard train stations.
  • Another option is taking the 238 bus from the Balmoral Beach area. If you are travelling through Sydney by train, then you will need to alight at Circular Quay and take the aforementioned ferry.
  • Taxis present the most seamless, stress-free way to get to Taronga Zoo but also the most expensive.
Did you know?

Quick Trivia to impress the fellow traveler

  • In 2004, Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, attended the opening ceremony for the new bilby exhibit. And, one of the bilbies was named Bilby George after their son.
  • Opened in 1916, Taronga Zoo does not hold the honor of Australia’s first zoo. That belongs to the Melbourne Zoo. 
  • The Taronga Zoo cares for over 4,000 animals spread over 350 different species. And, many of them are endangered. 
  • Taronga is an Australian Aboriginal word that roughly translates to ‘beautiful view’.

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