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Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience

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Mosman, Australia

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Enjoy an insider’s view of Taronga Zoo, a top attraction located on scenic Sydney Harbour. A zoo keeper gives you exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the animals and other amazing experiences that you won't get with regular admission. This small-group tour has a limit of eight participants, ensuring that you receive a personalized 2-hour experience with ample time to mingle with the kangaroos, take photos with koalas and wombats, and have close encounters with a variety of other Australian wildlife. 
  • A 2-hour in-depth and behind the scenes tour of Taronga Zoo
  • Ride the Sky Safari cable car for amazing aerial views of the zoo and the harbor
  • Be photographed up close with koalas
  • Visit a working zoo kitchen and see how the food is prepared
  • Meet hand-raised native animals
  • Go behind-the-scenes in the Australian Nocturnal House
  • All-day access to explore Taronga Zoo before and after your tour
  • Morning or afternoon tea with cupcakes
  • Small-group tour maximum 8 participants

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A zookeeper tour takes you to off-limits areas to learn more about the zoo and see koalas up close.
Behind the scenes tour with a professional zoo keeper
Sky Safari gondola round-trip* Excluding times of maintenance or Bad Weather
Morning or afternoon tea
Souvenir gift
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to the zoo
Food and drinks unless specified

Departure Point

Taronga Zoo, Mosman, Sydney

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Ticket Redemption Point

Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia
After making your way across Sydney Harbour, you have two transport options to arrive at the main entrance of the zoo at the top of the hill. Either hop on the complimentary shuttle bus or the Sky Safari gondola. The gondola glides over the animal enclosures, providing a preview of the orangutans, Asian elephants, and other critters from above. When you arrive at the entrance, meet your zoo keeper guide and begin your Wild Australia tour.

During your tour, you get to meet a number of animals and take a peek into the inner workings of the zoo. Stop at a zoo kitchen and learn how the staff prepares meals for the critters’ various diets. Follow your guide into the restricted area at the Australian Nightlife exhibit to observe nocturnal creatures that are difficult to spot in the wild. Explore the world of kangaroos, wallabies, and emus; pose for photos with koalas inside their enclosure; and learn about wildlife habitat and conservation projects from your expert guide. Discover the iconic creatures of Australia, including echidnas, platypus, wombats, and bilbies as you explore the zoo on this fascinating tour.

After your tour, enjoy complimentary light refreshments at the zoo’s Harbourview Cafe, which boasts spectacular views over Sydney Harbour Bridge and beyond. You’ll also receive a souvenir gift and have the rest of the day to explore Taronga Zoo at your leisure.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo is one of Sydney’s top attractions and is loved by locals and tourists alike. Located on the magnificent harbor, just 12 minutes by ferry with views of iconic landmarks this is truly a zoo with a view! Arrive at the zoo and take the Sky Safari gondola to the top entrance. Fly above the Zoo as it skims the canopy of the Asian rainforest inhabited by Taronga's orangutans and glide across the mysterious riverscape of AGL Amazonia, home to the Zoo's South American animals. Meet your zoo keeper and start your in-depth Wild Australia Experience that will bring you close to the animals and where you will learn about the work of the zoo keepers. Learn about the unique Australian animals and how they are cared for at the zoo, go behind the scenes into restricted access areas, see how the food is prepared in the 'animal kitchen,' and explore the world of the wallabies and kangaroos. You will get to enter the Australian bushland and the underground world of the endangered Southern hairy-nosed wombat, discover the mysteries of the platypus, and explore the nocturnal house for a close encounter with the normally shy and elusive wildlife which only venture out at night. At the end of your tour you'll be served a light snack at Harbourview Cafe and receive a souvenir gift. Admission to Taronga Zoo is included so you are free to spend the day exploring the many exhibits and shows before and after your tour. Join the regularly scheduled keeper talks to learn more about Taronga Zoo's wide variety of animals. -------------------- ITINERARY -------------------- How to get to Taronga Zoo: The easiest way to get to the zoo is by ferry. Not only is it convenient but a great way to see the spectacular Sydney Harbour. Ferries depart from Wharf 2 at Circular Quay every 30 minutes. Once you have arrived at Taronga Wharf, take the Sky Safari gondola for a ride high over the zoo grounds. over looking Sydney's most famous landmarks and giving you a bird's-eye view over the zoo inhabitants, ending at the top entrance of the zoo. Alternatively, take the zoo's bus shuttle that meets every ferry. Food vendors: The zoo offers several restaurant and cafe options, with sit-down or casual dining choices available. Taronga Zoo also has many picnic areas; you are welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy while soaking in spectacular views overlooking Sydney Harbour.Arrive at the zoo and take the Sky Safari gondola to the top entrance. Fly above the Zoo as it skims the canopy of the Asian rainforest inhabited by Taronga's orangutans and glide across the mysterious riverscape of AGL Amazonia, home to the Zoo's South American animals. Meet your zoo keeper and start your in-depth Wild Australia Experience that will bring you close to the animals and where you will learn about the work of the zoo keepers. Learn about the unique Australian animals and how they are cared for at the zoo, go behind the scenes into restricted access areas, see how the food is prepared in the 'animal kitchen,' and explore the world of the wallabies and kangaroos. You will get to enter the Australian bushland and the underground world of the endangered Southern hairy-nosed wombat, discover the mysteries of the platypus, and explore the nocturnal house for a close encounter with the normally shy and elusive wildlife which only venture out at night. At the end of your tour you'll be served a light snack at Harbourview Cafe and receive a souvenir gift. Admission to Taronga Zoo is included so you are free to spend the day exploring the many exhibits and shows before and after your tour. Join the regularly scheduled keeper talks to learn more about Taronga Zoo's wide variety of animals.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Maximum of 8 people per tour
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Taronga Zoo

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience.

Traveler Tips


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The best experience we had during our time in Sydney!
Richard_C
, Apr 2020
An absolutely beautiful zoo, even though a number of the animals were unavailable for viewing. The behind-the-scenes experience was well worth the cost. Our guide was informative, and very entertaining. Particularly enjoyed learning about "Drop Bears"! Highly recommend to all.
star-5
Well worth it - learned and enjoyed the zoo so much more
Holly_S
, Mar 2020
Our guide was fabulous at teaching us about the local anamals, we learned so much more and enjoyed this experience more than just the zoo visit would have allowed. Well worth it !
star-5
Meeting the koala’s
Hoppy
, Mar 2020
We had the nicest visit to the Taronga zoo. We had the absolute best zoo keeper Holly, who spent a few hours with us going through the Australian animals at the zoo. We met so many of the animal residents, got to touch them and take pictures. I would recommend this tour to anyone that want a to learn about the behind the scenes information about the Australian animals.
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up close to the critters
Allison_S
, Mar 2020
This was absolutely fabulous! We were escorted by Paul who was fantastic. His knowledge of and respect for the animals at the zoo was wonderful. Would definitely recommend this to everyone.
star-5
Top shelf Aussie tour
Carolyn_T
, Mar 2020
The guide was brilliant my grandkids 7 & 9 loved the experience as well as the adults The tour was first class and a great way to learn more about Australian animals
star-5
The private visit in the “night sky” room with the Feathertail Pygmy glider and the three adorable spiny Echidnas.
DT860
, Feb 2020
This was an amazing experience! We had a remarkable zoo keeper who gave us many exceptional behind the scenes with the many unusual and diverse animals there. The facility is exceptional, and we learned a great deal of new information about these wonderful animals. Best zoo ever! Best tour ever!
star-4
Zoo experience
Billiam327
, Feb 2020
Allow all day, lots to see. They did a nice job with the landscaping and animal environments. The behind the scenes tour was awesome, and the tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging.
star-5
Best activity in Sydney
Evan_L
, Feb 2020
This was our favorite activity in Sydney for our family of 4 including 2 teens, 12 and 14 who are difficult to please. Love the in depth information from an experienced tour guide. Had the opportunity to get hands on experience with several native Australian animals. Highly recommend as it is worth the extra fees.
star-5
Wild Australia zoo private tour
tracyvl63
, Feb 2020
Fabulous small tour where we went up close to Koalas and other animals. Juliette was very knowledgeable and fun! Well worth it!
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Up close with koalas
jaynemike
, Feb 2020
Perfect small group tour up close with koalas and the whole range of other indigenous species. Rob the keeper was an excellent informative host. Highly recommended.

Product code: 2055WILD

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