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Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

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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.
  • 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.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Located in the suburb of Mosman in Sydney, Australia, Taronga Zoo was first opened in 1916. It is spread across an area of 69 acres and is home to over 5000 animals and 350 species of animals. It is the largest zoo of Australia, and is divided into numerous zoo regions. 

Taronga Zoo Reopens Post COVID-19

Taronga Zoo Sydney reopened to the public on the 18th of October, 2021. 

Numerous COVID-19 restrictions and precautions have been put in place to ensure you and other guests have a safe and enjoyable experience. 

COVID-19 Safety Measures at Taronga Zoo

  • Specific COVID-19 safety measures introduced at the zoo for visitors and staff.
  • Tickets can only be pre-booked online.
  • All visitors are required to check in with a QR code using the Services NSW app. 
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask in the indoor areas of the zoo such as indoor exhibits, cafes, and shops.
  • Visitors and staff are required to maintain a minimum of 1.5 meters physical distance.
  • Only contactless payments are permitted at Taronga Zoo.
  • Only a limited number of tickets are available daily to provide a safe experience to guests. 

Highlight Animals at Taronga Zoo

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Sumatran Tigers

Taronga Zoo is home to Sumatran Tigers, a critically endangered species. Currently, there are fewer than 400 Sumatran Tigers that exist around the world.

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Asian Elephants

The incredibly smart and social Asian elephants can be found in the zoo. Conservation efforts towards the Asian elephant have been made here.

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Taronga Zoo is also involved in the conservation efforts of the closest living relatives to humans, Chimpanzees.

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Growing to over 5.5 metres in height and weighing over a 1000 kgs, Giraffes are the tallest animals on earth. Taronga Zoo is working towards a better future for these creatures.

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Successful breeding programs for meerkats are present at Taronga Zoo Sydney. Although they look cuddly, these creatures are capable of killing a cobra.

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Taronga Zoo maintains a regional breeding program for the Western Lowland Gorilla, a critically endangered species.

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Red Kangaroo

The world’s largest marsupial, is an iconic Australian creature. It spends a majority of the daylight hours resting and sleeping.

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Another Australian icon, Koalas also have an important place in Aboriginal culture. You can find these creatures with their little ones in the various habitats of the zoo.

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Tree Kangaroos

The Tree Kangaroo is an excellent climber, and is capable of jumping long distances from tree to tree. This species is quickly losing its habitat like many other forest dwellers.

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Sun Bears

Standing at just 1.5 meters in height, Sun Bears are the rarest and smallest species of bears.

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Regent Honeyeaters

The breeding programs and conservation efforts of Taronga Zoo have seen Regent Honeyeaters return to the Ironbank forests.

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Southern Corroboree Frogs

One of the most critically endangered species in Australia, the Southern Corroboree Frogs can be found in the insurance colony of Taronga zoo.

Shows & Keeper Talks at Taronga Zoo

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Free Flight Birds

Learn about the condor and other exotic species such as the Galah, the Red tailed Black Cockatoo, as they fly against the incredible Sydney skyline.

Timings: 12 PM and 3 PM everyday.

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Seals for the Wild

See seals in action, as they dive, climb, and catch fish with incredible grace. Catch species such as the Californian sea lion, New Zealand fur seal, and Australian sea lion.

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Giraffe Keeper Talk

Learn about the Giraffe, and what makes them incredibly unique from the expert keepers.

Timings: 10.40 AM Daily

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Asian Elephant Keeper Talk

Meet the Asian Elephant herd up close, and learn about these majestic creatures from the experts.

Timings: 1.45 PM Daily

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Gorilla Keeper Talk

Meet Taronga’s band of gorillas, and learn about their social dynamics from the keepers. Learn about how food puzzles are used to stimulate their intellect.

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Meerkat Keeper Talk

Watch meerkats munch on fruit, vegetables, and insects, as you learn about tier social hierarchy, their preferred treats, and how their dark fur helps them survive in the African weather.

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Koala Keeper Talk

Learn about the cuddly marsupials and about why they are such picky eaters from the keepers.

Timings: 2.30 PM Daily

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Komodo Dragon Keeper Talk

See the world’s largest lizard in action, and their ruthless eating habits. Learn about how they enjoy solitary life, and how the keepers exercise their body and mind.

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Farmyard Keeper Talk

Meet goats, alpacas, sheep and chickens, and learn how we can work towards sustainable farming.

Animal Encounters at Taronga Zoo

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Koala Encounter

Learn about the iconic Australian Koalas from the incredibly knowledgeable zookeepers. Each encounter lasts 5 minutes, and runs between 11:45 AM and 1:00 PM everyday.

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Giraffe Encounter

Meet the tallest creatures at Taronga, on this once in a lifetime encounter experience with Giraffes.

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Meerkat Encounter

Play with the incredibly cute meerkat as you can watch them feed on your lap. Watch them scurry around as they catch their favorite food.

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Elephant Encounter

Enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes tour, as you go eye to eye with the incredible Asian Elephant herd at Taronga Zoo.

Conservation and Education at Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo has been committed to the conservation of wildlife in Australia and across the world since its inception. Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital takes care and is involved in the rehabilitation of 1400 injured or orphaned wildlife every year. 

Taronga Zoo runs numerous rescue and rehabilitation projects and efforts to save wildlife. Following the widespread destruction caused by the Australian bushfires, Taronga has redoubled its efforts to help the affected species find a home. 

Taronga Zoo also partners with conservation efforts, communities, and similar organisations to make a lasting contribution towards wildlife protection and conservation. Virtual lessons are live streamed for free to help people get through the lockdown.

Plan Your Visit to Taronga Zoo

Getting There
Zoo Rules
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September 1 to May 31:

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

June 1 to August 31:

9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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Address: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia

Ferry: Taronga Zoo is a 12-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. 

Bus: Line 100 runs from Queen Victoria Building and Mosam (Taronga Zoo) from early in the morning until midnight, with buses every 10 minutes during the day.

Car: Entry from Bradleys Head Road leads to a car park. 

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  • A car park is available for guests.
  • All-day parking costs $22.
  • Please note that the maximum height of the carpark is 2.1 meters.
  • A picnic area is available where guests can enjoy some food and relax.
  • Free WiFi is available throughout the zoo.
  • There are ATMs present inside the zoo. However, please note that only contactless payments are accepted.
  • Baby rooms are available in the zoo.
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  • Taronga Zoo is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
  • There are several elevators and ramps present throughout the park for visitors with limited mobility.
  • Strollers and wheelchairs can be rented at the zoo, although volumes are much lesser than before.
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  • Visitors are not allowed to bring any animals to the zoo.
  • Visitors are not allowed to use any audio equipment or musical instruments at a volume that may disturb the animals.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the zoo in the indoor or outdoor areas. Guests who don’t comply with these regulations will be asked to leave.
  • Guests are not allowed to touch or interfere with any of the vegetation or animals at the zoo.
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Some interesting attractions near Taronga Zoo include:

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Forage and Graze - This restaurant offers some light meals and snacks. It is open from 9 AM to 6 PM, and features both indoor and outdoor seating.

Taronga Food Market - This café offers some snacks, soft drinks, ice creams and coffee. It is open from 9 AM to 4 PM.

The View Takeaway - This restaurant offers some stunning views of the Sydney Harbour and skyline, with some of the finest seafood in all of Australia. It is open from 11 AM to 2 PM.

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Here are some accommodation options near Taronga Zoo for you to explore!

Budget - Sydney Central Backpackers, Mad Monkey Backpackers, Sydney Backpackers

Mid-range - Crowne Plaza Sydney, Cremorne Point Manor

Luxury - InterContinental Sydney, Sheraton Grand Sydney, Park Hyatt Sydney

Visitor Tips

  • Visit the zoo early in the morning so you get maximum time to enjoy the various attractions and talks around the zoo. 
  • Entry to the various Show and Keeper talks is free with the ticket. Find out the timings to the various talks, and you can learn a great deal about these incredible creatures
  • Accommodation is available in the park, with stunning views of Sydney Harbor as well. 

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What animals are in Taronga zoo?

There are over 350 species of animals in Taronga Zoo.

What are the best things to do in Taronga zoo?

The best things to do at Taronga Zoo are visiting the various exhibits, going for the numerous talk shows, and the zoo experiences. 

Is Taronga zoo worth visiting?

Yes, Taronga Zoo is home to over 500 animals and over 350 species of animals, and is absolutely worth a visit. 

How long do you need at Taronga zoo?

The recommended time to spend at Taronga Zoo is about 4-6 hours.

Can you take your own food into Taronga zoo?

Yes, visitors can bring their own food to Taronga Zoo. 

Can you take photos at Taronga Zoo?

Yes, visitors can take photographs inside Taronga Zoo.

How long does it take to walk through Taronga Zoo?

It takes about 2 hours to walk through the entire zoo. 

Can you take a picnic to Taronga Zoo?

Yes, it is possible to take a picnic at Taronga Zoo.