Taronga Zoo, Mosman

Home of kangaroos, koalas, and native snakes, Taronga Zoo also shelters animals from Africa, Asia, and South America. Wildlife is kept in excellent conditions, with realistic enclosures and large habitats providing suitable homes for many majestic creatures. Take the kids to the wild ropes play zone, where they can enjoy an adrenalin-packed adventure through the treetops. By using our Mosman trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Taronga Zoo and other attractions in Mosman.
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  • I don’t know if a better location of a zoo in the world. No matter how you arrive at the zoo, walking around has an amazing vista. The latest addition is Tiger Trek and so well organised. We have been...  more »
  • I can only say that this has been one of the most saddest things I have ever experienced. To see animals so mental disturbed in this way was something that I thought as humans we had long learned less...  more »
  • Taronga Zoo must be in one of the most stunning settings of any zoo in the world, almost worth going to just for the views of Sydney. We caught the ferry out from Darling Harbour, which is a great way...  more »
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  • An amazing experience... I would recommend travelling to the zoo by bus and then taking the skylift down to the ferry for your journey out. Great variety of animals. Staff are super friendly. Food options are a bit limited so pack a lunch with you and enjoy it in one of the many parks that dot the map. Be there at 11.30 to see the feeding of the gorillas and a show at 14.00 on seals and penguins.
  • What a lovely zoo, after you manage to actually get in the place. We came by ferry with a stroller and there is not an accessible ramp to the gondola from the ferry area. You have to walk all the way to the entrance, wait in line to have your prepaid ticket checked, and then walk an inclined walkway back to the gondola entrance. For a simple Monday morning, this process took 45 minutes. The gondola was stroller friendly and both kids loved the view! Once we were off the gondola, we saw a sign advertising the owl experience in front of the gift shop. We popped in to see about tickets. They told us the price, but that it was all the way back on the other end of the zoo and that they don't actually sell tickets in there. You have to go to another building. Once you leave the store, you pass through another ticket/stamp checking area. Once we were in the zoo, we had a great time. Accessibility to some of the animals meant we needed to take large detours, but it was otherwise smooth going. Loved seeing the penguin feeding and the seals practicing!
  • Mediums sized zoo with city view! The exhibits here r in good number to occupy half your day. The trails r organized n easy to follow n staff r friendly n helpful. I felt that the exhibits were rather ordinary, I was more impressed with other zoos in other countries in the same region (Taiwan, Singapore)
  • Take the ferry to the zoo and get on the bus that takes you to the zoo entrance. Get your tickets, have a coffee at the cafe or a snack if you are hungry. Make sure you have ample time if you are planning to see all the animals. Walk around the zoo and enjoy. Lots of animals. Some I never saw before and some you could sit there for quite sometime and enjoy their playfulness. Start at the top and end up at the souvenir shop from where you can head back to the ferry. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Water filling stations are available if you do not want to buy bottled water.
  • Lots of animals, easy access, spacious enclosures, interesting talks, free cable car from the bottom of the hill to the top, food options aren’t too bad, great day out for the family. Parking can be expensive so consider the bus or ferry. There is not a lot of shelter if it rains. Good picnic areas to stop for lunch with great views of Sydney over the water.

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