Taronga Zoo

As far as zoo’s go, Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is one of the most impressive in the world thanks to its sought-after location on the peninsula of Bradley’s Head. From the zoo, both you and the animals enjoy spectacular views back over the city and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Families with young children will delight!

How to Get Here

From central Sydney, it’s just a quick 20-minute drive around the headland. However, the most efficient and practical way (and the most fun) to arrive is via a ferry from Circular Quay. Boats depart from here daily, and the journey takes less than 30 minutes, the cruise is also a great way to enjoy an alternative view of the Opera House!

What to Expect

Taronga Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals and 350 species; all spread out over 28 hectares of re-created habitats. Throughout the day, regular animal talks, feeds and workshops are available, and it’s always good to check the website (or the visitor’s desk) to organise your day around these. Two things you don’t want to miss is petting a koala and riding the zoo’s famous zip line over the elephant enclosure! If you’ve got two days in the city, there’s also the option to camp out with the animals.