Taronga Zoo, with spectacular views of beautiful Sydney Harbour, is a great destination to see native wildlife and rare exotic animals. A range of tours are offered, from the keeper-led Wild Australia Experience to the VIP Aussie Gold Tour of native animals.
You’ll be delighted with the daily bird and seal shows too. The Nura Diya Aboriginal Discovery Tour explores the connection between Australia’s animals, plants and landscape and Aboriginal Dreamtime. You can even camp the night at the zoo on the Roar and Snore tour.
For independent visitors, Taronga Zoo has an interactive iPhone app that guides you to the most popular native and exotic animals. A Mandarin-language map is also available of a walking route to see as many unique Australian animals in 60 or 90 minutes.
Ever wanted a bird’s-eye view? Try the Wild Ropes adventure with its zip-lines and suspension bridges. The zoo is open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm. To get to the zoo, take a ferry from Circular Quay, near The Rocks and the city centre. The journey takes 12 minutes.