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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $100.76

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Go behind-the-scenes at Sydney Taronga Zoo for an in-depth, interactive and close up encounter with Australian wildlife. Feed a wallaby and take photos with a koala during this intimate small group tour which has a maximum of only eight participants. Led by a professional zoo keeper, you'll learn all about Australian animals as you meet them face-to-face at Sydney Taronga Zoo.

Please note: Sky Safari Cable Car will be undergoing routine maintenance from the 13th February 2017 – the 6th March 2017. During this time the cable car will not be operating

Highlights

  • Ideal choice for families
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All entrance fees included
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 help feed 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.


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Taronga Zoo, Mosman, Sydney

Duration:
2 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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10:15am Departure
Code: WILD10

Departs at 10am including full day admission to Taronga Zoo

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2pm Departure
Code: WILD20

Departs at 2pm, including full day admission to Taronga Zoo

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Pricing information

Sydney Taronga Zoo General Entry Ticket and Wild Australia Experience

Sydney's Taronga Zoo

Inclusions:
  • Behind the scenes tour with a professional zoo keeper
  • General admission ticket
  • Sky Safari gondola round-trip
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Souvenir gift
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to the zoo
  • Food and drinks unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Maximum of 8 people per tour
  • Taronga Zoo Opening Hours:

    9:30am - 5pm September 1, to April 30, 2014

    9:30am - 4:30pm May 1, to August 31, 2014
    9:30am - 5pm September 1, to April 30, 2015                 *New Years Eve is subject to change due to the NYE celebrations

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.
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Catherine M, February 2017

Highlight of Sydney. The behind the scenes tour was the best. Seeing the Koalas up close was unbelievable. Feeding the wallabies was also fun. Guide was very knowledgeable.

Reviewed by: Diane E, February 2017

I really really loved this tour. I went over on he ferry and up to the entrance in the gondola which was fun. Met Robert a very experienced and knowledgeable guide who took 4 of us to see lots of weird and wonderful creatures of Australia. We were able to handle many of them and see them in their houses. This was a very special and enjoyable tour. Had a snack at midday with the guide then spent the rest of the day looking round the rest of the zoo. The giraffes have a wonderful view of Sydney harbour!