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Taronga Zoo

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Taronga zoo is just across the Sydney harbour on the north side and it commands a beautiful view of the city. Home to over 2,000 animals that live amongst the lush forests.

With 2600 animals on display over 21 hectares, Taronga Zoo is one of the biggest and best in Australia.

From native favourites such as Koalas, Kangaroos, Wombats, Platypus and Wallabies to exotic species such as Giraffes, Elephants and Gorillas, there is plenty to see at Taronga Zoo that will ensure a fun day out for the family.

Taronga Zoo is home to Luk Chai, the first ever elephant calf to be born in Australia and one of the most popular residents of the zoo. The zoo expects more calves to follow.

The name Taronga comes from an aboriginal word for beautiful view.


taronga zoo

Taronga Zoo can be found on the shores of Sydney Harbour in the suburb of Mosman. There are presentations and animal feedings that can be views and guided tours on some days. Cafes and a food market on site provide plenty of options for lunch.

Opportunities for photos with koalas, view the Flight Bird Show, take the Sky Safari and listen to the many talks and animal shows all day long. A ZooPass, which includes the return Sydney ferry fare from Circular Quay, is available.

sydney zoo

flickr image by Roanish

There is a Zoolink ticket which includes the off-peak return rail fare, cost depending on point of origin. Bradleys Head Road, Mosman. (02 9969 2777). Taronga Zoo can be reached by car, bus or Sydney ferry.



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