Opened in 1884, the Taronga Zoo is the first public zoo in New South Wales. The Zoo has gone through much renovation and ... More
Opened in 1884, the Taronga Zoo is the first public zoo in New South Wales. The Zoo has gone through much renovation and redevelopment featuring updated exhibits and an Asian Rainforest, which provides a unique insight into the majesty and wonder of the jungle homes of an amazing array of rare Asian wildlife including Asian Elephants, Silvery Gibbons, Francoise Langurs, Asian Turtles, and Fishing Cats. The Taronga Zoo is continually building and updating its cultural and educational displays and precincts in order to provide the ultimate in family fun. Be sure to check out the free animal presentations and shows throughout the day.
We were interested to see the native species as we were only in Oz for 17 days. We were not disapointed. We travelled on the ferry from Circular Quay with a combined ticket that included transfer to the zoo. Felt a bit sorry for the non native large mammals - Bears, Big Cats, Apes etc. An excellent day out. Recommended.
During the school holiday, April 2005, we four hopped over the ditch from NZ whilst on a uni sabbatical from the US. The day we enjoyed the Taronga Zoo, was the day also of various modes of transportation: car to train station, train to Circular Quay, ferry to Zoo, sky tram to top of zoo, feet to bottom of zoo to execute return!!
We found the zoo outstanding, our favorite is a picture of the giraffes set against the backdrop of the Sydney Harbour and CBD. I very fun day for us, warm too!
This zoo was very cool, loved going on the ferry over to the island the zoo is on. We bought the package deal for the ferry, the zoo, and the sky tram at the ferry terminal and it was worth it. Fun animal shows, lots to see. My only complaint was that it closes too early, it should stay open longer especially in summer. Just have to get there early I guess.
i love taronga zoo it is honestly the best place on earth it is a great learning place for students but yet it is fun aswell it is the type of place the makes getting an education fun.
it also has an amazing variety of animals i have never seen such animals in one place before it is absolutley amazing i recomend that everyone should go to the zoo atleast once in their lifes as it will be an experience that you will never forget
I have visited Sydney for the last 5 years.
I have taken so many pictures. I so enjoyed the Taronga Zoo. I have never seen such beautiful land and so many animals that I have never seen.
Sydney I'm sure is so proud to have this Zoo and many many more fabulous sites to visit.
I intend on returning and returning. I love Sydney Australia
I love the Cantina at Rose Bay. Such great friendly, honest people, more than you find alot of place. Thanks for the adventure and great times and great people. LA Walker
Tarongs Zoo was great. A great mix of all the Australian wildlife plus animals from all over. Be prepared to walk though! There are some moderately steep slopes and some pretty long distances to walk. The Zoo is also not smoker friendly, so be prepared if you smoke.
I had the chance 2 go there when I first met my bro's friend in Australia . Cuz I wanted 2 experience Sydney so I asked her to take me 2 the zoo . However , it wasn't an unforgetable journey , kind of boring . But according to my memory , I reckoned maybe that wasn't holiday or weekend so there were only few ppl . Anyway , I still really enjoyed it , those animals were really cute . Hopefully , I can once again visit there with my friends , having new and different feelings
I'm a real animal lover i don't think there is any animal i hate in this world!!
I love the zoo it has changed a lot over the years...
It is a lot better than it was 20years ago the animals look look like there i the wild it's a great day for all the family & big kids like me too lol... It's a must
if you love animals you will love our zoo
As a person who has taken several trips just to see different zoos, the Taronga Zoo was a required stop while I was in Sydney on my honeymoon and is now my all-time favorite. (In fact, in my humble opinion, the breathtaking view of Sydney Harbor from the bird show amphitheater was my favorite after a week of sightseeing.) The park is basically on a hill, so if you take a ferry/watertaxi to the zoo, take the scenic skyride to the top and work your way down to save your feet. Several exhibits of note – with their ample room and easy viewing, the zoo's great ape exhibits (gorillas, chimps, orangs) should be used as a template for other zoos’ renovations. With “raised ground” and glass, the lion & tiger exhibit was simply awesome, allowing the animals to be at eye-level with the visitor. And, of course, those exhibits including native Australian species were wonderful. The nicely landscaped grounds and restrooms were clean, and the newer food court was pleasant and moderately-priced. An abandoned bear enclosure gives visitors a rare and enlightening opportunity to see how animals were housed behind the scenes “back in the day.” Although the harbor-entrance gift shop seemed a bit bare in looking for Taronga-specific souvenirs of our trip. A beautiful zoo that should not be missed!
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