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.
I loved the Taronga Zoo. But be prepared for lots of walking....uphill! It is, however, well worth the effort, and its not really all that bad. I made the mistake of going later in the afternoon, when I was already tired from a full-day of sightseeing in and around Sydney. Be sure and go early in the day when you have more energy, are refreshed, and its a bit cooler. Its a remarkable zoo, and I loved the fact that I had to catch a ferry to get there!
I went with a friend recently and in the last couple of years they have done a lot of work to spruce up the zoo. There are quite a few new enclosures and several still under construction. The elephants haven't arrived from Asia yet, so that was a bummer. What's a zoo without elephants? But everything else was in place. Entry and food is expensive, though.
... hadn't moved from 1999 to 2005 -- but he's a fun reptile to look at anyway and the only one I've ever seen. When I went in 2005, the gondola ride to the top of the zoo was under corporate sponsorship (and therefore free!). The zoo has a couple of fantastic spots overlooking the harbor where you can see the opera house and the bridge and oodles of city (and boats) -- it's fantastic. Definitely worth a visit either for the animals or for sheer curiousity; there are lots of other animals there, all of them more active than the komodo dragon.
i like the koalas and the treasure hunt and the bird show and the kangaroos because i got stuck in the wallaby bit and the ferry and the cable car is fun beyond my wildest dreams and the koalas and the lizards and i dont like the snakes, they scare me more than god and the elephants are big and the shop costs too much, however i like the koalas but the snakes are scary, the ferry is good if you can stay on board but mummy says some boys drown like my little brother but mummy says it is not ur fault as he was stupid. may he rest in peace.
I live in newcastle so after catching the train down and then the ferry over its just so breathtaking. I come down regularly as my nieces live in sydney. Keep up the great work Taronga. Recommendation:For One and All. All I would like to see is more tables and chairs for people to sit at and more staff to serve meals. I'll always be coming. Thanks again.
I have loved visiting Taronga Zoo,
ever since the first time when mum
took me there when I was only 2 years old.
I have enjoyed frequent visits 2 the zoo,
and I have also sponsored the Tuatura.
Next year I am looking 4ward 2 sponsoring
I miss Kora the Afrikan Elefant,
and I was saddened when both
Satan the Leopard and Harley the Panther
both passed away over 10 years ago.
I have always loved the big cats!
I WILL ALWAYS CONTINUE 2 VISIT TARONGA ZOO
REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER.
MARK A. HOPKINS
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