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 Taronga zoo. The ride out on the ferry is lovely as well as the cable cars up to the entrance.
The animals all seemed happy and well kept. Maybe it has something to do with the fabulous weather in Sydney. There was a baby chimpanzee that kept us very entertained with acrobatics. Taronga Zoo is well worth visiting.
I went to the zoo during my four month stay in Australia (I'm from the U.S.)and still look at all my pictures from the day with a smile on my face. It wasn't overly crowded which was nice, and the ferry ride to and from the zoo was beautiful. My favorite part of the zoo aside from the animals was the beautiful view of Sydney's skyline. I would recommend this spot to anyone!
The place was very accessible from the city by ferry. It was an experience in itself riding it and you can get nice views of the Opera House as well. The zoo was organized, clean and all the animals looked well cared for. There are several places where you can get a photo opportunity and get up close to a Koala. The only thing we were disappointed about was that my son could not touch the Koalas because they were wild (although he did get to do that at a Wildlife park some miles off. There was even a roaming peackock that joined us for lunch which my son thoroughly enjoyed. Another great thing about is that you can take a cable car to the top of the hill and walk down hill throughout the zoo intil you are ready ro take your ferry ride back. It was one of the best zoos we have ever been to.
Taronga Zoo sits right in the thick of it, when it comes to visiting Sydney, Australia.
With the harbour in the foreground and the city in the background, you feel like you have the whole world at your feet. The zoo comprises of practically every species imagineable set in the ultimate setting. You are also only a short distance from the historic Rocks District, Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Aquarium, Bondi Beach, and Kings Cross. Seems to good to be true, but it is. Truly this is a must see which then leads to something for everyone.
I like it there because it was peaceful and calming and the one place I wanted to go on my first trip to sydney.
I would say that the best time to vist is whenever you can it is one of the places both children and adults will love.
The experience was one I will cherish for awhile all the animals were also so close yet so far.
Taronga Park Zoo is more than just a zoo. Sure, you get to see the animals, and the wildlife, and all that. It's very educational, not only for the little ones, but for adults as well. They have some wonderful shows as such the Bird Show which is absolutely amazing. The Seal Show is also quite a good catch.
Taronga Park has many many animals. It's a whole day affair when you go there. It's a nice picnic spot as well, with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.
All in all, it's a place you must visit if you do come to visit Sydney!
this is a great place to take the kids and a great lace to spend the day
but you have to pay over $30 to get in and that doesnt pay for the rides and the food sooo go if you can aford it but dontgo if you cant
First off, you start with a leisure ferry ride across the harbour, to get to the zoo. Once there, you have the option of taking a sky-ride to work your way from one end to the other, or just taking your time to see it all with some good old fashion walking. Because the zoo is set up on an island all its own, there is so much to see and explore. As your walking, you can also see the beautiful Sydney skyline, especially when it gets closer to the evening, with the sunset as your background, it's gorgeous!! Not to mention the animals of course, absolutely adorable as well. Just allow yourself enough time to savor it all, the sights, your environment, and the obvious fact that you are in Australia is always a plus. Then, it all concludes with another relaxing ferry ride back to the harbour, where you are greeted with a spectacular view of all things Sydney, the Opera House, the Bridge, as well as the City as a whole. All back dropped against the sunset, it just takes your breath away and leaves you speechless!! I would hope that everybody gets to see it at least once, if not more of course, and that you enjoy it as much as I have. G'Day!!
As well as being an excellent zoo, Taronga Park is right on the water and has some of the best views of Sydney and the Harbour Bridge. The zoo is also a quick and inexpensive ferry ride from Circular Quay, which makes the whole experience easy and enjoyable. I've been there in both winter and summer and would go back again.
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