Taronga Zoo

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Taronga Zoo is known for its close encounter with your favorite Aussie animals such as wombats, koalas, and kangaroos. And in desperate to get to see up close a koala, we went for a visit to Taronga Zoo.

To get to Taronga Zoo, purchase a ferry ticket bound to Taronga Zoo at Circular Quay Railway Station. One way ticket fare cost 7AUD for government and 20AUD for private. *Prices may change without prior notice.

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You can buy single tickets on the booths nearby.

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Passengers prefer to stay in the open terrace to get a better view of Sydney.

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While in the ferry, if you do not easily get seasick you can capture some picturesque cityscape of Sydney.



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And after 30-40 mins ride, we finally get to docked in Taronga Zoo’s harbor. It seems like a secluded island exclusive only for the zoo.

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To get to the zoo you can either walk for about 40 mins or so but the road is a bit steep.



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Another option is the cable car that goes straight inside the zoo. The ride will only take 15 mins or less and will take you inside the zoo itself.

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We choose to ride the bus. The incoming bus comes every 5 or 10 minutes.

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Entrance ticket to Taronga Zoo cost 47AUD (Prices may change without prior notice) and opens 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (varies depending on month).

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Once you get inside, you’ll get to see the souvenir shop and photo board. Cute!

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Here’s a snap of Taronga Zoo’s map which is available on every corner. You could also grab some brochures on the counter too 😉

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Of course, our main goal this time is to get a closer look this time with the koalas. Only a few zoos in Australia offer a close encounter as it may cause stress with them. Taronga zoo is among those few who offer a close encounter with the koalas in a limited time only. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it on time. Good thing I brought my zoom lens. So here are some of my shots with these cute koalas.

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Taronga is huge and we find ourselves lost sometimes. And more animals to meet along the way.

  • Reptile world
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  • Wetland birds
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  • Chimpanzees

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  • Rainforest trail is where the bears and tigers are. You can also get to watch a small clip all about tigers in Tiger Trek.

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  • Elephant trail

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  • Meerkats (cuuute!)

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  • Experience giraffe encounter too in a limited time only.

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  • Kids trail is designed more like a farm. There are alpacas, lambs, goats, emu, and even silkies chicken!
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  • Australian walkabout. Who wouldn’t miss the kangaroos and wallabies.
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After all the rounds and getting lost on trails, make sure to fill up your stomach. Taronga Zoo has a restaurant inside with a lot of food menu to choose from. Love their chicken and spinach sandwich, very filling!

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Or sip a cup of coffee located inside their souvenir shop. Maybe you could bump into a peacock as well. It looks like he wanted to have a cup of coffee too hehe.

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We visited on a weekday and we bumped into kids that are I’m guessing on their field trip. And of course, families who are enjoying their picnics. Cuties!

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If you’re in Sydney I recommend checking Taronga Zoo’s schedule of encounter so you could maximize your visit. Animal encounters happen in the early morning. And remember to just enjoy the experience 🙂

Check out also my video on YouTube!


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