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Taronga Zoo

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Taronga Zoo Mosman  Australia
The Wonder of Taronga Mosman  Australia
Victorian Zoo Across the Harbor Mosman  Australia
Standard Cute Koala Shot Mosman  Australia
This is Sydney:  Koalas at Taronga Zoo Mosman  Australia
The Zoo! A worthy stop. Mosman  Australia
Taronga Zoo Mosman  Australia
Taronga Zoo Mosman  Australia
Taronga Zoo Mosman  Australia
The Wonder of Taronga Mosman  Australia
Victorian Zoo Across the Harbor Mosman  Australia
Standard Cute Koala Shot Mosman  Australia
This is Sydney:  Koalas at Taronga Zoo Mosman  Australia
The Zoo! A worthy stop. Mosman  Australia
Taronga Zoo Mosman  Australia
Taronga Zoo Mosman  Australia
Taronga Zoo
Travelers should visit Taronga Zoo as much for its harbor views as for the 4,000 resident animals (who see them all day long). Ferry 15 minutes from Circular Quay and take an optional Sky Safari cable car, included in the ticket price, and you’re in an exotic land of giraffes, elephants, and bongos as well as native echidnas, wombats, and Tasmanian devils. Wildlife tours, zookeeper talks (including impressive bird shows), and special events such as the Twilight at Taronga summer concert series are on the calendar, and a tented camp accommodates overnight guests who learn about Aboriginal history and traditional bush foods before a sunset dinner set against the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Tent cabins feature decks that lure campers out of bed for sunrise.
The Wonder of Taronga
One of my fondest memories from growing up in Sydney is taking the day off and heading to Taronga Zoo. A beautiful zoo, with constantly updated exhibits, plenty of exotic animals, and the most amazing bird show I have ever had the pleasure of seeing (nine times), Taronga is a must-do for anyone and everyone traveling to Sydney for a first, or repeat, trip. One of the best parts of the zoo, besides the gorgeous animals—ranging from the Aussie natives, to the African bongo, to "miraculous" Australian-born elephants from Asia—is the view. Due to its perfect location on Sydney Harbour, the zoo has many amazing look-out locations all over the grounds. And, if you aren't afraid of heights, the Gondola Lift takes you up above the entire zoo and provides you with an incredible view over the city. Undoubtedly, one of my favorites is the view from the African Waterhole. Above the trees, between the spotted necks of the giraffes, sits the stunning city skyline. It's only a peek but has the wonderful ability to remind you that you're not too far away from the city. Yet you are. Taronga Zoo is a haven. It's a sanctuary. And it's definitely one of the most beautiful ways to experience the fabulous Sydney skyline. (And the giraffes are a laugh too, especially at feeding time.)
The Wonder of Taronga Mosman  Australia

Victorian Zoo Across the Harbor
View from the sky trams coming back to the ferry after a trip to Taronga Zoo in Sydney.
Victorian Zoo Across the Harbor Mosman  Australia

Standard Cute Koala Shot
These guys are pretty mellow and content to chew on gum leaves all day. Perhaps the best exhibit at the zoo.
Standard Cute Koala Shot Mosman  Australia

This is Sydney: Koalas at Taronga Zoo
No trip to Sydney would be complete without a trip to the Taronga Zoo. I had my favorite animals to see: the infamous koala. Upon my arrival, I found that the koalas were always tired or apparently just drunk. Apparently, the eucalyptus they eat is their primary source of nutrition, but it probably isn't the best considering it makes them very lethargic and seemingly inebriated. It baffled me how slowly koalas move, sometimes falling asleep while eating, braced in between two branches (pictured). I kept waiting for one to fall from its perch, but after 30 minutes of hanging out in the Taronga's Kowala Walkabout I had to move on to the kangaroos. I hoped those larger marsupials were a bit more active. To avoid waiting in line once you arrive at the Zoo's ticket booths, purchase tickets online: www.taronga.org.au/taronga-zoo
This is Sydney:  Koalas at Taronga Zoo Mosman  Australia

The Zoo! A worthy stop.
We only had 4 days in Sydney, but we made sure to check out the Taronga Zoo. The best place to find those koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies! It's also graced with an incredible view of Sydney over the water. Head to Wharf 2 and take the ferry over!
The Zoo! A worthy stop. Mosman  Australia

Taronga Zoo
Contributed by Nicole Smith AFAR LOCAL AUSSIE EXPERT Take the 12-minute ferry from the Circular Quay to the Taronga Zoo, the closest place to get up close and personal with wildlife. There are some 4,000 critters, including lions and tigers and bears, plus koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies. Visit the giraffes, which have excellent views of the harbour. To book this experience, contact Judy Perl judy.perl@afar.com
Taronga Zoo Mosman  Australia

Taronga Zoo

The animals don't know it, but their address happens to be some of the most prized real estate in Sydney. This excellent zoo has a lofty harborside setting with 180-degree views over the water toward the city's skyline, bridge and opera house. Home to more than 4,000 animals and big on interactive displays like free-flight bird shows and meerkat encounters, the zoo ensures visitors feel involved, whether through feeding sessions or the "wild ropes" adventure—a high rope course set among native bushland.

Taronga Zoo Mosman  Australia

Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia
+61 2 9969 2777
Sun - Sat 9:30am - 4:30pm