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- 98%Family Travelers
- 77%Adventure Travelers
- 69%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 65%Green Travelers
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- Taronga ZooMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 6Jul 19, 2014
Seriously one of the best zoos in the world, and yes I've been to San Diego. Besides having a great collection of animals, some of which you can walk freely with in their enclosures, the Taronga Zoo offers spectacular views of Sydney harbor. You begin your journey with a scenic ferry ride to the north side of Sydney, and then a gondola whisks you high above the animals and treats you to amazing city views. I was given a love-bite by a wallaby, almost attacked by an emu and "hugged" by a kangaroo in this zoo. It stands as one of my favorite animal experiences of all time.Recommended for:
- Taronga ZooMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7May 20, 2014
This zoo was a lot more impressive than I imagined. I thought it would be small, but it was large and had a lot of great animals too see and was a lot more interactive than I expected. There were a lot of variety and animals from all over the world. Taking a picture with the koalas was my favorite part of the zoo. Even though the koala was eating the whole time I was with him, it felt so amazing to be near something that vulnerable and cuddly. It was an experience of a lifetime. The variety here is astounding, and the view of Sydney Harbour from the top is gorgeous. This is a must-see in Syndey if you want to get a close-up encounter with a koala and other wildlife. One of the best zoos in the world!Recommended for:
- Taronga ZooMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 14, 2014
This zoo is just one of those places you have to visit if only for the spectacular views of Sydney. It has all the animals from Australia and the other animals from around the world you'd expect at any zoo. Although having a wide selection of exhibits the location and cable car rides are by far the best aspects of taronga zoo.
- Taronga ZooMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Dec 20, 2013
We took a ferry to the Zoo – with great views of the bay. Ferries are very much in use as public transportation. After that, we took a cable car to the top. We got to see a lot of unusual animals: wombat sleeping on his back (not a pretty sight), echidna, kangaroos, nocturnal animals, platypus, flying fox, gorillas eating their lunch, elephants with city backgrounds behind them, red panda, parrots sitting on the trees… You can take a picture holding koala, or watch a bird show… There is a lot to do and see there.Recommended for:
- Taronga ZooMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Nov 15, 2013
I traveled quite a lot in my life till now and this Zoo is the best Zoo in the world for me! I initially thought of not going since it was just a Zoo. But its one of the best places in Sydney! Highly recommend especially if you are traveling with kids.Recommended for:
- Taronga ZooOct 20, 2013
Best zoo I've ever visited, hands down! Where else can you take a ferry and then a gondola to get to a zoo? There are so many beautiful animals, including many Australian favorites (kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, emus, wombats, etc). The kangaroo habitat was amazing! They were literally just running around freely, so we got a lot of close-up photos! You can also pay a fee to have your photo taken with a koala up-close. It is illegal in NSW to hold or touch koalas, though, so unfortunately you can't pet them. Great zoo overall!!Recommended for:
- Taronga ZooMember ofFamily TravelersSep 13, 2013
A visit to the Sydney Taronga Zoo is a fun family day out. You first take a ferry across the harbour and then you take a cable car up to the top of the zoo and then walk and wind your way back down through the zoo.Recommended for:
- Taronga ZooSep 13, 2013
I have been visiting the Zoo since 1950's and the changes are unbelievable ... it was the place I would take Peta too when we had our weekends out when she was a baby. She had a blow up giraffe called gerry and do you think she would leave the giraffe enclosure ... every time i would turn the pram she would scream ... dang kid she is almost 40 and still the same.Recommended for:
- Taronga ZooMember ofBusiness TravelersFamily TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversAug 21, 2013
If you are an animal lover, the Sydney zoo is definitely worth seeing. It sits on the harbor, with beautiful views of the city and the water. Australia has a lot of interesting and unique wildlife, and it is all on display here - koalas, crocodiles and the bizarre platypus.Recommended for:
- Taronga ZooMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Jan 16, 2013
Very expensive ($52 with the ferry and tram), but also a wonderful way to see some of the Australian fauna that can otherwise be hard to spot. Bring a lunch with you to save some cash, and make sure you go to the bird show as it is phenomenal! They have an Andean Condor, and owls literally swoop over the crowd's heads while cockatoos perform stunts. Very cool.
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- Taronga ZooMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 04, 2012
At the zoo you'll be able to see koalas, platypus, kangaroos, parrots, and more amazing and entertaining Australian animals. They also have giant tortoises, elephants, bears, big cats, and gorillas. And emus too! At 52 acres it's one of the largest zoos in the world. There's so much to see you might want to spend the whole day.