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Taronga Zoo

Bradleys Head Road, Mosman NSW, Australia
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    Yenni Vance
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    5 Jul 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.

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  • Taronga ZooPro 2014
    Diane V
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    5 May 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!

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    Paul Schachner
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    4 Jan 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.

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    Elvira Vanag
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    4 Dec 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.

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    Lydia M
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    5 Nov 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.

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    Jenny Weiss
    5 Oct 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!!

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    Babyccino Kids
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    5 Sep 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.

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    Margaret Miles
    5 Sep 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.

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    Kelly Gates
    5 Sep 13, 2013

    A great place to take the kids! Lots to do and fun for the whole family. It's located in the most gorgeous spot, so look out for the breathtaking view of the Sydney skyline.

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    Tracy Chan
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    Taronga Zoo is always a popular choice for children - depending on their age. Taking the ferry to the zoo from Circular Quay is a great option as you get to enjoy Sydney Harbour whilst on the ferry!

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    Travis Katz
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    4 Aug 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.

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    panda
    2 Mar 30, 2013

    Nothing special about the zoo in Sydney, good for killing an afternoon that you otherwise wouldn't spend doing anything productive.

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    4 Jan 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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    John Ewalt
    5 Jan 04, 2013

    This seems to be the largest zoo in the Sydney area and has a good collection of the native fauna. The part I preferred about this zoo is that it had several large cat exhibits which beat anything else I have seen thus far for viewability.

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    Daniela Zambelli
    5 Jul 25, 2012

    Maravilhoso zoo, muitas surpresas, a entrada é especial feita por um carro suspenso, a vista de lá é incrível!

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    Paul Burgess
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Taronga Zoo has two parts, one in Sydney, and the second a large expanse like the African plains at Dubbo, both are well known for their conservation and promotion of animal health and welfare. A great day out.

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    Oliver Rainer
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Take the ferry to Taronga zoo. You'll get a great experience and view of The beautiful Sydney Harbour! Taranto Zoo has some of Australia's greatest animals. Check out the kangaroos and koalas.

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    Thaisa Silveira
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Eu amei esse zoo, a gente pode entrar e brincar com os cangurus fazer carinho nos koalas!!! Eu ameeeeeeiiiiii!

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    Kym Wilson
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Take the ferry from Circular Quay and the gondola to the top of the park then spend your day wandering down throught the newly refurbished zoo

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  • Taronga Zoo
    Barbara Kossy
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    4 Jul 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.

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4.5 out of 5
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5,412 people visited Taronga Zoo

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Over 2,600 rare and wonderful creatures like meerkats, Komodo dragons, snow leopards, and Tazmanian devils all call these 21 hectares on the shores of Sydney Harbor home. The animal park, whose name is Aboriginal for “beautiful view”, is one of the world’s largest and was the site of Australia’s first elephant birth and second captive platypus hatching. Visitors can look forward to cuddling up ... read more
with a koala, feeding a giraffe, or laughing at the Seal Show. For a uniquely Sydney experience, participate in the overnight “Roar and Snore” where you’ll fall asleep to the sounds of the wild and wake to the sun rising over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

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