Taronga Zoo is the nation’s leading zoological garden, featuring Australia’s finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species.
What makes Taronga something special is its location. It is situated on elevated land along the waterfront, in one of the most beautiful vantage points on Sydney Harbour overlooking Sydney Cove, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Taronga Zoo is approximately 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and the city center. Ferries depart Circular Quay, every quarter past and quarter to the hour and can be purchased at your own expense.
As you zigzag your way along the paths among the animal enclosures, you can enjoy magnificent harbor views. The Taronga Zoo has its own jetty, and you are able to step off the boat and walk directly into the zoo. It is always best to start your tour of the Zoo from the top entrance. That way you’ll be walking downhill facing the harbor. You’ll then be continually surprised as you turn a corner and catch a different vista of the horizon.
Winter Hours (1 June – 31 August): 9:30am – 4:30pm
Summer Hours (1 September – 31 May): 9:30am – 5:00pm
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Need to Know
Taronga is a cashless zoo, please bring your debit/credit card. Parking is available at the Zoo. Entry to the car park is from Bradleys Head Road. Parking onsite is subject to availability and at own expense.
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