Dreaming of travelling around Australia and visiting some of the most popular destinations in and around? As I am writing this post, I mesmerize my trip to Sydney on the breezy Autumn season & still now feel the bright sun-kissed my cheek and the heavenly breeze caressing my hairs in a cinematic style on the route of Taronga Zoo. Here is my The ultimate Guide of Taronga Zoo, Sydney – Way to spend a day.
The chirping of birds and groaning of tigers have gathered to welcome us for an excellent view of the jungle. I can still hear those sounds and can virtually see that day from my room. Here I am sharing how you can spend one day at Taronga Zoo, Sydney. One of the most worthwhile trips of my Sydney visit is Taronga Zoo or Taronga Conservation Society.
Taronga Zoo officially opened over 100 years ago on 7 October 1916. Taronga Zoo intends to consistently enhance the creature territories while endeavouring to raise their guest encounters. They encase a cafe, a zoo shop, and an information centre. The zoo is partitioned into 8 zoo-geographic regions. You can meet creatures like kangaroos, different species of birds and wallabies which are part of local Australian untamed life.
It is additionally home to Sumatran tigers which are basically jeopardized with less than 350 alive everywhere throughout the globe. Apparently, 228 mammals, 552 birds, and 64 reptiles were relocated from other zoos.
If you have an Opal card ( Read my blog on Opal card) you will easily take ferries, buses or trains with the use of the card. Ferries are most convenient to reach the Zoo. From Circular Quay you will easily get the ferry which takes 12 to 15 minutes to reach the Zoo. Make sure to step outside a bit to get some amazing shots of the harbour bridge and opera house. You can opt for the Bus from central, Town Hall and Wynyard train stations or drive too which take some more additional time to reach the Zoo.
Once you reach the dock you have a choice for a walk, bus or skyway lift.
I suggest you take the skyway lift as you can be witnessed the most amazing beauty of Taronga.
A magical experience it was for me. The different species of seals such as the Australian sea lion, Californian sea lion, and New Zealand fur seal were performing their best dynamic postures while playing with sounds.
A very interesting and loving moment when you try to feed an adorable one. They have a specific time for this. So, book in advance with the ticket.
Very interesting show as you get to know about Penguine’s habit, their nature, and behaviour.
There are a lot of restaurants inside the Zoo and you can see the birds are walking around you while having some snacks too.
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31 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide of Taronga Zoo, Sydney – Way To Spend A Day”
great post! I have never been to Taronga, but we are not short on zoos and wildlife sanctuaries in Australia! Didnt know about the chairlift!
This is the great place to roam around. Give it a try 🙂
If I ever visit Sydney, this zoo will rate high on my bucket list. Thanks for this lovely post. Your photography is splendid 😍
I am sure you will love this place 🙂 Thanks for your appreciation 🙂
A beautiful post on Taronga zoo, loved the genuine tips you gave at the end. Thanks for Sharing.
Thank you so much
I personally don’t like zoos but looks like you had a nice time. The amenities look cool too ..
Yes, it was great visit
Taronga Zoo seems to be easy Getaway from sydney . Australia is long due for me and your blog is a ready reckoner for me .
The zoo seems like a must visit place . if anyway in future i will visit Sydney ,i will definitely visit this zoo.
You presented a great guide to the zoo. It is amazing. It has a lot to offer. Australia amuses me anyway
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This knowledge is great for zoo lovers like children and those wan’t to spend thier holidays to see unique living things on earth
I have never been to Australia, but whenever I do, I will make sure to visit the Taronga Zoo. Also, I am a nature and wildlife lover so it would be a nice addition for my itinerary.
OMG totally loving the pictures. Also, you made it so much easier with every little information that you shared. Adding it on my visit list!
Wow its lovely and my kids will surely enjoy the animals there. Especially the koala bears. What was that small peacock looking bird? I’m curious.
This is one place on my wishlist when I visit Australia. I really admire the way they maintain such places and like exploring it.
Such a nice and informative post about taronga zoo. Definitely going to add in my list whenever I plan to visit Sydney.
this looks like a beautiful spot to spend a day with family and kids too. my son would love it.
Great place to visit especially for kids.
Seems like a perfect place to visit. Thank you for sharing
Wow this zoo is so pretty. You shared so informative and apt data. This will help a lot for traveler like me.
Australia is 22 hours away from me so I have never even dreamed about going, so I’m so glad to see you living your best life there! I forget that their seasons are inverted, so when I read the best time to visit was August I thought “Wow it’s not hot?” but then I realized, haha! Thank you for the lovely zoo photos.
To be honest, I am not a zoo fan. But it does have a scientifc value as we get to learn about the wild from here. Andthis zoo has so many norms and facilities in place. It looks like the animals are well treated. The koala looks happy enough!
We missed Taronga Zoo when we last visited Sydney. I did not realize there were so many different species in the zoo. A zoo pass is a great idea. But we would definitely head over early if we wanted to see it all!
I always liked visiting zoological gardens, especially if I am on a new continent. You can to see so many of the indigenous animals there. The Zoo in Sydney seems quite entertaining. The even have a seal show and an animal feeding time, which is great.
Taronga Zoo is one of my most favourite zoos in Sydney. It is so big and has so many animals with great views. And the best thing is that the staff of the zoo treat the animals so well. I have been to Taronga many a times and have always had a great time.
Taronga Zoo in Sydney seems to be a perfect idea as a family trip. For sure, kids will be delighted with all this wild nature, but it will also be an excellent place for adults. It’s impressive that the zoo is over 100 years old. It’s so long of experience with protected animals and birds. It’s great to know that it is home to Sumatran tigers which are endangered and unique species. It’s so impressive that there are 228 mammals, 552 birds, and 64 reptiles in the zoo. I would probably spend there more than one day to enjoy all its nature.
I am always a bit reluctant when it comes to visiting zoos, because of the animal welfare. But I actually enjoy watching the animals at the zoo. Taronga zoo looks beautiful. I bet watching the seal show was quite an experience!
Wow! We would love to visit Taronga Zoo. My kids would definitely love the seal show and the penguin talkshow. Happy to know its free. It’s going to be an amazing experience. Nice to know too that there a lot of restaurants in the zoo. At least I don’t have to worry about packing food.
Taronga looks like a beautiful place to visit, and with wonderful animals to see too. I’m sure the views from the cable car are some of the best to see over the city. I’ve never been to Australia so I’m adding Taronga and its zoo to my list!