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Sydney Australia Taronga Zoo
Visit Taronga Zoo Sydney
Want to visit a zoo that features a cable car, has the option of staying overnight and enjoys some of the most spectacular city & harbour views in the world? Then you have come to the right place. Probably Australia's most famous zoo, Taronga zoo is centrally located on a slope facing the opera house and the harbour bridge, and unless there's another magical zoo with similar scenery somewhere, I would say it must be among the most beautiful zoos in the world.
It features most of the native Australian animals...naturally... as well as variety of African mammals, reptiles and marine life. You can either drive to the zoo or do the more romantic thing and arrive via one of Sydney's small ferries. Visiting Taronga Zoo sure is a great way to spend the day, so here's an introduction to the park.
Taronga Zoo Daily Activities
There is always a lot going on in the zoo so it's important to check the timetable before planning your trip, so you get the most out of the day.
Some of the daily activities are the classic 3pm FREE FLIGHT BIRD SHOW which is well worth watching, the SEAL SHOW as well as a variety of Zoo keeper talks and animal encounters.
Some of the Zoo's local residents: The red panda and the Komodo dragon.
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Roar & Snore
Would you like to stay over night at a zoo? Taronga Zoo organises an all inclusive experience where you'll get sleep in safari tents, enjoy a great meal and get behind the scenes of the zoo.
There is also the option of doing the Roar & Snore tour in Taronga's partner zoo "TARONGA WESTERN PLAINS" in DUBBO. The western plains zoo is another great place to visit, but it's not exactly close to Sydney. It's about a 6 hour drive from Sydney and is located in quite a different setting. The Zoo is set in an African theme with lots of African wild life and you can drive through parts of the park. I have done the Roar & Snore experiences and can highly recommend it!
Opening hours & Rates
The Zoo is open daily from 9am - 5pm and the admission prices are:
Regular Admission Prices:
Children (4-15 years) $22
Children (under 4) Free
Discounted Admission Prices:
Family: adult $37.40, child $18.70 (minimum of three guests visiting)
I know, it's not exactly cheap is it? :-) So why not become a ZOO FRIEND? An annual membership is only:
Joining Fee $10
Children (4-15 years) $52.50
Children (under 4) Free
Family $250.00 (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)
and you get to visit the Zoo as much as you like and join special events and animal encounters. So if you are in the area for an extended period of time, it's definitely not a bad option.