Located in the suburb of Mosman in Sydney, Australia, Taronga Zoo was first opened in 1916. It is spread across an area of 69 acres and is home to over 5000 animals and 350 species of animals. It is the largest zoo of Australia, and is divided into numerous zoo regions.
Taronga Zoo Sydney reopened to the public on the 18th of October, 2021.
Numerous COVID-19 restrictions and precautions have been put in place to ensure you and other guests have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Taronga Zoo is home to Sumatran Tigers, a critically endangered species. Currently, there are fewer than 400 Sumatran Tigers that exist around the world.
The incredibly smart and social Asian elephants can be found in the zoo. Conservation efforts towards the Asian elephant have been made here.
Taronga Zoo is also involved in the conservation efforts of the closest living relatives to humans, Chimpanzees.
Growing to over 5.5 metres in height and weighing over a 1000 kgs, Giraffes are the tallest animals on earth. Taronga Zoo is working towards a better future for these creatures.
Successful breeding programs for meerkats are present at Taronga Zoo Sydney. Although they look cuddly, these creatures are capable of killing a cobra.
Taronga Zoo maintains a regional breeding program for the Western Lowland Gorilla, a critically endangered species.
The world’s largest marsupial, is an iconic Australian creature. It spends a majority of the daylight hours resting and sleeping.
Another Australian icon, Koalas also have an important place in Aboriginal culture. You can find these creatures with their little ones in the various habitats of the zoo.
The Tree Kangaroo is an excellent climber, and is capable of jumping long distances from tree to tree. This species is quickly losing its habitat like many other forest dwellers.
Standing at just 1.5 meters in height, Sun Bears are the rarest and smallest species of bears.
The breeding programs and conservation efforts of Taronga Zoo have seen Regent Honeyeaters return to the Ironbank forests.
One of the most critically endangered species in Australia, the Southern Corroboree Frogs can be found in the insurance colony of Taronga zoo.
Learn about the condor and other exotic species such as the Galah, the Red tailed Black Cockatoo, as they fly against the incredible Sydney skyline.
Timings: 12 PM and 3 PM everyday.
See seals in action, as they dive, climb, and catch fish with incredible grace. Catch species such as the Californian sea lion, New Zealand fur seal, and Australian sea lion.
Learn about the Giraffe, and what makes them incredibly unique from the expert keepers.
Timings: 10.40 AM Daily
Meet the Asian Elephant herd up close, and learn about these majestic creatures from the experts.
Timings: 1.45 PM Daily
Meet Taronga’s band of gorillas, and learn about their social dynamics from the keepers. Learn about how food puzzles are used to stimulate their intellect.
Watch meerkats munch on fruit, vegetables, and insects, as you learn about tier social hierarchy, their preferred treats, and how their dark fur helps them survive in the African weather.
Learn about the cuddly marsupials and about why they are such picky eaters from the keepers.
Timings: 2.30 PM Daily
See the world’s largest lizard in action, and their ruthless eating habits. Learn about how they enjoy solitary life, and how the keepers exercise their body and mind.
Meet goats, alpacas, sheep and chickens, and learn how we can work towards sustainable farming.
Learn about the iconic Australian Koalas from the incredibly knowledgeable zookeepers. Each encounter lasts 5 minutes, and runs between 11:45 AM and 1:00 PM everyday.
Meet the tallest creatures at Taronga, on this once in a lifetime encounter experience with Giraffes.
Play with the incredibly cute meerkat as you can watch them feed on your lap. Watch them scurry around as they catch their favorite food.
Enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes tour, as you go eye to eye with the incredible Asian Elephant herd at Taronga Zoo.
Taronga Zoo has been committed to the conservation of wildlife in Australia and across the world since its inception. Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital takes care and is involved in the rehabilitation of 1400 injured or orphaned wildlife every year.
Taronga Zoo runs numerous rescue and rehabilitation projects and efforts to save wildlife. Following the widespread destruction caused by the Australian bushfires, Taronga has redoubled its efforts to help the affected species find a home.
Taronga Zoo also partners with conservation efforts, communities, and similar organisations to make a lasting contribution towards wildlife protection and conservation. Virtual lessons are live streamed for free to help people get through the lockdown.
September 1 to May 31:
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
June 1 to August 31:
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Ferry: Taronga Zoo is a 12-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay.
Bus: Line 100 runs from Queen Victoria Building and Mosam (Taronga Zoo) from early in the morning until midnight, with buses every 10 minutes during the day.
Car: Entry from Bradleys Head Road leads to a car park.
Forage and Graze - This restaurant offers some light meals and snacks. It is open from 9 AM to 6 PM, and features both indoor and outdoor seating.
Taronga Food Market - This café offers some snacks, soft drinks, ice creams and coffee. It is open from 9 AM to 4 PM.
The View Takeaway - This restaurant offers some stunning views of the Sydney Harbour and skyline, with some of the finest seafood in all of Australia. It is open from 11 AM to 2 PM.
Here are some accommodation options near Taronga Zoo for you to explore!
Budget - Sydney Central Backpackers, Mad Monkey Backpackers, Sydney Backpackers
Mid-range - Crowne Plaza Sydney, Cremorne Point Manor
Luxury - InterContinental Sydney, Sheraton Grand Sydney, Park Hyatt Sydney
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There are over 350 species of animals in Taronga Zoo.
The best things to do at Taronga Zoo are visiting the various exhibits, going for the numerous talk shows, and the zoo experiences.
Yes, Taronga Zoo is home to over 500 animals and over 350 species of animals, and is absolutely worth a visit.
The recommended time to spend at Taronga Zoo is about 4-6 hours.
Yes, visitors can bring their own food to Taronga Zoo.
Yes, visitors can take photographs inside Taronga Zoo.
It takes about 2 hours to walk through the entire zoo.
Yes, it is possible to take a picnic at Taronga Zoo.