Sydney Taronga Zoo – Check out the native Australian animals

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Native Australian Animals at the Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Photo Credit: Taronga Zoo, Sydney

15 May 2012, Sydney, Australia – A visit to Sydney, Australia  is not complete without checking out Taronga Zoo.  Located just 12 minutes away from the city by ferry, befriend adorable native creatures such as koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devil and wallabies.  There are more than 4000 animals in more than 50 exhibits.

There are also 20 free keeper talks and shows that let you get close to and learn about the habitants of the zoo.  The free-flight Bird-Show and giraffe enclosure overlooks the scenic view of the Sydney Harbour.

Sydney Taronga Zoo

The keeper tour gives you interesting insights into the lives of the animals. Don’t be shy to ask questions. The Taronga Zoo offers a nice environment for a day of family fun.

Sydney Taronga Zoo

Opening Hours : 9am to 5pm daily

Getting there : Sydney Ferry from Wharf 2 Circular Quay every 20 minutes on weekends and public holidays or 30 minutes on weekdays.   Enjoy the view of Sydney Harbour Bridge,  Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison and Kirribilli.  Call 131500 or visit 131500.com.au for more details.

Enjoy a 10% discount with a Zoo Pass from any Sydney Ferries ticket outlet at Circular Quay.  It comes with a return ferry ticket from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo, bus transfer to top zoo entrance, Sky Safari and entry to Taronga Zoo.  Zoo passes are priced at A$50.50 (Adults), A$25 (Child aged 4 to 15 years), A$19 (additional child aged 4 to 15 years) or A$142.50 (Family Group of two adults and two children).

Captain Cook Cruises : Zoo Express departs from Darling Harbour Pier 26 and Circular Quay Wharf 6 while the Taronga Cruise offers all day hop on and hop off at Darling Harbour, Watson’s Bay and Taronga Zoo.  Cruises depart every 30 to 45 minutes from 9.30am.  Call (02) 9206 1111 for more details.

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