Taronga Zoo Mosman
Where is it at?
Bradley's Head Road
Tel: 02 9969 2777
Where are we going today?
As far as zoos go, Taronga Zoo is one of the most special. The view of Sydney Harbour is incredible, and with over 21 hectares of animals and fun things to explore, it's one of the largest of it's kind in the world!
The zoo is home to over 4,000 animals - that's a lot of animals for you to see! For this reason, the zoo is perfect for a whole day with the family. There is SO much to see!
Many of the 350 species at the zoo are threatened, so the zoo takes great pride in looking after the animals they have, as well as educating all the visitors on the importance of conservation, what is being done, and how to help. We want these beautiful creatures around in the future!
Okay, so you want to know about the animals themselves? Sure!
They have animals from all over the world, in all shapes and sizes. Come face to face with the beautiful Sumatran Tiger, or watch the sweet Asian elephants play! The very popular koalas are there, as well as those long necked friends from Africa - the giraffe! (See if you can spot how long the tongue is!). They have the threatened Black Rhino, and the sweet little meerkats. Want us to keep going? The bilby, lemurs, penguins, wombats, gorillas, tree-kangaroos, sea-lions ...they're all there! And they're waiting for you to say hi!
The zoo offer many opportunities for kids to get right up close to the animals and learn more about them. There are amazing free shows, you can drop into a keeper talk, or treat yourself to a once in a lifetime animal encounter - kids will have an amazing experience!
There are also plenty of activities going on in the zoo. You can book a tour, kids can be part of Zoo Adventures during the holidays - so keep an eye on their calendar and see what takes your fancy!
You'll have a roaring time!
How much does it cost?
- Children$23 (ages 4 - 15)
- Free Under: 4 years.
When can we go?
9.30am to 5pm Sept - April / May - August (and New Years Eve) 9:30am - 4:30pm
Open every day
It's not just the animals that need feeding! There are a number of food options on site that offer a selection of fresh seasonal food and beverage options.
The Zoo’s lawns, with their panoramic views, are perfect for picnics so feel free to bring your own! .
Any Top Tips?
Avoid waiting in line and get express entry by buying tickets online! More time with the animals!.
You can hire strollers for $15 a day from the Animal Encounters booth next to the Information Hut..
Can I get one of those?
There are four Zoo Shops located throughout Taronga - one at each entrance, and two in the heart of the Zoo, next to the main elephant exhibit. Spend some time looking at all the fun things you can buy! Of course - they have soft toys (and cute ones too!).