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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Amazing amazing! Not just Australian animals, you will get to see all the rare species from the entire world such as snacks, tiger, crocs,kangaroo, koala, wombat and that too from very close .
A must place to visit in Australia.
1 tip - recommended on a pleasant day. Incase it is hot, apply sunscreen and wear a Hat

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank rahul m
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We rode on a boat from Darling Harbour to get to the zoo. It was an easy ride. The zoo is up on a hill. We got on a cable car to get to the entrance of the zoo. Once a the entrance, we show our IVenture pass to get the tickets. I love the set up, it is clean and well organized. If you want to see the Koala's, you have to pay extra AUD25 for 4 pax entry. It is scheduled from 11.30am to 2.30pm and it is scheduled. This is just a 5 minutes briefing and phot session. But it is all worth it!.Be prepared to spend at least 4-6 hours here. It's a must visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank elaina_tan
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

After a short ferry ride from Circular Quay, we spent a day at Taronga Zoo on Easter Saturday. Thousands of people lined up but quickly dispersed as we got in and had fantastic views of all the animals. The gorillas and chimps are always a favourite to see and observe and also find of the bongo. The baby elephant (Jai Dee) was also very adorable as he is only 10 months old. All the animals were good to see and had lovely enclosures, all the animals looked healthy and happy. Our calf muscles also got a good workout from all the walking up and down hills and steps. Great day had by all.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Fravett
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I generally tend to review places which i have really enjoyed to encourage others to have the same experience and also not to waste my own time. Howver this experience was so rubbish that i jist could not stop myself from expending this effort.

We decided to treat our daughter ron her birthday to Taronga Zoo. She was so excited about it . Her checklist was :
1. Touch a koala
2. See Joey in Mummy Kangaroos pocket.
3. Feed Gerald Giraffe( courtesy Peppa Pig)
4. See a duck billed platypus (PP again)
5. See wombat in the cave

They dont allow you to touch a koala. There were only 3 male kangaroos with no joey in thr australian walkabout. The only platypus ( in ehat is billed as platypus world) couldnt be seen. No wombat could ve seen drspite waiting an hour next to its enclosure. Half the zoo is closed for renovation (although we continue to be charged full price). One of the zoo staff misguided us that you dont have to pay for feed a giraffe. When we realised it was a paid experience, it was too late as apparently it was full for the day. We explained the situation and begged with the person there to let our daughter just feed a carrot and not even post a photo and that we are ready to pay for just that. She was actually very rude. It was possible to have refused in a more sensitive way. There are actually mich much larger and frequent eating zones than animal enclosures( The main food zone is atleast 4 times the australian walkway(. So the focus is more on taking your money than providing an animal experience. Seriously the unnecessary introduction to seeing the single tiger and the props to go with it and to think your entrance money goes into all of these makes me shudder. There are hardly 1 or 2 animals of each type advertised.

The good things - The views of the CBD skyline are amazing and the seal show ( though overcrowded) is good.

If you want a real Australian animal experience, i personally would recommend you head west to Featherdale where you would get 3 times the experience at half the price.

All in all if you want to get the feeling of donating 100 bucks to charity you should probably spend a day at the place. I hope the ATO is listening and would provide me a tax rebate to get some gain from a wasted day. 1 star is because Trip Advisor wouldnt let me give zero and the amazing views of the cbd.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank manncomps
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Arriving with the (gov) ferry entering the zoo with cable car is convenient.
The cable car is great experience, the zoo is huge and has many species
Some restaurant for drinks / food.
We watched the bird show, hilarious since the big birds didn’t want to fly and stayed on top of the tower.
Koala experience was overcrowded and fully booked , a good place for getting Koala photo’s is for example Kuranda close to Cairns, later on our Australia trip we saw many koalas in wild hanging in trees
The price is a bit high but the overall experience is worth it.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tuurtje75
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