Bradleys Head Road


Taronga Zoo was opened in 1916 and focuses on scientific investigation, conservation and education. When it was first opened it had seal ponds, an elephants’ temple, monkey pits and aviaries, and other features were added to the zoo over the years, such as the giraffe house, the aquarium, the floral clock and Tahr Mountain.

Today, the zoo houses around 2,600 animals, such as koalas, turtles, kangaroos, crocodiles, snakes, penguins and rhinoceros.

One of the most popular events organised at the zoo is a night time adventure programme called Roar & Snore giving you the opportunity to see what the animals do during the night. The programme starts with refreshments and a safari supper on arrival at the zoo at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by a guided safari of the zoo by night. The safari includes camping in a tent, breakfast in the morning and then you can spend the day at the zoo.

The park is located on a hill near the sea and it can be accessed from Circular Quay by ferry. It is advisable to use the Sky Safari, a funicular car which will take you from the main entrance to the highest part of the zoo. You can start at the top of the zoo and make your way down exploring on the way.

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