Get the VIP treatment and see Sydney’s Taronga Zoo from a different perspective. On this small-group tour you will be led by a zoo guide who will take you behind-the-scenes for an introduction to Australia’s unique and unusual wildlife. Meet the zoo’s hand-raised native animals, have your photo taken with a koala or kangaroo. This is a not to be missed experience for animal lovers. 

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  • Min price: $77.22
  • Recommended duration of visit: 1 hour
  • Departure Point: Taronga Zoo, located at Bradley's Head Road, Mosman, Sydney

Departure Times:

  • 1.5 hour guided tour by zoo keeper including Sky Safari ride
$77.22 Book now
  • 1.5 hour guided tour by zoo keeper including Sky Safari ride
$77.22 Book now
  • Good for:
    • Ideal choice for families
  • Operates: Daily
  • Itinerary: How to get to Taronga Zoo:The easiest way to get to the zoo is by ferry. Not only is it convenient but a great way to see the spectacular Sydney Harbour. Ferries depart from Wharf 4 at Circular Quay every 30 minutes.Once you have arrived at Taronga Wharf, take the Sky Safari cable car for a ride high over the zoo grounds. over looking Sydney's most famous landmarks and giving you a bird's-eye view over the zoo inhabitants, ending at the top entrance of the zoo. Alternatively, take the zoo's bus shuttle that meets every ferry.
  • Inclusions:
    • All-day pass to Taronga Zoo
    • Sky Safari round-trip
    • Small-group guided tour(1.5 hours)
    • Entrance fees
  • Exclusions:
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drink
    • Transportation to the zoo
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Information sheets are available from Taronga Zoo Information Centre in Japanese, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean, French, Vietnamese and Spanish
    • Maximum 6 people per tour
    • The VIP tour operates two times a day. Please see pricing for tour departure times.
    • Taronga Zoo Opening Hours:
    • 9:30am - 5pm September 1, to April 30, 20149:30am - 4:30pm May 1, to August 31, 2014
    • 9:30am - 5pm September 1, to April 30, 2015 *New Years Eve is subject to change due to the NYE celebrations
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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  • 5
    - 02 November 2017 -

    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guides Carolyn and Barbara were both knowledgeable and helpful. If you are going to the zoo, which you should of you are in Sydney, this tour is a bargain.

  • 5
    - 01 November 2017 -

    What a wonderful afternoon. Such a privilege to see behind the scenes. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    - 08 October 2017 -

    The weather was bad just before, so I was the only one on the tour. The personal attention was awesome.

  • 5
    - 07 October 2017 -

    One of the highlights of my trip to Sydney was this tour. It was fantastic! This was a great opportunity to learn more about the unique Australian animals and get a closer look at them--and I do mean a closer look! On this tour you get a lot of one-on-one time with various animals which is great for photos and videos. And the behind the scenes views of how the zoo operates makes you really appreciate everything zoos do to better the lives of animals in their care. I can't recommend this enough for those who want to know more about Australian animals!

  • 5
    - 22 August 2017 -

    loved this tour. yes we are Australian and we saw Australian animals.. but we loved it ESPECIALLY the close up contact with animals we rarely see like platypus and echidna. we got to go behind the scenes and see an animal kitchen and sit with an echidna. That was awesome. well worth the money and time.

  • 5
    - 12 August 2017 -

    We booked a personal tour,the 2 zoo staffs was AWSOME ! My lil one was so in cloud 9 during the 2.5 tour :)

  • 5
    - 01 June 2017 -

    The private tour of the zoo was the best. Jane was the best tour guide. The close up behind the scenes of the zoo was amazing.

  • 5
    - 04 April 2017 -

    We ate lunch just prior to starting the tour. Lunch was purchased right in front of the building where we were to start our tour. We ate out doorsweather was fine then! with the gorgeous scenery right in front of us.Tom was our tour guide and he was very informative and interesting! He gave us lots of behind the scenes experience. We got to feed a wallaby, and even pet a koala! There were only 4 in our group and Tom answered each question and made sure we got the most from the experience. It rained the whole time but that didn't stop Tom nor us as we followed him gladly every step of the way. The whole group would highly recommend this tour for adults and children altho the 4 of us were all adults.

  • 4
    - 15 March 2017 -

    We went for the insiders tour. The volunteers were great and seeing the animals up close was VG. The weather let us down! When the rain came on the cable cars stopped running so we missed out on that.

  • 5
    - 13 February 2017 -

    I loved everything about this tour from the minute that I got on the phone to confirm my booking to the moment I left. The staff at the zoo was extremely helpful and accommodating - I was running late from the airport and they couldn't have been more helpful in making sure I was taken care of regardless.If you're lucky enough to have Wendy as your guide, you're in for a treat!

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