Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

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From $51.70

256 reviews   (4.33)

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Departs: Sydney, Sydney

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy a fun-filled day cruising through beautiful Sydney Harbour and visiting Taronga Zoo. See iconic Sydney landmarks from the water, take a ride on the Sky Safari Gondola and meet the animals of Taronga Zoo.

What's Included

Round-trip by Sydney Harbour cruise to Taronga Zoo

Sky Safari Gondola (subject to weather and maintenance)

Taronga Zoo Entry

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Cruises operate from Wednesday to Sunday
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The Sky Safari operates from the top entrance. A public bus operates regularly between the wharf and top entrance available for a small fee payable by debit/credit/Opal card.
  • To ensure you have enough time to visit the many exhibits in Taronga Zoo, it is recommended that you board the first departing ferry of the day.
  • Travel must begin with Captain Cook Cruises ferry from Circular Quay Wharf No.6
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Special timetables operate on public holidays and special event dates
  • Taronga Zoo is open from 9:30am to 4:30pm daily
  • Timetables are subject to change without notice
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Taronga Zoo
Enjoy a day out at the award-winning Taronga Zoo, home to more than 2,900 exotic and native species. Learn about the different animals through one of the many free zoo-keeper talks; be entertained by the playful seals at the Seal Theatre; and watch the famous free-flight bird show, where birds of prey show off their hunting skills. Enter the zoo in style and take a ride on the Sky Safari Gondola. Skim across the top of the Asian Rainforest and see the orangutans swinging in the trees; then pass over the winding river of the AGL Amazon exhibit, home to animals from South America.

5 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Sydney Harbour
Enjoy fantastic views of the harbor, city skyline and famous landmarks like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

• Admission Ticket Free

Circular Quay
Depart Circular Quay and enjoy fantastic views of the harbor, city skyline and famous landmarks like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

• Admission Ticket Free


Loved It
David_K, 14-11-2022
Beautiful facility and very well maintained. Great selection of animals and shows. Much better than the San Diego zoo
Great day at the zoo
Greg_W, 11-11-2022
Great day at the zoo, friendly staff to guide us at the ferry, easy to get to and from the zoo. Great experience to travel to the top of the zoo and wonder back down to the ferry. Great start to an excellent day
A day at the zoo
Helen_G, 05-01-2023
Family interaction, lovely surroundings a wide variety of animals, did miss the lions though.a good day had by all the family
It was a great experience...
Maria_K, 31-12-2022
It was a great experience as we did not have a big queue to get on the ferry and it was very quick. Loved it.
Fun day at the zoo!
Jenny_L, 20-11-2022
Enjoyable day at the zoo! Animals are well looked after, and the zoo keepers are super knowledgeable and friendly.
Views looking back at Sydney City were just amazing!
Start time says 9am and to be there 20 minutes beforehand, however the office stand doesn't open until 9am.
Knocked the rating down 1 star before the first ferry back was 1:40pm, and for a solo traveller this was quite late. Would have been good to have a ferry back an hour earlier.
But I still had a great day!
Taronga Zoo
frequenttraveler3658, 18-11-2022
LOTS of construction going on. Many animals unavailable for viewing. Could be a great zoo, but we were kinda ‘underwhelmed’. On the plus side, it is a great location with spectacular views of Sydney.
We enjoyed seeing the...
Catherine_N, 13-11-2022
We enjoyed seeing the koalas and the kangaroos. The walk thru the children's animal encounter was especially nice. The entrance to the zoo via the cable car ride was unique.
Fun day trip from Sydney
777pallavim, 06-01-2023
Fun day trip to the zoo- my baby and older kid enjoyed it. Best to take the ferry because its a short pleasant ride in and out of Sydney. Take the bus to the top to avoid walking up all the way!
Good trip to Taronga Zoo, chaotic return trip to Circular Quay
EAC131110, 30-12-2022
We started the trip from Darling Harbour from Wharf 1 (Tourist map at Darling Harbour still showing Pier 26). We headed to the top deck .. it was not raining then. Would have been great to have the seats dried off before picking up the first group of passengers. Amazing views from the ferry.

Return trip from Taronga was chaotic with passengers from various operators waited at the pier. Captain Cook Cruise were not able to confirm which side of the 'pier we should wait at as there were various ferry operators using the pier which is understandable.

We arrived for the 3.30pm ferry 1.5 hours early as we couldn't afford to miss the ferry back. I queued up at the first door on side A. Come 3.30pm the pier was packed. Captain cook ferry came and the ferry assistant decided to open the door FURTHEST to the ferry entrance. The first door was just facing the ferry entrance! There were alot of upset customers as the people who waited the longest was not able to board the ferry and the next scheduled ferry was at 4.40pm. They did sent another ferry soon after to pick the remainder of the passengers up. The passengers who missed out on the 3.30 ferry were now queing at the second door, however when the next ferry arrived, they opened the first door! Had it been busy then, we would have missed out again. If one wants more frequency in terms of ferry times to Circular Quay, my suggestion is to use the normal ferries

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