Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

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Sydney Harbour Cruise with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket
  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Offered in: English


Take in panoramic views of top Sydney landmarks as you cruise through Sydney Harbour en route to Taronga Zoo. Your package includes round-trip cruise from Circular Quay to the zoo as well as admission where you can meet our incredible animals.
  • Sydney Harbour cruise and entrance ticket to Taronga Zoo
  • Hear informative commentary on board the cruise
  • View Sydney landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge from the cruise and the zoo
  • Enjoy keeper talks and animal feedings that are scheduled daily
  • Have time to explore Taronga Zoo at your own pace

What's Included

  • Round-trip by Sydney Harbour cruise to Taronga Zoo
  • Taronga Zoo Entry
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Circular Quay Wharf 6
    Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Please check in for your return ferry and Zoo Entry tickets from the ticket office located at the wharf at least 15 minutes prior to departure. The first cruise departure from Circular Quay Wharf 6 is approximately 9:00am.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 9/1/2023 - 3/31/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

  • 4/1/2024 - 3/31/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your own way to the boat dock at Circular Quay to board the spacious vessel that takes you out on the waters of Sydney Harbour. Soak up views of the waterfront, skyline, and famous landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Fort Denison as your boat cruises across the scenic harbor to the north shore, where you disembark for the zoo.

Once inside the zoo, enjoy the many exhibits at your own pace. More than 2,900 animals live here in 10 themed areas—including Wild Australia, Wild Asia, and the Great Southern Oceans. The enclosures mimic the natural habitat of each creature. Check the daily schedule for keeper talks, which focus on animals such as Tasmanian devils, little penguins, giraffes, lemurs, and koalas. You may want to watch the seals in action at Seal Theatre or catch the free-flight bird show, where birds of prey demonstrate their hunting skills.

Enjoy sweeping views of iconic sights such as Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House both from your boat cruise and the Taronga Zoo, aka 'the zoo with the view.'

Taronga Zoo also has many picnic areas; feel free to bring a picnic basket and enjoy lunch with views of Sydney Harbour, or purchase food at one of the on-site cafes or restaurants. When you have finished your zoo visit, simply return to the dock to catch the cruise back to Circular Quay.

Taronga Zoo

5 hours Admission Ticket Included

Sydney Harbour (Pass By)

Circular Quay (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Special timetables operate on public holidays and special event dates
  • Timetables are subject to change without notice
  • Taronga Zoo is open from 9:30am to 4:30pm daily
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
It was awesome. So much freedom for all the animals and loved being able to walk around all the free roaming animals. The ferry over and back was easy to find and great views


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Great Zoo worth an entire day.
Lois_D, Feb 2024
Mama and baby Pigmy Hippo were very fun to watch as well as the otters. Lots of fun watching the koalas in their trees, roos in their spaces, and we got to see the Tasmanian Devil! The zoo was well thought out on its multi layers on the hill side. Definitely plan on spending most of the day if you plan a trip.
Just OK, much better things to see/do in the Sydney area...
Eric_R, Feb 2024
To be honest, was expected better from this zoo. A lot of animals were missing or could not be seen in their exhibits. Seals show was great, bird show was good. I would recommend booking a Blue Mountain excursions to see Kangaroos, Wombats and Wallabies in the wild instead of this zoo.
It's a bundle deal
Hannah_B, Feb 2024
The ferry to the zoo is great but just know there are public ferries that do the harbour more frequently. It's a great deal to have the ferry ticket and zoo ticket together. You don't get any extras with this tour just a bundle deal
Wow! Amazing zoo!
Mtvanben, Feb 2024
The Koala and Kangaroo section was absolutely amazing! Wish we could have purchased bottled water at the snack bar. Wish the lower entrance was open when the ferry arrived.
Incredible Zoo and fun way to get there
Allen_T, Feb 2024
This was a very good trip; the Zoo is incredible. The ferry left us almost at the front door as the zoo was opening and was there as we planned our return.
Captain Cook Ferry, Sydney
Leslie_H, Feb 2024
Access to the ferry to the zoo was convenient, but not knowing the ferrys schedule before arriving, cost us valuable time at the zoo.
Great zoo
Rowena_V, Feb 2024
Awesome zoo ! It was a hot 90°F and humid when we went. The tigers and lions were drowsy but the giraffes, chimpanzees and elephants were loving it.
Nice Zoo
Helen_C, Feb 2024
very nice zoo and you get your exercise/steps in too! Parts were under construction and in the future will be fantastic additions.
Zoo- Worth It!
Janet_H, Feb 2024
Zoo was fantastic, easy to get around and the ferry to and from the zoo was pleasant. We took the bus to the main entrance then worked our way down the hill back to the ferry terminal. Easy, stress free.
Toronga Zoo
Graham_M, Feb 2024
Ferry easy to find and collect tickets 🎟 zoo was brilliant spent all day as so much to see got the first ferry 9.15am left at 4pm
A really nice day to spend part of your day in Sydney.
Jose_F, Feb 2024
The Taronga Zoo is a good place to relax and enjoy for couples and kids. It has a lot of exhibits for the most part, but it is enjoyed better in cooler weather. Since the facility has a lot of trees and foliage, we managed to stay in their shade a lot of the time. We had a nice lunch in the park and I have to say that the food was much better than I had imagined it would be. My wife and I had the grilled fish and chips and the food was delicious. Although you expect the prices to be expensive (and they are), you don't mind when the food is actually good.
Fun day.
Gary_L, Jan 2024
Enjoyed seeing giraffes, view of Sydney, free flying birds show, kangaroos, koalas. Generally I do not enjoy seeing captive animal.
Great Zoo visit!
Herbert_R, Jan 2024
A quick cruise to the zoo. A little hiccupy as we had to take a public bus ($) to the main entrance since the zoo bus driver was taking a tea break at 11:30 pm. Nothing like union rules! Zoo was terrific since we got to see native Australia animals like the Dingo. Return ferry trip went great! Highly recommended !
Amazing family get away
MarkAlvin_V, Jan 2024
Best zoo i visited so far, love the location, a lot of animals to see. And the best part is the seal show.
Completely worth it!!
DJ_G, Jan 2024
Loved the zoo! Nicest i have been to. The ferry was such a great addition. I’m so glad we did it. The weather was spectacular and the views of the Sydney were amazing!!!😀
Up close with kangaroos and koalas at the zoo
Ddluhr, Jan 2024
We did the koala experience… an extra $12 Australian dollars. You get 5 minutes up close with a koala. You can’t touch them but it was great! Learned a lot from zoo staff The kangaroo exhibit is awesome. You walk thru their area with no barriers. Totally recommend the zoo
Good excursion
Susan_R, Jan 2024
Really easy to book this excursion. Collected tickets from Circular Wharf, short ferry ride with Captain Cook Cruises (about 15min) then caught the shuttle bus to the main zoo entrance, avoiding hill. We managed to book the Koala encounter which was great as we got up close to two koalas but weren’t allowed to touch.. A good opportunity to see native species- wallabies, tree kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes. Caught shuttle bus back down to ferry terminal to wait for our ferry ( lots of other boats come in but you have to wait for Cpt Cook ferry).A timetable was given with our tickets which was really helpful. We did this excursion on a consecutive cruise day and managed to get back to the ship in good time
Easy to find ferry. Convenient to Zoo.
Lynn_M, Jan 2024
The ferry trip through the Sydney Harbour and spending the day at the Torunga Zoo. The staff were friendly.
Taronga Zoo and ferry
Janet_G, Jan 2024
The zoo was amazing and some animals we had never seen before. We would recommend this Zoo experience to anyone
Great choice would highly recommend
April_W, Jan 2024
Great crew. Helpful shore staff. Zoo was awesome. We had a great day in spite of the rainy weather. Great day all around.

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