NileGuide Expert Says:
The Taronga Zoo is excellent. DO IT! (And they're kind to their animals too).
Bradley's Head Road
2088 Sydney, Australia
North Sydney, Chatswood & the Lower North Shore
tel: +61 (0)2 9969 2777
Daily 9am-5pm (until 9pm Jan)
NileGuide Expert tip:
Come early, particularly in Summer, if you want to get close to the animals at all. And make sure you see the gorillas!
Catching the ferry over from Circular Quay for a day at the Zoo is one of the delights of living in Sydney. For surely there is no urban zoo with quite as spectacular a setting as this one, sited on a headland that juts out into the harbor. Catching that ferry can be one of the delights of visiting Sydney, too. For a starter, the collection of Australian animals here is great: all the critters you'd expect - kangaroos and koalas and so forth. And that's just to start, because the zoo also homes all the excellent international beasts a soul could hope for : the elephants and the zebras and the lions and the hippos and turtles and snakes and the weird legless lizards and lemurs and gorillas (they're SO big)...
It's simply a splendid place to bring kids. Or adults.