Sydney Harbour Ferry with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

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Sydney Harbour Cruise with Taronga Zoo Entry Ticket

From USD 48.69

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 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 20 minutes prior to departure. Ticket office is open from 9:00am and first cruise departure from Circular Quay Wharf 6 at 9:15am.

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 - 05:00 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
  • Special timetables operate on public holidays and special event dates
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Timetables are subject to change without notice
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Travel must begin with Captain Cook Cruises ferry from Circular Quay Wharf No.6
  • Cruises operate from Wednesday to Sunday
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travellers

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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Traveller Tips

Traveling with kids can be hard so you need to find activities so everyone can enjoy.
The zoo is a must for all visitors to Sydney.
I would recommend going for a few hours so you can see all the unique animals they have.


336 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 336 reviews
Too expensive for the ferry
Peter_D, Sept 2023
Zoo was great. Can’t believe I was charged the amount I was for the ferry. Next time I’ll just catch the normal ferry
Alice_B, Sept 2023
Catching the ferry from circular quay to Taronga zoo is the perfect way to see the harbour and all the amazing animals.
Not worth it
Fiona_S, Sept 2023
I was not impressed with Taronga Zoo. A lot of the enclosures were empty: no chimpanzees, no gorillas, no zebra and many others empty. I do not feel it is worth money I paid.
Great trip across...
Barry_W, Sept 2023
Great trip across harbour. See all of sydney from the water. Great zoo, plenty to see. Great day out thank you
Nicole_H, Sept 2023
Very disappointing. With all the hype surrounding Taronga Zoo I expected so much more. The ferry to and from was fine but the experience at the zoo itself was lacking. I have been to other zoos within Australia that are much better. This is a hard pass for me.
Worth while to go and see.
ChavaEva_L, Sept 2023
The ferry was nice and smooth. The zoo was going through major renovation, so many animals could not be seen. The view toward Sidney’s was amazing and it made the trip worth wile. The animals we saw, were very well taken care and their areas were very clean. Unfortunately, the human grounds were quite neglected.. We were happy to see so many people, many children enjoying the lace, but it was very very crowded.
It’s was a beautiful experience love it
Afnd_A, Aug 2023
It’s was a beautiful experience it was our first time we had so much fun The kids loved it we will definitely be going back again
The most memorable part...
Sharon_R, Aug 2023
The most memorable part of this tour was the ferry ride to the zoo and the awesome city views. The process to start and end the tour was easy.
Unhappy indeed
Shally_W, Aug 2023
Taronga Zoo is great and meet a lot of animals. However, sky safara is not available, very disappointed and not ve informed in advance 😕 And the ferry trip is very limited, so we need to pay extra fare while return and wait over an hour for ferry entry. Really unsatisfy. Don't know why we need to buy ferry tickets indeed, very inflexible.
Taronga Zoo
Allison_P, Aug 2023
One of the most impressive zoos I have ever visited! Beautiful facilities and very friendly staff! So glad that our family took the ferry out here for one of our last days in Sydney!
Definitely don't miss experience
susan_d, July 2023
The entire experience was memorable. We particularly like the following: the way to zoo was fluid and easy to follow, the historically correct pictures and information, the helpful staff and the information regarding protecting the environment and the extinction of animals
This company are a bunch of thieve
Charlie_H, July 2023
I booked my tickets whilst docking on the P&O Pacific Adventure. Within 1 minute I noticed I was charged USD money instead of AUD money so I requested to cancel my ticket. No where on the add did it say I would be charged USD, it just gave a price saying ' from 50.56.' They sent me an email saying "Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to offer a refund.". With no reason why.
Fantastic opportunity to see Australias animals up close
JAMES_M, July 2023
Saw all the animals I wanted to see in Australia close up. Plus others. Great zoo. Great programs. It’s a good size zoo so you can plan for a long day there to see everything
Stunning views
Jackie_O, July 2023
Easy transfer and staff was very nice and professional. The zoo was an incredible experience. Animals were quite active. The pic I shared is from the back of ferry headed back to Quay at Sunset. Great time had by all!
Fun day
Sofia_B, July 2023
Ticket made it easy to do both ferry and zoo in one day trip. Had to walk from ferry to zoo entrance which was a struggle.
Worth visiting
VIKRAM_B, June 2023
The trip to taronga zoo is totally worth it especially if you have young kids. Everything was good except that there was just one kangaroo. For people visiting from outside Australia the expectation is that they will get to see big kangaroos in bulk. But we just one red kangaroo and that too it was sleeping
Awesome & Amazing
Althea_H, June 2023
Great value for such an amazing experience. The ferry to the zoo was nice and allowed us to see the city from the water. Keep your cameras ready because there are so many photo opportunities. Once at the zoo, there wasn't a dull moment. Four 3-4 hours we walked and viewed numerous exhibits. Best purchase made during our vacation.
No clear pricing
Martin_W, June 2023
The price we ended up paying was more than advertised. Cheaper to book it your self on the day at the wharf
Nice but could improve
Carl_E, June 2023
Well buying the ferry ticket and the zoo ticket is a great bundle with some savings. However, the little details are hard to swallow. So we arrived a little past 9am to the wharf but the ferry was pulling out. The next ferry did not come until 2 hours later. So if we had an early encounter we would have missed it. I think these tickets should be transferrable to the other ferries that come every 5-10 minutes. Then once you arrive, you have to pay to ride the bus up to the zoo. Why isn’t that cost included or told upfront? All of these concerns apply to the return as well. These other factors made for our adventure to be more inconvenient.
Beautiful Zoo
Lesley_L, June 2023
The zoo was very beautiful. Staff was very friendly. Some things were under construction and not available, such as the lion exhibit.

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