Taronga Zoo Express

Inclusions

  • Return ferry to Taronga Zoo from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour or Manly
  • Entry to Taronga Zoo
  • Sky Safari cable car
  • Fun for the whole family 

Need to know

  • Sky Safari cable car operates subject to weather conditions*
  • Valid on Rocket Ferries only
  • Child fares available (4-15 years)
  • Ferries do not operate Christmas Day
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The most fun way to travel to the Zoo. A great savings bundle including return rocket ferry departing Darling Harbour, Circular Quay or Manly, and entry to Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari cable car ... 

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Sydney's famous Taronga Zoo is located right on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour. The conservation and breeding programmes help to secure a future endangered species around the world. And as a reward, the animals and visitors enjoy some of the very best views in all of Sydney.

  • Australia's amazing wildlife including Koalas & platypus
  • Animals of the world including Asian elephants, lions and giraffe
  • Free Keeper talks throughout the day
  • Free Bird Show daily
  • Free Seal Show daily
  • Download Free iphone app for children and parents
  • Open Sep-Apr 9.30am to 5pm
  • Open May-Aug 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • New Years Eve open 9.30am to 4.00pm

Some of the animals you may see
African Lion, African Wild Dog, Asian Elephant, Australian Little Penguin, Australian Sea-lion, Blue-tongue Lizards, Chimpanzee, Corroboree Frog, Fijian Crested Iguana, Fishing Cat, Giraffe, Francois Leaf-monkey, Koala, Komodo Dragon, Leopard Seal, Long-nosed Bandicoots, Malleefowl, Meerkat, Orang-utan, Platypus, Regent Honeyeater, Red Panda, Ring-tailed Lemur, Small-clawed Otters, Snow Leopard, Sumatran Tiger, Tasmanian Devil, Western Lowland Gorilla, Malayan Tapir & Zebra.

Due to routine medical check-ups some animals are occasionally taken off display or shows cancelled.

Available at additional cost

  • Upgrade to the Hop On Hop Off  24 hour pass stopping at up to 9 famous Sydney Harbour destinations

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

YOUR SAY CHRISTMAS LUNCH - Congratulations on an excellent luncheon. My family and myself enjoyed the day immensely. Denise Gilbank

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  • One way ferry between White Bay and the City (Circular Quay)
  • Tickets valid on any single departure, in either direction, on the date selected
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  • Return rocket ferry from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour or Manly or Watsons Bay
  • Entry to Fort Denison
  • Great harbour views
  • Fun for the whole family
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  • Return rocket ferry between Circular Quay & Darling Harbour
  • Cruise past the Opera House
  • Cruise under the Sydney Harbour Bridge 
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  • Return Manly sightseeing ferry from Circular Quay aboard the rocket ferries - via Taronga Zoo and/or Fort Denison
  • Only a short stroll to Manly Beach
  • Great harbour views
  • Fun for the whole family
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  • Return rocket ferry between one of the following
    - Circular Quay
    - North Sydney Jeffrey Street Wharf
    - Darling Harbour
  • And one of the following Lane Cove River Wharves
    - Riverview College
    - Longueville Wharf
    - Northwood Wharf
    - Greenwich Bay Street Wharf
    - Greenwich Point Wharf
    - Birchgrove Long Nose Point
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  • Return rocket ferry ticket
  • Watsons Bay - Circular Quay
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  • Return sightseeing ferry Manly - Watsons Bay
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  • Return rocket ferry between Circular Quay and Luna Park
  • Cruise past the Opera House
  • Cruise under the Sydney Harbour Bridge
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  • Return rocket ferry from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour
  • Entry to Shark Island
  • Great harbour views
  • Sydney's most popular picnic island 
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  • Return rocket ferry between Circular Quay & Darling Harbour
  • Entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
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  • Return sightseeing ferry between Circular Quay & Manly
  • Entry to Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary
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  • Return rocket ferry between Circular Quay & Darling Harbour
  • Entry to WILD LIFE Sydney Aquarium
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  • Return rocket ferry between Circular Quay & Darling Harbour
  • Entry to Madame Tussauds Sydney
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  • Return rocket ferry between Circular Quay & Darling Harbour
  • Entry to Sydney Tower Eye
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  • Return rocket ferry between Circular Quay & Darling Harbour
  • Entry to any two of following Merlin attractions
    - SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
    - WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
    - Madame Tussauds Sydney
    ​- Sydney Tower Eye
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  • Return rocket ferry between Circular Quay & Darling Harbour
  • Entry to any three of following Merlin attractions
    - SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
    - WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
    - Madame Tussauds Sydney
    ​- Sydney Tower Eye

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96 % approval from 53 responses

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19-Oct-2015
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Service: Service and knowledge provided was great. Booking staff were very friendly and accommodating.

Product: Great commentary from friendly staff was an added bonus as a tourist. Fab boat

Overall 5/5

18-Oct-2015
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Service: Excellent service, the tour speaker was hilarious and we very much enjoyed his sense of humour. Boat was clean and modern, felt very safe. Will definitely be using Captain Cook Cruises on our next trip, thank you! 10/10

Product: Was very reasonable in price, boat was not overcrowded and the regular arrival times at the dock meant we didn't have to wait long to get home.

Overall 5/5

16-Oct-2015
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Service: It was a short but pleasant experience.

Product: It would be great if the frequency of ferries from taronga zoo back to the city are closer. We ended up paying extra to take another ferry service back to city as we had to wait for an hour till the next captain cook ferry when we missed the previous one!

Overall 4/5

06-Oct-2015
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Service: Great service.

Product: Loved the lady guide she had lots of good info and told it in a fun way.

Overall 5/5

27-Sep-2015
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Service: Easy service to use online. Very convenient location. Staff were friendly too

Product: A great trip and an easy service to use.

Overall 5/5

22-Sep-2015
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Service: The guy who gave us a bit of commentary during the cruise was mazing. Very knowledgeable and funny

Product: Good bang for your buck and no unexpected surprises

Overall 5/5

17-Sep-2015
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Pleasant cruise, fast and cheapest offer

Overall 5/5

13-Sep-2015
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good service

Overall 5/5

27-Aug-2015
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Service: Friendly and welcoming and helpful staff thankyou

Product: Was an amazing day easy to use and staff were terriffic

Overall 5/5

25-Aug-2015
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Service: Welcoming staff at the office and quayside, easy to use website.

Product: Great seating options, crew were terrific!

Overall 5/5

24-Aug-2015
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Service: Purchased online - easy to use! Help at the information desk at Darling Harbour was great, ferry was on time and there was plenty of room for my pram. Enjoyed the little commentary about what we were seeing!

Product: Straight off the ferry and on to the cable car was great, having a pram meant skipping the huge line and many stairs, and using the elevator so that was a bonus!

Overall 5/5

24-Aug-2015
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Service: Smooth sailing all the way

Product: Smooth sailing all the way!

Overall 5/5

21-Aug-2015
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Service: Value for money.

Good service

Wish we could have stayed on board longer to hear all the commentary-very interesting.

Product: Perfect way to get to and from the zoo-we needed to get to Darling Harbour afterwards so enjoyed the trip

Overall 5/5

17-Aug-2015
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Service: The staff were really friendly, and although we've been sydneysiders for years, we actually learnt a thing or two

Product: ran on time, had good departure times for going and coming back, was clean

Overall 5/5

13-Aug-2015
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Service: OK

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Overall 4/5

05-Aug-2015
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Service: Keep it up

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Overall 5/5

05-Aug-2015
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Service: Very accommodating!!

Product: Excellent transportation service!!!

Overall 5/5

28-Jul-2015
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Service: The ferry was on time, the route was great and the information provided during the tour was interesting.

Product: It was great to be able to purchase tickets directly to and from the zoo including admission. Everything was on time and going directly to the zoo and back was easy.

Overall 5/5

20-Jul-2015
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Service: A Very enjoyable experience! Great service!

Product: Perfect way to get to the zoo! We enjoyed the convenient but beautiful ride across the harbor to the zoo!

Overall 5/5

15-Jul-2015
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Service: fast and efficient

Product: Great sights and info along the way

Overall 5/5

11-Jul-2015
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Service: We had no trouble at all. The whole process was very easy.

Product: On time. Very informative commentary.

Overall 5/5

11-Jul-2015
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Great service and staff

Overall 5/5

10-Jul-2015
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Service: The commentary on the cruise was wonderful. Wished we could have stayed on to hear more about Sydney

Product: Cable sky car wasn't working, but we didn't mind the short walk to the main gates. It was just the fact we had paid to be able to use it.

Overall 4/5

09-Jul-2015
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Friendly service, enjoyable commentary on the trip and easy to book online.

Overall 5/5

14-Jun-2015
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Service: ALL ARRANGEMENTS WORKED

Product: ENJOYED THE VISIT TO THE ZOO.

Overall 4/5

12-Jun-2015
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Service: No issues

Product: The lady who was speaking on ferry coming back from Zoo was very good,friendly

Overall 5/5

26-May-2015
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Service: Good

Product: Good service

Overall 4/5

21-May-2015
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Product: Very good experience

Overall 5/5

16-May-2015
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Service: The cruse / tour of Sydney Harbor was great, friendly service, cheerful smiles.

Product: This was short as we were only ferrying across, however agin friendly service, great advise and still cheerful smiles.

Overall 5/5

15-May-2015
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Service: Ros Jackson is such a lovely lady - Please let her know the boys from The Star love her - Overall Captain cook cruises is number 1

Product: Great way to visit the Zoo

Overall 5/5

15-May-2015
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Service: Awesome service - all really helpful and great voice over of the area :) really enjoyable ride and fast trip with so many sights.

Product: It's a great way to travel from diamond harbour to the zoo, you get to go under the harbour bridge and past Luna park, also the opera house. The boats are fast as only a few stops - remember to get a seat outside and hold onto your hat :)

Overall 4/5

07-May-2015
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Service: booked this on online after a phone call everything was prefect.

Product: I booked this online, picked the tickets up a day before our trip. everything was smooth sailing.

I loved the lady who was giving the commentary on the way back. She was fantastic!! ( I think her name was Judy)

Overall 5/5

02-May-2015
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Service: Great

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Overall 5/5

18-Apr-2015
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They were friendly and did their Job- it was what I expected from them.

Overall 4/5

15-Apr-2015
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Service: Great service and the guy who did the commentary was hilarious!! Memorable.

Product: Were very flexible and allowed us to change our booking due to the less than favourable conditions. Thanks, it was fun.

Overall 5/5

13-Apr-2015
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Service: Was exactly as advertised.

Product: Very good

Overall 4/5

02-Apr-2015
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Service: The ride and staffs on board is great but the lady at the ticketing counter is not friendly.

Product: Timing is very accurate..

Overall 4/5

31-Mar-2015
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Service: Good value and service

Product: Very easy to find, super quick, friendly service.

Overall 5/5

23-Mar-2015
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Service: The tour guide was fantastic. She was funny, friendly and we learnt so much on our short trip. She got the boat to sing happy birthday to our little boy and that's something he won't forget. Would definitely recommend and use again

Product: The tour guide was fantastic. She was funny, friendly and we learnt so much on our short trip. She got the boat to sing happy birthday to our little boy and that's something he won't forget. Would definitely recommend and use again

Overall 5/5

11-Feb-2015
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Easy to book on line, excellent customer service at the check in and on board

Overall 5/5

25-Jan-2015
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Service: Trop d'attente au départ

Product: Trop d'attente au départ

Overall 2/5

21-Jan-2015
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Service: The way your refund structure on tickets is poor and made us use our ferry tickets for taronga zoo for less than 20 mins which was useless ...

Product: The ferry ride and tour was very informative!

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: We were disappointed to read your comments relating to our Taronga Zoo refund structure as the Zoo express is valid all day and it is always good to catch the first or second ferry to the Zoo. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed the ferry route and found the tour informative.

Kind Regards,
Richard
Head of Sales & Marketing
Captain Cook Cruises

Overall 5/5

20-Jan-2015
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Service: boat was on time both departing and returning and staff on board was very friendly

Product: Staff were very friendly and the info they gave out was very helpful

Overall 5/5

19-Jan-2015
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Service: good price, friendly staff

Product: timely ferry, excellent staff

Overall 5/5

19-Jan-2015
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Service: Ferries were excellent clean and very quick

Product: Quick excellent ride

Overall 5/5

19-Jan-2015
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Service: On time,quick

Product: Great commentary about Sydney Harbour in general

Overall 4/5

19-Jan-2015
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Service: very nice people

Product: very good service

Overall 5/5

19-Jan-2015
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Service: Great tour!

Product: Love Taronga Zoo ferry connection!

Overall 5/5

19-Jan-2015
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Service: We took the coffee cruise, and think it was very good. Out guide was excellent.

Product: Very good guide.

Overall 5/5

19-Jan-2015
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Service: The booking process was very easy, as was collecting the tickets and finding the correct gate to board the cruises. All the staff were polite and helpful

Product: Very efficient service. Easy to follow timetable. Lovely friendly staff and super clean boat.

Overall 5/5

19-Jan-2015
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Product: The service was nice, the only improvement I suggest is that when there are schedule changes it is made very clear. We made to the last ferry by chance.

Overall 4/5

19-Jan-2015
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Service: I think captain cook cruises where brilliant when I booked my trip with them. Website was really easy to use. Tickets where quick where you pick the tickets up from, boat was on time. Told us great facts about Sydney and what we saw when we was on the boat!

Product: Great ferry experience, on time, no problems, crew were really nice! And the Zoo is awesome!

Overall 5/5

19-Jan-2015
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Service: All good

Product: All good

Overall 4/5

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