Taronga Zoo Express


  • 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
  • Children (4-15 years) $32
  • 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 ... 


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

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100 % approval from 20 responses

1 month ago

Service: Easy. Not at all stressful. Good day out. Great service.

Product: Awesome. Would travel again

2 months ago

Service: Very efficient, clean and easy to access boats. My only criticism is that the crew were impatient when so many people had the wrong tickets and were actually rude. "Why don't you listen" I'm sure many of those people did not have English as a first language.

Product: Loved it - especially all the historical commentary as we cruised.

2 months ago

As visitors to Sydney, your website to start with was so clear and easy to use. Then actually getting the ferry was just as wasy. On time and very informative commentry. Would definitely use again and recommend to others. Thank you for helping make our dsy so enjoyable.

2 months ago

Service: Captain cook were very understanding of our personal hardship and allowed us credit to use at a later date. Also staff at circular quay desk and on board quickly located one of our lost bags and returned it to us. Very impressed with all aspects of the company

Product: Great timing and easy access.

2 months ago

Service: Well priced, on time and informative. Very easy way to get a young family around the harbour and to the zoo. Thankyou

Product: As above. Would definately use your service again.

3 months ago

The cruise over was great as was the one coming back. The zoo is not worth the effort. It is crowded, disorganised, not well laid out in terms of the cable car and a number of enclosures were under maintenance.

3 months ago

Very good service. Instructions clear.

4 months ago

Awesome, purchased online two weeks before our Sydney trip, went without a hitch on the actual day, would use again 100%

4 months ago

Service: Easy to book online, great directions

Product: Clean vessel, great crew

4 months ago

Service: All ok

Product: Time plan was not that clear.

5 months ago

Service: The ships were on time, the crew were friendly, and the trips offered were plentiful.

Product: Good value and great way to visit the zoo.

5 months ago

Service: Your office staff are most helpful and the commentary by Elizabeth on the boat was excellent.

Product: Thank you for your great value package to the zoo.

5 months ago

Service: Very nice staff. Smooth ride.

Product: Enjoyed the hop-on, hop-off ability.

5 months ago

Service: It was very good experience, keep the good work up.

Product: It was very good experience, keep the good work up.

5 months ago

Service: great service particularly on the return trip where a lady advised what we were passing and provided some helpful hints.

Product: great

5 months ago

Service: The office location at Darling Harbour can be easily found. The counter and cruise staff are friendly too.

Product: The ferry + zoo ticket is a very good deal!

5 months ago

Service: Good cruise. On time and friendly crew.

Product: Good cruise. On time and friendly crew.

5 months ago

Service: Great staff and excellent journey!

Product: Amazing zoo and great day out!

6 months ago

Although the return ferry was later than scheduled, the staff handled it very well and were very apologetic.

6 months ago

Service: Nice cruise

Product: Easy and nice trip.

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