Taronga Zoo Ferry

Visit Australia’s most famous zoo, situated right on the waters edge. The Zoo Express is fantastic value including your return rocket ferry from Circular Quay, Manly or Watsons Bay, entry to Taronga Zoo and the sky safari cable car that will take you from the wharf to the gate entrance at the top of the hill. Otherwise you can simply purchase one-way or return ferry tickets onboard or from our ticket offices.

Taronga Zoo entry and Ferry Pass

Zoo Express

  • Return ferry from Circular Quay, Manly or Watsons Bay
  • Entry to Taronga Zoo
  • Sky Safari cable car
  • Temporarily suspended 
  • During Covid-19 Zoo entry tickets must be pre-booked directly with the Zoo

Taronga Zoo - Circular Quay Ferry

Taronga Zoo - Circular Quay

Taronga Zoo - Watsons Bay Ferry

Taronga Zoo - Watsons Bay

Taronga Zoo - Manly Ferry

Taronga Zoo - Manly


Circular Quay

  • Sydney Opera House
  • The Rocks historic precinct & weekend markets
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Harbour Bridge walkway & Bridge Climb
  • Restaurants, bars & hotels
  • Big Bus Sydney & Bondi Explorer
  • Transport hub - cruise & ferry wharves & airport train line

Taronga Zoo

  • Australia's most famous Zoo with amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus, kangaroos and animals of the world - open daily 9am to 5pm
  • Headland natures walks towards Bradleys Head and Chowder Bay 


  • Short walk to famous Manly surf beaches
  • Ocean-front restaurants, bars & cafes
  • Discover the natural beauty of North Head Sanctuary (45min walk from Manly)
  • Fish n chips on The Corso
  • Cabbage Tree Bay Eco-Sculpture Walk on Marine Parade

Watsons Bay

  • Sydney's oldest fishing village
  • Waterfront restaurants & outdoor pubs
  • Home to the famous Doyle's seafood restaurant
  • South Head Heritage Trail and Hornby Lighthouse
  • Park and picnic grounds
  • Short stroll to beautiful harbour swimming beaches, the Gap, South Head & HMAS Watson

Lane Cove

  • Commuter and school services
  • Darling Harbour, Balmain East, Jeffrey St Wharf North Sydney, Circular Quay, Long Nose Point Wharf Birchgrove, Greenwich Point, Bay St Wharf Birchgrove, Northwood Wharf, Longueville Wharf, Alexandra St Wharf Hunters Hill, Riverview College Wharf Lane Cove

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Children Under 18 Years

  • Please note children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult on all licensed cruises.

Terms & Conditions 

  • Special payment and cancellation conditions apply to all special offers and special events. View our terms and conditions


  • Select your ferry option from the `Book this cruise’ box
  • Zoo Express includes return ferry, entry to Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari cable car
  • Commentary on all tourist services

Need to know


TODAY'S Timetable   All the latest updates & operating dates

 Taronga Zoo-Circular Quay   Tourist service sample timetable

Taronga Zoo-Manly   Tourist service sample timetable

Taronga Zoo-Watsons Bay  Tourist service sample timetable

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11 months ago

Service: Beautiful cruise up the harbour, ferry was on time, friendly staff.
Product: Great ferry ride to Taronga, ferry was on time and great service. Very convenient as we were staying on Darling Harbour.

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