Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Our First Family Road Trip: Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo has to be one of the most beautiful zoos in the world and truth be told, if I were a Sydney resident, I would sigh my family up for the annual pass. It is that beautiful and fantastic. 

There are several ways to get here - drive and park (obviously) or use public transport (my choice would be the ferry). On this occasion, we drove and parked.


  • Purchase your zoo tickets online and receive 20% discount.
  •  Undercover, secure parking at the zoo is $18 per day as opposed to council parking which is out in the elements and on the street ($19 per day).
  • Grab a map or two from the Information Counter - check out the show times (definitely make time for the Seal and Bird Shows) and plan your day around them.

Check out their backyard! That spectacular view of Sydney CBD. 

We got up close with the newest addition to Taronga Zoo in its special enclosure for showers. The baby elephant was 4 weeks young when we saw her on this day.

As you can imagine, she kept very close to mummy even when she was napping while standing!

The elephants are in immaculate condition and their keepers conveyed their privilege and pride to be carers for them.

Our experience at the zoo was made more special from witnessing this.

In addition to the wonderful displays of animals, heartwarming shows we attended and the extensive walk on undulating terrain, there are also two fun parks for the children and adults to take a break or indulge in hilarious fun!

There was so much to do and see. We were there before they opened at 9:30am and stayed until closing time of 4:30pm. Yes, the twins got to choose a plush each to remind them of our fantastic day at Taronga Zoo.

To find out more about Taronga Zoo, click here

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