Taronga Zoo - Sydney
Our top tip would be to buy your tickets for the zoo before you go (I will explain further in a minute). You best ticket buying options are either online (they offer a reasonable discount, and tickets are valid for any day in a 12 month period), or at the ferry terminal itself (they offer various ‘combo’ passes for the zoo plus transport).
Once you arrive at the zoo, if you already have a purchased ticket, you ride up to the main entrance in a cable car offering yet more stunning views of both the harbour and the zoo. If you don’t have a ticket you have to ride up on the (rather less exciting) bus.
The zoo itself focuses heavily on Australian native species, which provides a great opportunity to see some unique wildlife without leaving the city. They have several shows and talks which run throughout the day, and the best of these tend to be the ones which focus on native species.
Our family favourite was the 'poisonous spiders’ talk, where we learnt a lot about spiders, as well as some interesting facts about dealing with spider phobias. Plus we had the chance to see some amazing spiders up close (very close!).
There is a huge children’s farm area, several great picnic spots, a selection of fairly area restaurants (we were pleased we took a picnic), a playground, and endless views of Sydney Harbour. You can find out more about Taronga Zoo on their website; http://taronga.org.au/taronga-zoo
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About Me & Mine
I am Fiona, wife to Nigel and mum to Sofie (9) and Emily (7). We live in Switzerland and fill our days with craft, playing and exploring. We like mess, noise and being outside.
Favourite place in the world:
The mountains. The whole family love hiking and skiing, so the mountains offer year round entertainment. Plus we live in Switzerland so we have plenty of choice when it comes to exploring mountains!
Favourite things to do outdoors:
Ski, sled, swim, get muddy, camp, build fires, make noise, run around, collect stuff, hike, ride bikes, explore and be together as a family. If its outside then we will probably like it.