Zoos are not only for kids, it is a place for all age groups. It will be a different experience altogether, specially with Kangaroo and Koala. Plan for an early morning trip to the Zoo ,considering the travel time , ticket lane and many things to do at the Zoo.
As with most things in Australia , the Zoo is very well laid out. It is on a hill and don’t worry about walking to the top as there is a cable car to help you out on that . Once you reach Taronga Zoo, buy tickets and then go to the cable car (cable car fare is included in Zoo ticket). Cable car will take you to the top and from there you can start your journey according to the Map. So basically, you have to walk down-way which is always easy.
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All the places are wheel-chair supported, very well maintained. Lots of cafe’s, and comfort rooms.
It is a great place for a family day out. You can even bring the food. They have parks with beautiful grass and they have placed benches with chairs for public convenience. We visited during winter and animals were out bathing in the sun. I wanted to see kangaroos walking and running. But, they all were sleeping.
GETTING THERE: Ferry from the Circular Quay is the best option. You can reach Circular quay by train and take the ferry from Wharf 4, which is just next to the train station. Ferry service is every 30 to 45 minutes. Sundays are the best to visit by ferry, as the fare is only 2.5 AUD. Other options are Bus and taxi or self driven cars/taxis.
ADMISSION FEE: For adult it is 46 AUD and for Child (4-15 years) 26 AUD.
Ferry option is also good as you will get a chance to take pictures from the front of the Opera House. And when you come back in the evening, you can enjoy the evening lightning show at Opera House which is mostly at 7 PM.