This was a great experience. We booked the VIP tour expecting to be in a large group and we were the only ones. We basically got a private tour of the zoo and were able to see so many animals up close. We went back into the kitchens and saw how they fed the different animals. Best of all we had the wonderful knowledge of the docents available to us. Definitely a must do in Sydney.
I highly recommend this tour for visitors of all ages. We had a wonderful time learning about Australian animals from our gracious and knowledgable tour guides, Pauline and Di. We had flown in that morning from abroad, and it was quite easy and very scenic to travel to the zoo from Circular Quay via the ferry. From there, we took the bus to the top of the zoo to find the information desk. The tour was more in depth and longer than we were expecting, and the guides' enthusiasm for their work was obvious. The tour was very organized so that we were able to enter some exhibits and see the animals up close, and many of the animals were eating and active at the time we stopped by their enclosures, which was a bonus. Take this tour if you can!
I really enjoyed my tour around the Sydney Taronga Zoo and particularly the possibility to access areas that other visitors can't, such as some enclosures with Koalas and Kangaroos that I could approach from very close. The visit was done by two 70-year old volunteers who work there once a week and were quite knowledgeable about the zoo. It was a great day and I would recommend it to all animal lovers.
Superbe zoo facile d'accès par le ferry. Nous avions pris la visite du matin et nous avions pris de la marge et n'avons eu aucun problème pour rejoindre le quai et arriver à l'heure au zoo. La balade en ferry elle même vaut le détour. La visite VIP du zoo car nous n'étions au final que nous trois couple plus fille de 9 ans et nous avions deux guides pour nous tous seuls. Elles étaient charmantes, drôles, passionnées et incollables. Les animaux endémiques d'Australie plus étranges et fascinants les uns que les autres. Nous avons pu caresser un walibi et un oppossum adorable bien que tellement détesté. Les vues du zoo sont également incroyables! Le rythme était tranquille et heureusement car ça grimpe pas mal dans ce zoo à flanc de colline, et le clou du spectacle était les cuisines de tous les hôtes à plumes, à poil ou à écailles du zoo! Nous avons fini vers 13 h près d'un des fast food du zoo et avons fini le reste de la visite l'après-midi tranquillement et notre fille a pu apprécier les aires de jeux du parc. Bref une très belle journée.
We ate lunch just prior to starting the tour. Lunch was purchased right in front of the building where we were to start our tour. We ate out doorsweather was fine then! with the gorgeous scenery right in front of us.Tom was our tour guide and he was very informative and interesting! He gave us lots of behind the scenes experience. We got to feed a wallaby, and even pet a koala! There were only 4 in our group and Tom answered each question and made sure we got the most from the experience. It rained the whole time but that didn't stop Tom nor us as we followed him gladly every step of the way. The whole group would highly recommend this tour for adults and children altho the 4 of us were all adults.