Taronga Zoo was on the list of places that I insisted we visit during our weekend stay in Sydney. You know me: as an avid photographer, I’d jump at any chance to spend a few (okay, many) hours in a place full of animals. And lucky us, the weather was absolutely gorgeous when we set out — frilly clouds against a stark blue sky, calm breezes without too much bite. As our hotel was located in the CBD, we figured the easiest way for us to get there was to catch a ferry from Circular Quay. It got us there in under 15 minutes.
Situated on a hill along the shores of Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo’s elevated vantage point charmingly presents visitors with a lovely view of Sydney Cove, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The zoo itself spans approximately 21 hectares and is home to over 4,000 animals from over 350 species. We came across creatures big and small – from mega Asian elephants to tiny Gouldian finches. There was quite a bit to see. Needless to say, we were at the zoo from morning to sundown. The following images make up just a fraction of the overall potpourri of pictures we managed to snap.
Bradleys Head Road
Mosman, NSW 2088
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 5:00pm/4:30pm (summer/winter)
Admission: $46 (adult), $23 (child)