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  • Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

    1. Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

    Overlooking magnificent Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and offers amazing wildlife experiences with stunning harbor views. Nestled on the shores of the world's most beautiful harbor, Taronga Zoo is surrounded by lush bushland of Bradley's Head National Park, popular for early morning walks. Ferries depart from Circular Quay every 30 minutes. Taronga Zoo is open daily, 365 days a year. Opening hours between October and March are 9:30 to 17:00; and between April and September from 9:30 to 16:30. The Zoo has many popular trails to explore including the Australian Walkabout, Kids' Trail, Reptile World, African Safari, Big Cats' Trail, Rainforest Trail, Seal Walk, Seals for the Wild, and the iconic must-see Free Flight Birds presentations. Zoo entry includes limited keeper talks, presentations, and access to the Sky Safari cable car. The many exhi...

    unable to do the shows, but was able to try the Wild Ropes. It's a must try. a little bit scary of the height, and a little bit difficult. but fun

  • Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

    2. Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

    Experience the most fun way to travel to Taronga Zoo and save money with a return ticket on the rocket ferry Circular Quay. Once inside the zoo, take in as many of the exhibits as you like at your own pace. Explore 10 themed areas, including Wild Australia, Wild Asia and the Great Southern Oceans. Hear talks by the zookeepers and go to interactive shows, such as the free bird show and free seal show. See native Australian animals, including koala and platypus, along with creatures from around the world such as Asian elephants, lions and giraffe. Grab some lunch at one of the many cafés, or take your own picnic and find a nice spot in the shade. Once you've had your animal fix for the day, head back to the dock and get some amazing views of Sydney on the cruise back to Circular Quay.

    The GetYourGuide deal was great value for money. Our express ferry with captain cook cruises was prompt and the staff were very friendly. It was wonderful to hear a bit of history about the harbour through the boat staff on the way over to Taronga. The express ferry had numerous return trips running throughout the day as well which was wonderful. The sky safari at Taronga also saved us a lot of time getting into the zoo, which allowed us to have a full day exploring the zoo. This deal is definitely worth purchasing.

  • Ultimate Sydney Pass with Sydney Tower Skywalk

    3. Ultimate Sydney Pass with Sydney Tower Skywalk

    Experience the best of Sydney with an Ultimate Sydney Pass and enjoy fun-packed attractions suitable for the young and old. Not only is it the best value pass in Sydney, it's the only one to include the Sydney Tower Skywalk. Once you have collected your tickets at the Sydney Tower Eye, you can plan your time without the worry of having to do everything in a day or weekend. The pass is valid for 30 days and grants access to the following attractions: 1. Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk: Get stunning views of the harbor city from its tallest building and then take an incredible virtual flight at the 4D cinema. Experience active special effects, such as wind, spray and bubbles. 2. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium: Go to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, the city's number 1 attraction, to experience all the marine life at one of the best aquariums in the world. 3. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo: Enjoy an all-Aust...

    My main advise to people is to definitely do this exercise but DO NOT BUY tickets through any agencies - cheaper to buy from actual sky tower plus you get more things to do as well for less money with the voucher. Booking this in advance we thought we would get a better deal when in fact we ended up pay8ng over £40 extra (64 Australian Dollars extra) which could go to buying lunch or something else. This was for 3 people. We did have a great morning and great fun with the only di a at the tower David.

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

    4. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

    Enjoy a visit to the Sydney Aquarium to see huge sharks, stingrays, turtles, jellyfish, platypuses, penguins, sea dragons, and much, much more! Marvel at the sawfish swimming amongst tropical fish and sleek sharks in the enormous Great Barrier Reef display. Be delighted by little penguins in the Southern Oceans, or look out for the secretive platypus in the Southern Rivers. See the enormous Japanese Spider Crabs in the CLAWS creature feature, watch as the dugongs feed, then find Nemo in his coral home!

    The whole experience flowed well, suitable for all who can walk up ramps and down stairs.

  • Sydney Attraction Pass: Sydney Tower Eye, Aquarium & More

    5. Sydney Attraction Pass: Sydney Tower Eye, Aquarium & More

    Choose from a combination of Sydney's best attractions and see only what you want to see! Pick between the Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney, the Sydney Tower Eye, and Madame Tussauds. 2, 3, and 4-combination tickets are available depending on your wants and wishes. There's no waiting in line for tickets, and you'll save up to 45% compared to purchasing tickets individually.  Start at the Sydney Aquarium and take in the world’s largest collection of all-Australian aquatic life featuring a number of habitats, set in the heart of Sydney on Darling Harbor. Head to Wild Life Sydney and get up close to Aussie animals in the heart of the city. Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and one of the world's largest crocs, are all present for your enjoyment! Climb the Sydney Tower Eye and take in the breathtaking views for an unforgettable experience! Included in the admission is a new 4D-Experience featu...

    Good selection of food, good service and were able to change our booking to an earlier one as we got there early. Free drink on arrival as we booked on,one. All food labelled so we knew about allergens which was really helpful. Will definitely go there again.

  • Port Stephens: Irukandji with Shark & Ray Encounters

    6. Port Stephens: Irukandji with Shark & Ray Encounters

    Offering an out of this world experience that can be shared with the whole family, Irukandji is your next adventure waiting to happen. The best part about this adventure whether you are on dry land or in a shark encounter is the incredible individual personalities of the marine creatures you will meet. Many of them can't wait for their human 'friends' to arrive, you can tell they are genuinely happy to hang out with you. Along the way, visit the smaller fish, including juvenile Port Jackson sharks, tropical fish, seahorses and eels, all located in the Bamboo Shallows Exhibit. Next in Fiddler Flats, the fiddler rays have huge personality and get excited when you offer them food. Ray Lagoon is home to larger species including eagle rays, zebra sharks and the leopard whiprays and you will be in your element feeding your newfound friends. Your experienced guide will provide an educational t...

    Great educational place to raise awareness about Sharks and rays. The lady at the reception wasn’t the friendliest and it felt like she is forced to be there. As for the staff, they where brilliant, friendly and helpful An additional pool or enclosure would be great.

  • Go Sydney Explorer Pass: Save Money at Sydney's Attractions

    7. Go Sydney Explorer Pass: Save Money at Sydney's Attractions

    Maximize your time and save some coin whilst you visit Sydney, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. Valid for 60 days, you can ensure you save up to 45% off retail prices and enjoy discounts and benefits at over 20 of the city's most popular and famous attractions with the Go Sydney Explorer Pass. 

    During your time in Sydney, you can use your pass to visit such places like Taronga Zoo, The Sydney Opera House Tour, the Australian National Maritime Museum (Big Ticket), The Sydney Tower Eye with 4D Cinema Experience, take a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour of Sydney and Bondi, go on a Sightseeing Cruise, and much more.

    You can also choose from a vast array of different experiences to take part in whilst in Sydney:

    • The Sydney Opera House Tour

    • Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off: 1-Day Classic Tour

    • Australian National ...

    I did the Sydney Opera House Tour our tour guide was great very informative and p professional this tour is a must for all Aussies to learn more about one of our most treasured icons.

  • iVenture Sydney Attractions Flexi Pass

    8. iVenture Sydney Attractions Flexi Pass

    Treat yourself to a memorable stay in Sydney, admiring its glittering attractions and natural wonders with a convenient Flexi Attractions Pass. Check out 3, 5, or 7 sightseeing destinations during the course of 3 months. Your Sydney Flexi Attractions Pass allows you to save up to 50 percent on many of Sydney’s top museums, tours, and exhibits. Once your pass is activated, you are in no rush to visit your 3, 5, or 7 attractions. Indulge in enthralling sightseeing tours, cruises, watersports, and wildlife encounters with 3 full months of flexibility. Included Attractions: • Madame Tussauds • Sydney Opera House • Sydney Tower Eye • Wild Life Sydney Zoo • The Rocks Walking Tour • Australian National Maritime Museum • Manly Bike Tours • Oz Jet Boating Jet Boat Ride (supplements apply at peak times) • Powerhouse Museum • Blue Fish Restaurant • Blue Mountains Explorer Bus • B...

  • Featherdale Wildlife Park General Entry Ticket

    9. Featherdale Wildlife Park General Entry Ticket

    See a collection of over 1,700 mammals, marsupials, birds and reptiles, including over 30 species of endangered animals in a natural bush setting at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Enjoy the ultimate hands-on wildlife experience, 45 minutes from the heart of Sydney. Attend feeding times and keeper presentations, meet a koala, hand-feed the kangaroos (you can pick up some kangaroo food for $2.00) and wallabies, or admire the giant saltwater crocodile. Food and beverages can be purchased at the Featherdale cafe or you can bring food to barbecue at the picnic sites. Buy a keepsake from the souvenir shop to remember your day.

    sehr viele verschiedene tiere, um die sich gut gekümmert wird. allerdings erscheint das ein oder andere gehäge relativ klein. aber es nun einmal ein zoo :-( tipp: nicht das kängurufutter gleich im 1. gehäge verfüttern, es kommen später noch 2 weitere. der park öffnet übrigens schon um 8 und das futter kostet 3 statt der angegebenen 2 asd

  • Sydney: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

    10. Sydney: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium 1.5-Hour Guided Tour

    Experience the amazing underwater world of SEA LIFE Sydney on a behind-the-scenes 90-minute tour with an expert guide. Skip the ticket line and meet your guide for your selected tour time. The tour ensures a small number of participants, which means you will have a more personalized experience.  You'll find over 700 species throughout SEA LIFE Sydney's themed aquarium habitat zones including: Jurassic Seas, Penguin Expedition, the hands-on Discovery Rockpool, Shark Valley, Dugong Island and Sydney Harbour. With this behind the scenes tour you'll get access to the kitchens where food is prepared for the animals. Your expert guide will give you information about how the keepers care for the marine animals and their exhibits. After the tour you are free to stay in the aquarium, so you can go back and visit your favorite sea creatures. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is conveniently located in ...

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What people are saying about New South Wales

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,156 reviews

The Aquarium was amazing we spend 4 hrs here and the kids absolutely loved every second! Our second experience was in wild life zoo it was a little less impressive and a lot of animals that had 1 friend if any at all looked barely enriched- numbat, tree kangaroo, echidna & Quokka all housed without the same species.

Good selection of food, good service and were able to change our booking to an earlier one as we got there early. Free drink on arrival as we booked on,one. All food labelled so we knew about allergens which was really helpful. Will definitely go there again.

Really enjoyed being educated about Ray’s & Sharks, the staff were very helpful & happy to answer all our questions. All the best for growing the farm & help other sea life. Thanks so much Judy & Richard Baldwin

Clean today park..all you paved and no muddy bits...staff were amazing and extra activities fabulous. Great day out...my kids are 16 and 10...both loved it

The whole experience flowed well, suitable for all who can walk up ramps and down stairs.