I was lucky enough to be invited to experience the VIP Aussie Gold Tour at Sydney Taronga Zoo, an extremely popular tour with international tourists coming to Sydney.
Taronga Zoo, is only a short ferry ride from the city, with incredible views of the City of Sydney. Tours are held daily at 9:45 am and 1:15 pm for two hours, offering any age group to experience an intimate and personalised experience held by expert local zoo guides. The guides offer their extensive knowledge on beloved Australian animals, allowing an up-close and personal experience with the animals. My tour included an exclusive look into the entire koala encounter all to ourselves and was an experience I will always remember.
Regardless of your age, you will absolutely enjoy the up close experience with kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and other beloved Aussie animals. It felt like we were kids again. You can take incredible photos, and access restricted areas to meet some animals.
The tour also includes all day Zoo access and round trip on the Sky Safari* cable car ride which offers panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour. If you want to gain the best experience and take advantage of all the opportunities the zoo has to offer, take half the day off and see the Free Flight Bird Show held in the zoo’s amphitheatre overlooking Sydney Harbour. There are over 2000 rare and endangered animals including Western Lowland Gorillas, Sumatran Tigers, Kodiak Bears, Giraffes, Chimpanzees and much more.
One of the best times to visit the zoo is during Vivid as they have extended their incredible art, music and light show to Taronga Zoo and is an experience you will never forget, no matter your age.