As a kid, there wasn’t much I enjoyed more than going to the St. Louis Zoo. It is, by all accounts, one of the best out there, and it certainly fostered in me a love of animals and an interesting habit of visiting local zoos on my travels. You can probably see where this is going…any zoo in Sydney is going to be on my must see list. There are actually a couple right in the area, but the most extensive and scenic has to be Taronga Zoo in Mosman.
Taronga Zoo sits just across the Harbour Bridge from the CBD, so for city visitors, the ferry is the best way to arrive (besides, who doesn’t want a harbour cruise to start off their zoo experience). Then, you ride to the very top of a massive hill on a gondola lift which gives you a great view of the zoo from above, not to mention the fantastic views of the city. Once you’re on top, you just work your way back down to the entrance, encountering just about every animal you can imagine. If you’re in Sydney, its not a bad way to spend a day (or a night), or, you can take a look at some of the residents of Taronga Zoo below:
More creatures great and small await you here!