Getting to the Zoo

Getting to the Zoo

Plan your travel.

Taronga Zoo Sydney is located on Bradleys Head Road in Mosman, right on Sydney Harbour and easily accessible from the Sydney CBD.

When planning your visit, please note it takes approximately 3 hours to explore the entire zoo.


  • Taronga Zoo Sydney is 12 minutes from Circular Quay by ferry. Sydney Ferries services depart Circular Quay every 30 minutes
  • Captain Cook Cruises operate the Zoo Express and all day hop on, hop off services departing daily from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay
  • NRMA’s Fantasea Cruising operate a Zoo Direct and all-day hop-on and hop-off Harbour Hopper from Darling Harbour (Aquarium Wharf) and Circular Quay Wharf 6
  • Guests to Taronga Zoo Sydney can enter the Zoo through the iconic heritage gates at the Main Entrance at the top of the zoo, or the Lower Zoo Entrance which is a 3-minute walk from the Taronga Zoo ferry wharf. Buses also connect the ferry wharf and Lower Zoo Entrance with the top entrance. 

Please note: Transport NSW is undergoing upgrade works on Taronga Wharf between 9 May - October 2023.

Buses will continue to run as per the regular timetable.


  • The 100 Bus (Mosman to City) operates between Mosman (Taronga Zoo Sydney) and the Queen Victoria Building in the city from early morning until around midnight, seven days a week. Buses will run every 10 minutes across the day and at least every 20 minutes in the early morning and late at night.
  • The 238 bus route travels between Balmoral Beach, the Taronga Zoo Sydney main entrance and the Taronga ferry wharf on the water's edge for passengers arriving or leaving by ferry
  • Bus and coach parking may be arranged by calling (02) 9969 2777


  • Passengers can change at Circular Quay train station and join the ferry to Taronga Zoo Sydney


Parking is available at Taronga Zoo Sydney, entry from Bradleys Head Road. The all-day parking rate is $22. For guests entering prior to 4.00pm, the parking is a flat rate of $22 for the whole day, or free if entering and exiting within 90 minutes.

Please note: there is no 90-minute grace period after 4.00pm.

Please note the height of our carpark is maximum 2.1m

Bus & coach parking

With the growth of school groups returning to Taronga, the nine (9) Bus Bays near the Security Portal have been reserved to accommodate the increasing numbers of private Buses & Coaches that require parking.

Bus & Coach drivers are encouraged to safely set down passengers at the dedicated Bus Bays along Bradleys Head Road before parking their vehicle at the nine (9) Bus Bays near the Security Portal.  All bus bays are available on a first in, first served basis.


Taronga understands that guests have varying needs and may require special assistance during their visit. Please find more information about accessibility at Taronga Zoo Sydney here