Sky Safari

Sky Safari

Take a ride on Sydney's only cable car.

Get your camera ready and hop on the Sky Safari - included for FREE with your Zoo entry or Zoo Friends Annual Membership!

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Soak up breathtaking Sydney Harbour views, watch our Asian Elephant herd play from above and try to spot the squirrel monkeys as they explore their home – all from the heights of Sydney’s only cableway experience.

Hours of operation: 9.30am - 4.30pm daily.

Arriving by ferry

The Sky Safari lower entrance (near the Ferry) is currently open to all Ferry Passengers who have purchased a Zoo ticket, are Zoo Friend members and those who have purchased a Taronga on Ice ticket. 

Non ticket holders are to catch a bus to the Main Entry (238 Bus).

Alternative access to the main entrance of the Zoo is via the 238 bus route that travels between Balmoral Beach, the Taronga Zoo Sydney main entrance and the Taronga ferry wharf on the water's edge.

    Frequently asked questions

    Read answers to frequently asked questions about the Sky Safari and how we're keeping you safe.

    What social distancing measures will be in place to ensure my family travels safely when Sky Safari re-opens?

    Taronga’s COVID-Safe Operations Plan was developed under advice provided by the NSW Health Department, State and Federal Governments and the Australian Amusement Leisure & Recreation Association (AALARA). To ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is prevented as guests enjoy the service of Sky Safari, a few changes have been made to its operating procedures.  

    The safety, comfort and wellbeing of guests travelling with Sky Safari is paramount as you enjoy Sydney’s only cableway experience. 

    We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in assisting us to be COVID-Safe during your journey and ask for you to be kind and courteous to protect each other. 
    To safeguard the health and well-being of our staff and guests, we have implemented some changes, these are ongoing and include: 

    • Guests will be asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times and maintain a 1.5m distance from others, this includes during boarding and queuing zones
    • A maximum of six (6) guests from one household will be allowed per gondola to avoid sharing
    • Guests are to sanitise their hands at the sanitiser stations provided prior to entering a gondola
    • Guests are encouraged to avoid touching your face and surface areas such as rails, doors, windows and barricades
    • Sky Safari staff have completed COVID-Safe training and continue to work hard to keep everyone safe

    Will Sky Safari be available to enjoy from the Lower and Top entries of Taronga Zoo?

    The Sky Safari lower entrance (near the ferry wharf) is open to all Ferry Passengers. Both ticket and non-ticket holders are able to access and ride the Sky Safari to the Top Station. 

    Upon arriving at the Top Station, Ticket holders can proceed into the Zoo directly and non-ticket holders can make their way to the Top Plaza to purchase tickets. 

    How many people can ride in a Sky Safari gondola?

    Each gondola has the capacity to carry up to six persons (adults & children) from the same household or travelling party not exceeding 480 kilograms. For groups of more than six, multiple gondolas will be required to transport guests. 

    Can I bring a pram or wheelchair into a Sky Safari gondola?

    The width of the door entry to the gondola is 62.5cm. Any pram or wheelchair that exceeds this measurement will need to be folded by our trained Cableway personnel upon entering and exiting the gondola. Prams or wheelchairs that do not fold cannot be transported in a gondola. 

    May I consume food & beverage in a Sky Safari gondola?

    Each one-way journey is no longer than 4.5 minutes. Only bottled water is permissible when riding in a Sky Safari gondola. All other items must be discarded at the bins provided at the Stations or stored in your bag.