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 Annual Pass!

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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: 10am to 3pm daily.

School holidays hours: 9.30am to 4.30pm daily from Friday 25 June to Sunday 11 July 2021*.

*From Monday 12 July 2021, Sky Safari will resume normal daily hours of 10am to 3pm daily.

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 COVIDSafe 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 COVIDSafe 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: 

  • Only family groups or guests belonging to the same party are able to travel together in the same gondola. A maximum of six guests per gondola
  • Sky Safari staff will sanitise gondolas frequently with Hospital Grade disinfectant during operations
  • Our queuing, boarding and departure zones allow for social distancing
  • Guests will be asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times and maintain a 1.5m distance from others
  • 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
  • Sky Safari staff deployed at Stations will wear face masks

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

One-way trips on Sky Safari will be available to enjoy from either the top or bottom locations via the station entries. Social distancing rules will apply.

Can we enjoy round trips on Sky Safari?

As part of the conditions of entry for your General Admission ticket or Zoo Friend’s Pass, Sky Safari offers one-way journeys only and reserves the right to refuse travel to any guests who do not comply with the Public Order and Taronga’s Terms & Conditions of Entry.

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. 

Arriving by ferry

You can travel on Sky Safari to top plaza during Sky Safari operating hours. Please ensure you have pre-purchased your Zoo tickets before boarding.

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.