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Taronga Zoo Admission & Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

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    • Adult (16+)
    • Child (4-15)
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from US$ 79.52 per person pp
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Key Highlights

  • Visit Sydney’s Taronga Zoo and enjoy a thrilling whale watching cruise with this fabulous combo!
  • Enjoy a perfect introduction to Aussie wildlife with a visit to Taronga Zoo, on the shores of Sydney Harbour
  • Enjoy the Sky Safari cable car ride and enjoy amazing aerial views of the zoo and the harbour
  • See over 350 species of wildlife at the zoo, like kangaroos, wallabies, birds, wombats and echidnas & more
  • Enjoy a thrilling whale-watching cruise and spot Humpback & Southern Right Whales from your catamaran
  • The catamaran boasts spectacular open-air viewing, all weather lounge and informative live commentary on board
  • In case you don’t spot any whales, you can go on another cruise for FREE!
  • Return transfers from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo included in the package
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Overview

    Enjoy a visit to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo followed by a thrilling whale watching cruise with this fantastic combo.

    Enjoy a delightful introduction to Aussie wildlife at Taronga Zoo and ride the Sky Safari cable car to discover why Taronga is known as 'The Zoo with a View'. Spot Humpback & Southern Right Whales on an exciting whale watching cruise departing from Taronga Zoo Wharf!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    23 May- 28 Oct: Daily


    Taronga Zoo: Valid for 1 day (to be used on the same day)
    Whale watching Cruise: Approx 3 hrs

    Start time

    Rocket Ferry to Taronga Zoo:
    From Circular Quay: 9:20am // 10:05am // 10:25am
    From Darling Harbour: 9am // 9:45am // 10pm
    You can choose any of the departure points or times to visit Taronga Zoo

    Whale Watching Cruise: 1:40pm

    Meeting Point

    REDEEM your vouchers HERE at least 15 minutes before you board the Taronga Zoo Ferry:
    Captain Cook Cruises - Circular Quay Wharf No. 6 OR Darling Harbour Pier 26

    Taronga Zoo: Make your way to Circular Quay Wharf No.6 or Darling Harbour Pier 26

    Whale Watching Cruise: Make your way to Taronga Zoo Wharf

    Ending Point

    Taronga Zoo: Taronga Zoo Wharf

    Whale Watching Cruise: Circular Quay Wharf 6


    Taronga Zoo Admission:

    Taronga Zoo is nestled on the shores of the world’s most stunning harbour. Taronga Zoo has the largest native and exotic collection in New South Wales. Highlights include the world famous Free Flight Bird and Seal Show, scenic Sky Safari Cable Car and the chance to be photographed next to koalas and giraffes.

    Enjoy a trip on the Sky Safari cable car and have a fantastic aerial view of the zoo and its inhabitants.

    You can have your photographs taken at an additional cost, with kangaroos, wallabies, birds, wombats and echidna's as well as over 200 animals in the "Creatures of the Wollemi" exhibit. After enjoying a day at the Taronga Zoo, make your way back down to the wharf to join the whale watching cruise.

    Afternoon Whale Watching Cruise:

    The cruise departs from Taronga Zoo Wharf. Board a catamaran with two passenger decks and spacious outdoor and indoor view for the whale watching cruise. Cruise through the entrance of Sydney Harbour while enjoying informative commentary and spot Humpback & Southern Right Whales. In case you don’t spot a whale, you can take the cruise again - for free!

    Sydney is a great place for whale watching. Every year, between late May and late November, thousands of humpbacks and other whales migrate along the Australian coastline to their feeding and breeding grounds. Whale-watchers from Sydney are able to catch the whales on both the winter migration northwards (late May to August) and the spring migration southwards (September to November)

    The majestic humpbacks are the most exciting whales to watch because they often leap right out of the water, a type of behavior known as ‘breaching’. The cruise ends at Circular Quay.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Ferry to Taronga Zoo from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour
    • Taronga Zoo entry & Sky Safari cable car
    • Afternoon Whale Watching Cruise
    • Whale Guarantee - see a whale or cruise again for FREE*
    • Cruise commentary
    • Return cruise to Circular Quay


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Both activities, whale cruise & Taronga Zoo must be taken on the same day.

    As this is an open water cruise, names of all passengers and emergency contact details are a legal requirement. On arrival you will be asked to fill out a form that contains your full names, an emergency contact number and a contact number during your stay in Sydney.

    Cruises are subject to cancellation due to weather and other operational requirements.

    We have a 95%+ success rate. The Whale Guaranteed applies when a whale is not sighted during your cruise. Cruise again in the same season for free on Standby Basis confirmed 24 hours prior subject to availability.

    Cruise operates subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers. Taronga Zoo Sky Safari cable car subject to closure due to weather and other operational requirements.

    If the Whale Watching Cruise is cancelled, the full tour is cancelled.

    What to Bring:

    This is an open water cruise and you will experience sea motion. We recommend you eat lightly before and during the cruise. Travel sickness tablets are generally most effective if taken prior to the cruise. Please dress according to the weather - it will often feel colder at sea. Smoking is not permitted on board.