Sydney – Taronga Zoo (the zoo with a view)

A few years ago some friends and I decided to go to Tooronga Zoo, after the conference we were attending ended. We didn’t have all day to spend there because we had to fly home mid-afternoon. We gave ourselves a couple of hours to take in as much as we could.

The journey from the city to the zoo starts with a ferry from Circular Quay to the Taronga Zoo wharf. Upon disembarkation we boarded mini buses to take us on a short drive up the steep hill to the main entrance. They were renovating the entrance when we were there so we went in the nearby temporary entrance. Starting up there was clever because you work your way downhill towards the exit rather than uphill.

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This cheeky gorilla refused to look at anyone. He kept his back to us the whole time. No amount of cajoling would make him turn around.

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The Taronga Zoo Wharf

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Admiralty House is the home of the Governor-General.

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The little specks you can see on the bridge under the clouds are people doing a Harbour Bridge Walk.

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