The last time I visited Taronga Zoo I would have been in primary school. Over 20 years ago at a guess, wow, I’m getting old! What makes me feel even older is that we had decided a trip to zoo was in order to celebrate our son’s first birthday! We were going on a Birthday Safari!

Taronga Zoo is Sydney’s main zoo. It’s just a short ferry trip across from the Opera House and even without the animals the park has some AMAZING views of the city and Harbour Bridge. Having not visited the park for so long meant that I was in for a pleasant surprise. The Zoo was absolutely amazing! Opposite to most childhood memories, the zoo was so much larger and impressive than I imagined it. It had undergone several major works since my list visit.

The animal enclosures were super impressive. The Penguin and underwater areas were probably my favorite (Will and Liv’s too). I’m fairly certain that it won’t take another 20 years to visit the park again. If you’re looking for something to do around Sydney it’s worth the trip in. Just pack some walking shoes as you’ll be walking quite a few km’s by the end of the day.

Here’s a few happy snaps from our day adventure. Enjoy!