Jump on a ferry and enjoy the picturesque harbour views, before spending an afternoon wandering Taronga Zoo with family or friends. It takes about 12 minutes to get there from the city, but you’ll want to allocate a whole afternoon to catch all the free shows and animals on display. Say hello to the locals – koalas, kangaroos, and all manner of Australian snakes and creepy crawlies – or pop down to see the elephants, lemurs, leopard seals and gorillas, it’s up to you! After you’ve had your fill of the wildlife, you can grab a bite to eat or peruse the zoo shop.
Where: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
Phone: 02 9969 2777