Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo, Sydney!

What an incredible place and experience.

incredible Sydney for Nature and Bubbles

Quintessential Sydney

It was my birthday and I had been pondering the “ideal” birthday present.

I brainstormed fond memories from my childhood and then it hit me…  Taronga Zoo.

I knew the perfect people to share it with.. my children.

SMH Nature and Bubbles

Photo shoot for Sydney Morning Herald

I made the booking last week and we flew down on Wednesday.

Co-incidentally, I was asked to do an interview for the Sydney Morning Herald on the Tuesday beforehand.  On the Wednesday in Sydney we arranged to do the family photo shoot. It was the BEST birthday present.

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The iconic Sydney Opera House

After the photo shoot, we caught the ferry from Pier 2 at Circular Quay to Taronga zoo. We passed by some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks; The Opera House; Sydney Harbour Bridge and the incredible bays of the harbour.

Sydney Harbour

Bay near Taronga Park Zoo Sydney

I love Taronga Zoo! I hadn’t been there for years but it was the same breath-taking experience it always has been.

My favs are the giraffes.

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Incredible giraffes at Taronga Zoo

This year we find more amazing animals. The chimpanzees….


Chimpanzees and baby at Taronga Zoo Sydney

The three flippered (rescued) turtle.

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3-flippered Turtle at Taronga Zoo

The hippo


I loved traveling  to the zoo by ferry – the bays on the way are inspiring and traveling west into the Sydney setting sun is stunning.

Asian style food

Opera Kitchen – great views, food OK

A picturesque meal at the Opera House tops off the most perfect birthday ever imaginable.