Taronga Zoo is easily accessible from the city, just 12 minutes on the Ferry. The Zoo is open daily including Christmas, hours do vary through the season so it pays to check their website. Taronga Zoo is home to 4,000 animals from over 350 different species, many of which are threatened. The Zoo runs its own breeding programme, conservation programme and has its own wildlife hospital. Make a day trip with the family to visit Taronga Zoo, you won't be disappointed.