Five Exciting Luxury Things to do Near the Taronga Zoo

Going to Australia is a dream for most people. With strange animals that are only found there, year-round sun, incredible beaches, and unique countryside, it is one of the world’s top vacation destinations. And when you are on vacation, it is nice to do the touristy things, but sometimes you just need to do something different, something bigger. And nothing says bigger than a little luxury and excitement wrapped up into one awesome adventure. 

If you haven’t gotten out and explored Australia’s wild countryside or had a chance to visit a conservation park, going to the Taronga Zoo will show you all you need to see. It offers plenty of interactive exhibits and great views of the harbour. And while there are lots to see and do, it only takes about 4 hours to cover the whole thing.

So once you are finished enjoying all the cool Aussie creatures in the Taronga Zoo, grab the ferry to take you to Sydney Harbour. It’s here where you will find the start point for all your adventures. But before you go, don’t forget to store your luggage and then really get into an experience of a lifetime.

Five Exciting Luxury Things to do Near the Taronga Zoo

Luxury Catamaran Sail

One of the most popular things to do in Sydney is to take a cruise around the harbor. And why wouldn’t you want to, when it is one of the most beautiful harbors in the world? With such iconic sights as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, it is a must-do. 

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There are plenty of cruises to choose from, but if you really want something special, try a luxury catamaran. Of course, this will cost more than a standard cruise, but it is worth every penny. Just imagine relaxing on your own private boat with a glass of champagne in your hand and a sumptuous lunch laid out before you.

With a private charter, you don’t just get the Sydney Harbour tour. Instead, you will sail out to secluded beaches for a little dip in the ocean before heading back to reality. 

Open Ocean Fishing Trip

Stepping up from “just a boat ride” to something with a little more bite, try getting out on the ocean for some sport fishing. When most people think of fishing, they picture their grandpa sitting in a small boat in silence, hoping to catch anything. But, it is a little different in Australia.

Even if you are not a fisherman or haven’t even thought about it before, this is nothing like your grandpa’s fishing trips. When you take one of these adventure fishing trips, you are in for an unexpected adrenaline rush. The thrill of reeling in a 33kg tuna or a 55kg marlin is something you just don’t experience every day. 

Besides the adventure of catching a big fish, you get to see the reefs of Australia with their brightly colored fish and vibrant corals. Plus, you can have a great barbecue right there on your own private luxury boat. This is an adventure worth taking.

Five Exciting Luxury Things to do Near the Taronga Zoo

Seaplane and Lunch

Instead of looking at Sydney Harbour Bridge from below, how about looking down on it from above? Hop on a private seaplane and view the beauty of Australia from the air. 

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You will fly over some of Australia’s most pristine beaches, the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, on your way to a gourmet lunch. While you are in the air, your pilot will give you an informative guided tour of the landscape below.

Once you arrive, imagine sitting on an open deck with a 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean, soaking in the sights while lingering over a three-course five-star meal. Now that is a memory you don’t want to miss out on.

Five Exciting Luxury Things to do Near the Taronga Zoo

Helicopter + 4wd Tour

If you have never been in a helicopter before, you are missing out on a truly unique way to fly. Watching the ground below disappear as you take off vertically is a thrill in itself, but add a little 4X4 off-roading, and it becomes an adventure of a lifetime.

Flying over Sydney Harbour and the breath-taking Parramatta River, you will find yourself soaring over the Blue Mountains, your destination. Once there, it is on to an exciting 4X4 journey through the incredible peaks and caves of Megalong Valley. 

All that adventuring will probably get your appetite going, and what better way to curb it than a picnic in a rainforest? Sitting amongst the trees, enjoying a wonderful meal, and forgetting about the outside world for a while is perfect.

Drive a Supercar

Have you ever dreamed of driving an exotic supercar? And not just any supercar but a Ferrari! Most people have had that thought at least once in their lives. Well, why not do it while on your exotic trip in Australia. 

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Don’t fancy a Ferrari? How about a Lamborghini, Porsche, Maclaren, Austin Martin, Lotus Mercedez, Corvette, or Audi? If there are more in your party, you can switch cars along the way during the tour.

For this tour, there are a couple of things to be prepared for: 

  • There is a quick driving test to make sure you can handle the car. 
  • You must be at least 25 years old and have held a driver’s license for a minimum of 3 years
  • While a Ferrari and Lamborghini are guaranteed, the other cars available for the tour will be a surprise.

Whatever car you drive, you know it will send shivers through your veins, not to mention how envious your friends will be.

The Price of Memories

There are plenty of things to do while in Sydney, and yes, these ones will cost you a fair amount more. But if you are already traveling halfway around the world just to cuddle a koala, you might as well really treat yourself to a little luxury adventure too. It’s an experience of a lifetime you will never forget.


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