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Address: Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head Road, Mosman NSW 2088

At a Glance: A series of challenging ropes courses located above the animals at Taronga Zoo



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Some of the challenges


Cost: $35.00 for adults, $30.00 for juniors. Tickets can be combined with zoo entry.
Opening Times: First session is at 9.30am and last at 3.00pm. Sessions run every half hour.
BBQs: No
Dogs: No
Kiosk or Cafe: Yes
Playground: No
Shade: Yes
Swimming: No
Tables: In the zoo entry area
Toilets: Yes
Showers: No
Water: Yes
Age Suitability: 10 years and older
Parking: Yes (the day rate is $17.00)

Description:
It may be at part of Taronga Zoo but Wild Ropes is worth a trip just by itself.

The attraction consists of fours ropes courses directly above the Australian Walkabout section of the zoo.

The locations means you get views of kangaroos, emus and more (they're short views though, as a lot of the courses are just over the top of paths).



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Begin with a stretch over the kangaroos


There are over 60 obstacles to complete across the courses and many of them aren't so easy. All require a reasonable level of balance and strength, and as a result, only kids at least ten years old and 1.40 metres tall can have a go.



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Looking up at the obstacles


Kids should also be relatively good with heights; the lower courses here are four metres from the ground and the higher ones are at least eight metres up.

Tickets allow you to do at least one course at each height; the Adventure Package includes two of the courses, while an Ultimate Challenge allows you to do all four of them.



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Both types of tickets can be combined with zoo entry for a discount (which is fair enough, as I struggled to fit in a tour of the entire zoo on the same day as Wild Ropes). These can be bought at the zoo, but (in peak season especially) booking online is recommended to make sure you get the session you want.



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