School Holiday Fun with Taronga Zoo!


Entertaining the family over school holidays doesn’t have to be tedious!


As the holidays approach, what better time to visit Taronga Zoo?


Leave the car at home and whisk the family across the water on the ferry and take in the sublime views of Sydney Harbour as you approach the zoo.


Captain Cook Cruises have a special 24 hour Sydney Harbour Explorer pass, running all year round, that includes entry to Taronga Zoo + a ride on the Sky Safari cable car. You can book tickets easily online for the whole family in less than 5 minutes and be on your way straight from Watsons Bay!


Check out the Captain Cook online timetable to set your agenda for the day, or head to our reception and ask one of friendly guest service officers for more information.

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First things first– Breakfast!


Starting the day the right way before an action packed day at the zoo is important. Join us in our Sunset Room to start off the morning before jumping on the ferry. Kids will enjoy our Ricotta Hot Cakes, served with Banana, Blueberries and Maple Syrup, whilst Mum and Dad can fuel up on our Eggs Benedict with bacon or Salmon or Smashed Avo Toast, with feta cheese and fresh tomatoes. Toby Estate coffee, made by our in-house baristas to wash it all down, of course! Check out the full breakfast menu here. 


Joining us at the weekend? Check out our Weekend Brunch menus.

 breakfast - pancakes & eggs benedict

Why do we love the Zoo?


Taronga Zoo offers a host of interactive and educational programs for kids throughout the school holidays, including Zoo Adventures available for kids aged 5-10 years. They’re able to join the Taronga Zoo Keepers in an exciting journey around the zoo, as they learn about the animals and their environments. Check out the full program available for kids and families this school holidays.


Both entertaining, educational and hours of fun!

Looking for somewhere to rest your head after a full day of adventure!


Catch the ferry back to Watsons Bay after your day of fun and stay the night in one of our boutique rooms. We have loft rooms which are perfect for the whole family and can accommodate up to 5 guests. These rooms are the perfect abode and include continental breakfast for all guests. Contact our reception team here for more information and availability.

Can’t make it over to the zoo?


Join us these school holidays as we bring the Dreamtime Taronga Zoomobile over to the bay! Kids will get the chance to get up close & personal with some of Taronga Zoo’s favourite reptiles and Australian animals with a meet & greet on top deck, while also learning all about the Dreamtime.


Be sure to check out the full range of school holiday activities at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel here, including sports day, hot cross bun cooking class, interactive magic shows and superhero adventure dress up day and book your kids in now.

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