The breezy, 12-minute harbor ferry ride from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo is half the fun. Once there, a cable car whisks you to the top of this animal sanctuary, where giraffes and gorillas enjoy some of the most view-blessed real estate in town. If you're short on time focus on native Australian animals, such as kangaroos, koalas, wombats, platypuses, echidnas, emus, dingoes, and Tasmanian devils. Don't miss the cute, smaller Australian marsupials in the nocturnal house. You can refuel at airy cafés and restaurants, or even stay overnight at the Roar & Snore tented sleepovers. Thrill-seekers will enjoy the new Wild Ropes aerial adventure for canopy-level wildlife spotting.