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Great Places To See Dinosaurs In Sydney, Summer 2018

Summer is here! Do you have any plans on where to go? So how about seeing the Dinosaurs? Extinct? No, they are not and here are two places around Sydney where you can meet them close up.

Taronga Zoo, Rise Of The Tarongasaurus.

Triceratops into Dinosaur Valley

The Taronga Zoo offers a dinosaur trail where your family can see dinosaurs such as T-rex, Dilophosaurus, Utahraptor and more. They all move, roar and even spit! Plus you can learn more about them and how they lived.

The Rise of the Tarongasaurus at Taronga Zoo is very catchy indeed.
Once you are there, you will get a map of the zoo, where a Dino Trail has been marked, so you can see in which direction to go once you start your Dino trail.

If you feel adventurous, you could just follow the loud roars of the dinosaurs that are calling to you. So, better keep your eyes open and ears active as you go search for your Dino friends.

Taronga Zoo dinosaurs

Do you have spare time? Then why not to do some fossil digging? The Taronga fossil dig will let the kids, as well as adults,  be a paleontologist using tools of the trade and uncover mysteries of the prehistoric era. You could also be able to get up close to the climbable dinosaur Pachyrhinosaurus and hear dinosaur keepers about dino stories during keeper talk that happens twice daily.

If you want to experience the Rise of the Tarongasaurus, then I must tell you that it is free with the entry ticket purchase. So better plan your summer now, as the dinosaurs are going to be extinct again by February of 2019.

How to get to Taronga Zoo:

Taronga Zoo Sydney is located on Bradleys Head Road in Mosman, right on Sydney Harbour and easily accessible from the Sydney CBD.


Taronga Zoo Sydney is 12 minutes from Circular Quay by ferry. Sydney Ferries services depart Circular Quay every 30 minutes. Save time and purchase your Zoo tickets at Wharf 4 ticket booth before you board

  • The M30 Metro Bus travels to Taronga Zoo Sydney every 10 – 15 minutes from Central, Town Hall and Wynyard train stations
  • Northern suburb bus routes can change at either Spit Junction or Mosman Junction to join the M30 to the Zoo
  • The 238 bus route travels between Balmoral Beach, the Taronga Zoo Sydney main entrance and the Taronga ferry wharf on the water’s edge for passengers arriving or leaving by ferry
  • Bus and coach parking may be arranged by calling (02) 9969 2777


Passengers can change at Circular Quay train station and join the ferry to Taronga Zoo Sydney


Parking is available at Taronga Zoo Sydney, entry from Bradleys Head Road. The all-day parking rate is $18
Please note the height of our carpark is maximum 2.1m

Dinosaur Valley At Scenic World, Katoomba.

Dinosaur Valley

Experience dinosaurs at an ancient rainforest on the Scenic World located in Katoomba, in Australia’s World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains.

To buy your tickets, it is highly recommended to buy it online here ahead of time to avoid the queue. Walk-ins are also welcome, but be prepared to stand in the queue.

Dinosaur valley with the animated dinosaurs along the path is a free kids event during the days where kids and adults can meet the dinosaurs and learn facts about them and take photos. No additional ticket is required as this event is part of the Scenic world ticket. The event will be on display until 28 January only.

Tyrannosaurus Rex

All the dinosaurs are animatronics, and there are no authentic fossils and, obviously, there are no live creatures at the exhibit. The whole place is stroller friendly and wheelchair friendly but can be quite steep occasionally, but in general, it is a very safe and comfortable walk.

The event is site-wide. There are animatronic dinosaurs near the entrance of Scenic World that you can see. The huge T-Rex is especially impressive and great for taking photos, so you can impress your friends later on.

However, most of the dinosaurs are on the walkway down in the valley. Access to dinosaurs in the valley is by Cableway or Railway. The event is mainly held outdoors and will still run on wet weather days.

baby Maiasauras

The place also offers meet and roar every day at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm

If you love watching movies then there movie nights in January, so you can watch the Good Dinosaur and also the famous Jurassic Park series.

Also during that time Dino Dress-up Day is on a play where kids can dress up as their favourite dino and avail their free face painting and giveaways will send everyone home with a smile.

How to get to Scenic World:

Scenic World is located on the corner of Violet Street & Cliff Drive, Katoomba in Australia’s World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains.

Less than two hours travel time by car or Sydney Trains’ Blue Mountains line, we are situated approximately 100 kilometers from Sydney, and only three kilometers from Katoomba’s village center and railway station. From Katoomba, visitors can hop on either a Blue Mountains Explorer or the 686 bus, which are located at the front of the Scenic World main building.

Ample, free undercover parking is available on site. Tesla Connector charging points for electric vehicles are available to the public in our multi storey carpark with 240v 10A 3 pin wall outlets (up to 22kW).

Scenic World opening hours:

Scenic World is open every day of the year from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

I hope we have given you a nice idea on what to do on a weekend. Share your stories and photos with us!