Taronga Zoo ferry services

The Taronga Zoo ferry service is a ferry route in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It connects Taronga Zoo with the transport hub at Circular Quay. The route forms part of the Sydney Ferries network. In 2013, the Taronga Zoo ferry service was given the designation of F2 as part of a program to number all Sydney Ferries, Sydney Trains and light rail lines. Some F2 Taronga Zoo services are combined with F6 Mosman services, extending to Mosman Bay.[1]

Taronga Zoo
WaterwaySydney Harbour
OperatorHarbour City Ferries
System length2 wharves, 3.3km
No. of vessels2

History

The first service to Taronga Zoo commenced on 24 September 1916 with a vehicular ferry taking the elephant 'Jessi' across the harbour to her new home from the old zoo at Moore Park.

Services

Wharves

Circular Quay

Circular Quay is a major Sydney transport hub, with a large ferry, rail and bus interchange. F2 Taronga Zoo services usually depart from Wharf 2. The wharves are wheelchair-accessible.

Taronga Zoo

The Taronga Zoo ferry wharf is, for many tourists, the preferred mode of entry to Sydney's major zoological park. Passengers disembarking at the wharf, located on Bradleys Head Road, can enter the zoo via a cable car or connect with local bus services. The wharf is wheelchair-accessible.

Patronage

The following table shows the patronage of Sydney Ferries network for the year ending 30 June 2018.

2017-18 Sydney Ferries patronage by line[n.b. 1] [2]
F1
4947000

Patronage split post-November



Patronage split pre-November
F2
1506000
F3
2900000
F4

(new)
2545000
F5
592000
F6
837000
F7

(new)
136000
F8
469000
F4

(old)
760000
F7

(old)
637000
  1. Figures based on Opal tap on and tap off data.
    = Lines were extensively revised in November 2017:
    • F4 Darling Harbour was combined with part of F7 Eastern Suburbs to form F4 Cross Harbour
    • The remaining part of F7 Eastern Suburbs became F7 Double Bay
    • F8 Cockatoo Island was split off from F3 Parramatta River

References

  1. "F2 Taronga Zoo ferry timetable". Transport for NSW.
  2. "Ferry Patronage - Monthly Comparison". Transport for NSW. Retrieved 15 September 2018.

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