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Wild Life Sydney Zoo

#61 of 474 things to do in Sydney Features Animals
Aquarium Pier Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9333 9288
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Aquarium Pier Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9333 9288
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The kangaroo enclosure is open so that the kangaroos can come over to you. When we were there, they were just lying around, not near us, so we must have come during nap time. The whole zoo is set up so that you get a...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I get it. This place is accessible and gives a little bit of an Australian animal experience to the overseas visitors. And sure, it probably is good if you have an hour to spare and want to see a kangaroo and a koala. But I...More

Thank MareeKA2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Wild Life Sydney Zoo is conveniently located in Darling Harbour in the same complex as Sea Life. The zoo highlights native Australian animals and close up experiences with the animals. This would be ideal for younger children, however all ages can enjoy the beauty...More

Thank ThefamilyTravelers1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were happy to see the native animals but disappointed to see so many animals in such small enclosures and/or alone. Like the quokka, quillas are very sociable and this was alone :( the platypus exhibit was "temporarily closed, come back again" but some of...More

Thank catalinafh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pretty standard kind of place, nothing too special. Got it as part of the attraction package with the aquarium, had some cool reptiles, but nothing more than what a zoo would really have. Good if you've not seen native Australian animals before. Much quieter than...More

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This zoo is awesome, the roof is opened so the animals enjoy the same temperatures as we do. You see a great variety of Australia's animal and the visit is well planned. Easy to follow, lots to see, very enjoyable with or without kids. Animal...More

Thank flashover28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All Australian animals in this zoo. Small but well stocked with almost every Australian animal. They are rescued animals that for one reason of another can not be released. Enclosures are clean with plenty of stimuli for the animals. Pleasant experience, perfect for overseas vistors...More

Thank Kathrine L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though u r not allowed to touch or hold them. You can still watch them closely in the Koala Cafe. :) they are so cute. Also u can see some other exotic wild lives. Worth go.

Thank Bixing Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an adventure that kept me engaged from start to finish. Plenty of opportunity to get up close to animals. Don't rush through it.

Thank Tucson M
Duty_Supervisor, Manager at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Tucson M, Thankyou for your amazing review! We are glad you didn't rush through and made the most out of your visit, getting up close to our unique Australian animals. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Lauren

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience for the little ones and bigger kids, crocodile show is great, koala encounters you have to pay extra for but is optionalMore

Thank Kirsty W
Duty_Supervisor, Manager at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Kirsty W, Thankyou for your great review! The Crocodile show, among our many other shows here at Wildlife Sydney Zoo, are great to see. You can find these talk times on our website before arrival if you don't want to miss them. We hope...More

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Mayumi U
Hello, I have bought the 5 attractions tickets including the zoo. Can I still do breakfast with koala if I already have the enterance ticket?
4 April 2017|
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Response from Sophie R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mayumi san I am not sure but I believe having breakfast with the koala starts as early as 7.15 before the zoo opens to the public.. Can you please check with the staff if they can give you "special" price etc Wish I... More
Hi . I came across guided tours in your website . Is it possible to choose the guide . Planning a birthday . My kid adores the guy who presented the kangaroo walk about yesterday . (I didn't get his name though )
26 March 2017|
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Response from Duty_Supervisor | Property representative |
Hi gopikiru2012, The Keeper you are talking about would have been Ryan, who will be chuffed to hear this. Ryan usually works either Saturday or Sunday, I'm sure we could align a day to work for everybody, if you would like... More
Hello! With the Koala encounter, is it possible to pet the koalas? I understand you can't pick them up :) Cheers, - James
26 December 2016|
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Response from Duty_Supervisor | Property representative |
Hi James, Thank you for your enquiry. In NSW it is illegal for us to allow our guests to hold koalas for photo opportunities. We have spent quite a lot of time studying our koalas and with the knowledge that they need to... More