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Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Sydney

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Wild Life Sydney Zoo is located in the heart of the city, right next to the Sydney Aquarium. The zoo is noted for its enclosed air-conditioned public areas and a long walkway snaking through 7,000 square m (75,000 sq ft) of enclosures. In the upper levels of the park, you can visit open-air exhibits featuring live plants and full-sized trees. The largest exhibit presents a semi-arid habitat, covered with red sand brought here from central Australia, housing adult red kangaroos. Other exhibits are dedicated to a number of other native animals, such as wombats, wallabies, crocodiles, and snakes. At the koala rooftop, kids can have their photo taken with these cuddly animals.  To visit Wild Life Sydney Zoo and get the most from your holiday in Sydney, create itinerary details personal to you using our Sydney family vacation planner.
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  • Smaller than I expected but still worth a visit. Paid extra to have photo taken with Koala. Due to laws you are not able to hold or touch the koalas. Zoo was in a dome so not a very natural habitat fo...  more »
  • We visited and one of the black kangaroos came up and we got to pet him. It was so special as he hugged one of my friends. It was a great place to visit, not too big.  more »
  • 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 s...  more »
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  • We had planned to go to Taronga zoo, but the day completely rained out so we took a ferry ride around the harbour. We hopped off at Darling Harbour and walked around and came across Wild Life zoo. We didn't expect much, but we're pleasantly surprised. Can definitely recommend it, especially if you have small kids (as they can't get anywhere dangerous even if they try). Cafe is a bit of a letdown, though, so do bring your own food or eat beforehand.
  • Incredible experience. We took the koala breakfast package (55$ on groupon) which include a huge tasty breakfast next to the koalas, an encounter and photos with them. Moreover we had a guided tour of the zoo before the public opening and special encounter with kangaroos and quokka (they love scratching!). The zoo itself is a bit small but the animals are healthy with a lot of space. The crocodile is impressive, his history incredible.
  • Took my 4yr old for his birthday. What an awesome place for him, all of the animals he knew and we even nicknamed the crocodile. Will definitely be back.
  • Loved it this is the best experience. Its in the middle of the city and its spectacular. We were tired at the end of it so it was worth it. Staff are friendly and helpful
  • I would highly recommend this attraction if they changed things up a bit. Also suggest that they have more interactive and hands on activities for children. Would make the experience so much better.