Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Sydney

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 travel itinerary planner .
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  • The fact that me and my partner purchased merlin annual passes was the only real reason we went. And im so glad i didnt waste $40 on a single ticket! The animal areas are so small!! Most of the animal...  more »
  • Enjoyed this Zoo so much. We got to see all the Kangaroo's and Kola's along with way too many to mention. The views and ferry ride over were fabulous. Would do this Zoo over and over again.  more »
  • Based on a suggestion in the Sydney forum for travelers who are short on time, we visited the Wild Life Sydney Zoo in a few hours instead of spending a day at the Taronga Zoo. This is a good choice fo...  more »
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  • This zoo contains the wildlife of Australia. The area where we could walk among kangaroos and wallabys was fantastic, and being close to the koalas was great. The zoo is built on different levels, so many of the animals could be viewed from above, below and/or at their level. We were delighted to see the huge saltwater crocodile. All of the exhibits feature a map of Australia with the area of the animal's origin highlighted. This is a great little gem in Sydney's Darling Harbour. Allow about 2 - 3 hours to see everything.
  • The park was super clean and well taken care of. They have a ton of Australian animals and every exhibit you are up close to the animals. I was extremely surprised at how close you get to the Tasmanian Devils and then walking through the kangaroo and koala areas. Staff was fantastic and the two girls who were all over the zoo were extremely knowledgeable about EVERY animal! Definitely recommend taking the time to talk to the staff, they are superb!
  • A great place, especially for young children. My 5 year old loved it! The staff is friendly and courteous. Thank you!
  • The zoo is very accessible, being in the CBD area. But there's only so much one can do by housing animals in a building. Go there if you are really really keen on seeing a sample of Australian wildlife in confined spaces.
  • It wasn't the best. Not a lot of variety. A lot of animals weren't even visible. And I don't think I saw a single snake moving. Not a bad place to chill out though. Kangaroos and Koalas were pretty cute

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