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Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Sydney

(3.2/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Sydney Zoo is a must place to visit. Spent approx 5 hours in the park and wished we had more time, to enable us to fully enjoy our day. Make time to see the bird show, from memory .. I think this take...  more »
  • The best thing of this is crocodile rooms. Is very wide, and you have the possibility to see under water with transparent wall. I couldn't see kookaburra, devil of Tasmania, and almost platypus, very ...  more »
  • An indoor zoo where the animals are mainly behind perspex, looking sad and bored and in some cases very distressed. We felt so sorry for them. Altogether a depressing experience. Should be closed down...  more »
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  • Terrible experience, a very rude staff member named Zoe behaved extremely inappropriately. There is a small ice cream shop just close to the kangaroo enclosure, I bought some for the kids and next thing to do was feeding kangaroos, we went in and Zoe refused to let my daughter feed them as she had ice cream on her hand and face which is fair enough. I wiped my daughter's face and hands and mentioned that it's a good idea if you have a sign saying 'no food/ ice cream ' but then she went on saying you don't have common sense having ice cream here as it's bad for kids let alone animals! And that it was very silly!!! Well be ware going there you may receive parenting advice as well. Then threatened to close the door so no one can feed kangaroos. Really disappointed
  • The price is worth it if you buy an attraction pass on the website. ($90 for 5 attractions) Some nice animals. The food at the cafe is decent. Pretty cool that you can take photos with the Koalas. Cheaper then Taronga Zoo's photos with a Koala, and they are actually awake.
  • Very disappointing! ! Wouldn't waste my money ever again!! Hardly anything to see, possibly one animal. Annoying walking through corridors to get to exhibitions 2more walking than seeing anything. Old and out dated. Money making place with no benefit. False advertising as animals listed weren't evern there. No butterflies in the butterfly room, it was like spot the reptiles, no crocodile in the big tank. Just boring and waste. Very disappointing! !!!!!!
  • You ll get to see some of the best of Australia's wildlife in one conviniently located place. Personally Croc was the main attraction though.
  • About as good as you can get in the actual CBD. If you're in Sydney from overseas and you want to see Australian wildlife, it's as good as you'll get without going over the bridge to Taronga, which is a million times better.