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Wild Life Sydney Zoo

Aquarium Pier Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
+612 9333 9288
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Ranked #94 of 297 Attractions in Sydney
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Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: More than just a zoo, WILD LIFE Sydney features interactive displays, inspiring and entertaining daily shows, captivating daily feeding sessions and... more » Owner description: More than just a zoo, WILD LIFE Sydney features interactive displays, inspiring and entertaining daily shows, captivating daily feeding sessions and enhanced walk-through habitats including Koala Encounters, The Outback and Butterfly Tropics. WILD LIFE Sydney is Australia's most unique and best wildlife park and it's conveniently located right in the heart of Sydney on Darling Harbour. « less
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Chicago, IL
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251 reviews 251 reviews
69 attraction reviews
428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a very small zoo. But, there are plenty of examples of the animals that Australia is famous for: Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Exotic Birds, Crocodile, etc... If you have an opportunity to visit a zoo outside of the central business district, you can probably skip this one. If not, GO! We enjoyed it. It was clean and the help... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

extremely expensive. so only go if you regard your payment as a contribution to wildlife research. the zoo is overbuilt, to much cement and concrete. most exhibits are elaborate but very very small.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Small but includes many species. The staff are extremely polite and helpful, but I was quite disappointed by the fact that the website says "cuddle up to a koala" when actually you are not even allowed to touch them, and you have to pay 20 bucks if you want to take a picture a bit "closer" to them. Couldn't get... More

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Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Quite small in comparison to other wild life centres in Australia. However being in the centre of Sydney it boasts a variety of Australian wildlife without travelling far.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the look of the park, very spacious inside & out, only downer 1 humongous crocodile no babies?? Also a bit too over priced like all other attractions, all these attractions next door to each other have 1 thing in common, too many dark areas, we're losing our kids in there!

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The person who took the pictures was great, HOWEVER - the check-out personel was EXTREMELY unfriendly. PLUS, when we got home and logged on to down load the pictures instead of 4 pictures we took (and paid for) there was only one (bad) picture. Extremely disapponting since we can't go back and see the koalas again.

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Steve H, General Manager at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, responded to this review

Hi JPK355, Thank you for taking the time post your review. Please accept my apologies regarding the issue you experienced with your photography, I have sent you a private message in relation to this however please feel free to contact me directly via steve.hinks@merlinentertainments.com.au if there is anything further that I can assist you with. Best regards, Steve. More

Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We have never been to a zoo we didn't like and this zoo fell right in line my expectations. My favorite part was the ferry ride to the zoo, my second favorite part was the Orangutans. Wear comfortable shoes because this zoo has elevation.

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Peterborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Love Koalas now. So many cool animals to see, kangaroos, a HUGE crocodile, possums, wallabies and more. I hate snakes though and there were ALOT of them...hence no 5 star rating for me. They take some funny digital photos of you too, sadly they were not too great and overly expensive. Tip: remember the online code when viewing your photos... More

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Steve H, General Manager at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Timotaylee, Thank you for your review. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and please accept my apologies for the large number of snakes we have in our collection!!! Hopefully on your next visit we can tempt you into one of our python encounters and try to inspire you to fall in love with our beautiful reptiles! Best... More

Cairns, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We bought a five attraction family pass and used it for the Wild Life Zoo. The Koala's are so cute. It is always fun to see all the animals. If you have time the Toronga Zoo is a better overall zoo.

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Steve H, General Manager at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Sara, Thanks for your review and great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I totally agree with you - our koalas are very cute! Especially our brand new baby girl joey called Euccy. I hope to see you come back soon to meet Euccy and her friends in our new koala exhibit and café which is due to... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Include this visit with your Sea Life Sydney Aquarium visit, buy your tickets online and save some money. This attraction is well worth the effort, it is mostly under cover and well laid out. Great for kids and people of all ages. I will be back.

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Steve H, General Manager at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, responded to this review

Hi WinoNewZealand, Thanks for taking the time to post your review - great to hear you enjoyed your visit! I totally agree that combining your visit with entry to one of our other Sydney attractions is a great way to maximise your value for money. We thoroughly look forward to seeing you back at WILD LIFE and hope you enjoy... More

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