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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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As featured in Sydney for young kids
Ranked #91 of 291 attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is located on the eastern side of Darling Harbour next to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and sharing its entrance with Madame Tussauds... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
96 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

it's less crowded than the aquarium and zoo, so we felt much less stressed and claustrophobic walking around than at the other places.

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DeWitt, New York
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196 reviews 196 reviews
85 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for an all-day, walk-until-you-drop, see animals from every continent experience, then this isn't the place for you. But if, like us, you have limited time in Sydney and want to focus that time on animals unique to this part of the world, then this is the right place. We can see elephants and lions and that... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It's too pricey and There's hardly anything to see. You can't touch any animals. I would prefer toronga zoo any day .

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You get to see most of the important Australian animals here, only problem is it's a bit pricey. My kids love it and we will definitely be going back.

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Las Vegas
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Its amazing how a zoo was build in the middle of the city. Its like you are far from everything, when you enter there. The staffs are really professional and knowledgeable. Starting from the lady at the ticket office, who was really nice. I was only a bit disappointed not to touch a koala. In an advert, I saw that... More

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Mandurah, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We enjoyed our trip to the zoo but were a little disappointed at how quick we got round. However, it is in the Darling Harbour location, & the space has been used well, showcasing mainly Australian animals, retiles, insects & sea creatures. Definitely a good way to wile away a couple of hours. As with the Sea Life Centre next... More

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31 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Not that fancy actually, the only thing I prefer this over Taronga Zoo is that the entire faculty is air-conditioned. Compared to Taronga zoo which is open air and really quite hot. However, if you've been to Taronga Zoo already, you can pretty much give this a pass. I think almost all of the animals here can be found in... More

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Port Ewen, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We didn't have time to do the Taranga zoo, so opted for this one. Tickets seem high at $40, but they lure you into thinking they are much cheaper on their website until you try to book. Then it becomes cheaper, but not much. $40 normally, but $34 if you book online and come before say noon, then $28 if... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I don't generally like zoos, but couldn't pass up the opportunity to get up close to koalas. Go for the breakfast visit - there were only c16 of us and we had a private tour of the whole facility before getting to meet the koalas. Your not allowed to touch them (quite rightly) but you do get to have your... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

... and you can't make it to a larger wild life park to cuddle a koala or see a kangaroo... then check this place out. It's quite small, but means it's quiet (especially first thing in the morning) so you have some good chances to see Australian animals up close - through the glass. Didn't think it was worth the... More

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