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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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$25*
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WILD LIFE Sydney Entrance Ticket
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$87*
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Sydney Attraction Pass Including Taronga Zoo...
71%
Ranked #86 of 308 Attractions in Sydney
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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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 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Vancouver British Columbia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This was a very impressive zoo. The site is spectacular, on a hillside overlooking the harbour with the downtown Sydney skyline in the distance. There is a wide variety of animals to see including an energetic platypus, a sleepy koala, tigers, lions and giraffes. There are exotic birds and an exhibit of night animals. Australia is a place with so... More

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Victoria, Bc
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Visited the zoo as part of our hop on hop off harbor cruise. I liked the cable car ride up to the main entrance which is a nice starting point and then everything is down hill so getting back to the ferry dock was simple. Very well done with exhibits and activities. The seal show was cute and lots of... More

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Perth, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The staff were very friendly and we very much enjoyed the naughty parrots. If you are from overseas then this is a good place to see some Aussie animals up close. If your an Aussie who has seen it all before then give it a miss.

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

Hi Outlawwa, Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to post your review. Best Regards, Steve More

Perth, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This a great place for kids to visit all the animals and nice attraction. See online for deals for cheaper tickets and also combination passes.

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

Hi Kris, Thanks for your review! You are completely correct about combo deals providing the best value to enjoy our attractions. Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit, we hope to see you and the kids again on your next visit to Sydney! Kind regards, Steve. More

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We went to the zoo via the ferry. This is a very nice ride and great opportunity to take some pics of the city and the harbour. It is very easy to find the animals you are looking for and plenty of room to move around. Take the cable car and you see the zoo from above and also you... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a great time seeing all the unique animals! We got up close with koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies, and enjoyed learning more about several animals during sessions with the zookeepers.

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

Hi Sirdudethedude, (Great name by the way...), Thanks for the review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed our informative keeper talks. I'll be sure to pass that feedback on to the team - I'm sure they'll be thrilled. Best regards, Steve. More

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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112 reviews 112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This was a nice little zoo, and I am serious when I say little, it's quite small. It's very clean and kept up, which is nice. We were able to spend some time feeding birds, which was neat. Sadly, and this isn't the zoos fault, we were not able to hold/hug a Koala. You can have your photo taken standing... More

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

Hi GigerWife, Thanks for your review and great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. There are some strict regulations regarding koala handling in NSW all of which is designed to ensure the welfare of the animals remains the top priority. Our koalas have a great life as they like to sleep around 18-20 hours... More

Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Such a wonderful place for locals and tourists of all ages to visit. I am sure most people never dreamed they would get that close to a crocodile! A great way to feature Australian animals.

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

Hi TravellerWA61, Thanks for your review. I totally agree with you about the crocodile exhibit. It is quite something to be only mere centimetres away from a giant 5m 700kg crocodile such as Rex. The good news is that I can assure you that the glass is extremely strong! Thanks again, Steve. More

Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

When the taxi driver pulled up next to the Wild Life Zoo on Darling Harbor, I thought, this has to surely be a bad zoo, if everything is inside a building. What a surprise that I was so wrong! I got there at 245p and the Koala exhibit was being closed off at 3p, so I rushed to get to... More

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

Hi Felicia, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that we managed to exceed your expectations! Hopefully we see you again on your next visit to Sydney. Best regards, Steve. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We visited this attraction last Sunday with two grandsons. We were super impressed with the quality of the staff, their positive and helpful attitude and most of all how knowledgeable they were about the creatures in their care and the species in general. From the gentleman at the cafe at the top to the people in the photo booth we... More

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

Hi Suep61, Thanks for your review. It is always fantastic to hear stories of families enjoying their time at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and equally as fantastic to hear that our fabulous team made such a difference to your day. I will be sure to pass your feedback on and I know they will be thrilled. Thanks again, Steve. More

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