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Symbio Wildlife Park

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Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Helensburgh, New South Wales 2508, Australia
+61 2 4294 1244
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Wonderful Zoo

Symbio is an hours drive south of the Sydney business district. It has a great variety of exotic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FridayOnMyMindSydney
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Sydney, Australia
Great weekend excursion - where are the tigers?!

A good little zoo and very popular with families. With good reason. About an hour south of Sydney... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Em K
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Sydney, Australia
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Symbio is Wollongong's own award winning, family owned zoo, set in 16 acres of bush parkland - famous for providing genuine hands-on encounters with the most fascinating creatures from Australia and around the world.At Symbio ...We'll get you closer!
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“reptile house” (18 reviews)
“petting area” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Helensburgh, New South Wales 2508, Australia
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+61 2 4294 1244
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"reptile house"
in 18 reviews
"kangaroo feeding"
in 6 reviews
"petting area"
in 4 reviews
"wide range of animals"
in 4 reviews
"animal encounters"
in 7 reviews
"big cats"
in 4 reviews
"various animals"
in 4 reviews
"australian animals"
in 12 reviews
"zoo keepers"
in 4 reviews
"great family day"
in 9 reviews
"keeper talks"
in 7 reviews
"feed the animals"
in 4 reviews
"overseas visitors"
in 10 reviews
"tasmanian devils"
in 5 reviews
"souvenir shop"
in 7 reviews
"kids will love"
in 4 reviews
"during school holidays"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Symbio is an hours drive south of the Sydney business district. It has a great variety of exotic (including tigers) animals and native animals. Easy to spend a day here as there are regular interesting/educational presentations. A family owned business open 9:30 am to 5pm.

1  Thank FridayOnMyMindSydney
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good little zoo and very popular with families. With good reason. About an hour south of Sydney, just off the motorway, with plenty of free parking and well laid out path suitable for prams and wheelchairs. They are working on a water playground which...More

Thank Em K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little zoo for the kids. The animal experiences are excellent and the handlers are very knowledgeable.

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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Took the granddaughters here yesterday. Had things to do in the SHIRE, so it was convenient..abit further south than I’d anticipated but well signposted. Great place and well set out. Plenty of picnic places and nice cafe and shop. Animals looked after well and seemed...More

Thank karen m
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We flew over from Adelaide specifically to do the behind the scenes red panda experience for my birthday. I *may* have a slight red panda obsession. It was amazing! Raj and Finn were absolutely adorable to feed by hand, gentle and inquisitive, their fur so...More

2  Thank Laura T
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Great zoo for kids - tiger, reptiles, meerkats, echidnas, opportunity to feed the kangaroos and a farmyard to feed the baby animals. Only down side is the expensive poor quality lunch options. It's all fried options and took a very long time to be served....More

Thank Belinda M
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

An easy drive south from the city. Plenty of parking. Easy walking around gently sloping pathways with the help of a free map. Well maintained and easy to see into all the enclosures. At various times during the day there were good presentations by the...More

1  Thank V2902SYrebeccaw
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Although the main attractions were kept in the best enclosures and looked fairly OK what was the most distressing was then walking over to the farmyard animals and seeing severely underweight lambs and sheep! Also among entry noticing a red panda clearly being heat stressed!...More

Thank Samantha R
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This was a short family trip where we just wanted to go to some zoo to see all Australian wildlife in one place. It was a pleasant day so didn’t found it difficult to roam around, however its not an activity for a Hot day....More

1  Thank PankajChomal
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Symbio W, Guest Services at Symbio Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Hi Pankaj, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback of your time here with us at Symbio Wildlife Park! We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful time. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your family trip!

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

I never write negative opinions about anything but this time I really had to. Symbio Park is a big waste of time and money, especially for international tourist who travels from far. It is inconveniently located, difficult to get there, animals look very unhappy, kept...More

5  Thank Dominika L
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saarah p
February 13, 2018|
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Response from Symbio W | Property representative |
Hi! We do have a large car park which is right out the front of Symbio!
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Brucevbviking
December 27, 2017|
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Response from Symbio W | Property representative |
Hi Bruce, We recommend getting to Symbio as the doors are opening at 9:30am so you can make the most of your day here with us! Being in the park nice and early also ensures you don't miss any of the keeper presentations we... More
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Daira S
December 21, 2017|
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Response from Peter and Tina L | Reviewed this property |
We went on a week day in school holidays and purchased whilst there, we never pre-booked anything
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