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Wild Life Sydney Zoo

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Address: Aquarium Pier Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9333 9288
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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More than just a zoo, WILD LIFE Sydney features interactive displays,...

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.

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$28.10*
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Koalas and Kangaroos :)

You must visit this zoo if you are from Europe or America. Plenty of original and local animals that u cannot see in many zoos. I saw kangaroo, koala, tasmanian devil, cockatoo... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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İzmir, Türkiye
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İzmir, Türkiye
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68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You must visit this zoo if you are from Europe or America. Plenty of original and local animals that u cannot see in many zoos. I saw kangaroo, koala, tasmanian devil, cockatoo and some snakes for the first time. Easy to reach sections. Food section is a bit weak.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very nice experience, but the Kuola was not cooperative in photo ops. Most of the time they would sleep with their backs turned to the tourist so getting a front shot was near impossible. the kangaroo's were a bit more friendly if you brought food for them. Kangaroo's really like ice-cream cones more than the grass feed... More 

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Denton, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had a half of day and this Wild Life zoo was perfect! It was not too large and we were able to see everything. They have a great variety of animals. Perfect location on Darling Harbor.

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Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We brought the 5 attractions pass online to go to the aquarium but were not going to go to the zoo as we thought it was the big zoo across the harbor and didn't think we would have time, we were pleasantly surprised to see the wild life zoo was on Darling Harbour!! We had a great few hours spent... More 

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Duty_Supervisor, Manager at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for such a great review! Our 5 attractions passes are amazing value for money and from the sounds of it you certainly took advantage of everything we have to offer here in Sydney! Our aim is to help showcase and educate guests from all over the globe about the incredible wildlife that Australia has to offer,... More 

Balgowlah
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my twin 4 years olds to check out this city zoo and was really surprised how good it was. You get up close and personal with lots of Aussie animals and it really is a good size for kids. After an hours visit they also loved sitting and chilling out at the cafe tables right next to the... More 

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Duty_Supervisor, Manager at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Cathy! Thank you for your review! It's awesome to get feedback from our Annual Passholders and we are so happy to hear that you are getting to come and visit and enjoying the excellent value for money that it has to offer! Make sure you don't wait too long before you visit again, and thanks again for your review!... More 

Sydney
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57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great for a day out in Sydney, lots of furry and not so furry creatures to look at or touch if you feel so inclined. We saw crocodiles, koalas, kangaroos, snakes, lizards, wombats, Tassie devils, birds and butterflies :-) We had a nice lunch up at the Koala sanctuary, service was a tad slow but the food was good when... More 

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Duty_Supervisor, Manager at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, responded to this review

Hi ch17ly! Thanks for your review! It's great to see that you enjoyed our animals (furry and of course the not so furry as well!). As always, it's incredibly important to us to help teach our guests about the amazing wildlife that Australia has to offer, so we're really pleased to hear you took the time to experience the attraction... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very small zoo down at Darling harbor. Shows a snapshot of Australian animals. You can walk thru less than an hour. You have a chance to pet the kangaroo

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Duty_Supervisor, Manager at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Centh! Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that you had the chance to meet our lovely kangaroos, and hopefully you got to learn loads about the rest of our Aussie animals as well! Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back soon! Dan More 

Penn Valley
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60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a 2 hour guided tour with a member of the Taronga zoo staff, Becky. Highly recommend this tour thru Viator. My husband and I boarded the ferry in the morning for the 12 min. ride to the zoo. The morning was spent touring the various animal habitats and then at 2pm we began the tour with Becky. She gave... More 

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Duty_Supervisor, Manager at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Lovecats50! Thanks for your review! We believe you may be talking about Taronga, and not us here at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, however we're really pleased to hear that you had a good time with them as well! Dan More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are well acquainted with Australian wild life like we are, this attraction is ordinary. We still enjoyed it but I would not be rushing back. This is great for overseas visitors who would like to encounter the Aussie wild life. Perfectly located. I would purchase the x5 bulk attraction package to make this a reasonable buy.

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Thank Tangle J
Duty_Supervisor, Manager at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Tangle J, Thankyou for your review. Wildlife Sydney Zoo is indeed a great for overseas visitors, as we host a large variety of Australian animals right in the heart of the city. The 5 attraction pass is a great buy, as it is excellent value for money and can allow you entry into Wildlife Sydney Zoo, Sydney Sealife Aquarium,... More 

Seattle
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221 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this attraction one the day after visiting the Toranga Zoo across the harbor from the Opera House. Maybe if we had visited this first it would have made more of an impression. It's difficult to bring scenes from the wild into a building but it was OK as far as they could manage such a feat. In addition... More 

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Duty_Supervisor, Manager at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Overthehill79, Thankyou for your review, It is great to hear you had the chance to visit so many zoo's around Australia. We are indeed very different to other zoo's, Taronga houses exotic animals like Elephants and Giraffes, whereas, if you wish to see a wide variety of unique Australian animals right in the heart of the city, Wildlife Sydney... More 

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