WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

At the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo you can see and learn all about Australian wildlife without leaving the city

Cute Koala at WILD LIFE Sydney
Cute Koala at WILD LIFE Sydney cc licensed photo by Daniel Burka

WILD LIFE Sydney (formerly called Sydney Wildlife Park), winner of the Australian Tourism Best family-focused tourism award in 2007, opened in 2006. Located on the east shore of Darling Harbour right next to Sydney Aquarium and Madame Tussauds wax museum makes it easy to visit both attractions.

The WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is great fun for the entire family. Learn about Australian wildlife as you stroll along the one kilometre walkway and explore the many exciting exhibits. The exhibits are representive of a variety of Australian habitats, regions and species. Witness Australia's largest snake, enjoy the colourful splendour of butterflies in the Butterfly Tropics, see cute koalas at Gum Tree Valley, or get your picture taken with one at Koala Encounters. Be sure to smile at Rex (see picture below), the giant Saltwater Crocodile in Kakadu Gorge. Get yourself a little lost in the Daintree Rainforest, home to the huge Southern Cassowary — the most dangerous bird on the planet (if provoked). Hop back in time with the wallabies and wombats of Wallaby Cliffs and visit the Kangaroo Walk-About to stroll amongst the kangaroos and wallabies. Later, you can feasts your eyes on the wonderful world after dark at Nightfall.

In addition to the above you will find interactive hands-on displays. With its wide variety of unique and legendary Australian animals, WILD LIFE Sydney is great fun and also educational for the whole family. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Facts For Your Visit


Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: 1800 206 158

Official Website: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

Map of nearby accommodations: Booking.com


Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Light RailPyrmont Bay10 minutes
T1, T2, T3 or T4Town Hall10 minutes
T2, T3Wynyard12 minutes
FerryDarling Harbour Aquarium Wharf1 minute

How to get to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo by

By Light Rail: Exit at Pyrmont Bay and cross Murray Street and walk across the Pyrmont Bay Bridge. WILD LIFE Sydney is on the harbourfront just north of the east end of the bridge and on the far side of the Aquarium.

By Train: From Town Hall Station walk north to Druit Street and proceed west watching for the pedestrian ramp off to your right. Follow the ramp to the harbourside and go left (south) along the harbour. From Wynward Station walk right (south) on York Street then right again on Erskine Street and continue to the Wharfs and go left (south) along the harbour.

You can also get to WILD LIFE Sydney via pedestrian ramps from either Market or King Street.

By Ferry: Take a Darling Harbour Ferry from Circular Quary Wharf 5.

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Rated 4 out of 5WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Star Rating

4 Star Rating There variant types of animals and birds at this place, yet I'd rather visit a zoo to see animals. Though the place is aimed to educate children and it does, it doesn't go in depth and display enough as a zoo would. Yet the idea of indoor place to see animals is a good one in the summer. We enjoyed the Kangaroo and Penguins the most. They take photos of people at entrance and then display them at the exit, offered for sale at about 35aud including a soft copy. There is a gift shop at exit and a nearby cafeteria

A Soufan - 22 days ago

5 Star Rating The hands on is amazing. Not being from Australia see all Australian based animals was so wonderful. Staff is so knowledgeable and helpful. Will like to visit again

Jevon Morales - 30 days ago

4 Star Rating Not too bad for such a small zoo, kids would love it. However would have loved if there had been a few more varieties of butterflies and more of them in the enclosure. Also saw an amazing butterfly wall in Singapore in an enclosure where they had 60-70 lined up and ready to come out of their cocoons...so kids could actually see them in there different stages. see cocoon picture below from Singapore -

Renee Tate - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating We held a work function here after hours. Great place to have it. Awesome walk through. Catered well and definitely provides something to do and appreciate. Good for international visitors. Get close to Koalas and handle the wild life safely.

Charlie Hunter - 2 months ago


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