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

Official Website: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo


Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Category: Zoos

Address: Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour
Sydney New South Wales 2000

Phone: +61 2 9333 9288


Yelp Rating:
3.5 out of 5 3.5 Star Rating
Based on 49 Reviews.

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4 Star Rating WILD Life is perfect for the little ones. I would not consider this a "zoo". It takes about an hour to get through the entire exhibit. If you have babies... Read More

Adrianna P. Dec-02-2019

4 Star Rating This is a rather small zoo, but we'd recommend the koala breakfast. They let us feed the kangaroos, and we got to eat amoungsr the koalas. The other great... Read More

Molly R. Nov-16-2019

3 Star Rating I'm between 3 and 4 stars on this review. I did the breakfast with koalas as my start to Sydney. We loved the walk through inside the zoo and learned so... Read More

Kellie R. Sep-03-2019

Accommodations near WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo:


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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