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


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

5 Star Rating We booked the breakfast with the koalas experience - we found it to be good value. The tour was very educational. Stand outs were the butterfly enclosure and the huge crocodile. What we liked about the zoo the most was their obvious love and care of the resident animals and the zoo's contribution towards conservation.

Tracey Bayer - 5 days ago

4 Star Rating We had the breakfast with the Koalas on our visit to Sydney and got some great photos. The breakfast was just ok, but the picture opportunities with the Koalas was awesome! You aren’t allowed to touch them but can get up very close. A must do if you want to see some pretty cool wildlife.

Debbie Bozarth - 5 days ago

4 Star Rating Some areas were scary for my toddler since they were dark including the entrance area - I wish they made it more welcoming. She was also scared with the sound effects in the crocodile area. But otherwise she had fun looking and learning about the animals. We got to touch a snake, echidna, a lizard (I forgot the name). All interactive and educational. The cafe on the rooftop with a lot of koalas was relaxing although, naturally, it smells a bit as you can imagine. Might not be a nice place to eat if you are sensitive. There were insect displays on the rooftop too which we didn't know during our first visit. It's small since it's an indoor zoo. We got a Merlin pass so it was worth it but I think the price is a bit much if you are going for just one visit.

laurie dy - 6 days 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 - 7 days ago

5 Star Rating Skip the aquarium. The space in the zoo was used much wiser. The exhibits were nice to look at and make you feel transported. There were a few nice touches to include a walk through exhibit and an underwater crocodile viewing point. Would recommend.

Isa McDougall - 23 days ago


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