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

Fee: Yes.

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • 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 195 650

Official Website: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating We took our animal loving son to see some Interesting animals. It was a on a weekday before NSW school holidays. Bought tickets online easy process. There was no wait. The good: lots of animals friendly staff. Amenities accessible. Cafe was well stocked. The bad: not much to say here, except maybe if it’s a wet day the footpaths would be horrible as it’s dirt and gravel? The ugly: nothing at all. Definitely recommend the Wildlife park for visiting with young kids. P.S. you could also feed the lions and get a photograph for a fee. Keep up the great work team.
Jedlan - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating We really enjoyed our visit to the Zoo. It was interesting seeing the different indigenous animals. The Zookeepers are great at sharing interesting facts in an engaging manner. It was very special to share our visit to the Zoo with a group of youth supported by Care Support (NDIS). It was heartwarming to witness the care towards disabled individuals and how the children enjoyed seeing the animals. I'm glad we visited and got to see the Tree Kangaroo, Wombats, Koalas, Wallabies & all other creatures living in this happy space. Worth a visit if you need to be occupied or fill 1.5 - 2hrs👍
Charl Esau - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating A fantastic zoo if you want to see and learn about Australian animals. It's not big, so don't go expecting to spend a whole day there, but we did the Koala breakfast which was preceded by a guided tour from Jeff (who was really knowledgeable and friendly) and after the Koala breakfast we could go round the zoo before it opened to the public. It was basically exactly what we wanted. The wombat was my fave.
Ben Hunt - a month ago

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5 Star Rating I went with a friend from overseas. She really wanted to see wombats, so we went here to do it nearby.If you are visiting from overseas and want to see only Australian animals, I recommend here.If you have kids you might prefer a bigger zoo, but if you're a couple or friends this is fine ♪
masako nagao - a week ago

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Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Light RailL1 - Pyrmont Bay or L2 - Town Hall10 minutes
T1, T2, T3 or T4Town Hall10 minutes
FerryDarling Harbour Aquarium Wharf1 minute

How to get to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo by

By Light Rail L1: 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 on the far side of the Aquarium.

By Train or Light Rail L2: 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.

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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