WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo houses the nation’s largest variety of Australian animals under one roof and provides a complete all-Australian wildlife activity experience for kids in the heart of the city in Darling Harbour. From the tiniest insect to one of the world’s largest crocodiles (scary for very young children-beware!), WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is home to almost every native creature you can imagine.
Koalas and kangaroos never fail to delight kids and the open-air rooftop enclosure at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo allows a real up close and personal encounter. Little lovers of creepy crawlies will be thrilled with the many spiders, insects and snakes exhibited. You can also take a trip into the dark, nocturnal world of bilbies, quolls and sugar-gliders.
Combination tickets are available to be used in conjunction with SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and offer a great discount. Better still, you have an entire month in which to visit both attractions.
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is available to hire for birthday parties and offers great school holiday activities. Keep an eye out for great kids’ activities during term as well.
Ellaslist Opinion: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is an excellent place to introduce children to Australian wildlife and fauna as it houses over 1,000 native animals, insects and reptiles, yet is set in a very contained space and is so easily accessed from the city. Some young children (and a few mums!) may be little unnerved by the giant croc and creepy cassowary but the wallabies are super cute. This is one of our favourite rainy day activities and it is very easy to spend a couple of very pleasant hours here and there’s plenty of room for active kids to race around. Entry prices are steep but there are often internet deals for cheap tickets and Annual Passes and Combination Tickets also bring the cost down significantly.
General Admission: Adult $28.00 Child (3+) $24.00. Merlin Annual Pass (includes 11 attractions in Australia and New Zealand) Adult $115.00, Child $80.00, Family starting at $240
Facilities: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo has baby change facilities and is fully accessible with a stroller. There is also a café with snacks and beverages on their Koala Rooftop.
Getting There: WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is a 5–10 minute walk from CBD down Market St. Train: A short walk from Town Hall station Ferry: Disembark at Aquarium Pier Bus:Sydney Explorer bus stop no 24. Discounted parking available at 3 Secure Parking Stations in the area.