Totally Awesome Kids Experiences at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo & Sydney SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
Mums & Bubs
By: Serina Hajje, ellaslist
Darling Harbour is full of awesome attractions, and heaps of them are happening at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. If you’re looking for something unique, fun and adventurous then come over and try one of these experiences. From swimming with sharks to feeding cassowaries, pack the school holidays with exciting animal and marine encounters!
1. Wild Flight Experience at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
Did you know you can explore the zoo from the air! WILD Flight is a self-propelled ride where kids and parents zoom past kangaroos, glide past princess parrots and the rest of the zoo inhabitants. The minimum age is 10 years and they only allow 25 riders per hour, so it’s best to book your flight before you go.
2. Shark Reef Snorkel at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
Ever wanted to explore the Great Barrier Reef and come face to face with its mesmerizing underwater creatures? Shark Reef Snorkel takes place in a safe, see-through enclosure, giving kids and parents the chance to come nice and close to sharks and fishes. You don’t need diving experience and kids aged 5 and over are encouraged to participate! For twenty minutes be a part of the underwater world and meet Maori Wrasse, a bold White-Tip Reef Shark and Brian the leopard shark.
3. Python Encounter at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo offers the unique opportunity to meet one of our large Australian pythons in an outback environment. Running daily, you will have the chance to hold and pat a python while taking an amazing photo home to show your friends and family.
A Python Encounter includes: The chance to hold and pat an Australian python for a memorable photo, a photo to take home as a memento of your Python Encounter experience plus Zoo keeper interaction with Q & A session.
Python Encounters are run daily at 12:00pm and 4:00pm in Kangaroo Walkabout.
4. Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Shark Feed at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
The Glass Bottom Boat takes you on a salty journey through the world’s largest Great Barrier Reef oceanarium and offers two wonderful and different opportunities to explore life under the sea. The first option is a tour that starts every half hour from 12pm-4:30pm and takes you on a salty journey through the busy waters of Australia’s sea life. In the second tour you’ll find sharks and fish swimming up to meet you as you feed them! The second tour is the most popular so you should book your place before you go.
5. Animal Talks at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo has Animals talks at 11.30am and 2.30pm every day giving families a chance to learn everything there is to know about the animals.
6. Breakfast with Koalas at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
Head in early to enjoy a buffet breakfast with the cuddliest of Aussie icons at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast surrounded by Banksias, gumtrees and Koalas, hear a Koala talk and have a photo. What a gorgeous morning for the kids.
Koala Breakfasts are available on select weekend days, check the website for dates and pre-booking is essential”
7. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tours
Every day at 11.30am and 2pm, families get the chance to take a 45 minute behind-the-scenes tour. Feed the vast array of fish species at Shark Valley, find out how to care for sharks, rays, fish, see the world’s largest Great Barrier Reef oceanarium from above and find out how running such an enormous display works! Kids have to be at least 5 years for this tour.
For full information on what’s on at Darling Harbour these School Holidays visit their website.