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Best Attractions In Sydney

Zoos In Sydney Australia

  1. Symbio Wildlife Park
  2. Sydney Zoo
  3. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
  4. Taronga Zoo
  5. Featherdale Zoo
  6. Potoroo Palace
  7. Oakvale Wildlife Park
  8. Australian Reptile Park
  9. Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
  10. Koala Park Sanctuary
Australia is a wonderland for all flora and fauna enthusiasts as there are an array of amazing zoos and wildlife. If you're planning a vacation to Australia and looking forward to seeing kangaroos and koalas up close then you don't have to travel to remote countrysides and forestlands to encounter the exotic wildlife of the continent. The largest city in Australia, Sydney, features pockets of original biodiversity in its bustling metropolitan setting. Native birds like rainbow lorikeets and sulfur-crested cockatoos can be seen even in the gardens and wildlife parks in Sydney. You are almost certain to see a kangaroo jumping across the wilderness of Featherdale Park or Symbio Wildlife Park.

There are plenty of renowned  zoos in Sydney like the Taronga Zoo and Sydney Zoo, each of which provides a unique experience for both locals and tourists. In national parks across the city, visitors may expect to see kangaroos, wallabies, and even timid koalas. You can also participate in interactive activities like koala cuddling and feeding. There are a few man-made wildlife parks near Sydney like Oakvile and Featherdale, where one can easily spot Australian native birds and marsupials. Don't forget to bring your cameras so you can get unique pictures of these adorable creatures during your visit.

Here is the list of best wildlife parks in Sydney:

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Symbio Wildlife Park

  • Symbio Wildlife Park is one of the renowned wildlife parks in Sydney which offers up and close interactions with the most exotic wildlife from Australia and worldwide.
  • You may feed the kangaroos and wallabies in this wildlife park and learn about these species through their daily presentations.
  • Cuddle up with a koala and feed them under staff supervision. You may also pose for a famous Australian selfie with these adorable creatures.
  • One can also go for witnessing some rare behind-the-scenes experiences and later relax in a café and do some souvenir shopping at various kiosks.

    Location: 7-11 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Helensburgh NSW 2508, Australia

    Timings: Open daily from 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Sydney Zoo

  • This is one of the best zoos in Sydney and should be at the top of your itinerary if you are visiting the city for the first time.
  • The Sydney Zoo is home to a wide variety of unique Australian fauna species. It embraces cutting-edge equipment and innovation to enhance animal care, public engagement, and educational endeavors.
  • This zoo is popular among the local communities and school programmes as various school education initiatives and aboriginal employment are being organized from time to time.

    Location: 700 Great Western Hwy, Bungarribee NSW 2767, Australia

    Timings: Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

  • Wild Life Sydney Zoo is one of the popular zoos in Sydney that offers feeding programs, safaris and interactive exhibits like Kangaroo Walkabout, Wallaby Cliffs, Platypus Pools and more. 
  • The zoo offers insightful experiences in which you can learn more about exotic animals like the amiable Eastern Quoll, the charming Numbat. 
  • The park is home to some of the world's most endangered species, such as Tasmanian Devils.
  • All the species are kept in their natural habitat for you to experience the most authentic wildlife expedition in the country.

    Location: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Timing: Open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM
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Taronga Zoo

  • Taronga zoo, one of the famous zoos in Sydney exhibits exotic species from all around the world in addition to creatures from Australian habitats. 
  • Get the chance to watch lions and giraffes from the African Savannah or go on an exclusive replica of the Java landscape to see the highly endangered Sumatran Tiger.
  • You will learn more about wildlife conservation programmes if you attend curator discussions and demonstrations at this Sydney Taronga Zoo.

    Location: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia

    Timings: Open daily from 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Featherdale Zoo

  • Featherdale Wildlife Park is one of Australia's top zoos in Sydney, featuring indigenous birds and wildlife.
  • Koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies, among other native species, are accessible for visitors to cuddle and hand feed.
  • The zoo offers a garden-like setting where you can coexist with animals living in their natural habitats. Featherdale zoo is famous for its interactive koala cuddling sessions. 
  • This private Sydney zoo was designed with sustainability and animal education in mind. You may encounter pelicans, penguins, echidnas, bilbies, ghost bats, Tasmanian devils, and flying foxes during free daily demonstrations.

    Location: 217-229 Kildare Road, Doonside, Sydney NSW 2767 (near Blacktown) Australia

    Timing: Open daily from 9 AM to 4 PM

Australian Reptile Park

  • The Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, located near Sydney, is where you may encounter Australia's deadliest critters and reptiles.
  • Nearly 50 kinds of reptiles are on show at the wildlife park in Sydney, which is located approximately 50 kilometres north of the city. It is one of Australia's greatest reptile collections.
  • Visitors may see gigantic alligators snoozing in protected cages and snakes moving in their natural environment. There is a daily demonstration of the milking of lethal funnel web spiders, which is utilised to create antivenins.
  • Visitors may participate in behind-the-scenes excursions and wildlife interactions such as a walk with massive Galapagos tortoises.

    Location: Pacific Hwy, Somersby NSW 2250, Australia

    Timings: Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM
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Koala Park Sanctuary

  • This wildlife park in Sydney is dedicated to the iconic Australian cuddy creatures- The Koala bears.
  • Greet the amiable inhabitants at Sydney's Koala Park Sanctuary, which is set against a tranquil Australian Rainforest-like landscape.
  • The Sanctuary is home to a significant number of koala families that peacefully coexist with other Australian wildlife such as kangaroos and wallabies.
  • Witness interactive performances like koalas and sheep bleating, feeding, and hair-shaving performances.

    Location: 84 Castle Hill Rd, West Pennant Hills NSW 2125, Australia

    Timings: Open daily from 9 AM to 4 PM

Potoroo Palace

  • Head to this animal sanctuary and watch various animals including bettongs, echidnas, possums, koalas, potoroos, emus, dingoes, wombats and lizards.
  • The wildlife parks in Sydney  aim to demonstrate to people how to coexist with local creatures while also appreciating the trees, grasses, and microbes that live in the soil.
  • You may buy bags of nutritious grains to hand feed the kangaroos and emus roaming freely around the premises.
  • For a more insightful experience, you may attend one of their daily presentations held twice a day.

    Location: 2372 Princes Hwy, Merimbula NSW 2548, Australia

    Timing: Open daily from 9 AM to 4 PM

Oakvale Wildlife Park

  • Oakvale Wildlife Park is one of the top wildlife parks in Sydney situated on 25 acres of open, untamed bushland.
  • The park is home to a diverse variety of Australian natural species as well as domestic farm animals.
  • This Sydney wildlife park strives to give a pleasant, friendly, educational, inclusive, and cost-effective experience for the entire family.
  • Oakvale has implemented many endangered species breeding projects in which vulnerable and endangered animals are released back into the environment for the benefit of subsequent generations.

    Location: 3 Oakvale Dr, Salt Ash NSW 2318, Australia

    Timings: Open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM
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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

  • Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park saves hundreds of orphaned, abandoned,  crippled, and retiring animals, as well as helps to conserve the numerous wild creatures who live in its 180 acres of bushy wilderness.
  • The speciality of this park is that most of the animals here, including emus, kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas, are allowed to wander freely.
  • For a pleasant family outing, there are plenty of grills and picnic tables at the Visitor Center and along the tracks.

    Location: 1 Darkinjung Road, Calga NSW 2250, Australia

    Timings: Open daily from 9:30 AM to 5 PM

People Also Ask About Sydney

  1. What is the best time to visit WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo?

    The best time to visit the famous zoos in Sydney would be in the morning, when it is sparsely populated so that you can explore the WILDLIFE Zoo thoroughly including all of its zones, while having fun.
  2. Which are the best zoos to visit in Sydney?

    • Wildlife Sydney zoo
    • Taronga zoo
    • Featherdale zoo
    • Sydney Zoo
    • Koala Park Sanctuary
  3. What are the various species we can meet at Symbio Wildlife Park?

    Some of the exotic Australian and international species that you can meet in Symbio Wildlife are dingoes, meerkats, red pandas and little monkeys.
  4. Why is Oakvale Wildlife Park so famous?

    Oakvale Wildlife Park is one of the famous Wildlife Parks in Sydney that features indigenous Australian species like kangaroos and emus wandering freely around the site. You can hand feed them and these amiable animals usually let you pet them.
  5. Which are the best picnic spots in Sydney?

    •  Sydney zoo
    • Featherdale zoo 
    • Potoroo palace 
    • Blues Point Reserve
    • Berry Island, Wollstonecraft 
    • Cremorne Point
    • Balmoral Beach
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