Sydney’s Best Animal Parks- Wild Life Sydney, Darling Harbour

September 23, 2011

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Whilst you’d hate to think that visitors to Sydney would miss Taronga Zoo and just visit Sydney Wildlife World instead…. it’s not a bad little animal spot in the city, and it’s certainly in a handy position.

Wild Life Sydney

Aquarium Wharf

Darling Harbour 2000

Phone: 9333 9288

Websitewww.sydneywildlifeworld.com.au

Open: Daily 9am–5pm daily (but do check website in case changes have been made)

Sydney’s newest animal attraction sits alongside the Aquarium—you can buy entry to both on one ticket and you can also buy annual passes which cover both venues, plus Manly’s aquarium.

Wild Life Sydney has a huge collection of Australian native fauna, exhibits include a Koala Sanctuary, Red Centre area and Kakadu Gorge. Unashamedly designed for visitors to Sydney and Australia, this is also a delightful spot for young Sydneysiders.

We went on a Sunday, it was pretty busy but not so crowded that we couldn’t see the animals. My five year old enjoyed passing through the different areas, representing geographical areas of Australia.  His fave was the big, huge, gigantic crocodile of course, though he also really enjoying touching a lizrd and watching birds and wallabies go about their daily activities.

Cafe: Yes

Baby change: Yes

Strollers: Fine

Shop: Yes

Dad’s Report: The big crocodile is definitely our family favourite. He’s a monster!!

Extra: Close by in Darling Harbour are: Tumbalong Park playground, the Imax Theatre, the Powerhouse Museum, and the Maritime Museum. See Darling Harbour in the suburb index.

Map reference: Gregory’s C A6, Sydway 25 G18, UBD 3 C3

Parking: Entertainment carpark at Darling Drive, Darling Harbour and Harbourside carpark, 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont offer discount parking. Cheaper weekend parking at

Map:  See a map here.

Nearest station: Darling Park on the Monorail

Nearest ferry: Darling Harbour Wharf is directly beside the aquarium

Bus stop nearby: Stop 21 on the Sydney Red Explorer

No, son, that mangrove is NOT for climbing!

Sleeping croc, we crept past VERY quietly

Have you visited Sydney Wildlife World?

Would you recommend it?

 

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Christie-Childhood 101 September 23, 2011 at 10:17 am

I thought I read somewhere that it had a butterfly area, is that right? I know my small girl would love that :)
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Seana September 23, 2011 at 11:05 am

There are plenty butterflies… http://www.wildlifesydney.com.au/explore/butterfly-tropics/

However your wee one would LOVE Butterfly World near Edinburgh. http://www.edinburgh-butterfly-world.co.uk/

And you could pop in to have a cup of tea with my mum!

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