Not to be confused with Taronga Zoo (Sydney’s premier outdoor zoo), this inner-city attraction has a big collection of Australian creatures, including kangaroos, a cassowary, snakes, wallabies, Tasmanian Devils, birds, and butterflies. You’ll find koalas lazing around in the rooftop garden. The new Wild Discovery Zone was designed especially for kids, with hands-on animal encounters. You walk through eight themed Australian habitats, each with its own inhabitants. No elephants or giraffes here, but it might not matter!
Wildlife Sydney Zoo
Aquarium Pier, Darling Harbour
Our Rating Neighborhood Ferry: Darling Harbour Hours Daily 9am–6pm (last entry 5pm); 9am–8pm (last entry 7pm) early Oct–late Mar; 9am–5pm Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve (last entry 4pm) Phone 02/9333 9288 Prices Admission A$38 adults, A$24 kids 3–15, A$120 family (cheaper if booked online) Web site Wildlife Sydney Zoo