Australian wildlife is simply incredible. With so many animals and species unique to this island country, people visit from all over the world to see them in real life. From kangaroos and wallabies to the adorable koala and the always-smiling quokka, the amount of wildlife here in Australia is unmatched. And, what better way to see them than when you’re visiting Sydney? Sydney has zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, aquariums, and more. You can experience all the magical wildlife that makes Australia so special, without having to venture into the wilderness. Plus, the zoos and sanctuaries in Sydney have conservation efforts, so visiting them helps the wildlife in Australia and beyond. If you’re looking to discover the wildlife of Australia while staying in the Harbour City of Sydney, then this blog is for you.
Arguably the most famous zoo in New South Wales, Taronga Zoo is one of the best zoos you’ll find here in Australia. Located in the Mosman area of Sydney, you’ll easily be able to get here via ferry from Circular Quay. With a huge variety of species, such as Asian elephants, meerkats, gorillas, Sumatran tigers, bears, snakes, sea lions, fish, birds, and so much more, you’ll easily spend the day getting lost in the wildlife. The zoo is also home to some of Australia’s most-loved native species, so you won’t miss out on seeing some of the locals, either. Taronga Zoo is also famed for its incredible view - you’ll be able to look out over Sydney Harbour while you’re there.
It’s time to get ‘Under the Sea’ and discover the marine world at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Discover the depths of the ocean while walking through the Aquarium that’s located in Darling Harbour. The underwater world is a mystery to many, so prepare to spend hours fascinated by the fish, sharks, plants, penguins, dugongs, and more. There are plenty of different habitats displayed here too, with named ‘zones’ for you to discover. Walk through Shark Walk, Shark Valley, South Coast Shipwreck, Dugong Island, and Sydney Harbour! It’ll be a great adventure for the whole family.