WildLife Sydney is a pretty amazing attraction located next to Sydney aquarium in Darling harbour. When you are ready to enter, you have no idea how big it is. You think that you will have seen the attraction within the hour but you won’t!! Once inside you will be taken into different worlds and you will spend a long time in each one of these. The diversity in animals, the setup of the exhibits and the friendly staff will make sure that you have a fantastic time.
Personally I have enjoyed almost every single one of the exhibits… Yes I HATE BUGS… So I did not take much time to look at the creepy bugs – Sorry
The first stop is the butterfly garden were dozens of colourful butterflies fly around. After that you can see (what a surprise) sleeping koalas in the Gumtree Valley. Then you go to the rainforest where you are amazed by the beauty of the rainforest.
After that you will come in more familiar territory with the outback, here the Kangaroos and emu’s are very relaxed and take, when possible, a sunbath in the red sand of the outback. It is also possible to join the kangaroos in their exhibit and talk to the keepers about the animals.
Then NSW largest croc, Rex, shows itself. Three times a week Rex gets fed and it is pretty spectacular to see how they do that. They currently feed Rex on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Handsome Rex is 5 meters and ways 500 Kilo’s. Later in the parks it is possible to see the underwater world of the croc thank, only then you can see how enormous the croc is, and how relaxed he is… Well he was just fed so made that is way he looked relaxed. But before you can see Rex underwater the night animals are shown. After that the creepy bugs exhibit can be visited, but as I told before I’m not a big fan so missed that bit. I did visit the quite koalas close to the restaurant.
The walk through Wildlife took me 3 hours, and during those hours I felt like I was walking through the outback of Australia, meanwhile I was just in Sydney! I had a fantastic time. The keepers are very friendly and are willing to talk to you about the animals. The centre is great to see Australian wildlife and spend a few hours of your day taking pictures of these fantastic animals.
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