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The WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is one of the most popular spots on Darling Harbour, and in Sydney. This is hardly a surprise given that it’s a zoo - animals make nigh on any setting that much better. Aside from being a well-loved fixture in Sydney throughout the year with children and children-at-heart alike, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo also spends much of its time moonlighting as a versatile and high-quality function venue. The spaces available within the zoo for functions are the Kangaroo Walkabout, Koala Rooftop, and the Croc Deck. Each is unique and striking in its own way, complete with native trees, open-air vibes, and of course, animals. Functions - whether cocktail-style or for dinner, private or corporate - are able to book in access to enclosures before celebrations kick-off. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and the team at Merlin Entertainments can accommodate cocktail events, sophisticated dinners, corporate presentations, as well as family fun days. The WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is found on Darling Harbour, right by the Aquarium Ferry Wharf, and a short walk from Pyrmont Bridge. Of course, that also means the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is a stroll away from a whole host of Sydney’s most notable spots and sights.

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Function Rooms

Australian Koala Rooftop Event Space

Australian Koala Rooftop Event Space

The Koala Rooftop is a bit of a sight to behold - mostly because of the trees and koalas. That's right, given that this is in fact, a zoo, expect functions and events to be in the same vicinity as actual koalas. The koalas perch in the tr...

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Croc Deck Area

Croc Deck Area

Imagine a regular function venue, a place to mill about and chat with friends and colleagues, drink in hand. Now, imagine that space surrounded by wildlife, and featuring crocodiles swimming and lurking just metres away. The Croc Deck is ...

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Kangaroo Walkabout Area

Kangaroo Walkabout Area

The Kangaroo Walkabout is just that - a space in which kangaroos roam about walkways filled with enraptured and delighted guests. The Kangaroo Walkabout is an open-air, gorgeous function venue (as well as an enclosure for our nation's fav...

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April 20, 2024

We took our animal loving son to see some Interesting animals. It was a on a weekday before NSW school holidays. Bought tickets online easy process. There was no wait. The good: lots of animals friendly staff. Amenities accessible. Cafe was well stocked. The bad: not much to say here, except maybe if it’s a wet day the footpaths would be horrible as it’s dirt and gravel? The ugly: nothing at all. Definitely recommend the Wildlife park for visiting with young kids. P.S. you could also feed the lions and get a photograph for a fee. Keep up the great work team.

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Stephen Ly

June 9, 2024

Great attention for those who love animals. I went on a raining day so there wasnt many people. Lots of animals and reptiles to see. Can take photos with the koalas. Enclosures was decked out with natural fauna. Definitely a place to take the kids and family from overseas to visit.

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Magdalena Piórkowska

April 7, 2024

Great place to get to know Australian endemics. The Zoo is small but well organized. The zookeepers are the best! They are very empathetic and very committed. It was great to learn about the Tasmanian devils so many interesting facts. The only sad thing for me is the conditions in which koalas live. A famous cafe, this is not the place for them to live well. I was sorry to watch the kids scream and the koals try to sleep. I wish they had calm peace.

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Charl Esau

February 10, 2024

We really enjoyed our visit to the Zoo. It was interesting seeing the different indigenous animals. The Zookeepers are great at sharing interesting facts in an engaging manner. It was very special to share our visit to the Zoo with a group of youth supported by Care Support (NDIS). It was heartwarming to witness the care towards disabled individuals and how the children enjoyed seeing the animals. I'm glad we visited and got to see the Tree Kangaroo, Wombats, Koalas, Wallabies & all other creatures living in this happy space. Worth a visit if you need to be occupied or fill 1.5 - 2hrs👍

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Xavi Jimenez

May 25, 2024

Unlike Sea Life, this site seemed smaller to us, even for the koalas who had a very small site. We believe that it could be improved and that perhaps certain animals should have a larger place. Finally, we didn't quite like this part at all.

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