With the new M8 open, we decided to head out to Sydney Zoo, near Blacktown, since the journey now only takes about 35 minutes. It would sometimes probably take longer to get over the bridge to Taronga for us.
The Sydney Zoo is a large precinct and home to over 4,000 animals, including endangered species from all around the world. It has different areas for African animals, primates, Australian wildlife, aquarium and even the worlds largest reptile and nocturnal house.
The park is organised super well, it is very accessible for it is flat with no stairs, spacious and each precinct has excellent viewing areas. Especially the African section where you can go over the boardwalk and see all the giraffe, zebra and lions. Each area also has bathrooms and a kiosk. The front of the park has a gift store.
In regards to animals, the African boardwalk has zebras, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, meerkats and a rhino.
On the primate Boulevard you’ll see baboon, chimpanzee and capybara and orangutans. Theres elephants and plenty of feeding sessions to watch.
In the open range Australian area, you can see your favourites up close such as wallaby, kangaroos, koalas and emu.
It is even a combined zoo and aquarium and the aquarium boasts heaps of fish, penguins and even a reef shark!
For all the scaly and slithery creatures, as well as possum and sugar gliders, be sure to visit the reptile & Nocturnal House.
You can do some add ons like animal encounters for extra cost as well as ride the Ferris wheel for $8.
Be sure to buy your ticket online as you get a discount. There’s day tickets, as well as memberships. It’s a great day out for the whole family.
700 Great Western Highway Bungarribee NSW 2767
9am-5pm every day