Zoos and wildlife
Family travel in Sydney
Getting around Sydney with the whole family is easy. Just pick up a travel pass and you'll be able to travel on ferries, trains and buses. With the Family Funday Sunday fares, you can explore the Sydney city and nearby regions on buses, trains, ferries and light rail for just $2.50 per person.
Sydney Zoos and aquariums
Sydney is one of the best places in the world to see some extraordinary wildlife in modern zoos and aquariums. You'll be able to see most creatures that hop, skip, burrow and crawl across the land or swim underwater; you may be able to spot them in their natural environment too.
Introduce the kids to animals from around the globe at Taronga Zoo Sydney in Mosman, which has a glimmering harbour backdrop; it's the zoo with a view. Featherdale Wildlife Park, a 40-minute drive from the city centre, features more than 2,200 animals from over 300 species including little penguins and a 4.5 m saltwater crocodile. You can have your photo taken cuddling a koala or hand feeding kangaroos.
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary are harbourside locations where you'll view aquatic life at close quarters without getting wet. Between May and November, book in for a whale-watching cruise from Sydney to spot migrating whales along the coast around Sydney, Manly and the northern beaches.
WILD LIFE Sydney is located next to the auarium at Darling Harbour. There's always plenty going on here with keeper talks, daily feeding sessions, meeting koalas and other native Australian animals in their habitats.
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