Open 7 Days
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo on Darling Harbour is open 365 days a year!
Opening times vary by season and can also be subject to change due to special events. Full details of all scheduled variations are available on this page.
Standard opening hours
9:30am – 5:00pm (last entry 4:00pm)
NSW school holiday & public holidays
- 9:30am – 5:00pm (last entry 4:00pm)
2017 NSW holiday dates
- Summer School Holidays 16th December - 29th January 2018
- Queen’s Birthday 12th June 2017
- Labour Day 2nd October 2017
- Christmas Day 25th December 2017
- Boxing Day 26th December 2017
Please be advised that you may experience queue lines during weekends and holiday peak periods. We advise that you allow extra time for this, particularly if you have young children.
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is a large all-weather attraction with indoor and outdoor exhibits and displays. To get the best out of your visit, we recommend taking around 90 minutes to walk through the attraction. Last admissions occur 1 hour before closing each day.
To help plan your time at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, check out the daily talks and feeds schedule. We also have our Outback Adventurers Café within the attraction where you can purchase hot food, coffee and snacks.
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo has a gift shop at the exit which is open to paying and non-paying visitors. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is located on Darling Harbour in the heart of Sydney, right next door to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. You can find detailed location and transport info here.
Guests can purchase mega-value combination passes, giving access to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye, Madame Tussauds Sydney and Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary. Pick and mix which attractions you want to visit, from 2 to all 5!