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WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

1-5 Wheat Road Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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Open Times

Daily, 10am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm)
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Self Guided Programs

At Your Own Pace

Self Guided Programs

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is the ultimate destination for educational excursions.

School Groups, Preschools, Vacation Care or Holiday Groups, Specialist Groups and International Schools can tour WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo at their own pace and focus on the animals and ecosystems of their own choosing. At WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, you have the freedom and flexibility to develop your own journey whilst exploring the unique species and habitats on display. Complement your visit by attending our informative keeper talks where your students can learn about our iconic Australian animals including Tassie Devils, Wombats, Reptiles, Birds, Koalas and Kangaroos.


Experience The Gruffalo at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo!

For a short time only, younger school groups to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo can incorporate the story of The Gruffalo into their visit. Using a free, interactive app and a spotters booklet, students can explore and find the characters from the story throughout their tour. Linking into both the English and Science syllabus The Gruffalo experience encourages knowledge and understanding of the living world as well as inspiring creative and critical thinking, imagination and expression. Available now until March 31.

Kids on Gruffalo tour looking at Koalas

The Gruffalo experience and activity books are included in the student entry price to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. If your class are taking part, don't forget to download 'The Gruffalo spotters app' and bring pens so your students can complete the activity booklets. 

The Gruffalo seen through the spotters app


For more information on self-guided visits to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, please go to our Planning Your Excursion page. Don’t forget that teachers are entitled to a FREE pre-visit to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo to help you plan your excursion and complete a risk assessment. Simply fill out our pre-visit booking form online to organise yours.


FREE Gruffalo Classroom Activities!

Download your FREE Gruffalo poster and activity cards below!

Book Your Excursion

Remember: You can also combine your visit to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo with SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye and/or Madame Tussauds Sydney and make great savings for your own or other classes at your school. View all pricing options and info here.