Pat a koala and walk with a dingo at Symbio Wildlife Park, a short drive south of Sydney at the start of the Grand Pacific Drive. The zoo is home to native and exotic animals. You’ll have the opportunity to get up close to koalas, wombats, dingoes, echidnas, meerkats and Tasmanian devils.
An impressive collection of reptiles – big and small – slither and crawl, and you can enjoy a daily reptile show. Other animal shows and demonstrations are held daily, including koala and Tasmanian devils and echidna feedings. On weekends and in school holidays you’ll marvel at the tiger presentation.
Behind-the-scenes encounters allow you to really get up close and personal with native and exotic animals: pat a koala, walk with a dingo, play with a meerkat or feed a red panda. As places are limited for these intimate experiences reservations in advance are recommended.
Symbio is open daily from 9.30am to 5pm, except 25 December.
From Sydney, travel along the Princess Highway through Sutherland and Waterfall and connect to the M1 freeway, and then take the Helensburgh and Stanwell Park exit and follow the Symbio signs. You can also travel by train from Sydney to Waterfall, where you take a bus to the zoo.
For more information:
Tel: +61 2 4294 1244