We visited the new Sydney Zoo! Here is what you need to know

Update: Get ready for a cuteness overload! Sydney Zoo welcomed five meerkat pups in February 2021. They spent their first few weeks tucked away in a nesting burrow with their mum, but the Zoo reports they have begun emerging from their little nest to explore the surrounds of the meerkat enclosure.

Sydney Zoo is located in the heart of Western Sydney with great transport access and minutes away from key locations and other entertainment attractions.

Sydney Zoo includes approximately 30 exhibits and a variety of animal species, including highly popular exotic and Australian animals. It also includes a show arena, picnic areas, wetlands, waterways and gardens, gift shops, restaurants, cafes, kiosks and other amenities.

The zoo is home to all your favourite exotic and native animals, Australia’s largest Reptile and Nocturnal house, Sydney’s only zoo and aquarium all in one, and has been designed with no hills or steps, making it accessible to those using wheelchairs or mobility scooters (and prams too).

Sydney Zoo would be on par in size with Auckland and Perth zoos and twice Adelaide Zoo’s size but smaller than Taronga Zoo. It is also larger than the long-established Featherdale Wildlife Park a few kilometres away in Doonside.

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday, 9 am-5 pm from 7 December

All public areas and exhibits are accessible by wheelchair or mobility scooter. The zoo is relatively flat with wide pathways. In fact, there are no stairs in the entire zoo. The zoo offers stroller and mobility device hire – see below for pricing and booking information.

Stroller and Mobility Device Hire
Sydney Zoo offers high-quality mobility devices for hire from the Information Desk at the Zoo Entrance. Photo identification is required. For advance bookings, contact the reservations team at 1800 643 999. Pricing for hire of these devices is below.

Stroller Hire proudly supported by Baby Jogger: $15 plus $20 refundable deposit

Wheelchair Hire proudly supported by Sunrise Medical: Free plus $50 refundable deposit

Electric Mobility Scooter proudly supported by Sunrise Medical: $100 per day plus $50 refundable deposit


Please note that you cannot purchase tickets on arrival. All tickets are to be purchased online.

Family Day Passes:

Adult + 1 Child: $54.99
1 Adult + 2 Children: $69.99
2 Adults + 1 Child: $89.99
2 Adults + 2 Children: $99.99

Individual Tickets:

Adult (16+ years): $39.99
Child (3-15 years): $19.99
Concession*: $29.99
Infant (0-2 years): FREE

For more information on monthly or annual memberships you can click here.

700 Great Western Highway
Bungarribee NSW 2767

Getting There

Located on the Great Western Highway, Sydney Zoo is accessible by car, public transport or rideshare services. It has excellent access to the M4 and M7 Motorways and there is on-site parking.

Getting to Sydney Zoo via public transport
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Arriving by bus
Route 729 services travel to Sydney Zoo every 25-30 minutes from Blacktown and Mount Druitt train stations via Minchinbury.
• Route 729 service bus stops are located either side of the Great Western Highway.
• Passengers travelling from Blacktown train station should use Stand E.
• Passengers travelling from Mount Druitt train station should use Stand A.
Route 723 services travel to Sydney Zoo every 15-30 minutes from Blacktown and Mount Druitt train stations on weekdays.
• Route 723 service bus stops are located on Rudder Street (a little further away).
• Passengers travelling from Blacktown train station should use Stand E.
• Passengers travelling from Mount Druitt train station should use Stand F.

Other Key Attractions

Sydney Zoo is close to other key Western Sydney attractions:
• Next door to Western Sydney Parklands
• Under 5 minutes from Eastern Creek Raceway
• 6 minutes from Raging Waters Sydney
• 7 minutes from Featherdale Wildlife Park
• 7 minutes from Blacktown International Sports Park
• 8 minutes from Nurragingy Reserve
• 10 minutes from Sydney International Equestrian Centre

Our Tips

Bring plenty of water, sunglasses and a hat – it can be quite warm there.

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