• Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $100.81

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Reviewed by: Jack M, February 2017

This trip is not to be missed! We had an exclusive two hour behind the scenes tour with Rob who has been with the zoo over 20 years and is extremely knowledgeable. We went through the Wild Australia exhibit and got up close pictures with very interesting dialogue along the way. Make sure you go early or stay late to catch the shows and see the zoo's beautiful exhibits. There are volunteers throughout to answer questions like Carlee, a student volunteer, who filled us in on the zoo's efforts to increase the numbers of different species in danger of extinction like the beautiful corroboree frog. The zoo celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2016 and survives off donations. Wait until you see the giraffes view of Sydney Harbor! By the way, the peacock loves chocolate cake so watch out.

Reviewed by: Kelly C, February 2017

This tour was a great way to see the animals up close and to learn a lot about them.

Reviewed by: RooRoo, United States of America, February 2017

Amazing! Got up close with several animals including the wallabies and our tour guide was great. This is well worth the extra money and they take a good portion of the profits to go back to care for the animals.

Reviewed by: Catherine M, February 2017

Highlight of Sydney. The behind the scenes tour was the best. Seeing the Koalas up close was unbelievable. Feeding the wallabies was also fun. Guide was very knowledgeable.

Reviewed by: Diane E, February 2017

I really really loved this tour. I went over on he ferry and up to the entrance in the gondola which was fun. Met Robert a very experienced and knowledgeable guide who took 4 of us to see lots of weird and wonderful creatures of Australia. We were able to handle many of them and see them in their houses. This was a very special and enjoyable tour. Had a snack at midday with the guide then spent the rest of the day looking round the rest of the zoo. The giraffes have a wonderful view of Sydney harbour!

Reviewed by: Michael M, February 2017

This is an amazing zoo. We very much enjoyed the behind the scenes look at the animals, including a baby koala, tasmanian devil, wallabies, kangaroo, emu, and many, many more. Our tour guide was enthusiastic and informative. The zoo itself is inviting and the animals seem to be healthy and happy given that they are in this type of setting. The views of Sydney from here are amazing, particularly from the giraffe habitat. Definitely recommend including this tour!

Reviewed by: Heidi L, January 2017

One of the highlights of our trip was the behind the scene Wild Australian Experience.
Up close and personal with and experienced guide and the small group made it much more enjoyable.
I would suggest this to all visitors.