For those whole love the fluffy, furry, creepy and cool, a visit to a zoo, animal park or museum is sure to be a winner. We’ve got plenty to choose from in and around Sydney, from Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Wild Life Sydney Zoo in the heart of the city, to Featherdale Wildlife Park, Calmsley Hill City Farm and Sydney Zoo to the west, Symbio Wildlife Park down south, and Koala Park Sanctuary to the north.
Travelling a bit further afield is the Australian Reptile Park located in a natural bush setting on the Central Coast. And when it comes to the mummified, weird and whacky you can’t beat the Australian Museum.
Of course, the most famous, with arguably the best views overlooking Sydney Harbour is Taronga Zoo, where you can get up close and personal with over 5,000 amazing animals from around the world. The Taronga Zoo Express is the best option for a fun family day, including zoo entry and a return trip on a rocket catamaran from Circular Quay with commentary – a sightseeing cruise and wildlife adventure all rolled into one!
In the market for a more adventurous animal experience? Take the family on a Captain Cook Cruises Whale Watching Cruise! October is an excellent time for whale spotting in our region. Join us on a thrilling whale watching cruise and witness these magnificent creatures as they migrate along the coast. It's an awe-inspiring experience that will leave your family with unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the wonders of nature. Or, if you’re up for it, choose the Whale Watching & Taronga Zoo combo for the ultimate animal experience.