Sydney has a number of animal attractions. Some are in the CBD and others a short drive out of Sydney.
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Calmsley City Farm
A place for youngsters to experience farm life with displays of milking, shearing and tractor rides and a just few koalas. 31 Darling Street, Fairfield (02 9823 3222).
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Crocodiles and more at this park for native Australian animals
Koala Park Sanctuary
Set up by Noell Burnett in the 1920's as an early attempt to protect the Koala. Lots of chance to feed Koalas and also to walk around th parklands and observe kangaroos and wallabies. There is also the Stockman's Camp where sheep shearing is demonstrated. 84 Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills (02 9484 3141).
Oceanworld is at Manly close to the ferry terminal and so easy to reach from the CBD. A 110 metre tunnel provides an underwater view of the sharks and other aquatic life in the aquarium. West Esplanade, Manly (02 8251 7877).
Sydney aquarium is located in Darling Harbour and one of the best aquariums in the world with 60 tanks and 3 oceanaria. The sharks are a major attraction. Aquarium Pier, Darling Harbour (02 8251 7800)
Sydney Wildlife World
Located at Darling Harbour and an easy place to view animals in created natural habitats. There is even one of the largest salt water ccrocodiles in the world and in the rainforest see the world's second largest bird the cassowary. Aquarium Pier, Darling Harbour (02 9333 9288)
One of the world's great zoos with views across Sydney Harbour. Well laid out with wide paths and many animals to see. The arrival at the zoo from the ferry is by the Sky Safari cable car that passes over the elephants and chimps. Bradleys Head Road, Mosman (02 9969 2777)