Koala at Symbio Wildlife Park

Symbio Wildlife Park – All You Need To Know to Visit 2024

If you’re a nature lover and looking for an exciting wildlife experience, then Symbio Wildlife Park is the perfect destination. Located just outside Sydney, Australia, in Helensburgh, this award-winning zoo offers visitors a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s wildlife. From cuddly koalas to fierce crocodiles, Symbio Wildlife Park has it all.

Kangaroos at Symbio Wildlife Park
Kangaroos at Symbio Zoo

In this article, we’ll take you through everything you need to know before visiting this incredible park – from opening hours to ticket prices and insider tips. So sit back, relax, and let us guide you through your next adventure at Symbio Wildlife Park!

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I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Symbio Wildlife Park. It was so lovely to see the children seeing the koalas and being able to get up close and pet and feed the kangaroos. The Farmyard was a popular area and so much fun for the kids. You could allow between 3 to 4 hours, including having a picnic or buying a snack from the Kiosk.

Location of Symbio Wildlife Park

Symbio Wildlife Park is located at 7/11 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Helensburgh NSW Australia

Distances to Symbio Zoo:

  • Sydney CBD 54 km average driving time 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Wollongong 34 km average driving time 26 minutes
  • Canberra 258 km average driving time 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Campbelltown 47 km average driving time 38 minutes
  • Bowral 88 km average driving time 1 hour
  • Sydney Airport 50 km average driving time 50 minutes

Directions by Car from Sydney

Travel the Princes Highway and connect with the M1 Freeway. Take the Helensburgh exit and follow the signs for Symbio Wildlife Park.

Directions by Car from Wollongong

Take the Princes Highway from Wollongong connecting with the Sydney Freeway and take the Helensburgh turn off and follow the signs to Symbio Wildlife Park.

Directions by Car from Campbelltown/Macarthur

Take Appin Road till it joins Sydney Freeway to the Helensburgh turn off and follow the signs to Symbio Wildlife Park

Directions by Car from Bowral/Southern Highlands

Take the M31/Hume Highway to the Picton Road B88 turnoff and follow this to Mount Ousley. Take the Old Princes Highway turnoff to Helensburgh and follow the signs to Symbio Wildlife Park.

How To Get To Symbio Wildlife Park by Train

Take the South Coast/Illawarra Train Line to Helensburgh. There is a bus service to Symbio Wildlife Park. Details here.

Reptile House
Snakes in the Reptile House

Symbio Wildlife Park Opening Hours

Open daily from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.

  • They close on Christmas Day
  • Check below for the Keeper Times/Shows

Parking at Symbio Zoo

Free parking is available on site

Goats at the Farmyard
Goats at Symbio Farmyard

Ticket Prices at Symbio Wildlife Park

Adults $42.00

Children (3 – 15 years) $27

Purchase your tickets online here

Animal Exhibits

Lemurs at Symbio Zoo

What animals can you see at Symbio Wildlife Park:

  • Crocodiles
  • Goannas
  • Reptiles
  • Birds
  • Marmoset & Cotton Top Monkeys
  • Red Pandas
  • Emus
  • Monkeys
  • Echidnas
  • Tasmanian Devils
  • Kangaroos – you can mingle with them all day long in their enclosure and purchase bags of food (see below)
  • Koalas
  • Cheetah
  • Cassowary
  • Wombat
  • Dingoes
  • Ring-tailed Lemurs
  • Farmyard animals – goats, chickens, lambs, rabbits, guinea pigs and more
  • Eagles

Good to Know: You can purchase bags of food – 1 bag $2 3 bags $5

Schedule of Keeper Talks & Shows Throughout the Day

Red Panda
Red Panda

Weekdays Outside School Holidays

1030 – Meerkats

1130 – Koalas

1230 – Cheetahs

1315 – Reptiles

1500 – Koalas

Weekends/Public Holidays

1030 – Meerkats

1100 – Koalas

1200 – Cheetah

1230 – Reptile

1315 – Dingos

1345 – Tasmanian Devil

1500 – Koalas

Behind The Scenes Experiences

Meerkat at Symbio Wildlife Park

Meet the Meerkats – duration 15 minutes Booking click here

$150 first-person $100 for additional person (max 2 people) Times: 0930, 1115 and 1300

Koala Experience – duration 15 minutes For Booking click here

$125 per person (maximum 2 people) Times: 1130, 1200, 1515, 1545 and 1615

NB: It is against the law for a member of the public to hold a koala but you can get up close for a cuddle

Red Panda Experience – duration 15 minutes For Booking click here

$150 first person $100 additional person (maximum 2 persons) Timing 0930 NB Not available over the summer months

Dingo Experience – 15 minutes For booking click here

$100 first person $50 additional persons (maximum 4 persons) Timing 1115 and 1245

Playground Facilities

Splash Park
Splash Park

There is a large children’s playground and Splash Park available

Children’s Parties at Symbio Wildlife Park

You can book children’s parties at the Symbio Wildlife Park – full details here

There are undercover areas and picnic areas available too.

Dining Options at Symbio Wildlife Park

The Kiosk has hot food, snacks, refreshments and icecream available to purchase.

There is a gift shop on site too!

Our Tips for Visiting The Park

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a hat, sun protection, water and swimmers for the Splash Park.

As it can get busy I would recommend getting there as the park opens at 9.30. I visited on a Saturday arriving at around 10 and left at 1200 and the car park was very busy.

  • If you have young children I would recommend bringing the stroller

Purchase your tickets online here

In conclusion, Symbio Wildlife Park is a must-visit destination for animal lovers and families. With its wide range of animals from around the world, unique interactive experiences, and conservation efforts, this park offers a unique opportunity to learn about and connect with wildlife in a safe and enjoyable environment. Whether you’re looking to hand-feed kangaroos, cuddle with koalas or come face-to-face with lions and tigers, Symbio Wildlife Park has something for everyone. So why not plan your visit today? You won’t be disappointed!

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