Gather Your Wildest Mates, Sydney’s Biggest Zoo In 100 Years Is Opening Very Soon

Sydney is just about ready to swing open the doors on the huge, open-plan Sydney Zoo, which is so large that it’ll be a part of a fun-run if you’re really keen to work up a sweat while watching animals frolic in the early-summer sun.

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Sydney Zoo is nestled in next to Bungarribee Park and Eastern Creek, and will be fully accessible for everyone to enjoy – with raised boardwalks, ramps, and wide walkways for people of all abilities to explore the parklands.

The gates are set to be opened on December 7, and will mark the first large zoo opening in Sydney in 100 years, and will also be home to the country’s largest nocturnal and reptile house. According to the zoo’s website and Instagram, Inland Taipans, perentie monitors, green & golden bell frogs, and little penguins are already calling the new zoo home.

Sydney Zoo is also committed to working on important animal conservation from its western Sydney location, as well as preserving and educating visitors on the local indigenous history. The Bungarribee Dreaming experience has seen the Sydney Zoo working with the Darug people, and will involve Aboriginal guides educating visitors on the importance of native animals as a part of local First Nations history and dreaming.

If you’re keen to get around the animals while working up a sweat, RunWest’s 2020 12km fun run will weave through the zoo – so maybe take that part as a bit of a rest/brisk walk so you can say g’day to all the animals.

If you’re more into taking it at your own speed or you’re bloody horrid at running, like me, entry tickets for the zoo will set you back $39.99, or you can cop a yearly membership for $99.