One of my favorite things that I did in Sydney was go to the zoo! Of note, this is not the Australia Zoo that the Irwin family runs (you know Steve Irwin). That zoo is outside of Brisbane in Queensland. I make this distinction because I accidentally bought a ticket for the Australia Zoo ahead of my visit thinking it was in Sydney when it’s not. My bad! Luckily I was able to get a full refund.
On a positive note, my friend Clare has a friend that works at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. So not only did she get us free admission she gave us a one hour private tour of her section of the zoo which was AMAZING! She works in a research section of the zoo that the public does not have access to. So it was really a once in a lifetime experience. We got to feed kangaroos and pademelons, get up and close and personal with a sleeping koala, and feed corn to pygmy marmosets which are native to Brazil.
I loved my visit to the zoo and would highly recommend for anyone visiting Sydney.