Welcome to Symbio

Symbio Wildlife Park is a family owned and operated zoo which is located on the Southern outskirts of Sydney in the the suburb of Helensburgh. Conveniently positioned on the top of the Illawarra escarpment, we are just minutes away from Stanwell Park Beach, the world renowned Royal National Park, Sea Cliff Bridge and also Bald Hill Lookout where you can take in majestic 180 degree views of the pacific ocean.

Nestled on 16 picturesque acres of manicured gardens, Symbio is home to all your Australian animal favourites as well as a large range of amazing exotic animals, which include cheetahs, ring-tailed lemurs, red pandas, meerkats, small monkeys and many more.

Symbio started in 1975 as a small wildlife park and has now grown to become a multi-award winning and internationally publicised zoo, famous for getting our visitors closer than ever before to amazing animals.

Visitors to Symbio can get up close and personal to all the Australian animal favourites, such as cuddle up to koala for that once in a lifetime iconic Aussie selfie, roll around on the grass as you feed, pat and interact with our large mob of kangaroos and if that is still not enough and you want to get even closer, you can choose to go one step further and have one of our exclusive behind the scenes experiences with either the Australian or exotic animals.

These behind scenes experiences can be with the red pandas, ring tailed lemurs, meerkats, monkeys, or you can have an Aussie or Exotic Zoom experience, where you combine multiple experiences in one for the ultimate animal adventure.

For those of you who love farmyard animals, the Symbio Farmyard precinct is the place to go where you can feed and pat goats and sheep, meet the cutest guinea pigs and see chickens and ducks.

Each and every day you will be amazed with the many daily interactive presentations, teaching you all the fun facts and quirks of our animals.

Facilities at the park include undercover shelters, picnic areas, large playground with large shady trees surrounding, Splash Park to cool down in the hot Summer months and kiosk sells hot food, snacks, refreshments, ice creams and essentials like sunscreen.

Symbio is open from 9.30am to 5.00pm every day except Christmas Day.

Our Mission & Purpose

Our mission to Educate –  Inspire –  Conserve

Our purpose is to provide ‘Connection’ between people, animals and the environment.

The world revolves around these three critical elements and we see it as our role to bridge the gap between them.


As you walk around the manicured gardens and exhibits here at Symbio, you will instantly feel a peace and relaxation and a closeness to our animals, brought by the way it has been designed and through the many open interaction areas.

Behind-the-scenes and away from the public eye, here at Symbio we have breed to release programs for two of the countries most endangered species, being the ‘Green and Golden Bell Frog’ and the ‘Bellinger River Snapping Turtle’ and our work in the environmental space has seen the implementation of many processes and procedures to not just become a more sustainable and environmentally friendly business, but to truly lead by example and help guide the industry and business as a whole around making change for the better.

These changes include, but not limited to; multiple large solar systems to reduce our carbon footprint and reliance on grid energy, multiple rain water catchment stations to alleviate the need for usage of town water, five stage composting where 100% of our organic waste is recycled into usable garden soil and mulch, along with many other sustainable practices such as; plastic and cardboard, plastic and bottle recycling initiatives and limiting use of Palm Oil Products.

Fun at Symbio

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