5 Places Where You Can Dine With Animals In & Around Sydney
By: Melissa Fine, ellaslist
Move over avo toast at the latest all-the-rage cafe - dining with the animals is where the fun is at! Here's where you and the kids can hang with some furry friends all while downing a delicious meal. Bon appétit!
1. Breakfast With The Koalas At Wild Life Sydney Zoo
A hot and continental buffet breakfast on the koala rooftop? Now that's what we call breakfast! Complete with a picture-perfect bush garden setting lined with gum trees, enjoy the most important meal of the day with Wild Life Sydney's koala residents, while the keepers share all the fun koala facts - and snap photos of you and your new furry friends sharing a meal together! The weekend experience includes general admission to the zoo and is FREE for kids under 4, so let the animal adventures begin! All the details here.
2. Breakfast With 200+ Alpacas & Llamas At Alpaca Magic
The new meet-and-greet animal experience in town, get the family up early, hop in the car and head to Alpaca Magic in Sutton for brekkie with some new fluffy friends. Totally worth the 3.5 hour drive from Sydney, here you'll learn all about what life is like as an alpaca or llama, all while hand-feeding them some brekkie treats (if only the kids loved carrots as much as these guys do!) - before filliing your bellies with a complimentary brekkie (bacon and egg rolls, sausages, haloumi, tea and coffee). All the details here.
3. Collect Eggs For Breakfast & Feed The Animals At Calmsley Hill City Farm
The ultimate camping experience for little animal lovers, an overnight stay at Calmsley Hill includes collecting eggs in the morning for your brekkie - a real farm to fork experience, and you can help give the animals their morning feed while you're at it - happy bellies all round! All the details here.
4. Have Coffee & Babycinos With The Resident Pets At The Grounds
For a dine-with-the-animals experience that doesn't involve a long drive, head to The Grounds of Alexandria - where you can sit back with coffee and cake, and Fluffy, the fabulous Parrot in The Potting Shed - but don't touch him...he can bite! You'll also want to say hi to The Grounds' newest family member, Harry Trotter...you'll find this too-cute pink and black-spotted piglet in the pen along with his rooster friends.
5. Breakfast With A Koala At Featherdale
This new Featherdale Wildlife Park experience is available daily for groups of four or more, with a hot brekkie in the company of the resident koalas running from 9 to 9.30am start time (hello sleep in!). The experience includes admission to Featherdale, so the animal cuddles can continue post-brekkie! All the details here.
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