Sydney with Scoot: Wild Life Sydney and Madame Tussauds Sydney at Darling Harbour - Alvinology

Sydney with Scoot: Wild Life Sydney and Madame Tussauds Sydney at Darling Harbour

On the second day of my trip to Sydney with Scoot, I headed to Wild Life Sydney and Madame Tussauds Sydney at Darling Harbour to mingle with animals and celebrities in the afternoon.

Entrance to Wild Life Sydney
Entrance to Wild Life Sydney
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

This is my second time visiting Wild Life Sydney. My first visit was with my wife Rachel during our honeymoon. The attraction is not really big like a full-fledged zoo, but is good enough for those who just wants a quick glimpse of the main few animals Australia is famous for like the koala bears, kangaroos and wombats.

Sleepy kangaroo
Sleepy kangaroo
Testicles flashing
Testicles flashing
A wallaby
A wallaby
A wombat milling around
A wombat milling around
Two koala bears
Two koala bears
Tranquil sleeping koala
Tranquil sleeping koala
So at peace...
So at peace…
Grabbing eucalyptus leaves for lunch
Grabbing eucalyptus leaves for lunch
Close-up of the a koala's face
Close-up of the a koala’s face
A Southern Cassowary bird which reminds me of the bird called Kevin in the animated feature film, UP
A Southern Cassowary bird which reminds me of the bird called Kevin in the animated feature film, UP
Two emus
Two emus

Other than animals, the attraction also features an array of snakes, reptiles and insects that are common in different regions of Australia. Here are some pictures I took during the tour:

A large python
A large python
Long winding snake
Long winding snake
Snake head
Snake head
Bird with a grub
Bird with a grub
Frogs enclosure
Frogs enclosure
Underside of a tree frog
Underside of a tree frog
A frog keeping really still
A frog keeping really still
Underground ants' nest
Underground ants’ nest

I have been to Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Hollywood. This is my first visit to the one in Sydney. The obvious difference for each city is that they will feature more local celebrities in the located city. Hence I expected to see more Australian stars like Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in the Sydney one.

There are many apparently pretty many stars who hail from Australia. More than enough to fill an entire Madame Tussauds gallery. Here are some photos I took during the  tour:

Aussie Rock
Aussie Rock
Extreme close-up of Leonado DiCarpio
Extreme close-up of Leonado DiCarpio
Close head shot of Johnny Depp
Close head shot of Johnny Depp
Action star Bruce Willis
Action star Bruce Willis
Me with King of Pop, Michael Jackson
Me with King of Pop, Michael Jackson
Me looking stupid with Lady Gaga
Me looking stupid with Lady Gaga
Me with Oprah Winfrey
Me with Oprah Winfrey
Brangelina (also called Bradgelina) is a celebrity supercouple consisting of American actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Brangelina (also called Bradgelina) celebrity supercouple consisting of American actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Australian-Aboriginal land rights activist, Eddie Koiki Mabo, known for his role in campaigning for Indigenous land rights and for his role in a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia which overturned the legal doctrine of terra nullius ("land belonging to nothing, no one") which characterised Australian law with regards to land and title
Australian-Aboriginal land rights activist, Eddie Koiki Mabo, known for his role in campaigning for Indigenous land rights
A famous Australian Aboriginal woman
A famous Australian Aboriginal woman
The inspirational Australian sprinter, Cathy Freeman, Olympic champion for the women's 400 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics
The inspirational Australian-Aboriginal sprinter, Cathy Freeman, Olympic champion for the women’s 400 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics
Australian surfer, Layne Beachley who won the World Championship seven times
Australian surfer, Layne Beachley who won the World Championship seven times
Famous cricket players
Famous cricket players
Australian Formula 1™ driver, Mark Webber
Australian Formula 1™ driver, Mark Webber
Me with Julia Eileen Gillard,  the 27th and current Prime Minister of Australia, in office since 24 June 2010
Me with Julia Eileen Gillard, the 27th and current Prime Minister of Australia, in office since 24 June 2010
Captain James Cook,  the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands
Captain James Cook, the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands
Australian nun, Mary Helen MacKillop, also known as Saint Mary of the Cross, who founded  founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia with an emphasis on education for the poor, particularly in country areas
Australian nun, Mary Helen MacKillop, who co-founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia with an emphasis on education for the poor
Early Australian aviator, Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith who made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia
Early Australian aviator, Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith who made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia
Alfred James "Alf" Stewart is a fictional character from the Australian Channel Seven soap opera Home and Away, played by Ray Meagher
Alfred James “Alf” Stewart is a fictional character from Australian soap opera Home and Away, played by Ray Meagher
Rolf Harris, Australian musician, painter and television personality
Rolf Harris, Australian musician, painter and television personality
Australian star Heath Ledger
Australian star Heath Ledger
Australian star, Paul Hogan, best known for his role as Michael "Crocodile" Dundee from the Crocodile Dundee film series
Australian star, Paul Hogan, best known for his role as Michael “Crocodile” Dundee from the Crocodile Dundee film series
I cannot recall her name, but her dressing is really loud!
I cannot recall her name, but her dressing is really loud!
Australian drag queen, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Australian drag queen, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Australian star Hugh Jackman in his breakthrough role as Wolverine
Australian star Hugh Jackman in his breakthrough role as Wolverine
The awesome Ironman
The awesome Ironman
Australia pop princess, Kylie Minogue and me
Australia pop princess, Kylie Minogue and me
David Gordon "Slim Dusty " Kirkpatrick, an Australian country music singer-songwriter and producer, with a career spanning nearly seven decades
David Gordon “Slim Dusty ” Kirkpatrick, an Australian country music singer-songwriter and producer, with a career spanning nearly seven decades
Australia's top tennis star, Lleyton Hewitt, the youngest male ever to be ranked no. 1, at the age of 20
Australia’s top tennis star, Lleyton Hewitt, the youngest male ever to be ranked no. 1, at the age of 20
The elegant madame herself
The elegant madame herself
Famous movie director Alfred Hitchcock
Famous movie director Alfred Hitchcock
The Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama
India's Ghandi
India’s Ghandi
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II
Hu Jintao, the current paramount leader of the People's Republic of China
Hu Jintao, the current paramount leader of the People’s Republic of China
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Famous Australian-Chinese Victor Chang,  one of Australia's best heart surgeons
Famous Australian-Chinese Victor Chang Yam Him, one of Australia’s best heart surgeons
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Me with Barack Obama
Me with Barack Obama
Station to make your own waxed hand souvenir
Station to make your own waxed hand souvenir

If you are interested to visit either Wild Life Sydney or Madame Tussauds, they are both located conveniently beside each other at Darling Harbour. For cost savings, you can purchase the Darling Harbour BIG TICKET to visit three Darling Harbour attractions – Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney and Madame Tussauds Sydney at a 44% discount (prices include an extra 10% discount for buying online). More information is available via the official website.

Read my other Sydney with Scoot blog posts:

Sydney Harbour Bridge BridgeClimb and Lunch at Otto Ristorante

Opera House Tour and Dinner at Cruise Restaurant

Quarter Twenty One Cooking Class

Scooting to Sydney with HTC One X on Instagram

New Singapore Low-Cost Carrier Scoot launched its Worldwide Inaugural Flight from Singapore to Sydney

Alvinology is Going On Scoot’s Inaugural Flight to Sydney, Australia!

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