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!