Mission accomplished at Featherdale.
Featherdale is a great place. All of the animals they have are native to Australia. No lions, tigers and bears that you can see at other places. And you can get up close with many of the animals.
Commune with some of the country's most photogenic creatures at this privately owned wildlife zoo, around 40 minutes by car west of the city. Attractions include a plethora of marsupials, including wombats, quolls, wallabies and of course koalas—among which is the park's superstar, Archer, a friendly koala hand-reared by the zoo's keepers. You'll also encounter birds, reptiles (including the fearsome crocodile) and oddball Australian natives like the echidna, the antipodean answer to a porcupine.