Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Centre

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Centre

Now open!

Discover Taronga Zoo Sydney’s brand-new Amphibian & Reptile experience, ARC. Get up close to 42 creatures that jump, slither and crawl, like the Tuatara, Alligator Snapping Turtle, the Inland Taipan and the largest reticulated Python in Australia.

Experience ARC

Enter the dragon’s den and get up close to curious creatures that jump, slither, and crawl. From the Tuatara, a living fossil and a friend of the dinosaurs, to the Veiled Chameleon, a master of disguise, capable of blending seamlessly into any surroundings. Discover both the bold and the beautiful, from the daring Frilled Lizard to the stunning Eyelash Viper along with 42 other unique reptiles and amphibians from all around the world.  

This brand-new experience will take you on a journey through six immersive zones, transporting you from the frosty sub-alpine to the scorching desert and to many other habitats in-between. Discover the incredible adaptations these reptiles and amphibians have developed to survive in challenging climates and learn how you can become a Climate Hero to help secure a future for these remarkable creatures. 

Be the first to slither into Taronga Zoo Sydney and experience ARC. Come for a day or grab an annual pass. 


Meet a real-life living fossil, the Tuatara! These ancient creatures are friends of the dinosaurs and belong to the rhynchocephalian family. 

Reticulated Python

Slither alongside the longest and smallest pythons in the world: the magnificent Reticulated Python and the tiny yet mighty Pygmy Python!

Eyelash Viper

Encounter the bold and the beautiful, from the daring Frilled Lizard to the stunning Eyelash Viper.

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Meet the Alligator Snapping Turtle, nature's ultimate stealth predator lures prey with its worm-like tongue before rapidly snapping shut.

Corroboree Frog

Meet amazing amphibians like the iconic Corroboree Frog, one of Taronga's Legacy Species which we are saving from extinction.

Inland Taipan

Come eye-to-eye with the Inland Taipan, the most venomous snake on the planet, but only if you dare...

Central American Eyelash Viper
Central American Eyelash Viper
Lace Monitor
Lace Monitor
Rhinoceros Iguana
Rhinoceros Iguana
Plumed Basilisk
Plumed Basilisk

Act for the Wild

Learn to live like an amphibian or reptile and help fight climate change. If us humans lived a little more like amphibians and reptiles, it would have a major impact on the planet.

Want to be first to explore ARC?

Purchase your tickets and slither on into Taronga Zoo Sydney to explore our scaliest new experience!