COMBO: Full day Zoo Entry + Vivid at Taronga Zoo Entry

  • Sydney
  • Flexible, with approximately 1.5 hours Vivid Walk at night

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Zoo entry from 09:30 exit by 16:30
  • 2. Vivid at Taronga Zoo entry session 17:30 exit by 19:30
  • 3. Sky Safari Cable Car Round Trip
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1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Zoo entry from 09:30 exit by 16:30
  • 2. Vivid at Taronga Zoo entry session 17:30 exit by 19:30
  • 3. Sky Safari Cable Car Round Trip

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Sydney
Address Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088 Australia
How to get there ● By car
Taronga Zoo Sydney is located on Bradleys Head Road in Mosman, right on Sydney Harbour and easily accessible from the Sydney CBD.
There are limited car spaces and the rate is $9 for guests entering after 4pm.

● By public transport
The Zoo is located 12 minutes from Circular Quay by ferry or a short bus trip from the city or North Sydney. Additional ferry services to Circular Quay and bus services to Spit Junction will be running from the zoo during Vivid.
Operating hours
Zoo Opening Hours 09:30 - 16:30 Must exit by 16:30
Sky Safari Cable Car (Day) 09:30 - 16:30
Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo - Wednesday - Sunday (24 May - 15 June 2019) Session 1 (17:30 - 19:30) Must exit by 19:30
Sky Safari Cable Car (Night) Session 1 (17:30 - 19:30)
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable walking shoes
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
Other info ● Please note Zoo grounds will close at 16:30 and guests are welcome to explore the plaza area and order food and drinks from the café until VIVID opens at 17:30

● VIVID session ends at 19:30

● Sky Safari is subject to availability

● Entry to the Sky Safari will only be possible at the Zoo’s top entrance at night during 'Lights for the Wild'. Please note visitors will not be exit the Sky Safari at the Zoo’s lower entrance.

● Please note the event will proceed rain or shine. It is strongly recommended that come prepared with wet weather gear, raincoats and ponchos and something waterproof to sit on in case of rain.

2 Overview

Visit Sydney's famous Taronga Zoo, home to over 4000 animals, to encounter native Australian wildlife and creatures from all over the world. Admission includes all-day access to the Sky Safari cable car and free shows and keeper talks. Just 12 minutes from the city by ferry, Taronga Zoo has breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour that should not be missed.

COMBO: Full day Zoo Entry + Vivid at Taronga Zoo Entry

 
Our Animals
  • Sumatran Tigers
  • Asian Elephants
  • Chimpanzees
  • Giraffe
  • Meerkats
  • Gorillas
  • Red Kangaroo
  • Koalas
  • Tree Kangaroos
  • Sun Bears
  • Regent Honeyeaters
  • Southern Corroboree Frogs

 

Talks & Shows* (Included with Entry Ticket)

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice.

Time Name Details

10:20 - 10:50

Elephant Tower Experience

See our elephants from new heights! Climb the stilt house above Taronga's Asian Elephant yard, and watch over the herd as they play below you. 

10:30 - 11:00

Pat a Pet

Cuddle up to our petite pets with this family-friendly experience. You'll pat rabbits, guinea pigs and other residents of the Backyard to Bush exhibit. Plus, learn our tips for responsible pet ownership.

11:00 - 11:10

Komodo Dragon Keeper Talk

What would a komodo dragon do with a 25kg pig carcass? Learn about the ruthless eating habits of the largest lizard in the world, first-hand from the Reptile Keepers who feed them. 

11:00 - 11:20

Seal Show

Watch our graceful seals catch fish, climb and dive in this dynamic display. You'll see species such as the Australian sea lion, Californian sea lion, and New Zealand fur seal show off their natural abilities while you learn about their marine environment.

11:30 - 11:40

Reptile Keeper Talk

Come face to face with a Black-headed Python or Blue Tongue Lizard - if you dare! You'll be able to pat and snap photos with your favourite Australian reptiles. Plus, chat to our expert Keepers about zoo life.

11:30 - 11:40

Meerkat Keeper Talk

Meet the lively Meerkat family of Taronga Zoo Sydney. Watch this ramshackle troop at feeding time as they munch on insects, fruits, and vegetables. 

12:00 - 12:10

Chimpanzee Keeper Talk

Observe how chimpanzee family dynamics work up close, as the troop has their midday feed. You'll find out what happens when a baby chimp transitions to being an adult, what's threatening their numbers in the wild, and how your old mobile phone can help in preserving their habitat.

12:00 - 12:20

QBE Free-flight Bird Show

Have you ever seen an Andean Condor spread its three-metre wide wings? Learn about the condor and other exotic birds such as the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo and Galah, as they fly against the iconic Sydney Harbour skyline.

12:45 - 13:15

Elephant Tower Experience

See our elephants from new heights! Climb the stilt house above Taronga's Asian Elephant yard, and watch over the herd as they play below you. 

13:30 - 13:40

ANZ Asian Elephant Keeper Talk

Meet the members of Taronga's Asian Elephant herd up close, including its newest calf, Jai Dee. You'll learn how this matriarchal family runs first-hand, and how our Keepers play with Jai Dee to keep the energetic, inquisitive calf happy and healthy.

13:30 - 13:40

Giraffe Keeper Talk

Did you know that giraffes can see up to 2 kilometres into the distance? Our expert Keepers will introduce you to these gentle giants, and tell you what makes them wonderfully unique.

13:30 - 13:45

Farm Animal Walk

Looking for a kid-friendly experience? Go for a walk with some of our farmyard animals along the Kids Trail. You'll learn about the animals' lives on the Taronga farm, what sustainable farming is, and how we can do our bit for the environment. 

14:00 - 14:20

Seal Show

Watch our graceful seals catch fish, climb and dive in this dynamic display. You'll see species such as the Australian sea lion, Californian sea lion, and New Zealand fur seal show off their natural abilities while you learn about their marine environment.

14:00 - 14:15

Farm Feed

Did you know that the alpaca's padded hooves make for less compaction on soil, which is better for the environment? In this kid-friendly session, you'll meet alpacas, goats, sheep and chickens, and learn about how we work towards sustainable farming.

14:30 - 14:40

Gorilla Keeper Talk

Meet our band of gorillas, and learn about their social dynamics in this fascinating talk. Discover why females tend to leave the troop, and how food puzzles stimulate their intellect.

14:40 - 14:50

Penguin Keeper Talk

Our expert Keepers take you on the penguin's journey, from washed up sick and injured on Australian beaches, to rehabilitated at Taronga's Wildlife Hospital, and finding a new home at the Zoo. 

15:00 - 15:20

QBE Free-flight Bird Show

Have you ever seen an Andean Condor spread its three-metre wide wings? Learn about the condor and other exotic birds such as the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo and Galah, as they fly against the iconic Sydney Harbour skyline.

15:30 - 15:40

Koala Keeper Talk

18 to 20 hours a day - that's how long a koala sleeps. Find out why from our expert Keepers, as you watch our cuddly marsupials resting in the exhibit's eucalyptus trees.

 

Full Day Activities
Time Name Details
09:30 - 16:30 Sky Safari

Get your camera ready and soak up breathtaking Sydney Harbour views from the Taronga Sky Safari.

Watch our Asian Elephant herd play from above, or try to spot the squirrel monkeys as they climb and leap around their home.

09:30 - 16:30 Tiger Trek

Tiger Trek is an Indonesian-themed immersive experience, providing an amazing opportunity for you to get up-close with these magnificent, critically endangered Sumatran Tigers and learn how simple shopping choices can help to preserve their precious, natural habitat.

10:00 - 14:30 Catch a show

Taronga Centenary Theatre

The Centenary Theatre has an exciting day-long changing program of shows – amazing animations, live shows and action-packed short films. 

Enjoy LIVE shows with Taronga Keepers and specially formatted short films on a two-storey high, ultrawide curved screen.

Theatre program - runs daily

  • 10:00 - 11:30 Movie: Lights for the Wild animation
  • 10:30 LIVE show: Super-smalls! GIANT bug show
  • 11:30 LIVE show: Reptile Keeper Talk
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Movie: Lights for the Wild animation
  • 12:30 - 14:30 Movie: Wild Squad (continuous screenings)
  • 14:30 LIVE show: Super-smalls! GIANT bug show

About the shows

  • Lights for the Wild
  • In this beautiful animation, you'll travel an illuminated path through stories near and far. From the jungles of Sumatra to Australia's bushland, meet ten unique animal species and their delicate ecosystems
  • Super Smalls! GIANT bug show 
  • LIVE and larger-than life! See spiders and millipedes up close on the big screen, and hear from Taronga's Bug Keepers about the super-powers of some of Taronga's smallest and coolest animals.
  • Wild Squad Adventures
  • This short film is action-packed! From a fly-over of Sydney Harbour to behind-the-scenes of Taronga Zoo - then a journey around the world to learn about our mission to protect and care for animals.
  • Reptile Keeper Talk
  • LIVE in the Theatre! With more than 8000 species on the planet, the reptilian world is filled with the weird and the wonderful. Join Taronga's Reptile Keepers to hear this story, that began more than 300 million years ago.

 

Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo

Stand with us and become a Light for the Wild

Lights for the Wild at Taronga Zoo Sydney backed by American Express is back! Running from 24 May - 15 June, your journey begins at Taronga's heritage-listed main entrance - brought to life with our dazzling and moving animal projection show. Walk through the gates and explore the illuminated trail that winds through the stunning grounds of Taronga Zoo Sydney, showcasing awe-inspiring giant multimedia light sculptures: meet the magnificent Sumatran Tiger and her new gorgeous tiger cubs,  the vividly coloured Marine Turtle, a swarm of tiny buzzing bees and our larger-than-life gorilla family - plus a whole cast of other captivating creatures that will sparkle in the night. Take time out and alight into the Taronga Centenary Theatre to see a multi-award winning animated short film favourite, reimagined as an amazing 270-degree cinema experience.

This year each of our incredible installations and light sculptures tell a fascinating story about our wildlife conservation. At Taronga we believe in a world where wild species make a comeback. Where the wild remains wild, and one day the balance is restored. Stand with us at Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo to become a wildlife champion and be a Light for the Wild. 

 

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