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Taronga Zoo - Vivid Sydney 2019, Lights for the Wild, 24th May - 15 June, From $19.95

Taronga Zoo - Vivid Sydney 2019, Lights for the Wild, 24th May - 15 June, From $19.95

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 tells 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.

Taronga Zoo is not for profit. All ticket proceeds go directly back to work in conservation and wildlife care. Please note, last entry is 8:30pm.

For info, have a look at Vivid’s featured event here, check out Taronga Zoo official website

When: Wednesday – Sunday. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays (excluding 10 June Public Holiday).

Session Times: 
5:30pm and 7:30pm (start times only, approx. 2 hour experience)

Where: Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088

Cost: Book online here, Amex Card holders get 10% discount, promo code: AMEX
Adult $26.95, Child (4-15 years) $19.95, Under 4 free.
Ticket price inclusive of booking fee, transaction fee and GST

Keep children close: Vivid Sydney attracts massive crowds, so keep an eye on your little ones at all times. ID wristbands are also available at Vivid Sydney Information Booths, in case your child gets lost

Transport: We highly recommend public transport getting into the city during the Vivid Festival. Please check out transportation guide here.

Getting there: Taronga Zoo is easily accessible by bus or ferry with services running regularly on weekdays and weekends. Buses to Spit Junction, Mosman run frequently, from there you can change for another bus to the Zoo’s main entrance. Ferries between Circular Quay and Taronga Zoo will run frequently during the festival however services will be very busy so have a back-up plan in mind. Visit transportnsw.info to plan your trip.

Dinner at The View

Epicure is lighting up The View Restaurant in celebration of Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo! Pre-book your dinner at The View Restaurant, located in grounds of Taronga Zoo, with one of the best views of the city.

Need to know:

  • Two sessions available each night: 6.00pm - 7.30pm or 8.00pm - 9.15pm

  • Includes Main and Dessert

  • Prices vary depending on the night you wish to book

  • Wednesdays – Saturdays: Adult $48, Child $19 inc. GST

  • Sundays: Adult $55, Child $21 inc. GST

  • Public Holiday: Adult $60.00, Child $25.00 inc. GST

Sydney Opera House - Vivid Sydney 2019, Austral Flora Ballet, 24th May - 15th June, Free

Sydney Opera House - Vivid Sydney 2019, Austral Flora Ballet, 24th May - 15th June, Free

Circular Quay - Vivid Sydney 2019, Bubble Magician, 24th May - 15th June, Free, Age: All

Circular Quay - Vivid Sydney 2019, Bubble Magician, 24th May - 15th June, Free, Age: All