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Vivid Sydney 2017: Taronga Zoo lights up for conservation

May 30, 20172 minute read
Vivid Sydney 2017 - Taronga Zoo Gorillagram by Destination NSW

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo has returned as a major highlight in the Vivid Sydney 2017 calendar. The colourful cast of giant, illuminated endangered animal sculptures is once again on show between May 26 and June 17, 2017. Even though the zoo’s permanent residents retire in the evenings, Lights for the Wild offers a thoughtful conversation about conservation. Some highlights this year include:

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  • PJ the Port Jackson Shark: Walk through PJ’s gaping jaws and stroll through this 20.6 metre giant Port Jackson shark.
  • Gorillagram: Pose for a happy snap with two large, interactive silverback gorilla lanterns and post it to Instagram and use the power of social media to spread the Zoo’s conservation message to your followers.
  • Floating Stingray: This new addition is made from recycled milk bottles collected from schools and businesses within the local community in an effort promote the need to keep our environment clean from litter.
  • You become a Light for the Wild too: For the first time, visitors can become part of this fully immersive experience, interacting with the light sculptures like never before with a free, state-of-the-art wristband for all ticket holders.
  • Get a bird’s eye view from Sky Safari: A limited number of Blue Pass tickets that include a round trip on Taronga’s Sky Safari cable car will be available each night to see the Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo from the sky, after dark and illuminated in all its glory.

Visiting Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo

Entry to Taronga Zoo at Mosman is via the main upper entrance on Bradley’s Head Road only. Tickets must be purchased for one of two daily sessions:

  • Session 1: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Session 2: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Note that a limited number of tickets is available for each session. Ticket prices are as follows:

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Adult $21.95 + booking fee
Child (4-15 years) $16.95 + booking fee
Under 4 Free

Last entry is at 8:30 PM. You can find more information and purchase tickets at

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