Shoulder to Shoulder is a unique mentoring walk for young indigenous people participating in the Burbangana and Walanmarra programs at both Zoos. The Shoulder to Shoulder walk will depart Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo on Thursday 22 September travelling 490 kilometres over a period of two weeks before finishing at Taronga Zoo, Sydney on 6 October 2016. The distance will be covered in relays in the lead up to Taronga Zoo’s official centenary birthday celebration.

Shoulder to Shoulder is highly symbolic for indigenous people as it recreates the walking of country; a deeply connective and spiritual experience that increases the understanding of and connection to country, its environment, animals, people and stories.


22nd September - 6 October 2016

Travelling from Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo to Taronga Zoo, Sydney. Moving through Wiradjuri, Wonnarua, Darkinjung, Awabakal, Garigal, Guring-gai and Cammeraigal country.

490 kilometres