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The Oprah Winfrey Show’s 302 special guests were welcomed to Australia last night at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. 

Arriving by boat at the Taronga Zoo wharf, the group were whisked into the zoo to be formally welcomed by the Minister for Tourism Jodi McKay and Zoo Director Cameron Kerr. They were then treated to a special ‘Free Flight Birdshow’ and delighted by the array of Australian birds demonstrating their dazzling flying talents against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House.

The party then moved to a massive Australian-themed marquee where they met and learned more about iconic Australian animals including koalas, echidnas and quokkas.

The eight-day trip, called "Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure," began yesterday when the 302 fans flew into Sydney to sample the sights and unforgettable experiences that Australia has to offer.

The Sydney Opera House will transform into the Sydney "Oprah" House for a special show recorded  on December 14 before 12,000   Australian fans.

Zoo Director, Cameron Kerr, said “We’re extremely proud to welcome Oprah and her guests to Australia and so pleased that they could meet and appreciate Australia’s unique and precious wildlife here at Taronga Zoo. “

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