Taronga Zoo is a COVID Safe site.
In line with the latest health advice from NSW Health, Taronga Zoo Sydney is currently temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming guests back on site as soon as health orders permit.
Read the full updates about this closure.
We continue to be in regular contact with NSW Health regarding the situation and will provide more information on the closure in due course. Take care of yourself and each other and thank you for your ongoing support of Taronga during this unprecedented time.
New Year's Eve 2021
Taronga Zoo Sydney is renowned as one of the most memorable foreshore venues for New Year’s Eve 2021, offering a unique experience for couples and individuals and a fun, safe and stress-free atmosphere for families.
We're currently planning for New Year's Eve 2021 at Taronga Zoo Sydney, so in the meantime, you can register your interest to join our mailing list to be one of the first to hear our latest updates and to be notified when tickets go on sale.
All proceeds from ticket sales support Taronga’s Conservation work.
NYE resolutions For the Wild
There has never been a more important time to consider our impact on the on the planet.
One simple choice can make a world of difference to wildlife.
1. Choose the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-label when purchasing sustainable seafood
Almost 90% of the world’s fish stocks are depleted, over-exploited or fished to their limit. Luckily, it is still possible to enjoy a great meal and help protect the oceans at the same time. Choosing MSC ensures that fisheries maintain good management practices, healthy fish stocks & habitats and that fishing community livelihoods are secure.
Make a resolution to choose MSC and you are not only helping to support fisheries that are doing the right thing, but you will also ensure an ocean-friendly future.
2. Have a meat-free meal once a week
Most of us love meat but we rarely consider the amount of natural resources and energy that is needed to get the meat from the farm to our plates. Large-scale agricultural farming of livestock has also been found to be a significant contributor to climate change.
Make a resolution to have one (or a few) meat free dishes a week. In fact, a recent global report found that by changing our food habits, we could reduce our carbon emissions by 8 gigatons annually by 2050 - that’s huge!
3. Choose tiger-friendly products that use sustainable palm oil
If you’ve heard of palm oil, you’ve probably heard it’s bad for the environment. But the truth is it doesn’t have to be. If it’s grown sustainably, palm oil production can benefit local communities, and help to protect valuable species and forests.
Make a resolution to only choose products that use 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil.
4. Reduce your food waste
Australians throw away over three million tonnes of food each year! By reducing the amount of food waste being sent to landfill you are not only saving money, but you are also helping to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases produced when organic waste decomposes.
Make a resolution to eat more sustainably. You could try taking a shopping list, keeping track of expiry dates, buying seasonal and locally produced food or reducing portion sizes - all of which will take the load off our planet.