Frozen Zoo

Frozen Zoo

Pop-up ice rink - coming soon!

Resist the urge to hibernate this winter and have a WILD time at Taronga Zoo’s new open-air, pop-up ice rink – Frozen Zoo!

Frozen Zoo will run from Saturday 26 June to Sunday 11 July 2021.

Set against the backdrop of Taronga’s iconic heritage gates, Frozen Zoo is a great addition to any Zoo visit. Kicking off Saturday 26 June and running for the duration of the winter school holidays, this all-ages event is perfect for the entire family!

Plus, you'll be able to skate until late with the ice rink open until 8pm every night!

When: Saturday 26 June to Sunday 11 July 2021

Time: 10am to 8pm daily

10 skating sessions available per day with each session running for 45 minutes, giving you plenty of time to perfect your skills!

Frozen Zoo isn’t just for the kids! Did you know little penguins mate for life? Make your trip to Frozen Zoo the perfect date night with a difference. Embrace the cold of the rink, before rugging up off the ice and making the most of a mini winter wonderland with pop up food stalls and a hot chocolate in hand. 

Whether you’re looking to find your flippers or just wanting to perfect your waddle, Taronga’s Frozen Zoo is great fun for skaters of all ages and skills - and because Taronga is proudly not-for-profit, a spin around on the ice not only gives you the chance to learn about the challenges facing Little Penguins in the wild, but also support the Zoo’s vital conservation efforts.  

So if your colony of penguins is in need of some school holiday fun, head on out to Taronga’s Frozen Zoo!


Ice rink access only

The below single ticket types are for access to the Frozen Zoo pop-up ice rink only.

Adult (16+ years)$23
Child (4-15 years)$20
Family Skating - 1 Adult (16+ years) & 2 Children (4-15 years)$56.70
Family Skating - 2 Adults (16+ years) & 1 Child (4-15 years)$59.40
Family Skating - 2 Adult (16+ years) & 2 Children (4-15 years)$77.40
2-3 years old*FREE

Ice rink and Zoo access

The below ticket types are for access to both the Frozen Zoo pop-up ice rink as well as access into Taronga Zoo Sydney (during Zoo opening hours until 4.30pm).

Adult Skate + Zoo Day Combo (16+ years)$58
Child Skate + Zoo Day Combo (4-15 years)$35
Concession Skate + Zoo Day Combo$46.20
Family Skating + Zoo Day Combo - 1 Adult (16+ years) & 2 Children (4-15 years)$143.37
Family Skating + Zoo Day Combo - 2 Adults (16+ years) & 1 Child (4-15 years)$162.27
Family Skating + Zoo Day Combo - 2 Adults (16+ years) & 2 Children (4-15 years)$203.76
2-3 years old*FREE

Zoo Friends annual pass members discount

The below tickets are for Zoo Friends annual pass members only.

Zoo Friends Adult (16+ years)$20.70
Zoo Friend Child (4-15 years)$18
Zoo Friend Concession$19.08
Zoo Friends 2-3 years old*FREE

*All children aged 2 to 3 years old must be accompanied by a skating adult.

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Frequently asked questions

Does my ice rink ticket automatically get me access into Taronga Zoo Sydney?

If you would like to compliment your skate with a visit into Taronga Zoo Sydney, you will need to ensure you purchase an 'Ice rink and Zoo access' ticket type.

Ice rink only ticket types will not grant you access into Taronga Zoo Sydney.

How many skaters will be allowed on the ice per session?

There will be 10 sessions per day each allowing a maximum of 160 skaters on the ice per session.

Sessions go for 45 minutes each.

Where is the ice rink located?

The ice rink will be set up right outside of the main entrance of Taronga Zoo Sydney, near the carpark.

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets are available to purchase through Moshtix and will go on sale to the general public from Friday 18 June, until sold out.

Presale tickets will be available from Thursday 17 June for Zoo Friends annual pass members and corporate partners.

How many tickets will I be able to buy at the one time?

The maximum amount of tickets that can be purchased in the one transaction is 10. This is to ensure as many families and groups as possible can enjoy this experience!

Can I exchange my tickets if I've purchased for the wrong day?

Yes, as long as the day/session you would like to exchange them for is not already sold out.

For any ticket enquiries, head to the Moshtix website and submit a support request.

Can I get a refund on my ticket?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds once tickets have been purchased. If you've purchased tickets for the wrong day, you can exchange them for another session or day that is not already sold out by getting in touch with Moshtix and submitting a support request.

Can I use my Dine & Discover voucher in conjunction with this ticket offer?

Yes. However the use of Dine & Discover vouchers will only be available when guests purchase their tickets on the day at the Taronga Zoo ticket counter.

Are ice skates included? Can I bring my own?

Skate hire is included as part of your ticket purchase and are available in a range of sizes for children and adults. If you do have your own skates, please feel free to bring them along!

For small children who have a shoe size between 8 and 12, we have double bladed skates that strap over enclosed shoes. We also have these sizes in single bladed skates.

Will the ice rink still operate if it's raining?

This is an all-weather event and will proceed unless weather conditions are unsafe (e.g. very heavy rain or lightning). Please come prepared in warm clothing! 

If a session is cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions, ticket holders will be contacted and you will be able to transfer your ticket to another available session.

Will there be an area for parents/spectators to watch?

Yes. There will be a small deck area outside of the rink for spectators to watch fellow skaters.

What should I wear?

Remember to rug up! We suggest long pants and comfortable attire to move around in - and don't forget socks!

Will there be skate aids for younger children?

Yes, we have penguin skating aids for $8. You can select this as an 'add on' when purchasing your ticket through Moshtix.

Is there an age restriction for skaters?

Skaters must be ages 2 and up. All skaters aged 2 to 3 years old must have an adult skater with them on the ice at all times. We also strongly recommend that any child aged 3 to 4 also has an adult skater on the ice with them at all times.

Does the ice rink have mobility access?

Yes! The ice rink viewing areas will have accessible access for wheelchairs.

Will there be food outlets available?

Yes! There will be a food truck available near the ice rink for the duration of the event.

I am a vendor enquiring about hiring a stall, who do I contact?

Please email your vendor details (e.g. what you do or what you will be selling) to Mitchell -

How does Frozen Zoo align with Taronga's work in conservation?

The Taronga Ice Rink Event, Frozen Zoo, presents an opportunity for guests to learn about Taronga’s role and work in conserving wildlife. This year’s focus and ambassador species is the Little Penguin. Throughout a session you will discover the wonder of the world’s smallest and Australia’s only native penguin.

You will learn all about this local beach residing species, the perils penguins are facing in the wild and the wave of change Taronga is creating through their rehabilitation and release programs, conservation research and its award winning school program: Project Penguin.