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Taronga Zoo was proud to be part of Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure.  

On 7th December Taronga Zoo was proud to play host to the 302 lucky audience members that visited Australia as part of Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure. This was their first taste of Australia and what a way to begin – arriving at Taronga Zoo’s stunning harbour side location by ferry.  

Oprah Audience Enjoy Taronga Zoo's Bird Show
The focus of the evening’s entertainment was Taronga Zoo’s renowned bird show, set in an amphitheatre overlooking the harbour the show features a myriad of birds. From the native Australian Powerful Owl to the impressive Andean Condor whose three metre wingspan is truly awe-inspiring, it’s fair to say  that the audience were wowed by all the bird show stars.

After the show audience members had a chance to meet some of our other residents, including our herd of eight Asian Elephants who are part of a vital breeding program to protect this endangered species.   

The pinnacle of the evening was dinner overlooking the breathtaking backdrop of Sydney harbour at night. To the delight of our visitors pre-dinner drinks were accompanied by the chance to meet some our native friends – furry and scaly. From Koalas and bandicoots to crocodiles, spiders and a snake or two our visitors had the chance to experience the full range and diversity of Australian wildlife.

If you'd like to get up close to our native animals and learn about them from one of our keepers you should take a look at our tours here

Plan your visit to Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Plan your visit to Taronga Zoo, Sydney
It is only a few minutes from the city, but with its vast collection of animals and awe-inspiring views, Taronga Zoo is a million miles from everyday life.

QBE Free-flight Bird Show

QBE Free-flight Bird Show
A flurry of feathers and a cacophony of bird song bring this popular event to life at 12pm and 3pm daily (map reference L5).


Find out about the tours on offer to take you behind the scenes, up close to the animals or download a tour app for you smartphone.

Photo credit:  Tourism NSW