Vivid Sydney’s wildest precinct is back as we once again light up Taronga Zoo for Australia’s most colourful festival!

Last year Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo amazed, delighted and wowed guests young and old with its incredible giant animal light sculptures. Now Lights for the Wild at Taronga Zoo Sydney is back—better, bolder and more beautiful than before.


Running from 26 May–17 June, your journey begins at Taronga’s heritage-listed main entrance—brought to life with dazzling projections. Head through the gates and explore the illuminated trail that winds through the stunning grounds of Taronga Zoo.

Meet a cast of captivating creatures
Alongside the festival favourites from last year’s show, Lights for the Wild 2017 will introduce you to a whole new cast of characters and surprises.

Come and awe at the giant multimedia light sculptures: meet the magnificent Sumatran Tiger, the vividly coloured Marine Turtle, a swarm of tiny buzzing bees and a giant interactive Port Jackson Shark that will literally swallow you whole —plus a whole cast of other captivating creatures that will sparkle in the night. 

Help Taronga save some very special animals
Each of these incredible installations and light sculptures tells a fascinating tale about conservation. Discover the stories about these beautiful animals and learn how Taronga is working to help save 10 species from extinction over the next 10 years.

Blue Pass
Each night there will be a limited allocation of Blue Pass tickets that include a round trip on Taronga's Sky Safari cable car experience. See the zoo like never before and gain a truly unique perspective of Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo!

Taronga is for the wild. As a not-for-profit, Taronga has an absolute commitment to the conservation of wildlife and to securing a shared future for wildlife and people. All ticket proceeds go directly back to Taronga Zoo’s work in conservation and wildlife care


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Guest Testimonials

It was absolutely amazing to see the spectacular show. The kids were just so excited and loved their wrist-bands.

Lisa Wolff - Ella’s List

This is amazing! ...We went into the city, saw the installations there, went back to the quay and got on the wrong ferry! We realised we were on our way to the zoo! We didn’t even know VIVID was on here and said to each other, let’s do it!.....and I have to tell you, it’s the best mistake we have made in years! VIVID at Taronga is head and shoulders above the rest!

Couple from Lane Cove

It’s absolutely awesome, the most amazing VIVID experience in the whole city!

Young Couple from Leichardt

We have come up from Nowra to see this and we were mesmerised just standing out the front of the Zoo! Congratulations!

Senior Couple from Nowra

The projection on the front and the woman’s voice brought me to tears.

Young Woman, Kirribilli

This is the best city in the world, you have taken this place to another level.

Senior Artist, Adelaide

We love our city, Vancouver, but we now all want to move here, Sydney is epic! We didn’t know your zoo was so spectacular!

Backpackers, Vancouver

I never knew Regent Honeyeaters were so in so much trouble! I need to know more.

Taronga Function Centre Guest


Friday, May 26, 2017 - 16:30 to Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 21:30
$21.95 Adult, $16.95 Child (4-15 years) & Concession. Children under 4 years of age are free. *Booking fee not included.
Taronga Zoo, Sydney
Additional Information:

Limited allocation of tickets per night, bookings are essential!

To make the most of your Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo experience, don't forget to plan ahead!


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