Free-Flight Bird Show at Taronga Zoo Sydney


Two shows daily: 12pm (midday) and 3pm. Free with your Zoo Entry.

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The Bird Amphitheatre: Map Reference G16. View Taronga Zoo map.

Please note that the QBE Free-Flight Bird Show may be cancelled in instances of extremely hot weather. The show is free of charge, but places in the amphitheatre fill up fast at busy times so be sure to get there early.


Australia is home to over 800 charismatic, and in some cases, peculiar species of bird, each with their own impressive abilities. With the stunning view of Sydney Harbour as a backdrop, the QBE Free Flight Bird Show introduces you to these birds and their unique talents.

Nimble kites, coin-snatching Galahs and a flock of six Red-tailed Black Cockatoos are just a few of the birds you’ll see at the show, along with Leslie our Andean Condor whose three-metre wingspan is a sight to behold.

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Taronga's QBE Free Flight Birds began 20 years ago as an initiative by a passionate team of bird Keepers. Taronga and these keepers embarked on a mission to share their love of birds and wildlife with our Zoo Friends, guests and the community. The sky is the limit in this truly unique presentation, where both Australian and exotic birds free fly against the stunning and iconic backdrop of Sydney Harbour.

It caters for its diverse general audience by having an engaging program evoking a range of emotions and the free flight aspect enables guests to experience, understand and reconnect with birds through observation and interaction, even if there is a language barrier. QBE Free Flight Birdshas grown and evolved over time to play a critical role in connecting guests to wildlife and the Zoo’s vision of securing a shared future for wildlife and people.

Over 6.5 million guests have been captivated by the diversity, colour and story of Taronga’s free flight birds. Every day Taronga’s beautiful birds and passionate keepers act as ambassadors for their species, link us with our indigenous heritage and inspire us all to play a role in conservation through protection of habitat and supporting our conservation projects. We look forward to engaging and inspiring our audiences well into the future so that they become custodians for the wild.


Daily 12:00 pm
Free with Zoo entry
Taronga Zoo (Map: G16)