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Wild Lights at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Lights and nature collide for an out-of-this-world immersive experience as Wild Lights at Taronga Zoo returns as a Vivid Sydney location for 2023! At Wild Lights, guests will get to explore the Zoo after dark on a brand–new illuminated light walk where they will encounter over 100 awe-inspiring installations and captivating animal lanterns. 

Over 18 unforgettable nights from the 26th of May – the 17th of June this year’s Wild Lights at Taronga has been inspired by ancient and present wisdom of the oldest continuing culture on the planet and will see Australia’s unique wildlife be transformed into a magical wonderland of light and colour. 

With a strong focus on caring for the Country and driving change, this year’s event will debut a variety of new and iconic lanterns such as the emu, echidna, dingo, platypus, kangaroo, and koala, created by First Nations Artist, Nathan Packham of YURANA CREATIVE, and is a collaboration between Nicholas Tory and his team at Ample Projects. 

Wild Lights is a fantastic experience for everyone to enjoy, including families with kids of all ages. Children and adults alike will be captivated by the magical atmosphere and the opportunity to learn about wildlife conservation in a fun and interactive way. 

As you take in the magical lights and lanterns be sure to also Indulge in the special Wild Lights menu featuring winter-warming favourites such as loaded jacket potatoes, rainbow fried rice, cheesy chicken tender parmigiana or satisfy your sweet tooth with a create-your-own chocolate mousse waffle cone or Koala-shaped fairy floss.

Wild Lights is a ticketed and inclusive event where guests will experience:

  • A brand-new light trail
  • 132 animal lanterns installations 
  • Seven brand-new giant animal lanterns
  • Six breathtaking Jellyfish bloom light installations
  • A variety of delicious Vivid-themed food
  • Unparalleled views of Sydney Harbour
  • An experience that shines a light on conservation and the world’s rare & miraculous wildlife

Event details: 

Wild Lights at Taronga runs from Friday 26th May to Saturday 17th June 2023 (Every Wednesday-Sunday, including Public Holiday Monday 12th June 2023).

Two session times per evening:

  • Session 1 – 5.30pm enter anytime from 5.30pm 
  • Session 2 – 7.30pm enter anytime from 7.30pm 


Adult (16+ Years) – $30.00 
Child (4-15 Years) – $25.00 
Concession (Seniors & Students) – $27.00
Children Under 4 Years are free!

Tickets are on sale NOW for Wild Lights at Taronga Zoo Sydney. 

Buy Tickets

Your ticket to Wild Lights has the power to protect. Taronga is not-for-profit. Every dollar you spend saves wildlife, including helping us return more than 50,000 threatened animals to the wild, care for thousands of injured wildlife at our Wildlife Hospitals, and breeding threatened species to insure against extinction.