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Taronga Zoo’s 2023 Vivid light adventure, Wild Lights, is back and will present a vibrant story of Australia’s unique and dramatic landscape through a brand-new illuminated night trail.

Friday 26th May to Saturday 17th June 2023

About the event

Taronga’s 2023 VIVID light adventure Wild Lights is located on beautiful Cammeraigal Country and presents a dramatic tide of light more than 65,000 years in the making. Inspired by an ancient and present wisdom of the oldest continuing culture on the planet, Australia’s miraculous and rare wildlife are transformed into magical light art sculptures never seen before!

This year, the Wild Lights experience will once again be elevated with the unveiling of a brand-new night trail that will take guests to areas undiscovered such as the brand-new Night Walk as part of Nura Diya Australia – Taronga’s brand-new immersive Australian habitat.

The new staircase light walk

With a strong focus on caring for Country and driving change, this year’s Wild Lights will debut a variety of new breathtaking lanterns that shine a light on some of the country’s most iconic species and the landscapes they call home. The lanterns have been created by cutting-edge Aboriginal artist Nathan Peckham of YURANA CREATIVE and is a collaboration between precinct director Nicholas Tory and his technical and creative team at Ample Projects. Alongside the new installations and lanterns, the ever-so-popular Ample Project Mini Beast collection will be returning. They are joined by interactive and breathtakingly beautiful Jellyfish blooms also contributed by Ample Projects.

Wild Lights at Taronga is an all-ages, ticketed and inclusive event that makes for the ultimate family night out or the perfect addition to any Zoo visit or overnight stay at either the Wildlife Retreat or Roar and Snore.

Taronga is for the wild and as a not-for-profit organisation is committed to securing a shared future for wildlife and people. A ticket to Wild Lights at Taronga has the power to protect. Taronga is a not-for-profit, so all proceeds save wildlife.


Taronga’s Wild Lights will return from Friday 26th May to Saturday 17th June 2023. (Every Wednesday-Sunday, including Public holiday on Monday 12th June 2023)

Sessions: Tickets can be purchased for two session times:

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

  • These are start times only – approx. 90 minutes experience. Last entry time: 8:30pm. Vivid at Taronga Closes at 9:30pm.


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

For bookings and more information visit https://www.taronga.org.au/sydney-zoo/events/vivid

All images via Taronga Zoo.