Wild Light Vivid Taronga Zoo

Vivid Sydney Tips incl Wild Light Taronga Zoo

Vivid Sydney is back! You could feel the excitement as soon as the dates were released. After 2 years of cancellations due to Covid, Sydney Vivid 2022 is back bigger and better than ever.

We were fortunate to book two tickets for the very first session on May 27 at Taronga Zoo – Wild Light 2022.

Vivid Sydney 2022 Wild Light Taronga Zoo
Wild Light Taronga Zoo

Tips on Visiting Wild Light Taronga Zoo

From Friday 27th May 2022 through to Saturday 18th June Vivid lights up the Sydney Skyline.

Wild Light at Taronga Zoo is located at Bradleys Head Road Mosman.

This is our experience on the first night of Wild Light Vivid Sydney.

The road leading to Taronga Zoo at 5.15 pm was already busy. Parking is available at the Zoo at a reduced rate. If you complete your visit within 1.5 hours parking is free, otherwise it is a flat fee of $11.00 if you arrive after 4.30 pm. As we got closer to the entrance gate we were amazed at the queues already. The 5.30 pm session is very popular with young families.

The gate opened at 5.25 and a small number of people were allowed in at a time. As you enter through the gates you are then ushered into another area where your tickets are checked. If you have used your Dine and Discover vouchers this is where you will need to show them so have them handy. Once checked you can take the pathway down to the left.

The pathways have been well planned for prams but at times we found that the path was not lit up well enough and you do need to watch where you are walking.

Wild Light Taronga Zoo
Wild Light Taronga Zoo

Wild Light Taronga Zoo estimated that the walk would take between 1 – 1.15 hours. At no time during our time there did we experience large crowds hindering our experience. You can have your photo taken at the Koala display with Sydney Harbour as the background. There are incredible views of Sydney Harbour and the Light Show from certain areas of the walk.

We completed the walk within 50 minutes.

Taronga zoo Wild Light
Taronga Zoo Wild Light

Top tip: As you exit the Zoo there is a spectacular light show on the building to your right – this is definitely worth spending time viewing.

Tickets are purchased only through Moshtix. Sessions are only available from Wednesday to Sunday and a special night on Monday 13th June. Two sessions are available: 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm

Taken from the Moshtix site: “Wild Lights showcases a shared planet under the theme “Where Nature Shines” connecting wildlife of the land, of the sky and of the sea with three, never seen before, purpose-built, inclusive installations contributed by inaugural access and inclusion partner Cushman & Wakefield. They join installations and light sculptures from the renowned Ample Projects Mini Beasts collection and the breathtakingly beautiful Jellyfish Bloom. As well as festival-favourite animal lanterns from 14 different captivating species, from enchanting echidnas to a magnificent lion pride.
 
To enhance your Wild Lights experience, there are also a limited number of Sky Pass tickets to take you sky-high above the Vivid light walk. Sky Pass holders will have access to the Taronga Zoo Sky Safari to view the zoo from above and get a unique perspective of Vivid Sydney.

Taronga is a not-for-profit organisation. Every dollar you spend at Taronga goes directly back into the support, care and protection of wildlife.


 

Visiting Vivid Sydney from the Opera House to Central Station

This year for the very first time there is a Light Walk, that is 8m long, from the Sydney Opera House to Central Station via the Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Darling Square and the Goods Line to Central.

You can join or exit the walk at various locations. For full details including the map click here.

Sydney Vivid Festival Events

For information on the Sydney Vivid Festival Events click here. There are over 250 events throughout the festival.

FAQ’s Sydney Vivid 2022

  • When is the best time to visit Vivid Sydney? Visiting in the middle of the week is quieter than weekends
  • What are the times for visiting Sydney Vivid? Times from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm
  • Is the Light Walk free? The Light Walk is free but tickets are needed to be purchased for Festival Events, Taronga Zoo and Luna Park.

Information Booths are located at:

Kiosks at Vivid Sydney:

  • Information Kiosk #1 – Customs House
  • Information Kiosk #2 – MCA (waterfront adjacent to stairs)
  • Information Kiosk #3 – The Rocks, Playfair St
  • Information Kiosk #4 – Hickson Road Reserve
  • Information Kiosk #5 –  Barangaroo (Watermans Cove)
  • Information Kiosk #6 – ICC (north side of Woodward Water Feature) –
  • Information Kiosk #7 – Tumbalong Blvd, 
  • Information Kiosk #8 – Liverpool St Entry
  • Information Kiosk #9 – Goods Line North

Vivid Sydney Cruises

Tall Ship Vivid Cruise

Tall Ship Cruise

Step aboard a historic tall ship to enjoy a sensational cruise and outstanding views of the Sydney Opera House light shows, with a delicious dinner served on board.

Sydney Vivid Cruise

Sydney Vivid Cruise
Sydney Vivid Cruise

Come aboard for the largest festival of light shows in the Southern Hemisphere. Beat the crowds and enjoy dinner and a complimentary drink on board a harbour cruise. Take in panoramic views of Sydney’s most iconic sites all lit up for the show.

Sydney Vivid Cruise with Canapes

Admire the lights of Vivid Festival from the perfect vantage point as you cruise around Sydney Harbor on a catamaran. See the city light up with colour, snack on delicious canapes, and make unforgettable memories.

Small Group Sydney Vivid Cruise

Admire the lights of Vivid Festival from the perfect vantage point as you cruise around Sydney Harbor on a catamaran. In an intimate small group setting, see the city light up with color, snack on delicious antipasto, and make unforgettable memories.

Sydney Vivid Cruise – Bring Your Own Drinks

Vivid cruise

Admire the lights of Vivid Festival from the perfect vantage point as you cruise around Sydney Harbor on a catamaran. Enjoy the freedom to bring your own alcoholic drinks, then sit back and relax as you marvel at the city light up with colour.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoy Vivid Sydney 2022 as much as we did on the first night. We will be heading off mid-week to complete the Sydney Opera House to Central Light Walk. Check out our Instagram pages for highlights of Sydney Vivid 2022.

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