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Our favourite family-friendly place to see the Vivid lights is Taronga Zoo and you can now win one of two family passes to Vivid at Taronga Zoo and be dazzled by the Lights for the Wild experience.

This year, Taronga Zoo boasts 19 brand new and 3 revamped installations for a bigger, brighter, bolder Vivid (on until 16 June 2018). The zoo is the perfect pick to see the lights with kids as it’s easy to get to, parking is plentiful and the paths are wide and pram friendly. We also like that the event is ticketed and that there are different session times which all help with crowd control.

The kids will be fascinated by the giant nine-metre long goanna and the massive manta ray as it sails through the trees. Spot the giant bees, multi-coloured elephants, lions and tigers, sinister red-back spiders, leafy sea dragons and other magical creatures.

One of the standout attractions is an enormous echidna with a moving tongue – bound to intrigue the younger visitors to Taronga. You’ll also have the chance to take a Vivid ‘Gorillagram’ featuring three giant-sized illuminated gorillas.

Don’t miss the chance to venture through the mouth of a giant Port Jackson Shark as it splashes two stories high through the façade of Taronga’s heritage entrance.

What You Need To Know

What: Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo

Where: Taronga Zoo, Bradley’s Head Rd, Mosman. Entry only via the main upper entrance on Bradley’s Head Road.

When: Friday 25 May to Saturday 16 June

Ticket information:

Session start times: 5.30pm, 6.30pm,7.30pm (approx. 2 hour experience)

Last entry at 8.30pm, Zoo closes at 9.30pm.

Tickets: Pre-purchase tickets at taronga.org.au/vividAll ticket proceeds go directly back to support Taronga’s work in conservation and wildlife care. Under 4’s are free.

Please note this competition is open from 1 June 2018 until 7 June 2018 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. J. MarkulinNSW
  2. N. LeeNSW
  • This would be awesome and a magical experience.

  • I’d love to take my two children to see and experience the lights of vivid at Taronga.
    Let them be amazed with the creativity and artistry.

  • I’m a girl guide leader and my guiding name has been “corroboree Frog” since I was 16- now 31. I’d love to see the giant light up Frog at vivid Taronga and inspire my unit to think about conservation in the future

  • My children have never been to Taronga Zoo
    To visit with Vivid Lights would be amazing, something out of the blue
    A special family experience for us to share together
    Magical creatures, coloured tigers, spiders bees and a 9 meter long goanna !!!

  • I first visited vivid in 2016, I loved it and vowed to go back. Last year saw my daughter born at 24 weeks which left us unable to return to vivid. This year I would love to take my 3 children and have heard great things about Taronga Zoo precinct.

  • I’d love to experience Taronga zoo at night time with my family, especially whilst vivid is on. I think it’d be a magical experience with ever lasting memories for myself, partner and two children.

  • My children love animals

  • I’d love to take my daughters for their birthdays and see this magical experience, we’ve never been to Sydney and one of the things I’ve wanted to do for many many years is visit Taronga Zoo. This would be amazing

  • A great time out for the family and young Jack would love the lights and animals. Watch him scream for joy when he sees the Echidna’s moving tongue.

  • WE love Vivid and I think it is fantastic that an iconic venue like the ZOO is part of the iconic vivid.

  • Taronga Vivid experience is centred around the massive illuminated animal installations. Everywhere you looked there was a sculpture to admire. Watching the spectacular light all over. Keep in mind though that most sculptures have a ‘look but don’t touch’ status. Interactive sculptures such as the light-up chameleon which changes colour when you touch the wand to its sensor. Sky Safari is amazing way to see the city lights at night as well as the illuminated harbour bridge and Opera House

  • Give my monkeys a night to see other monkeys.

  • Vivid at Taronga Zoo will have the best views looking back over the Harbour. The sights within the Zoo would be a very special event that our family could make our own special memories, taking many photo’s and just enjoying the night with many Sydneysiders!


  • It would be an amazing experience for our daughter to see the magically lit up creatures in the ground of Taronga Zoo.

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