Things to do this summer in Sydney

Things to do this summer in Sydney

#Events, #Taronga Zoo Sydney

Posted on 23rd November 2023 by Media Relations

What's on in Sydney this summer at Taronga Zoo!

This summer, with silly season in full swing, we've got 5 family-friendly activities to keep you entertained. From free Christmas-themed activites, to live music events - here's 5 activities you can enjoy at Taronga Zoo this summer.


Christmas Concert at Taronga

Our Christmas concert on December 16th is a highlight of the season for all ages. Our wonderful live entertainment takes place on the concert lawns overlooking Sydney Harbour (stunning sunset almost guaranteed). Plus, rumour has it Santa himself will be making an appearance!

The details 

Date: Saturday 16 December 

Location: Taronga Zoo Concert Lawns

Cost: $29 for adults, $24 for kids - children under 4 are free! 




Taronga's New Year's Eve Event

New Year's Eve at Taronga is the perfect New Year's Event for families, couples or groups of friends to enjoy a night amongst nature, live music and entertainment AND food and drinks that are available on site. There's a variety of food options, as well as a bar and coffee for those who just want to snuggle up on their picnic blanket and enjoy the show. 

With four different ticket options in various locations around the Zoo, this New Year's event is a great option for everyone.

The Details 

Date: Sunday, 31 December

Location: Depending on your ticket, the event takes place across four locations in the Zoo including the Concert Lawns, Amphitheatre, Harbour View Lawns and Taronga Function Centre.

Cost: From $225 for adults, children from $115 - kids under 4 get in for free! 




It's festival season! Summer concerts that will be music to your ears

Twilight at Taronga is a summer concert series with a massive line-up including big names like Meg Mac, Emma Memma, The Waifs, Ball Park Music and The Cat Empire. Watch these iconic Australian artists with the sun setting over Sydney Harbour as the backdrop. Need we say more? 

Plus, if you're looking for summer activities for the kids - Twilight welcomes the littlies with kid-friendly 'Lil' Twilight' shows at 10am.

Be quick though, with John Butler and others already sold out - these shows are going fast.

The details 

Dates: From February 2 to March 2, 2024.

Location: Taronga Zoo Sydney 

Twilight (evening shows): 

  • Adults from $76.50 

Lil' Twilight (morning shows):

  • Adults from $50.50
  • Kids from $36.50 




Wondering what to watch next on Netflix?

Why not watch Netflix at Taronga Zoo. The Netflix Viewing Zone is now live in Centennary theatre. For a limited time, watch wildlife-themed episodes on the big screen at Taronga during your visit - free with your zoo ticket!  Have a break from the sun and catch up on our favourite Netflix documentaries. 

The details

Dates: On until February 2 2024 

Location: Centennary Theatre, Taronga Zoo

Cost: Free with your Zoo ticket! 



What else is on at Taronga Zoo?

Visit our What's On page to keep up to date with all the exciting festivities taking place at Taronga!