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Twilight at Taronga 2019 Summer Concert Series

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Taronga Zoo, Mosman


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Event information

From Friday 1 February to Saturday 9 March, concerts will be held at Taronga Zoo for the Twilight at Taronga 2019 Summer Concert Series.

Visit Taronga Zoo Twilight Series for the full line up and concert times. Public transport is the best way to get to Taronga Zoo as parking is limited and will fill quickly, particularly on weekends.


You can use an Opal card for all modes of public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, including trains, buses, ferries and light rail. There is also a Travel Cap of $2.70 on Sundays.

More ways to pay

If you have an American Express, Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card which displays the contactless payment symbol, or linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and off at Opal card readers on trains, light rail and Sydney Ferries. Keep in mind if you’re travelling by bus you still need to use an Opal card. Standard (peak) Adult Opal fare pricing applies. If you consistently use the same contactless card or linked device to tap on and tap off, you may qualify for Opal daily, weekly and Sunday fare caps but no other Opal benefits apply.

The best stations for connections to Taronga Zoo include Circular Quay, North Sydney and Wynyard:

  • From Circular Quay, change for a free Twilight ferry service leaving from Wharf 4 running every half an hour from 17:15 until 18:45 direct to Taronga Zoo wharf. There is a connecting free mobility shuttle bus for from the wharf to the Zoo entrance.
  • From North Sydney, change for a Sydney Buses service to the Spit Junction at Mosman, and change for another bus direct to the Zoo entrance.
  • From Wynyard, change for a Sydney Buses service direct to the Zoo.


Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network and is scheduled on various evenings and weekend throughout the event which may affect how you travel to and from the concerts. For the latest information, check trackwork service updates or use the Trip Planner. For train service disruption information, check travel alerts.

To note: As of Sunday 30 September, the Epping to Chatswood rail line has temporarily closed for upgrades for around 7 months before Sydney Metro Northwest services begin in 2019. The new high-frequency bus service, Station Link, replaces trains between Epping and Chatswood. For more information on Station Link, visit

A number of bus services run to Spit Junction in Mosman where Taronga Zoo is a short connecting bus trip away or a limited number of route services run direct to the Zoo's main entrance.

To the Zoo

  • Route M30 runs between Sydenham and Taronga Zoo via the city making stops near major CBD train stations including Central, Museum, Town Hall and Wynyard.
  • Route 247 runs between Wynyard and Taronga Zoo via North Sydney.
  • Route 238 runs between Balmoral Beach and Taronga Zoo via Mosman.

To Spit Junction, Mosman

The following route buses run to the Spit Junction on Military Rd, Mosman. From there change for a Route M30 or 247 to get to the Zoo's main entrance.

  • B-Line services run between Wynyard and Mona Vale run every 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Route 229 runs between Milsons Point and Spit Bridge, Mosman via North Sydney.
  • Route 230 runs between Milsons Point and Mosman Wharf via North Sydney.

Return services

After the concert, catch a bus back to Spit Junction to connect with other route services.

You'll need to tap your Opal card on and off when regular route bus services. For bus service disruption information check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.

Travel on Twilight Ferries between Circular Quay and Taronga Zoo Wharf is covered by your concert ticket. Remember to show your event ticket or proof of purchase to transport staff when boarding the ferry.

Getting there

On concert days, twilight ferries to the Zoo leave from Circular Quay wharf 4 at 5:15pm, 5:45pm, 6:15pm and 6:45pm.

From the Zoo wharf, a free event shuttle bus will run regularly between the wharf and the Zoo's main entrance from 5.25pm until 7.10pm.

Getting home

Free shuttle buses from the Zoo's main entrance down to the wharf run regularly from 9.30pm until 11pm.

Ferries back to Circular Quay leave the Zoo wharf at 8:15pm, 9:45pm and 10pm after each concert except Sunday night when ferries leave at 8:15pm, 9:40pm and 10:10pm. 

Sydney Ferries are a great way to get around the city but services can be popular and may reach capacity, particularly on weekends, so have a back up transport option in mind.

For ferry service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations.

Change at Central to connect with a Route M30 to Taronga Zoo.

For maps and service frequencies see light rail service information. For light rail service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Traffic may be heavy approaching the Zoo along Bradleys Head Road and Military Road ahead of each concert. Ticketholders are strongly encouraged to allow extra travel time and plan to arrive early as parking will be in high demand.

For the latest traffic information visit Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app.

For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area visit NSW Taxi Council.

There is a multi-storey car park at the Zoo, however it is expected parking will fill quickly, particularly on weekends so consider the alternate transport options available.

Entry to the car park is from Bradleys Head Road at a flat rat cost of $18. There is also limited metered street parking available on Bradleys Head Road.

A free mobility shuttle will be available from the Zoo main entrance to transport guests to the concert lawns and between the Zoo wharf and Zoo main entrance for attendees requiring support.

Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select "accessible services only" in the Options to ensure you only see accessible services. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. See accessible travel or download a transport app (select the "Accessibility" filter).