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Twilight at Taronga 2020 Summer Concert Series

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Taronga Zoo, Mosman

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Start each evening
18:00
Finish each evening
21:30

Event information

From Friday 31 January to Saturday 7 March on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights concerts will be held at Taronga Zoo for the Twilight at Taronga 2020 Summer Concert Series.

Special event ferries will run between Circular Quay and Taronga Zoo for ticketholders with pre-purchased ferry transfers. Shuttle buses will also run between the Zoo wharf and Zoo main entrance.

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.

Opal

You can use an Opal card for all modes of public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, including metro, trains, buses, ferries and light rail. Receive Opal benefits including daily and weekly fare caps and a Travel Cap of $2.80 on Sundays. 

Remember to top up your Opal card before you travel to avoid waiting in line at top-up machines. You can top up your card online or at an Opal retailer.

More ways to pay

If you have a contactless-enabled American Express, Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card, or a linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and tapping off at Opal card readers. Available on all public transport services including metro, trains, buses ferries and light rail, contactless payments are another way to pay on the Opal network. Adult Opal fare pricing applies and you will receive Opal benefits, including daily and weekly fare caps.

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

  • From Circular Quay, catch a ferry to Taronga Zoo wharf.
  • From North Sydney, change for a bus to Spit Junction in Mosman to catch connecting 247 change for another bus direct to the Zoo entrance.
  • From Wynyard, change for a route 247 or M30 (Route 430 as of 9 Feb) bus direct to the Zoo or a frequent B-Line or Military Road bus service from Carrington St to Spit Junction to connect with buses to the Zoo entrance.

Trackwork

Scheduled trackwork is taking place on each weekend throughout the event and may affect how you travel so plan ahead, For train service disruption information, check trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network.

Regular route buses

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

To the Zoo

  • Route M30 (Route 430 as of 9 Feb) 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 frequently to the Spit Junction on Military Rd, Mosman. From there change for a Route M30 (Route 430 as of 9 Feb) 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.

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.

Return services

After the concert, catch a route 247 bus back to Spit Junction to connect with other route services. Keep in mind late night bus services are limited on weekend so plan ahead.

Shuttle buses between Zoo Wharf and Zoo entrance

Free shuttle buses will run between the Zoo wharf and Zoo main entrance to help ticketholders connect with pre-purchased event ferry transfers on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights during the series:

  • From Wharf to Zoo at approx 5.25pm, 5.55pm, 6.25pm and 6.55pm
  • From Zoo to wharf at approx 9.15pm, 9.45pm and 10pm.

Accessibility shuttle

A free mobility shuttle bus service will run a loop between the Zoo wharf and the Zoo main entrance and concert lawns. Contact Taronga Zoo for more details at info@twilightataronga.org.au.

Ferries will run frequently between Circular Quay and Taronga Zoo Wharf to get you to and from the concert. 

 

Services to Taronga Zoo

Services from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo Wharf will run on event days at 5:15pm, 5:45pm, 6:15pm and 6:45pm

Return services to Circular Quay

Taronga Zoo Wharf to Circular Quay ferries will run on event days at 9:30pm, 9:45pm, 10pm, 10:15pm and 10:30pm. 

 

Passengers are reminded that 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.

L1 Dulwich Hill light rail services run between Central Station (Grand Concourse) and Dulwich Hill. The new L2 Randwick Line services run between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station (Chalmers Street). 

From Central, catch the Sydney Buses Route M30 (Route 430 as of 9 Feb) to get directly 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 rate 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).