Twilight at Taronga



Looking for that perfect Sydney summer evening out to enjoy awesome music and tasty food? Well, look no further. 

The annual Twilight at Taronga is returning for its 26th year, bringing you a host of music to enjoy while watching the sun go down before the stunning backdrop of Sydney harbour. 

This not-to-be-missed event starts on 28 January, with concerts running every weekend over a four-week period. 

Belinda Fairbrother, Taronga Zoo Community Conservation Manager spoke to North Shore Living about what people should expect from the 2022 event. 

“It’s always quite a magical event,” Belinda says. 

“It’s such a fun evening, watching the sun set over Sydney Harbour. It’s a relaxed event so you can come along, bring a picnic blanket, bring your own food, or enjoy some of the items that we have on offer.”

Several leading Australian acts will be performing, including tunes from Josh Pyke, Winston Surfshirt, Vika & Linda, Washington & Odette, The Church, San Cisco, and Daryl Braithwaite as well as annual favourites Bjorn Again, James Morrison Big Band, and the Comedy Gala.

Belinda says Twilight at Taronga will have something to suit everyone’s interests and all age groups are welcome to attend this fantastic experience. 

“I am very excited, and I always try and get along to as many events as possible,” she says.

The event will be adhering to all COVID-19 guidelines set out by the NSW Government, with a limited capacity to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for everyone attending. 

Twilight at Taronga has been a fully sustainable event since 2015, when they first banned single use plastic and examined actions they could do to engage with artists and guests regarding sustainability. 

“We have made a real effort to make sure that we do as much as we possibly can. Conservation is what we stand for, and we want to lead by example in that way,” Belinda says. 

Taronga’s ‘Concerts with a Conscience’ approach promotes sustainable practices across all parts of the event. The zoo proudly supports the Litter Free Oceans campaign that aims to protect marine wildlife and oceans. 

Kirsty Redfearn, vice president and area marketing with the event’s corporate sponsor, Mastercard, says this amazing experience can make audiences feel ‘uplifted’. 

“Combining some of the best views and entertainment that Australia has to offer, Twilight at Taronga raises the bar year after year when it comes to creating these once-in-a-lifetime, priceless moments,” Kirsty says.

“After a year of uncertainty these experiences have never been more important, and Mastercard is proud to partner with the team to deliver this year’s summer concert series.”  

The purchase of all Twilight tickets come with the choice to add on optional extras, such as gourmet hampers, sundown chairs, picnic blankets, and same day zoo entry. All contribute to Taronga’s far-reaching work in wildlife conservation. 

For anyone wanting to immerse themselves in a bigger Taronga experience, the zoo has got you covered with a ticket that includes a VIP seat with great views. 

Also up for grabs is the Twilight at Taronga Retreat Package, which includes an overnight stay in luxury accommodation at the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga.

Limited capacity for this popular summer event means tickets will sell fast, so if you don’t want to miss out on an evening of magic and music head to to snap up a ticket.

Jess Clarke, Journalist, Peninsula Living Magazine

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