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Melbourne Zoo Twilights and Twilight at Taronga Presented By Anz 2017 Summer Concert Series Announcing Wednesday 19 October

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unnamedMelbourne Zoo Twilights and Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ are the ultimate destination for music lovers and together they are excited to announce their 2017 summer concert series program onWednesday 19 October 2016. With a captivatingly diverse lineup set amongst the unique environments of Taronga Zoo and Melbourne Zoo, the 2017 series will run each weekend from Friday January 27 to Saturday March 11.

Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ offers the unparalleled thrill of an open-air show on the lawns ofTaronga Zoo’s intimate, fully-licensed natural amphitheater set against the stunning backdrop of Sydney harbour, where audiences are invited to enjoy a gourmet antipasto hamper, refreshing drinks and immerse themselves in the magnificence of Sydney in the summer.

All tickets to Twilight include free return ferry travel from Circular Quay from 5:15pm, bus transfer from the Taronga wharf up to the main Zoo entrance and post-show buses to Spit Junction. And for the first time in 2017 Twilight concertgoers can also take advantage of free same-day Zoo entry.


Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ 2016 (photo credit: Maclay Heriot)

Set amongst the historic Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Zoo Twilights is a diamond in the city’s summer calendar and a hidden gem in Melbourne’s inner-north. Surrounded by luscious greenery, audiences are invited to enjoy live music under the stars in the fully-licensed sprawling natural lawns whilst indulging in gourmet antipasto hampers or offerings from newly placed food trucks in the Taste of Twilights food area in the ultimate summer experience.

Tickets to all Melbourne Zoo Twilights shows include full access to the Zoo from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, so be sure to head down early to gaze with the giraffes, peer with the meerkats and laze with the ring-tailed lemurs.


Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2016 (photo credit Ian Laidlaw)

Both Taronga Zoo and Zoos Victoria believe that with the public’s help, every species can not only survive, but thrive, and all proceeds from the Melbourne Zoo Twilights and Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ and summer concert series go back into their ongoing conservation work.

In 2016 Taronga Zoo launched its legacy for the future and for the wild, dedicating the next 10 years to the conservation of 10 critical species. The 2017 series will champion the first global community action tool, Wildlife Witness to help in the fight against illegal wildlife trade.

Zoos Victoria have been fighting the extinction of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot. Now into the third year of a five-year plan, Zoos Victoria and their partners play a key role in the recovery of the species, increasing community awareness of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot and building programs to reintroduce it to the wild.

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