Zoofari Taronga Zoo Foundation

A once-in-a-life-time experience


We work annually with The Taronga Foundation on their headline fundraiser event, pushing the boundary of what's possible to delight and amaze patrons.

Year on year Taronga faced the challenge of raising more funds than ever before for the next phase of their development, so they briefed us to “take the event to the next level” and put this event at the top of the fundraising circuit.


Working with the Event Committee and using the natural elements of the Zoo an event was stage like never before.

Based around the theme of Temple of Siam we used existing building supporters to create a spectacular seven metre high tiered marquee suspended in the tree canopy next to the new elephant enclosure and overlooking the stunning Sydney Harbour skyline.

This ensured the guests had a money can't buy experience that all involved were proud to put their name to and one that guests would talk about for years to come.

The marquee, which took over three weeks to build, was on a scaffold base that put the main dining experience in line with the top of the tree canopy. The marquee was decorated with hundreds of parasols and Asian birdcages adorned with orchids; the décor was complimented by a Thai inspired pattern design.


Taronga Zoo and the patrons were left speechless with the outcome. Guests commented that they were treated to an once-in-a-lifetime experience that they would never forget and felt compelled to support a charity that clearly delivered on all levels.  

The Zoo raised the most money it ever had from the event, over $500,000 in a turbulent year.