Zoos in South Australia
Adelaide Zoo is located just on the outskirts of the CBD and is about a 10 minute walk from the train station. It is home to over 1800 animals spread across almost 300 species such as exotic and native animals, reptiles, birds and fish.
The zoo is open seven days a week, between the hours of 9.30am and 5pm. There is animal feeding within the children’s zoo, with food available from the gatekeeper. Tours can also be booked, covering behind the scenes, walkabout tours and up close experiences (feed the lions!).
Originally started as a special breeding area in 1983, Monarto is now a 1000 hectare open range zoological park Five major habitat exhibits exist, including African plains and Asian grasslands, and future plans are for habitats for cheetahs, African lions and the black rhino.
The zoo is located approximately an hour’s drive from Adelaide, down the South Eastern Freeway. A map and further details can be found on the Monarto Zoo website.
Several safari tours are provided, with the African tour taking 55 minutes and the Grasslands tour about 30 minutes. A shuttle bus also runs regularly around the park to move you between the different habitats.
A must do is the giraffe feeding!