Find it at: Adelaide Zoo (Frome Rd, Adelaide)

If you haven’t been to Adelaide Zoo in a while, you might be surprised by how much has changed. From the new Penguin Bay to the Red Panda Runway and Tamarins on the Run tunnels, the primate boardwalk where you can sit for hours watching the siamang and gibbons swing and play above your head to the cheeky meerkats and of course our two famous Pandas – you won’t know where tolook first!

The zoo is home to over 250 different species of native and exotic animals including their famous Giant Pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni and newest arrivals – three adorable Sumatran Tiger cubs! Sisters Marni and Susu and brother Ketambe have been prowling, pouncing and playing together since their debut in April 2023!

Set aside a few hours or a whole day of exploring, discovery and fun with plenty of opportunities to get up close to the animals. It can be a long day of walking and sightseeing so make sure you pack extra snacks, water and sunscreen as you make your way around the jungle-like gardens.

The lovely botanic setting means lots of shady areas and perfect for laying out a blanket for a picnic. Bring your own lunch, or grab a range of tasty treats, snacks, drinks and hot meals at the onsite cafes. 

If you want to get closer to some of your favourite animals, there are some incredible experiences available for loved ones of all ages. Hand feed a giraffe, go behind the scenes to feed the adorable Yellow-footed Rock-wallabies, mingle with meerkats and even inspect an insect (a great one for the under 6s). Check out the range of experiences online here.

Run wild at Nature’s Playground

This is an absolute highlight for the kids! Part of the Variety Children’s Zoo, it’s a wonderful environment where little ones of all ages and abilities can let their imaginations run wild exploring the natural world. It’s always one of the highlights of our day at the Adelaide Zoo. Click here for all the Adelaide Zoo Nature Playground info.

Head’s up! Free Flight Bird Show

Swoop in for a flying sensation at 11:30am daily on the Central Lawn to see some of the feathered Adelaide Zoo residents and hear about their incredible features. It’s a great time to sit and eat your lunch.

Relaxed Zoo Mornings For Inclusive Experiences

During a Relaxed Zoo Morning experience, the zoo’s gates open earlier with reduced human noises on site to ensure a quieter and calmer environment for the autism and autistic community.

The experience is held quarterly on the third Saturday morning of month, and allows guests one and half hours to explore the zoo at their own pace before opening to the general public.

The Relaxed Zoo Mornings program is part of Zoos SA’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) charter, which aims to create an environment of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusiveness.

Click here for more info and dates for Relaxed Zoo Mornings

Kids in Adelaide Top Tips for visiting Adelaide Zoo

  • Bring lots of snacks and water. Water bottles can be refilled at stations around the Zoo!
  • Hats and sunscreen are a must.
  • Adelaide Zoo is very pram friendly and they also have Zoobarus (available for hire for $15.)
  • Check the daily schedule for the day you visit to make sure you don’t miss any of the animal presentations or meet the keeper experiences >
  • If you’re interested in an animal experience book before you go, they often sell out.

Open 9:30am – 5pm every day of the year (including Christmas and Boxing Day!)

A Zoos SA membership pays for itself in just 3 visits!
Get a 365-day adventure with unlimited visits to Adelaide Zoo AND Monarto Safari Park plus discount at the Zoo Shop and café.

Members – Free
Cub (0-3 years) Free
Child (4-14 years) $22.50
Adult (15+ years) $42.50
Concession (15+ years) $31
Family (2 adult + 2-3 children) $107

There’s also a great range of family combination passes you can buy, check out the website for more information.

If your littlies can’t get enough of the Adelaide Zoo, you could also enrol them in the A to Zoo sessions for pre-schoolers! Find out more here.

For more information and to book tickets online visit

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