Adelaide Animal Experiences

Adelaide has so many fantastic animal experiences for kids of all ages. Of course we’ve got the ones that everyone knows like the Pandas at Adelaide Zoo and giraffe feeding at Monarto but did you know about all the great Farm Stays available not too far from the city, or places like The Farm Barn up in the Adelaide Hills where you can really get up close and cuddle your favourite farm animals.


Narnu Farm – Hindmarsh Island

Located on Hindmarsh Island, just across the bridge from Goolwa on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, Narnu Farm has been a favourite destination for generations of South Australian families. Many South Aussies would have visited Narnu on school camp ‘back in the day’ or have taken their own kids for a farm stay family holiday. Narnu Farm offers a magical farm stay experience with twice daily animal feeding sessions where guests can...

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Classic Carriage Drives

Step back in time on a trip down memory lane with this relaxed, unique family experience. After a leisurely drive to Montacute in the Adelaide Hills, our carriage awaited us by a charming old stone building on Institute Road, creating a picturesque scene that set the tone for the entire journey. We were warmly greeted by the owner, Libby, her canine sidekick, Eddie, and the most beautifully natured horse, Stella – a delightful trio...

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Gorge Wildlife Park, Cudlee Creek

The Gorge Wildlife Park is not your average wildlife park but a place where people and animals get together. Situated in the picturesque Adelaide Hills and only a 40-minute drive from Adelaide, the park offers an up-close and personal experience to an extensive range of Australian and exotic animals, birds and reptiles. We have visited many times now with kids of all ages. recently visited with the kids aged 8 and 4 and the whole family loved...

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Redwing Farm | Moonta | Yorke Peninsula

We have enjoyed a number of stays with the kids at Redwing Farm. Beautiful, family-focused and an easy 2 hour drive from Adelaide at the top of Yorke Peninsula. It is officially a favourite place to spend a long weekend! Located just out of Moonta, this beautifully appointed farm accommodation is perfect for families, in a great location and certain to continue as a regular tradition for our family. There are three delightful...

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Birthday Parties at Cleland Wildlife Park

Welcome to one of the most relaxing kids parties you will ever host, with all the serenity of the stunning Cleland Wildlife Park combined with the all-inclusive party offerings provided. Let’s check out what you get as part of the package here. Inclusions Entry to Cleland Wildlife Park for the day Reserved space in café or café lawn area Lunch for kids Bag of kangaroo food for each child to feed free-ranging animals Gift bag for each...

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HJ & Brian Cook Native Animal Reserve, Minlaton

Right across the road from the Minlaton Caravan Park and the Minlaton Playground is the HJ & Brian Cook Native Animal Reserve.  You can’t go inside, but take the kids for a walk around the perimeter to have a look at the emus, wallabies and birdlife. There are a few shady seats around the outside for you to sit and watch the animals. The emus were as curious about us as we were about them and followed us the whole way around! When we...

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Sassy’s Cat Cafe

Adelaide cat lovers, kids who love animals and families looking for a beautiful unique experience, welcome to Sassy’s Cat Cafe and Adoption Centre in Felixstow on Payneham Road. Last week we popped out for cake and coffee to meet Sharon and her adorable fluffy friends, some permanent residents and some rescues waiting for forever homes. You can visit this super family friendly venue with or with out the intention of adopting, and simply...

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World Giraffe Day – 21 June

Do you have an animal lover in your house? Or specifically a giraffe lover? Well, listen up because the 21st of June is WORLD GIRAFFE DAY & we have some fun ways to celebrate across Adelaide. Check out these ideas below – stick your neck out & get planning! Visit Jungle In Willunga Take a drive down south & stop in at the fantastic plant nursery that is Jungle In Willunga. The kids can hunt in the jungle for all of the...

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Animal Experiences at Adelaide Zoo

Hand feed Giant Pandas, Wang Wang and Fu Ni, get up close to meerkats as they run across your lap in search of treats, help feed the Little Penguins or experience a day in the life of a Zoo Keeper… plus so much more! Get within a whisker of some of the world’s most awe-inspiring animals with a behind the scenes Animal Experience at Adelaide Zoo. With a wide range of experiences available for all ages and budgets, there’s something for everyone....

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Animal Experiences at Monarto Safari Park

Hand feed a ginormous giraffe, help put the lions to bed or even tickle a rhino behind the ears…there are so many amazing animal experiences available for everyone at Monarto Safari Park. With a wide range of experiences available for all ages and budgets, there’s something for everyone, especially the kids! Book your tickets, purchase a gift voucher or discover more Monarto Safari Park Animal Experiences at...

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Lions 360 at Monarto Safari Park

Take a walk of the brave! Monarto Safari Park’s 360-degree lion experience is all about getting YOU up close with the amazing African Lion. This jaw-dropping encounter gives you a prey’s-eye view into the world of these awesome predators. If you’ve been to Monarto Safari Park (and if you haven’t THIS is your reason to go), you’ll know the bus ride out to the 10-hectare home of the lions is all part of the adventure. Drive past the giraffes and...

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Monarto Safari Park

Are you ready to explore the wild?Discover the largest safari experience outside of Africa. Spanning more than 1,500 hectares and home to more than 50 species of exotic and native animals, you can fit every major Australian zoo within Monarto Safari Park and still have land left over!. Walk the wildBreathe in the fresh air, stretch your legs and explore the open plains of Monarto Safari Park. With 12kms of walking trails between the new Visitor...

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A to Zoo at Adelaide Zoo

Nurture your little one’s curiosity for animals and the natural world! Designed for little adventurers, see Adelaide Zoo’s iconic animals brought to life over a series of play-based, creative learning sessions. Children will learn about a new animal each week through storytelling, arts and crafts, and a trip through the zoo to meet the animal up close. Program details: Designed for 2 – 5 year olds 45-minute sessions over 8 weeks Available...

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Adelaide Zoo

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!...

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Light Creatures | Review

Light Creatures is back at the Adelaide Zoo as part of Illuminate Adelaide once again. All your fave exhibits from last year are back, including Cahaya, the prowling tiger! It is a not to be missed event on the Illuminate calendar, but book quick as some sessions are already selling out! Keep reading for our review from Opening Night last year 2022. Dates: 29 June – 23 July 2023Thurs, Fri, Sat and SunEntry times: 6:30pm and 7:45pm After a sold...

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Animal Experiences on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is synonymous with Australian animals. I mean, it literally has KANGAROO in the name! But even if you’ve grown up in Australia & are used to seeing our animals, there is still something super exciting about spotting a kangaroo or koala or seeing some cool birds that you don’t get to see everyday. You can’t go to Kangaroo Island without having at least one or two animals encounters & we all know that...

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Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island

Fun fact: Australian sea lions are unique to South Australia & Western Australia. Sad fact: They are endangered, with a total population of about 12,000. Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island is the third largest colony & a place you can see them without any enclosures in their natural habitat. It’s also the only place in the world where you can see them at close range & walk on the beach where they eat, rest & play. It is part of a...

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Alpacas Chaparral

Where: 20027 Spencer Highway, Minlaton Alpacas are not scary. There we said it. If you imagine a large, long necked, fluffy dog that you just want to cuddle, you are on the right track. So with that in mind, you must make the quick stop off at Alpacas Chaparral when you are on the Yorke Peninsula with kids to say g’day to Shorty and Dee and have a free look around. With over 120 Alpacas on site, it is actually really cool to give them a...

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Adopt an Animal at Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary

Animal Adoption is a great way to support the ongoing care of each animal at the Sanctuary. By adopting your favourite animal, you can help with feed, vet care, animal husbandry, and enrichment. All the animals at the Sanctuary will benefit from your support.You can also gift an animal adoption to a loved one. Animal adoptions are a perfect gift to animal lovers for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or any special occasion. Here’s what’s...

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Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is an Australian conservation icon, nestled in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. The land, a dairy at the time, was originally purchased in 1969 by environmentalist John Wamsley. Dr Wamsley converted the paddocks into five native habitats, including rainforest and wetlands. He protected these habitats with a 2 metre high, feral-proof fence. Warrawong is now a safe haven for all manner of rare and endangered native...

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Variety Children’s Zoo at Adelaide Zoo

The Variety Children’s Zoo is an amazing play space for kids filled with interactive areas that allow them to get closer than ever to some of the zoo’s most popular residents. Located right next to the Nature’s Playground and Wisteria Café you can grab a coffee while the kids learn, explore and meet some new animal friends. Complete with areas for children of all abilities to play and explore you can get up close and personal with goats,...

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Cleland Wildlife Park

Cleland Wildlife Park is home to some of Australia’s most iconic animals. You’ll find kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, wombats, dingoes, many species of birds and reptiles and more. There are very few animal enclosures at Cleland. Most animals live in natural habitat and you can get up close for great photos. The animals are fully adapted to the park setting and accustomed to people, meaning you can pat and feed them. It’s more...

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Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo

Find it at: Frome Road, Adelaide Nature’s Playground is a fantastic play space for kids of all ages, although the climbing equipment best suits kids 4 years and up (smaller kids have things to do and play with too, but be prepared to spend some time lifting them on, off and over things!) Please note, you do have to have an entry ticket or Zoo membership to access this playground. Located just inside the Zoo entrance and right next to the...

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The Hahndorf Farm Barn

Find it at: Mount Barker Road,  Hahndorf Adelaide’s Hahndorf Farm Barn is a unique blend of a children’s farmyard and wildlife park. You can hold, touch and feed most of the animals in complete safety and at your own comfort level. Find out how animals are born, grow and live on a farm. A visit to Adelaide’s Hahndorf Farm Barn is not just about family fun activities or keeping the kids entertained – it’s...

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