Monarto Safari Park

Discover, Zoo

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!

70% of the species at Monarto are threatened or vulnerable to extinction in the wild and each time you visit, you are helping to continue their vital work to save animals from extinction and connect people with nature.

As a not-for-profit organisation, your support helps both Monarto Safari Park and their conservation partners on the ground around Australia and the world.

Walk the wild
Breathe 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 Centre and animal viewing platforms, you can walk the entire trail or combine a walk with the bus. The majority of the walking trails are accessible for robust pushers and wheelchairs and are signposted throughout.

Relax and Play in the wild
Monarto Safari Park also has a number of nature-inspired play areas where kids can run free range. Stop at the cafe for a leisurely coffee taking in the stunning view as the kids let loose in the nearby playground. Take five in the rhino Boma area as kids become safari rangers and cool off in the sprinklers alongside a mob of mischievous meerkats. And after a day exploring and playing don’t be surprised if it’s a very quiet car ride home… sssshhhhh

Get Up Close and Personal
Monarto Safari Park offers a number of incredible animal experiences for kids of all ages. Feed the giraffes, meet the rhinos, mingle with the meerkats and of course the Lions 360 Experience is a must do. Read more about that here

Make sure you also pay a visit to The Outpost which is located in the former Visitor Centre – you’ll find educational displays that will ignite a passion for conservation in your child – you’ll also find a Cafe, Gift Shop & bathrooms here!

Things to know:

  • Lots of clean, new baby-change and toilet facilities
  • Great air-conditioned buses
  • Wearing shoes is recommended as the ground can be quite dusty and rocky in parts
  • Take a hat and sunscreen
  • Giraffe feeding is awesome and a great activity for little ones.
  • The new entrance is located on Monarto Road, Monarto, the Rural City of Murray Bridge contributed to the project through the construction of a new slip lane entry. 

Opening Hours: 9:30am – 5pm with the last bus leaving the Visitor Centre at approximately 3pm.

Cost: Members – free | Family – $101 | Adults – $40 | Concession – $29 | Child 3+ years – $21.50 | Under 3 – free
There’s also a great range of family combination passes you can buy, check out the website for more information on prices.

Find it at  Old Princes Hwy, Monarto South
www.monartosafari.com.au

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