Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide

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Gaze at over 1,800 animals covering more than 300 species at Adelaide Zoo. Australia's second oldest zoo and the only major city zoo running as a nonprofit offers exhibits of wildlife from four continents. At Immersion, walk through Southeast Asian jungle and come practically face-to-face with Sumatran Tigers and Orangutans. A behind-the-scenes tour brings you up close with a range of animals and into normally off-limits areas. Pay special attention to the former Elephant House and the entrance on Frome Road; both of these are on the National Trust of South Australia's architectural heritage list. Plan to visit Adelaide Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Adelaide attractions using our Adelaide vacation builder.
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  • I went to the zoo on a weekday morning and enjoyed my 2-3 hours there. It was definitely a highlight seeing the quokkas and the pandas! I think they could post more signage to let you know where you.....  more
    I went to the zoo on a weekday morning and enjoyed my 2-3 hours there. It was definitely a highlight seeing the quokkas and the pandas! I think they could post more signage to let you know where you.....  more »
  • Adelaide Zoo is a 15 min walk from Rundle Street and easily accessible. Landscaping around and in the zoo is quite lovely- the gardens outside the zoo are full of flying foxes (fruit bats). The... 
    Adelaide Zoo is a 15 min walk from Rundle Street and easily accessible. Landscaping around and in the zoo is quite lovely- the gardens outside the zoo are full of flying foxes (fruit bats). The...  more »
  • This is now our families favourite zoo in Australia. You can get so close to the animals in their enclosures. A top family day out 
    This is now our families favourite zoo in Australia. You can get so close to the animals in their enclosures. A top family day out  more »
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  • Hadn't visited the zoo in years. We were surprised what excellent enclosures and overhead runs were created for the animals. Beautiful grounds to have lunch. Also, the magnificent Morton Bay Fig trees are a standout. The nature playground is impressive! Great job. Thank you
  • A lot of fun even in the heat. Wonderful Adelaide zoo!! The zoo was excellent and relies on volunteers and donations. After you visit the museum you will want to make a donation too. Easy to get to by taking the tram. Enjoy
  • I had not been to the Adelaide Zoo for several years. I was so impressed with the improvements and the improvements for the future. The staff and volunteers were very helpful when I needed to ask any questions. I particularly like the many bench seats around the grounds, sitting and listening to the sounds of the Zoo was amazing. I will definitely be returning in the new year. If you have not visited the Zoo or have not been for awhile, then why not??
  • Great day out for the family. Loved seeing the animals looking happy and cared for. Easy to get around, not too many areas that weren't easily accessible with a stroller. Lots of kids around and they were certainly well catered for. Parking could be an issue I envision, however, we were very lucky to get an excellent spot at the very front.
  • A smaller, but better planned zoo than most. We thoroughly enjoyed the abundance of interactive areas. Staff are very friendly and obviously passionate about wildlife. We were lucky that even on a 38 degree day we got to see most of the animals doing their thing and up close.

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