Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide

4.2
#1 of 160 in Outdoors in South Australia
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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Adelaide Zoo by using our Adelaide travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 16, 2017
    It was nice to see the variety of animals. I was there at opening so it was quiet then as they day went on many school groups on field trips. Great for the children.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    ¨Presentations are very good. Animals are healthy and play with each other such as monkeys. Very nice walk to admire the rainforest birds. And what a unique opportunity to admire the giant pandas!  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This was my second visit to the zoo in 4 years. The location and site are fantastic, but the area around the wild cats was old, tired, and way too small. I want people to visit the zoo as it relies so...  more »
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  • April 29, 2017
    With plenty of enclosures and shows throughout the day, there's plenty to do at Adelaide Zoo (AZ). The panda and primate exhibits were quite active during our visit which made it pleasant to watch and spend some time watching. Other interesting activities included the bird show where a keeper presented the crowd with one of the zoo's trained Aves. Amusing facts and history of each animal can be found on each enclosure. If you're looking for food within the zoo, be prepared to fork out a bit to keep yourself satisfied. There are a few options for dining including a deli/cafe and one/two restaurant(s) (forgotten the options). The deli/cafe serves pies/pasties, sandwiches amongst other quick food options along with drinks. Wisteria Restaurant (next to the entrance) serves sit-down meals ranging from $20-30 (from memory). Barista coffee is available here. Definitely bring packed food if you are not ready to spend more than the entry fee for a day out in AZ. A perfect couple of hours enjoyed within the confines of AZ. The only gripe I would have is the price of tickets. I completely understand the cost though. (Not really) New enclosure with the pandas coming in 2009. Great day out for a family, couple, or group of friends. A nice place to visit from time to time.
  • July 11, 2017
    Its a small zoo but a nice zoo. There were friendly staff offering help and chatting about the animals. As far as staff and service goes, this zoo is tops.
  • June 24, 2017
    This is my favourite zoo! The animals are very well cared for and loved. It is a small zoo and they have maximised their space really well.
  • July 1, 2017
    You can get really close to the animals and there are so many wonderful exhibits. I can recommend the lion feeding experience.
  • July 12, 2017
    Totally love the Adelaide zoo has a cafe Hugh outdoor play equipment for kids,kids zoo,public toilets are clean, variety of animals helpful volunteers walking around to answer any questions.

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