Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide

4.2
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Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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 came here probably 7 years ago & back then it was a quick walk through experience. On the day we came it poured with rain. Most of the animals were hiding so it was a bit disappointing for the...  more »
  • While there seemed like their was heaps to do for young kids and most adults I couldn't find anything that I really enjoyed at the zoo and I'm 17. Young kids have the playground and push around cars.....  more »
  • Nice sunny day to see the animals even though Hough a lot didn’t seem interested in all us visitors. The giraffes looked happy as did the hippo. Highlight was the Pandas. Thank you to the volunteers.....  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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