Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide

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#1 of 234 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. Plan to visit Adelaide Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Adelaide attractions using our Adelaide vacation builder .
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  • Unfortunately Adelaide does not offer much in terms of attractions. Among the few there is the zoo, held up well is structured so cute. Definitely suitable for families and animal lovers.
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  • With the weather mild, yet warm, Adelaide Zoo is a perfect way to spend a relaxing break from day to day life. The animals were all active, engaged and revelling in the sun as much as we were. As memb...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to gain a better understanding of conservation, and to have a relaxing day with the family. Lots of areas sit, view, and even dine. Also, it's adjacent to the beautiful Botan...  more »
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  • I was at the zoo today with my grandchildren, daughter inlaw and her sister with her children. My granddaughter had a accident in the playground and we needed first aid. I would like to thank all of the staff and st johns people that came and helped, especially the gentleman that helped us out of gate seven and his help also with the traffic. Cannot fault any of you in any way. We went to children's hospital and they glued the cut. Thank you.
  • 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.
  • Great set up. Very friendly staff wandering around asking if we were enjoying ourselves and if we needed any assistance. Very knowledgeable staff on animals too.
  • Excellent Panda tour with seeing the Red Panda feeding and lots of time with the Giant Panda. The rest of the zoo was a pleasure to walk around and our guide was excellent.
  • Great value for money. Spent 4-5 hours here taking our time looking at all the amazing animals on display. Worth bundling with the Monarto Zoo also.

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Most budget-friendly rooms in Adelaide cluster in the central business district, with plenty of backpacker accommodations located near the city's central bus station. Adelaide also boasts an outstanding public transport system, which makes staying outside the central areas a viable and economical option for sightseers. Look for quiet and affordable rooms in North Adelaide, a leafy neighborhood filled with an eclectic mix of shopping and dining options. Book early for visits during peak season, and expect higher prices on the weekends and during school holidays.
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