Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide

4.2
#1 of 9 in Zoos & Aquariums in South Australia
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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  • We visited the zoo in October. It is quite small less than 8 hectares. It is well set out and the new children’s section looks great. The pandas were wonderful to see. Unfortunately many enclosures we...  more »
  • Went for a visit to Adelaide Zoo on a Saturday afternoon and found it pleasant. Number of animals has diminished since Monarto has opened - shows how long since we have visited ! Nice landscaping and ...  more »
  • Being from Sydney, it’s hard to rival Taronga zoo, typically making our visits to zoos underwhelming. That wasn’t the case with Adelaide Zoo. A fantastic array of animals, in enclosures that engage th...  more »
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  • Love this place,was great going mid week,very few people there. Chatted to lots of volunteers who had great stories and information about the animals. Always enjoy visiting and as I have a annual zoo pass can visit whenever I want. I'd definitely recommend looking into getting one.
  • Shattered that it's better than Melbourne Zoo... only let down was lion enclosure and especially the Seal exhibit.. a ton of unique animals, great displays of old and new. Might want to bring your own food and drink as can take a while to buy something.
  • Went to the Zoo just after Christmas. The dinosaur exhibit was in town. Absolutely sensational. The zoo needs your support. If you haven't been down in a while, make the time and effort to take some friends or family. It's just a great day out!
  • Great for all the family, the zoo has really progressed over the last few years, adding new parts and revamping old, still quite expensive, and if you intend to come a few times in a year, a season ticket is definitely a must.. The kids playground is fantastic and is great in its own right....
  • although I'm not the biggest fan of Zoo's, I've just never been able to wrap my head around the concept, I must say that the Adelaide Zoo is a pretty good one. I found that the habitats that a lot of the animals were in were very clean, well maintained and very spacious. The lion enclosures could have been a lot bigger, they looked a bit cramped in there. For the price this is a pretty entertaining zoo and it provides the kids with a lot to do throughout the day.
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