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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  • We went to see the pandas. The zoo was easy to get around, very flat. We passed by a large playground area for children. Some exhibits are limited compared to larger zoos but definitely worth seeing t...  more »
  • easy layout,friendly helpful staff.Food at the cafe was good.Pandas were fun to see too.Overall a great day out  more »
  • Great Zoo was there on opening time, was a cold morning but the sun did come out. Very friendly staff Chad was great. Alot of school kids but well behaved. Unfortunately the Nocturnal house was closed...  more »
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  • Staff were exceptional. Big play area for children. Got there around feeding time, so many of the animals were active. Many well loved & cared for creatures - not just used to, but comfortable with human presence. Baby gibbon is getting bigger, baby tortoises were adorable. Red tailed black cockatoo was a ball of love. Butterfly garden was covered in butterflies. Took peripheral part in several "keeper talk" events; great sessions explaining what goes on, the biology & environmental focus of the animals. Free public transport (route 98/99) stops immediately in front of the entrance walkway. Grounds were clean & well maintained. Food prices were rather steep (~$4 bottle of still water). Security is decent, maintains customer privacy well. If you plan on going more than once, yearly memberships are an excellent option.
  • We love the zoo. Lots of fun animals to see. The playground is amazing. We usually do a combo of a packed lunch and buy something sweet after. Always lots of nice places to sit for a picnic while we walk around. Gift shop is average. I feel like they sell a lot of things related to animals that you can't even see at the zoo. And their prices are quite high . Lovely setting. Close to cut. Really simple parking and not too pricey to park either which is great!
  • My partner and I are serial zoo goers when we travel. The last time we were in Adelaide we visited the zoo. Honestly the BEST zoo I've been to. Amazing enclosures, the only pandas in Australia (worth it on their own) friendly staff, the zoo experiences are really well advertised. I did the lemurs and I will never forget it. If in Adelaide HIGHLY recommend this zoo.
  • This Zoo is setting a fantastic example for captive conservation and how useful it can be. There is a great range of animals in many new and state of the art enclosures, a great place to take kids or come with your partner and take a leisurely walk around. Don't feel like you have to see everything in one day, come back another time and get a good look at all the exhibits.
  • I recently visited Adelaide Zoo with some friends of mine. We all found it to be an awesome experience, from the staff to the animals to the environmentally friendly surroundings. The animals looked healthy and on speaking to some of the keepers, found out that all the animals are given enrichment activities to do and they have a nutritionist etc etc on site. I would recommend the Zoo to any of my friends who may travel to Adelaide. It is a very easy walk to the Zoo from the centre of Adelaide (we actually walked from Hilton Hotel area)

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