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Come and see Australia’s biggest open-range zoo, here in Adelaide.

Located 70km from the city center of Adelaide, on Old Princes Highway, Monarto Zoo spans more than 1,500 hectares, and is home to more than 50 species of native and exotic wildlife. There is so much to do and see at Monarto Zoo.

There are plenty of events happening throughout the year. To see future events, click here. There are also a number of Keeper presentations throughout the day, which you can find on their homepage, here.

Courtesy of Monarto Zoo Facebook


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With over 500 animals throughout the zoo, there will always be something exciting to see. Some of these animals include: Southern White Rhinoceros, Black Rhinoceros, Cheetah, African Lion, as well as native Tasmanian Devils, and Yellow-footed Rock-Wallabies, plus many more exquisite animals. To see the full list of animals, and to find out more information on them, click here.

Southern White Rhinoceros. Courtesy of Monarto Zoo Facebook


Monarto Zoo has a range of exciting Animal Experiences, from Being A Keeper For A Day, to Meet The Chimps, and the new Lions 360, plus many more.

Lions 360. Courtesy of Monarto Zoo Facebook


I’m sure, as you are reading this, you are thinking ‘how on earth do I visit all of these animals over 1,500 hectares?’ The Zu-loop bus will transport you around the grounds of the zoo, where you can hop off at the viewing platforms for a better view of the animals.
If you fancy yourself a bit of a hike, there are plenty of walking tracks available. You can choose a walking track to suit your energy levels, here.

Now for the cost:
There are different passes that you can purchase:
Unlimited Access starts from $49.95 (Children's price).
Life Membership: $2,300
Two Zoos Pass from $29.95 (Children’s price).
One Day Pass starting from $19.50 (Children’s price).
For more information on tickets and pricing, click here.

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Lastly, Monarto Zoo is run by a not-for-profit conservation charity, called Zoos SA. If you would like to donate money to Zoos SA, find out more information about the work they do, or become a volunteer, click here.

Monarto Zoo Details
Address: Old Princes Highway, Monarto South 5254
Opening Hours: 9:30am-5:00pm, 7 days a week (including Christmas and all Public Holidays).
Telephone: (08) 8534 4100
Click here for their Facebook page.

To read about Zoos SA's Adelaide Zoo, click here.

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