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Adelaide Zoo General Entry Ticket

Highlights
  • Admission to Adelaide Zoo
  • Check out more than 1,800 animals and 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish
  • See Wang Wang and Funi, the only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere
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Adelaide Zoo General Entry Ticket
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Adelaide Zoo General Entry Ticket
From US$26.32
Overview
Get up close to more than 2,500 animals, including Aussie icons like kangaroos, wombats and Tasmanian devils with a fun family day out at Adelaide Zoo. Meet the zoo’s most famous residents, a pair of Giant Pandas, then marvel over rare breeds like Sumatran tigers, sun bears, orangutans and gibbons. That’s not all: watch feeding demonstrations; spot weird and wonderful birds as you walk through the aviary; and hand-feed kangaroos, deer and other animals at the Children’s Zoo.
What to Expect
Head to the Adelaide Zoo, a pleasant 15-minute stroll from downtown Adelaide. The zoo features roomy and well-kept roaming areas for its 1,800 endangered and rare critters from India, Africa, South America, Southeast Asia and Australia. As you enter, note one of the zoo's important architectural features: the cast-iron entry gates that date to the 1883 opening. The spacious grounds are also a botanic garden blooming with native and exotic flora.

You might start with a visit to see the stars of the zoo: Wang Wang and Funi, the only giant pandas living in the southern hemisphere. The adorable black-and-white heavyweights came to Australia after an earthquake in the Sichuan province of China destroyed their home at the Wolong Giant Panda Research Centre.

Next walk through the impressive South East Asia wing to see the siamang (a gibbon), sun bear, Sumatran orangutan, and Sumatran tiger exhibits. Check out Australian natives including several species of kangaroo, wallaby and wombat. Then marvel at the lions, cheetahs, baboons, and meerkats, among other beauties in the African region.

Ask at the entrance about the day’s schedule times for animal feedings and zookeeper talks. During the keeper talks, the audience can ask questions and hear fascinating facts about the animals they care for such as tigers, orangutans, pelicans, penguins, hippos and macaws.

Feel the soft fur of a kangaroo or feed a deer at the Children’s Zoo, where kids can interact with more than 120 animals. To learn more about environmental conservation, head under the green roof of the Envirodome for displays on innovative ideas. The building features hay-bale walls, water-conserving toilets, and solar panels.

When you want to rest and have a bite to eat, head to one of the cafes, food stalls or picnic areas located throughout the zoo.
Reviews (46)
1 - 5 of 41 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Day trip

Spent the day wandering around. Was clean, well maintained. Not too many big animals left. Dinosaur experience was on at the time we were there which was well done and wonderful for the kids. We were there for feeding times of the lions and tigers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank janD3507LR
Reviewed 5 days ago
A gorgeous zoo with lovely gardens

I love the zoo - I'm a bit biased having been a life member for the last 15 years, but it's really worth a visit with the family. There are some lovely experiences like the Macaws flying across the lawn at lunchtime and the feeding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank melaniecasey2017
Reviewed 1 week ago
Pleasant way to be outdoors on a hot day

We went early to secure a close parking spot and before the heat kicked in Plenty of variety to see and volunteer guides when we were unsure where to go next The highlight was the south East Asian walk thru aviary The food at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dream50151383510
Reviewed 1 week ago
We loved the pandas!

We visited the zoo on a Saturday and were a little concerned when we arrived to find a long line but thankfully it moved quickly and the zoo did not feel crowded when you walked around. The zoo is not large but we spent most...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NellyC76
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Must!

Block out at least half a day for this - bring a water bottle, a hat and some sunscreen, and take plenty of time at each enclosure. The absolute highlight though, is that you get to pet quokkas - the adorable, always-smiling little guys are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank StormyStoHelit
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