Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Adelaide Zoo, one of Adelaide's most iconic attractions, is home to more than 3,000 animals and 250 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited over eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings. Situated next to the Botanic Gardens, Adelaide Zoo is open every day of the year from 9:30am to 5pm and this amazing wildlife experience is only a 15 minute walk from the city.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Aimee832
    United Kingdom20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic little zoo
    We had a lovely afternoon at the zoo, not an overly big one but still lots to see and do. Obviously the main attraction is the giant pandas and they are just gorgeous. We saw them in the morning and then went back a bit later and it was their indoor time with the keepers and it was fantastic to see the interaction with the keepers, blowing bubbles and chasing them, having some scratches and chasing the keepers going up and down on a skateboard. We didn’t see the new tiger cubs but as they were still small we weren’t expecting to see them, and as with any animal whether in a zoo or not they do what they want so you may not see them. The enclosures are all very clean and tidy, we even saw the kangaroo/wallaby enclosure and tapir enclosure being cleaned, which you don’t see at many zoos. We had a lovely visit and despite it being the Easter holidays it wasn’t overly busy which was lovely.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 May 2023
  • Keliiaua
    Seattle, Washington111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tiger Cubs and Pandas at the Adelaide Zoo
    initially I wasn't sure I wanted to go to the zoo. We traveled thousands of miles and the idea of going to a zoo wasn't on my list. However, we found we had time and we went. This was one of the best zoos I have ever been to. Perhaps we were just lucky, but nearly all of the animals were visible and we enjoyed them all. The tiger cubs were out and playing, the pandas were roaming about, and the small monkeys were running between their exhibit spaces by way of these tube/cages up over the walkways. Even the lions were roaring, and I must admit that was a chilling sound! It was a delightful day and also included a walk through the botanical gardens adjacent to the zoo.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2023
  • Margaret R
    Canberra, Australia16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit to Adelaide Zoo
    What a day at Adelaide Zoo. Usually whe you visit the lion enclosure, they are a bit uninspiring, boring even. But today, the lioness was definitely having a bad day; she was lunging at the fence towards anyone who would look at her. Very exciting. Then there were the three new tiger cubs - just beautiful. A palm frond had fallen into the enclosure and had scared the life out of them - they were now determined to “kill” it. The icing on the cake was the panda exhibit. They were on the move. We hadn’t seen pandas in the flesh and they didn’t disappoint. Well done Adelaide Zoo we had a great visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 June 2023
  • John
    Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant
    I haven’t been to the zoo in quite some time and it definitely lived up to our expectations. All the animals look healthy and happy which is always what we want to see. The keepers work with such passion and empathy. Keep up the good work. We didn’t book in any experiences for the day, but we did enjoy watching everyone else get to have interactive experiences- something we will consider for the future.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Wendy
    Western Australia, Australia281 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Adelaide Zoo
    Spent a lovely day at the zoo. Most of the animals were out and about. The zoo is not a big as Perth zoo but is just as pretty and green. Be sure to check out the Panda’s and the tiger cubs. It is worth getting a two day pass and visit the zoo on day one then day two take a drive to Monarto Safari Park.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 July 2023
  • SueP
    Brisbane, Australia16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect Pandas
    I've seen a lot of zoos around Australia and some of the best ranked in the world and Adelaide Zoo is up there with those. The pandas were a delight, every-thing was clean and the surrounds were well kept. Definitely worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Ange
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wild Experience at the Adelaide Zoo
    I had a $250 voucher to use at either Adelaide or Monarto zoos. This was my 50th birthday present for me to do tiger and lions experience, however due to covid the "CAT" experience is no longer on offer so I was left a little upset. However, I was very happy to be able to do 3 experiences along with my sister at the Adelaide Zoo Feeding the Meerkats, Giraffes and finally feed the penguins. We loved every part of it - the staff were so knowledgeable and friendly as were the animals. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves even though the weather was not too kind.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Brenda A
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Personal Panda Party
    Easy access on 98C free bus from city centre. Only way I will ever see a Panda and they were up close, active and only a couple other people there. I wish they had non reflective glass to have caught the moment I was face to face with a panda through the glass. Reflections made photography impossible until they moved outside and we were separated by a moat. Sad to see lion, tiger, giraffe, birds so constricted but that's the same with any zoo. I appreciated seeing pink legged Jabiru up close having just come from NT.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 17 August 2023
  • 949gaye
    Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Family Experience
    Monarto exceeded expectations! From the amazing reception by the dedicated volunteers to the enthusiastic informative bus attendants, the visit was really enjoyable! The environment that has been created for the impressive collection of animals is brilliant and we can’t wait to see the expansion plans open to the public. Well done Monarto, this will be a regular destination for the family.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,323 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    "Bear cats" are stars of Adelaide Zoo
    Adelaide Zoo has Australia's only panda pair. Unfortunately, the black and white pandas have not reproduced. Soon their term as Australia's only breeding panda pair will be up. The pandas are much-loved by the people of Adelaide. See them while you can. By the way, in China, where pandas are found, they are called "sheng mao" or "bear cats."
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 September 2023
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Peter B
18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great zoo with lovely shady gardens. We had a great time with lots to see. Some animals were not visible but this is pretty normal for zoos. We should have had lunch before visiting as the cafe food options and quality were very disappointing.
Written 14 April 2024
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Paul B
Chirnside Park, Australia307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Spent over 3 hours watching the Pandas and it was fantastic to see Wang Wang but the highlight was actually seeing g Fu Ni make an appearance. Seeing her love the keepers scratch her back and then go to the outside enclosure was amazing. Wang Wang put i a great show outside. The rest of the zoo was a bit disappointing compared to Melbourne zoo. The enclosures are sooooo small.
Written 1 April 2024
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peta8989
Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Pretty sure this maybe my new favourite zoo. Bar 1 part it’s all completely flat, so easy to walk around. Animals were so enjoyable and easy to see. Loved the pandas
Written 22 March 2024
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Sharon C
New Plymouth, New Zealand30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
3 giraffes, a lion and a panda…. $170AU thanks very much. As a main attraction its poor, the zoo is tired, not much to see and a-lot of displays were empty. Maybe it was too hot?
Don’t waste tour money.
Written 14 March 2024
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James E
Anglesey, UK302 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We went on a hot day and most animals were out of sight we saw almost nothing. The Orangutans enclosure was closed, baboons/monkeys closed and there were not even any koalas…… all in all not a worthwhile visit and the zoo should be more open about what is and isn’t open.
Written 8 March 2024
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Ceilidh A
Canberra, Australia79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Had a wonderful day strolling around the zoo. Great range of animals and beautiful grounds that are well maintained. The keepers were friendly and knowledgeable.
Written 28 February 2024
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JodieK70-29
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
From the animals to the grounds and facilities, so well maintained and a pleasure to walk around. Even loved being able to buy a selection of plants that are growing throughout the zoo. Definitely recommend, especially if you are a first time visitor or haven’t been recently.
Written 6 February 2024
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KLH772024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
Took 3 autistic kids and did the Meerkat encounter. Keeper and photographer were fantastic, kids loved it and really enjoyed having their questions answered by a professional.
Written 4 February 2024
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limeclaw
Perth, Australia2,657 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Adelaide zoo is a beautiful zoo and a must visit. The enclosures are large and spacious with loads of room to roam for the animals. Lots of different animals to look at and the grounds are lush & green and beautifully maintained. The panda’s are amazing. The enclosure is huge and has loads of interesting area’s and places for them to roam and to cool off in the heat. There are lots of different animals to visit and all equally great!

There are plenty of places to rest and have a picnic, and loads of play ground equipment for children to play on. A must visit in Adelaide. Please visit to support the animals.
Written 29 January 2024
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Dreamcaster51
Berri, Australia40 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Went to the zoo first time for over 20 yrs. We were very disappointed with the exhibits being very dated.
Poor Orangatang, had a blanket on its head under a shelter, so very sad to see, just sat with back to people. The lack of animals able to be viewed was obvious, the Pandas were out but they go home soon. We saw three Meercats in a very small enclosure, two sea lions swimming enjoying them selves.
There were a few Marmosets out but not too many other apes, we were there from 10 till 3pm so plenty of time to see the exhibits. The only places seeing to have money spent on them were shops to purchase Panda dolls etc. The nocturnal frogs and stick insects display was very rudimentary in my humble opinion, I worked at a crocodile exhibit in Queensland and it was fantastic, not bias at all, it was just way better. ( no not Australian zoo)
The lunch was not a bad price and very roomy area to eat it, I had fish and chips for $12.90, one piece of fish that actually smelled of fish, nice chips.
More water stations with cups would have been nice on a warm day.
Would I go back, probably not after seeing other zoos around Australia,
Our grand daughter wanted to see Pandas before they left and they came from Brisbane.
Written 22 January 2024
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