After hitting the markets and churches, the kids might want a break from the history and culture with a stop into the Adelaide Zoo!
Adelaide Zoo is one of Adelaide’s most iconic attractions. Home to over 2,500 animals and around 250 species, both exotic and native to Australia, the zoo offers amazing opportunities to observe hundreds of animals up close.
About Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo is the second oldest zoo in the region and has a long and fascinating history. First opened in 1883, Adelaide Zoo is a relaxing green oasis offering refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city and a vibrant sanctuary for all looking to relax and meet the local residents. The zoo is a conservation charity that strives to connect people with nature, all the while saving many species from both endangerment and extinction. The zoo is open every day from 9 am until 5 pm, giving you plenty of time to discover its hidden wonders!
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Adelaide Zoo After Dark Tours
A day at Adelaide Zoo is thrilling enough, but what about in the dark of night? Hear the hoots, growls, and rustles as you travel through this dark environment, seeing the nocturnal animals run about and learning more about what happens in the zoo after dark.
After you’ve strolled through the entire zoo, you might be wanting to get a closer look at some of your favourite animals. Luckily, the zoo offers animal experiences for those interested, allowing up close and personal meet-ups with some of the friendly animals. Pat a kangaroo, feed a meerkat or hold a monkey, creating some unforgettable memories and snapping a couple of fantastic photos while you’re at it!
Take a walk on the wild side with one of Adelaide Zoo’s personal guides! Enjoy an informative guided tour of the entire zoo with one of the staff’s knowledgeable volunteers. Listen intently as they detail each animal, their history and personality as you bask in the sights and sounds surrounding you. The tour takes around an hour, and is well worth the 5 dollars per person. However, there are limited spots for this activity, so make sure to pre-book before arriving to the zoo so you don’t miss out!
Immerse yourself in this world of mini creatures by visiting this fully enclosed temperature-controlled space. Come face to face with the colourful chameleons, be brave and inspect the slithering snakes, or examine the unusual and unique insects dotted about!
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