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Adelaide Zoo - Attractions and Things to Do

  • Family Fun


Adelaide Zoo, a family friendly visitor experience is easily accessible for most major hotels. There is even a free ADELAIDE CONNECTOR BUS to the Adelaide Zoo.

Discover a zoo with a powerful record of breeding endangered series and the second oldest zoo in Australia. Adelaide Zoo is located adjacent to Adelaide parklands, within the CBD. Short on time yet wanting to observe wildlife, Adelaide Zoo is the answer. Simply a short walk from your city hotel.



Adelaide Zoo, South Australia star attraction Chinese panda
Star attraction Chinese panda, Adelaide Zoo, South Australia
  • There are rare or endangered Australian species such as tree kangaroos. 
  • Exotic endangered animals include hyacinth macaws and pygmy hippos. 
  • Australia’s only pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni are in residence, at least to the beginning of 2025.
  • Quokkas, adorable residents located in the petting zoo and a favourite for kids.  
  • Tasmanian Devil.


Adelaide Zoo offers a variety of things to do from guided talks and animal interactions to a gift shop and cafe.

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Adelaide Zoo regular scheduled keeper talks, animal experiences and personal interactions should be booked beforehand to avoid missing out.


There are cafes, seated areas for picnics and a well stocked gift souvenir shop. Over its 136 years, Adelaide Zoo has celebrated a number of breeding successes for endangered species such as the Orange-bellied Parrots, Western Swamp Tortoises, Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby and small primates including Golden Lion Tamarins and White-cheeked Gibbons.

For further information check Visitor information – Share in the wonder of a visit to Adelaide Zoo.


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Yellow tailed rock wallaby, Arkaroola Weather Station, South Australia
Yellow tailed rock wallaby, Arkaroola Weather Station, South Australia



  • Adelaide Zoo Playground is impressive. Kids can have fun on play equipment built on nature play principles. There are climbing structures, water play features, a creek bed to paddle in and aerial walkways. Kids have a birds-eye-view of the Zoo, the CBD and the riverbank. Disabled access does not miss out with a lift to view the zoo from the aerial lookout.
  • Another aerial challenge for kids. If your kids are not afraid of heights, climb through treetops. Children have to be over 100 cm in height.  Admission fees apply. Check TreeClimb Adelaide.
  • National Railway Museum for kids to explore a full sized steam train complete with puffing steam. 
  • Adelaide Zoo is a mere 1.8 km to Rundle Mall, a premier shopping destination. 18 minutes walk and the teenagers are happy.


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The best time to visit most zoos is during the weekdays when it’s less crowded. Avoid the middle of the day as animals are more active.


Frome Rd, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Adelaide Zoo, South Australia, red panda
Red panda, Adelaide Zoo, South Australia

The distance between Adelaide and Adelaide Zoo is 2 km. Visitors without a vehicle can use the FREE CONNECTOR BUS …


Parking and Public Transport

The Botanic Gardens of South Australia owns and operates all parking on Plane Tree Drive and offers a number of accessible parks close to the zoo main entrance. Buses stop at Stop 2, Frome Road directly outside the zoo including the free city connector bus.

(source: Adelaide Zoo website)

Adelaide Zoo is open seven days a week (check website for the latest information). 

Spend a wild night at Adelaide Zoo.




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