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Monarto Safari Park - South Australian Wildlife Destination

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@playandgoadelaide

Monarto is vast with a sense of the African savanna due to its enormous size of 1,500-hectare open-range park. Located in Monarto and approximately 70 kilometres from Adelaide’s centre. There is a shuttle bus due to the size of the zoo as well as over 10 km of walking trails. Major habitat developed are the Asian steppes, African plains, and Asian grasslands. The zoo is not irrigated, and vegetation is largely native flora to minimise water consumption as the area is a semi-arid region. 

Monarto Safari Park, Adelaide, South Australia @wonderlandbuzz_95
Monarto Safari Park, South Australia @wonderlandbuzz_95

The African savanna plains are easily imagined and the herds of wild animals makes for a safari experience without leaving Australia. There are cafes, seated areas and a gift shop for plush stuffed souvenirs. 

Check Animal Experiences Archive – Monarto Safari Park for details.

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LOCATION

Adelaide CBD to Monarto Safari Park

WHAT TO DO NEARBY

  • Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery 
  • Murray Bridge Bunyip can be found lurking in her cave today on the banks of the Murray River at Sturt Reserve Murray Bridge
  • Captain’s Cottage Museum and connections to the Murray River

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Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery, South Australia @murraybridgeregionalgallery
Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery, South Australia @murraybridgeregionalgallery

ARE YOU VISITING ADELAIDE AND WOULD LIKE WALKING TRAIL TIPS?

Adelaide walking trails should include Monarto Safari Park. There is a network of 1-5 to 2 km trails with Africa’s big five keeping you company.

Zebras at Monarto Safari Park, Adelaide, South Australia @zoossa
Zebras at Monarto Safari Park, South Australia @zoossa

Cheetah Track
The Cheetah Track is a self-guided 1.84km walk through some Mallee scrub area with native wildlife and flora. Easy grading.

 

Emu-Wallaby Track
The Emu-Wallaby Track is a self-guided 1.19km walk past a variety of birdlife and native flora. Easy grading.

 

Mallee Fowl Track
The Mallee Fowl Track is a self-guided tour of approximately 1.19km to a habitat where you can see these unique birds in a native setting. Easy grading.

 

Ridge Track
The Ridge Track is approximately 1.54km and includes some beautiful views of giraffe, zebra or eland and their surroundings. Moderate grading.

Boma Track
The Boma Track is a self-guided walk of approximately 0.89km leading to the Southern White Rhino habitiat. Moderate grading.

 

Bretag Track
The Bretag track is approximately 1.22km one way and will take you from the Rhino Boma, past historic stone ruins to the African Lion and Painted Dog viewing platform. Easy grading.

 

Windana Track
The Windana Track is a short 650m between the carnivore viewing platforms at Windana and the visitor centre. Easy grading.

Depending on prevailing weather conditions, Walking Tracks are subject to closure at short notice.

(source Monarto Safari website)

Rhino installation at Monarto Safari Park, Adelaide, South Australia @abbathajayne
Rhino installation at Monarto Safari Park, South Australia @abbathajayne

Monarto Safari Park is part of Zoos SA and a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

 

 

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