- Zoos and Aquariums Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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Located approximately halfway between the Adelaide Oval and Adelaide Botanic Garden, the Adelaide Zoo gives families and animal lovers alike an opportunity to spot unique Aussie creatures, including echidnas, red kangaroos, koalas, wombats and Tasmanian devils. But travelers can do more than ogle at the zoo's critters. Experiences like feeding giraffes, holding meerkats and zoo sleepovers are also offered (for extra fees).
According to prior visitors, the Adelaide Zoo is a great attraction for kids. Many recommend feeding the animals at the children's zoo for 2 Australian dollars (approximately $1.50), running around at the playground and watching the zoo's resident pandas. Travelers also appreciated the high level of care given to the animals, as well as the reasonable entrance fees and knowledgeable zookeepers, though some said areas of the property could use a refresh.
The Adelaide Zoo is situated within walking distance of the South Australian Museum, Adelaide Botanic Garden, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Adelaide Oval. No parking is available on-site, but visitors can park in the nearby Wilsons Parking garage for a flat rate of AU$10 ($7) on weekends. Or, travelers can use Adelaide Metro's buses to get to and from the attraction. The Nos. 271 and 273 buses, as well as the city's free 98A and 98C buses, make stops by the zoo.
Visitors are welcome to visit the property between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily, but some exhibits and facilities have restricted hours. Tickets cost AU$34.50 ($26) for adults and AU$19 ($14) for children ages 4 to 14, but extra charges will be incurred for add-on animal experiences. A playground, two eateries, picnic areas, ATMs and restrooms are also available on-site. For a complete list of activity and ticket prices, facilities, animal exhibits and more, check out the Adelaide Zoo website.
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