Adelaide Zoo is just a 15 minute walk from the central business district and is home to more than 1,800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited in over eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings.
Adelaide Zoo is also home to Wang Wang and Funi, the only Giant Pandas in the Southern Hemisphere.
The zoo’s other major exhibits include the Immersion South East Asian Rainforest, Seal Bay, Australian Rainforest Wetlands walk-through aviary, Nocturnal House, Reptile House, Bug Barn, Children’s Zoo and the Westpac Envirodome, and environmental education centre.
Zookeepers provide daily animal feeds and keeper talks. You can join an Adelaide Zoo free walkabout tour throughout the day – tours depart from various locations every half hour between 9.45am and 3.30pm.
There are great facilities at the Adelaide Zoo! Majority of the walkways and trails are flat and wide and access to the Wisteria Restaurant, Fig Tree Café and Zoo shop are all step free. There is one staircase within the zoo, however these animal enclosures can still be access via another route.
Accessible bathrooms are available throughout the zoo located at Accessible toilets are located at: Natures Playground, The Rotunda and The Envirodome. The Natures Playground accessible bathroom is fitted with a full body ceiling hoist. Visitors will need to supply their own loop sling. NOTE that the ceiling hoist SWL is 200kg, this is the maximum weight it can take regardless of the SWL of the sling.
Animal Experiences that are wheelchair friendly are: Chamelon & Co Encounter, Giraffe Feed, Panda & Friends, Hippo Interactive, Big Cat Interactive.
All animal experiences require enclosed footwear. It is recommended to book Animal Experiences in advance to avoid any disappointment.
There is no accessible accommodation located in the grounds of the Zoo. Search here for options nearby.
GOOD TO KNOW
Accessible Parking is available along Plane Tree Drive close to the zoo main entrance. The Botanic Gardens of South Australia owns and operates all parking on Plane Tree Drive.
Zoos SA recognises the national Government issued Companion Card and Carer Australia Card. Free entry is offered for carers accompanying a person with a disability when using one of the approved cards below.
Due to federal quarantine restrictions the Zoo is unable to allow assistance animals on site. Temporary accommodation for assistance dogs can be provided; however, it is recommend leaving service animals at home. Zoos SA recommends visiting with friends or family who can assist during your visit.
Wheelchairs are available for hire from the Information Desk located near the zoo entrance. The hire cost is $15, which is inclusive of a $10 deposit.
- Actively welcomes people with access needs.
- Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
- Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
- Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
- Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
- Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
- Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
- Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
- An access and inclusion statement is available (make this available on your website).
This information has been verified to meet The Good Scout Accessible Standard.
FACILITIES FOUND HERE
- Coach Parking
- Conference/Convention Facilities
- Enquiry Desk
- Non Smoking
- Parents Room
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
ACTIVITIES YOU CAN ENGAGE IN