Adelaide Zoo

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Adelaide Zoo, one of Adelaide’s most iconic attractions, is home to more than 2,500 animals and 250 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited over eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings.

Adelaide Zoo is the second oldest zoo in the nation and represents a significant part of South Australia’s heritage and social history. Since Adelaide Zoo first opened to the public in 1883, generations of South Australians have shared in the wonder of a visit to the zoo.

It’s a relaxing green city oasis and vibrant sanctuary that gives you the feeling of stepping into another world. It’s full of diversity, colour and unique things to see and do. It offers an intimate zoo experience speckled with elements of curiosity, fantasy, fun and surprise.

Adelaide Zoo is the only major metropolitan zoo in Australia to be owned and operated by a conservation-based charity, Zoos SA.


Accessible bathrooms and including an accessible bathroom with a full body ceiling hoist. Visitors will need to supply their own loop sling.


Online or at the Gate.


Animal Experiences that are wheelchair friendly

  • 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.

Zoos SA have a host of accessible information online, view Visitor Information to help plan your visit.

Zoos SA recognises and accepts some Government Issued Carer & Companion Cards.

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.


A number of the Animal Experiences are not accessible.

Enquire/Booking Form