Adelaide Zoo | It’s a great time to visit | Autumn 2016

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Adelaide Zoo has long been a Play and Go favourite and right now is a fantastic time to visit!

We might not be quite past the possibility of 40 degree days just yet, but the weather is definitely getting a little cooler and late Summer into Autumn is a wonderful time to spend a whole day at the Zoo.

Nature’s Playground

The new Nature’s Playground is proving to be a very popular attraction at the Zoo, drawing in lots of visitors and really enhancing what was already a fabulous day out. We were lucky enough to test out the playground when it opened and loved every minute. Entry to the playground is included in your entry to the Zoo.

To read our Play and Go Review of the Nature’s Playground, CLICK HERE.

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It’s a great day out!

The Zoo is one of South Australia’s major tourist attractions and a must visit destination for families with children of all ages.  Situated within a 15 minute walk of the City of Adelaide, the Zoo is located alongside the beautiful Botanic Park and gardens.  Young children take absolute delight in visiting the zoo, their excitement when looking at and listening to animals they don’t see every day is priceless.  Older children are able to look and learn, ask questions and participate in educational programs run throughout the year.  Adelaide Zoo’s focus is on endangered and rare animals from continents such as South America, India, Africa and Australia (also South East Asia).  With such an important educational facility on our doorstep, a day at the zoo is a wonderful experience no family should miss.

To read our Play and Go review of a day at the Zoo, CLICK HERE.

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Zoos SA Membership

If you visit the Zoo regularly and want to get the best value for money, why not get an annual Zoos SA membership? Not only will a membership give you unlimited access to both Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo, you’ll also get to visit many amazing zoos all around Australia for no extra cost. This includes entry to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Melbourne Zoo, Perth Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria. Now with the fabulous Nature’s Playground, there’s even more reason to visit the Adelaide Zoo regularly during the year.

Membership benefits include:

  • 12 months of free entry to Adelaide Zoo, Monarto Zoo and most major zoos in Australia
  • 10% off at Adelaide and Monarto’s Shops and Cafes
  • Discounts on Animal Experience bookings
  • Free 12 month subscription to Zoo Times magazine
  • Special members only prices to Zoo Events

To arrange your Zoos SA membership, CLICK HERE.

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Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo is a 1,500 hectare open range sanctuary (one of the largest open range zoos in the world) with internationally renowned breeding programs for rare and endangered species. At the zoo, you can travel on the Zu-loop shuttle bus service or via the walking tracks, to experience Monarto at your own leisure.  The Zu-loop transports you to the various wildlife viewing platforms where you can disembark at each bus stop to view the wildlife and meet with one of their informative guides or zoo keepers.

Entry to Monarto Zoo is included in Zoo membership – it’s well worth the trip up the Freeway for this wonderful experience.

To read our Play and Go review of Monarto Zoo, CLICK HERE.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Zoo website here.

What:        Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Zoo – a great time to visit

When:       Autumn 2016

Where:     Adelaide Zoo | Frome Road | Adelaide

Who:          Everyone!

All photos by Play & Go Adelaide

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