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Travelling to Kangaroo Island after the Bushfires | Jan 2020

Travelling to Kangaroo Island – How you can support the Tourism Industry as they Recover from the Devastating Bushfires
Kangaroo Island is a magical place close to the hearts of many South Australians and we are all completely heartbroken at the toll the recent bushfires have taken on the Island locals. Their businesses, homes and properties […]

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Kangaroo Island for Families | Holiday Destination with Natural Beauty, Wildlife & Adventure

Exploring Family Friendly Kangaroo Island
South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is a true natural paradise, perfect for families wanting a getaway with that real holiday spirit – a world class bucket list destination.
There is so much to see and do on Australia’s third largest island from action adventures to peaceful walks through untouched bushland.  Think pristine beaches, […]

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Where to Donate in South Australia to Support Bushfire Recovery

Where to Donate in South Australia to Support Bushfire Recovery & Relief
January 2020
It’s the bushfire crisis that has brought Australia to tears and left the rest of the world watching on in horror.  The devastation is beyond belief and it’s easy to feel helpless when the scale of the disaster is just so huge.
Below you […]

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Warrawong Sanctuary Foundation Fundraiser for Koala Insurance Population & Wildlife Hospital in SA | Jan 2020

Fundraiser for Koala Insurance Population & Wildlife Hospital in SA
Rescuing injured Australian wildlife ravaged by bush fires is crucial. However, emergency reactions to the devastation are only half the battle. What happens next?
SA’s wildlife deserves to be treated in a purpose built hospital. There are some great facilities across Australia such as the wildlife hospital […]

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National Pet Adoption Day | PETstock | 15 Feb 2020

[ February 15, 2020; ]
National Pet Adoption Day
On Saturday 15 February, PETstock stores across the country will play host to pet rescue organisations as part of the sixth annual National Pet Adoption Day (NPAD) led by PETstock’s charity PETstock Assist and leading not-for-profit organisation PetRescue.
The initiative urges would-be pet owners to think more responsibly about pet ownership and reconsider […]

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Environment SA’s 10 Top Spots to Snorkel in South Australia

Image: Carl Charter
Environment SA’s 10 Top Spots to Snorkel in South Australia
South Australia’s marine parks are full to the brim with great spots to snorkel. Here are 10 places to try. 
From leafy sea dragons to giant Australian cuttlefish, about 85 per cent of the marine life in South Australia’s marine parks is found nowhere else […]

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Summer School Holidays at Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Safari Park | 14 Dec 2019 – 27 Jan 2020

[ December 14, 2019 to December 31, 2019. January 1, 2020 to January 27, 2020. ]
Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Safari Park
Go wild at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park these school holidays!
At Adelaide Zoo it’s all about fun and entertainment with the new Variety Children’s Zoo!  It’s just a hop, skip and jump from their Nature’s Playground and Wisteria Café so the kids can explore while you relax with a coffee.

Plus, […]

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Adelaide School Holiday Activities

Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Animal Adventures | Dec 2019 – Jan 2020

[ December 14, 2019 to January 27, 2020. ]

Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Summer 2019/20
Your guide to all the best activities & ideas for the December & January School Holidays.
South Australian Summer School Holidays: Saturday 14 December 2019 – Monday 27 January 2020
Summer is the perfect time to get the kids out and about during the school holidays with an extended break and […]

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Ended: WIN A Family Pass to the Adelaide Zoo | Dec 2019

WIN A Family Pass to the Adelaide Zoo, including an Insect Encounter, to use during the School Holidays.
The Adelaide Zoo is the perfect place to visit over the school holidays, with the new Variety Children’s Zoo open and our incredible Giant Pandas, Wang Wang and Fu Ni staying in Adelaide for another five years!

Know an […]

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Panda Extravaganza | $5 Entry to Adelaide Zoo | 25-30 Nov 2019

[ November 25, 2019 to November 30, 2019. ]
Panda Extravaganza – $5 entry to celebrate five more years of Giant Pandas in Adelaide
Hooray – the Giant Pandas are here to stay, and Adelaide Zoo is celebrating with $5 tickets* for all kids at the gate. Plus if you are a Zoos SA member you get to bring an additional friend for just $5* – […]

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The Wild Experience Gift Guide | Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Safari Park

The Wild Experience Gift Guide
Christmas is only a whisker away so make this year the most magical yet with a unique gift from Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Safari Park.

More than half of the gifts received last holiday season have probably already been forgotten. This Christmas, Zoos SA have made it easy for people to give […]

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Adelaide Shorebird and Dolphin Festival | Nov 2019

[ November 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019. ]
Adelaide Shorebird and Dolphin Festival 2019
Celebrate Park of the Month in the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park-Winaityinaityi Pangkara during November.
Discover amazing wildlife and stunning landscapes with so much to see and do, from bird and dolphin watching to kayaking, snorkelling and mangrove tours.  There will be great outdoor events and activities […]

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Laratinga BirdFair | Laratinga Wetland | 27 Oct 2019

[ October 27, 2019; ]  
Laratinga BirdFair
Enjoy a great day of birding and bird-related fun at the second ‘Laratinga BirdFair on Sunday 27 October from 10am to 4pm.
Organised by Birds SA and the Mt Barker Council, there will be stalls, displays, guided bird walks and guest speakers, plus food, coffee and music. There will also be activities for the kids […]

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Wombat Awareness Organisation Open Day | 16 Nov 2019

[ November 16, 2019; 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ]
Wombat Awareness Organisation Open Day
Join the Wombat Awareness Organisation for their open day on Saturday 16 November 2019 in Flaxley.

WAO has the only free range, cage free wombat sanctuary. As the wombats’ happiness is their absolute priority, the sanctuary is only open for small, private visits except for this one afternoon where their doors are opened […]

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‘Alan the Alpaca’ at Brownhill Creek Tourist Park | Mitcham | Review

Meet Alan the Alpaca – a star of Brownhill Creek Tourist Park
Not many local tourist parks can claim a pet mascot, except this one. 
by Carla Caruso
*Editor’s note: Since posting this story, we’ve heard the sad news that Al passed away unexpectedly from a short illness in January. He’s much missed locally.*
From alpaca-themed kids’ parties to […]

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Sea Shepherd Adelaide’s Ocean Defence Tour | Stepney | 2 Nov 2019

[ November 2, 2019; ]
Sea Shepherd Adelaide’s Ocean Defence Tour
The annual Sea Shepherd Australia Ocean Defence Tour is coming to Adelaide with a family friendly event in November.
The Ocean Lovers Family Friendly afternoon will be a great event for families to attend with official Sea Shepherd merchandise for sale, live music, vegan food and licensed bar plus a chance […]

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Adelaide Zoo’s Variety Children’s Zoo | Review

[ September 28, 2019 to October 13, 2019. ]
Variety Children’s Zoo at the Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo’s new Variety Children’s Zoo is open from Saturday, 28 September 2019. It’s an amazing interactive play space for kids, allowing families to get closer than ever to some of the zoo’s most popular residents.
Built with the help of the South Australian community and children’s charity Variety Australia, […]

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A carer looking after a kangaroo Image Credit Willow Wood Sanctuary

Kangaroo Rescue in Adelaide | What To Do If You Find a Roo

Rescued kangaroos Image Credit Kangaroo Rescue South Australia
Kangaroo Rescue in Adelaide
What to do if you find a Roo
Here in Adelaide we share our backyards with some amazing native flora and fauna, however you’re unlikely to see a kangaroo in your backyard if you live close to the city. But if one were to hop down […]

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Adelaide Monarto Safari Park to be the largest outside of Africa

Monarto Safari Park
Adelaide’s Monarto Zoo has announced that they are expanding and becoming a safari park. The Monarto Safari Park will be the largest safari outside of Africa.
Complete with a first-of-its-kind luxury resort and glamping facilities, Monarto Safari Park will offer longer visits and a range of new and wild safari experiences in an area […]

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Playgroup at the Zoo | 1 Nov 2019

[ November 1, 2019; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Playgroup at the Zoo
Playgroup SA’s annual membership event returns to Adelaide Zoo on Friday 1 November, 2019.
There will be an abundance of activities including children’s entertainers, baby zone, face painting, Playgroup activities, imaginative play and much more.
There are a limited amount of discounted event tickets available.
Tickets will be released soon via the Playgroup SA website […]

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Variety Children’s Zoo | Adelaide Zoo | Opening 28 Sep 2019

[ September 28, 2019; ]
Variety Children’s Zoo to open in time for October school holidays!
Adelaide Zoo’s new Variety Children’s Zoo will open on Saturday, 28 September 2019 and is set to be an amazing play space for kids filled with interactive areas that allow them to get closer than ever to some of the zoo’s most popular residents.
Built with […]

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Ended: WIN Tickets to Adelaide Zoo to see the new Variety Children’s Zoo | Opening 28 September 2019

Go WILD at Adelaide’s hottest NEW play space for kids.
Adelaide Zoo’s new Variety Children’s Zoo will open just in time for the School Holidays.
Go WILD at Adelaide’s hottest NEW play space for kids! Smiles will widen and hearts will race when your little ones step foot in the BRAND-SPANKING-NEW Variety Children’s Zoo opening on 28 […]

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Bat Camp! | Adelaide | 9 & 10 October 2019

[ October 9, 2019; ]
Bat Camp!
***Editors note: Booked out***
Marvel at one of Adelaide’s most marvellous animals, the Grey-headed Flying-fox at Bat Camp on Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 October.
Local bat experts will delight kids at Bat Camp! Kids will be able to visit the bats at their roost, participate in kite-making, drawing/painting and peering through microscopes in the […]

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Bat Trail | City of Adelaide | Oct – Dec 2019

[ October 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019. ]
Walk the Bat Trail in the City of Adelaide
Walk the Bat Trail and look for the 25 bat tags to learn more about Adelaide’s Grey-headed Flying-foxes. See if you can find them all!
The trail is located along the banks of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari, adjacent Botanic Park.
The Bat Trail will be […]

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Houndwave | Doggy Day Out | Adelaide | 21 Sep 2019

[ September 21, 2019; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Houndwave – Doggy Day Out in Adelaide
Dogs and their families can enjoy a fun day out in beautiful Light Square/Wauwi on Saturday 21 September.  Expect a terrific lineup of live music as well as markets, information sessions, exhibitors, food and wine.
There will be a kidzone with the Imagination Playground, face painting, colouring and more.
There will be […]

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PETstock Microchip Blitz South Australia | 19 & 20 Oct 2019

[ October 19, 2019 to October 20, 2019. ]
PETstock Microchip Blitz
On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019, participating PETstock stores across Adelaide and throughout South Australia will provide a $10 microchipping service to encourage more pet owners to get their pets microchipped and keep them out of pounds.
Microchipping at the event will cost just a fraction of the standard price, which can […]

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Aussie Backyard Bird Count | 21-27 Oct 2019

[ October 21, 2019 to October 27, 2019. ]
Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2019
Record the types of birds you see and how many there are in your backyard, local park, schoolyard or another favourite outdoor space and help create a snapshot of Australia’s birds.
The #AussieBirdCount is a great way to connect with the birds in your backyard no matter where your backyard happens to […]

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Bushcare’s Big Day Out | Morialta Conservation Park | 22 Sep 2019

[ September 22, 2019; ]
Bushcare’s Big Day Out 2019 – Morialta Conservation Park
Go along to Morialta’s Fourth Creek in the top of the park where the wild things thrive.
Many people love to visit Morialta for its lovely waterfalls, but did you know that in the top of the park is where many threatened species live? Did you also know […]

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Marine Discovery Centre Open Day | Henley Beach | 21 Sep 2019

[ September 21, 2019; ]
Marine Discovery Centre Open Day
Take a look under the sea with the Marine Discovery Centre Open Day.
*THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT*
The Marine Discovery Centre in Henley Beach is opening its doors to the public for an afternoon of aquatic delights and fun education. A range of interactive experiences will engage visitors with the wonders of […]

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Lions 360 Experience 2 for 1 Offer | Monarto Zoo | Ends 30 Aug 2019

Lions 360 Experience at Monarto Zoo – 2 for 1 Offer
If you haven’t experienced Australia’s only 360 degree lion encounter yet, now is your chance!
Simply book a hair-raising Lions 360 fed to you by ElectraNet experience on weekdays between Monday, 26 August and Friday, 30 August 2019 and you’ll get another Lions 360 experience for […]

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Threatened Species Bake Off | 7 Sep 2019

[ September 7, 2019 to September 9, 2019. ]
Threatened Species Bake Off
The Threatened Species Bake Off is an invitation to Australians to bake a dessert in the shape of a threatened species to commemorate Threatened Species Day on 7 September.
The Bake Off aims to build awareness in the community about Australia’s remarkable and unique threatened wildlife that call Australia home. The Threatened Species […]

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Boo at the Zoo | Adelaide Zoo Halloween Event | 25 Oct 2019

[ October 25, 2019; ]
Boo at the Zoo
Go along to Adelaide Zoo if you dare for a Halloween scare.
Calling all ghosts, ghouls and goblins for a night of frightful delight at this spooktacular Halloween celebration. Experience the zoo after hours and enjoy the electric atmosphere of Adelaide Zoo’s family event, Boo at the Zoo.

Little witches and wizards will love […]

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Hahndorf Farm Barn 20th Birthday | 1 Sep 2019

[ September 1, 2019; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Hahndorf Farm Barn 20th Birthday
Help Hahndorf Farm Barn celebrate this huge milestone on Sunday 1 September 2019.
On the day, admission fee will be as normal but with loads of free activities including free face painting, balloon animals and a jumping castle.

The Hahndorf Farm Barn is a unique blend of a children’s farmyard and wildlife park. […]

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Bring Ya Dad for Free* | Father’s Day at Cleland Wildlife Park | 1 Sep 2019

[ September 1, 2019; ]
Spend this Father’s Day with family and Bring Ya Dad for free to Cleland Wildlife Park!
All dads will receive free entry to the park on Sunday 1 September* to enjoy Cleland’s world renowned nature experience.
While you’re visiting, why not check out some Cleland experiences? Has Dad ever hand fed a wombat for example? Or held […]

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Dads Go Free for Father’s Day at Adelaide Zoo | 1 Sep 2019

[ September 1, 2019; ]
This Father’s Day, you can take Dad to Adelaide Zoo for FREE!*
To celebrate Father’s Day, Dads can go FREE* to the Adelaide Zoo on Sunday, 1 September 2019
It’s a fantastic way to celebrate Dad’s special day. Bring your own lunch or book a gourmet lunch at the Fig Tree Centre.  This Father’s Day they’re going all […]

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Father’s Day at Monarto Zoo | FREE Entry & BBQ Feast | 1 Sep 2019

[ September 1, 2019; ]
Father’s Day at Monarto Zoo
Make Dad feel like the King of the jungle this Father’s Day, with a FREE* visit to Monarto Zoo!
The ultimate destinations for a wild day out, Monarto Zoo and Adelaide Zoo will help you spoil Dad with tons of fun-filled activities and their adorable animals.

Simply redeem with any full price ticket […]

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FREE National Science Week events | Adelaide Zoo | 13 & 15 Aug 2019

[ August 13, 2019; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. August 15, 2019; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ]
To celebrate National Science Week, Adelaide Zoo are hosting FREE information evenings completely open to the public, so you can learn more about what they do at the zoo!
**Editors note: All events are now fully booked
Don’t miss the chance to learn about how the zoo uses scientific methods to understand and enrich the lives of […]

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Festival of the Magpie | Cleland Wildlife Park | 17 & 18 Aug 2019

[ August 17, 2019 to August 18, 2019. ]
Festival of the Magpie at Cleland Wildlife Park
Known for their sweet song and sometimes vicious aerial assaults, the magpie is a highly intelligent bird, and one that is often misunderstood.
To help gain a better understanding of magpies and their habits, Cleland Wildlife Park is holding a two day ‘Festival of the Magpie’ event on the […]

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Granite Island Planting Day | Victor Harbor | 11 Aug 2019

[ August 11, 2019; ]
Granite Island Planting Day
Go along and help Friends of Granite Island plant seedlings to restore the Little Penguin habitat.
On Sunday 11 August the local ranger will be on hand and you can learn about the Little Penguin from the volunteers, who are working hard to look after the island, by joining a penguin tour.
If you […]

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Kids Ride FREE on the Victor Harbor Horse Tram | 1-31 Aug 2019

[ August 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019. ]
Kids Ride FREE on the Victor Harbor Horse Tram in August
1 August is when all horses in the southern hemisphere celebrate their birthdays so to celebrate, the Victor Harbor Horse Tram will be FREE for kids for the month of August.
The Victor Harbor Horse Tram’s Clydesdale team can’t wait to celebrate for the whole month […]

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