Below is a list of the top and leading Zoos in Adelaide. To help you find the best zoo located near you in Adelaide, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
This article is updated every 3-4 months.
Adelaide’s Best Zoos:
The top rated zoos in Adelaide are:
⦁ Adelaide Zoo
⦁ Urimbirra Wildlife Park
⦁ Gorge Wildlife Park
If you know other zoos in Adelaide that should be on this list, please submit your details here and we will review your submission.
Adelaide Zoo is home to more than 3,00 animals and almost 250 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited in eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings.
Owned and operated by Zoos South Australia, they are the only major metropolitan zoo in Australia to be owned and operated by a not for profit organisation and governed by a volunteer board on behalf of its members.
View All Animal Experiences, Meet the Keeper, Walkabout Tours, Wild Nights, Behing the Scenes, Brief Animal Encounters, Venues & Functions
“I absolutely love the Adelaide Zoo! It’s such a great day out experiencing all the beautiful animals noises and checking out all the different animals. Highly recommend going! And a great place to take your family or kids! The staff here are alwaus so friendly and helpful. The zoo is pretty clean and the cafe is a lovely spot to have lunch and the playground near the cafe is amazing even for big kids at heart 😁 definitely go, it’s worth it!!” – Shell
“This was such a good zoo, as it’s not a big one you can spend a good time waiting for each animal, I saw so much action than I have ever seen. The volenteer staff were great and informative, the keepers took the time to speak to you after the feeding or show. I had the best time.” – Nicole Moore
Urimbirra Wildlife Park
Urimbirra Wildlife Park is located in Hindmarsh Valley just 5 minutes from Victor Harbor, a favoured holiday destination. They have a range of Australian animals and a wonderful park for you to explore every day (including Public Holidays). Pet a kangaroo, pat a koala, feed an emu and watch a professional snake handler! Their exciting list of activities will ensure you have a fantastic day in Victor Harbor, South Australia.
Feed Kangaroos, Koala Experience, Snake Handling, Victor Harbor Day Trips
“Fantastic place to have your own adventure. Kangaroos are out and about so be careful with food as they will try and steal some from you. Many animals were out to say hi which is great! Good service here as well as a wide selection of items to buy in the store (all related to wildlife things of course).” – Jaydoski
“This wildlife park is a great place to take any aged children. The kangaroos are very gentle and some of the parrots love climbing on your arms and talking to you. Lots of Australian animals to see in a wonderful calm environment. Shady and sheltered suits any weather.” – Anna Ferrari
Gorge Wildlife Park
The Gorge Wildlife Park opened in 1965 and is still operated by the same family. Situated on 14 acres of land, under shaded trees, paths meander among one of the largest privately owned collection of Australian and exotic animals, birds and reptiles in the country. The park offers you an up close and personal experience with wildlife.
Koala Handling, Unleashed, Reptile Presentation
“This place is the best!!! We called ahead of time to arrange a koala encounter since this was top of our bucket list! Staff was amazing from first email to dealing with in person!! The place isn’t huge and yes there are cages- some of those animals wouldn’t be great roaming free! The collection of species was wide ranged and excellent species! All the staff is incredible and real people with the animals their top priority! Easy drive from Adelaide main city area and totally worth it!” – Jessica Porter
“Awesome place to pet kangaroos and hold koalas!! You can also feed the kangaroos and the camel. It’s actually pretty affordable too at $17 AUD per admission. Really cute park with a good variety of wildlife. I can only imagine how fun it is for the kids.
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