Available only during the school holidays. We can help plan your visit considering:
1.Your arrival and departure times
2. Number and Year level of students
3. Number of buses
4. Access to viewing platforms and keeper talks
5. Weather conditions
Sorry no education programs are available for OSHC groups.
We will book you a safari tour time (on your bus) and then you can choose from the following to fill your day:
• free time
• visit animal viewing areas (see Zoo Map)
• use walking tracks (see Zoo Map)
• keeper talks
• your own curriculum focused learning
• downloaded activities from our website
• visit the giftshop
• Food from the Café or Tuckerboxes (must be pre-ordered)
Contact us to negotiate a date, to book a tour time and to be sent a booking form.
All safari tours will be guided on YOUR BUS
Monarto Zoo does not provide buses for safari tours. Please ensure that your Bus company receives a copy of the protocols for travelling around Monarto Zoo. Buses must have air conditioning and a microphone for the tour host. Double Deckers, concertina buses and high top buses are not acceptable buses for a tour. Buses must have minimum 22 seats to be able to enter the lion exhibit.
Free of Charge (FOC) Ratio and Zoo Memberships
Ratios for supervision follow DECD guidelines. PLEASE NOTE the Zoo Educator who runs the Education program, and the Tour Host who conducts your tour, is not responsible for behaviour management and hence does not count as part of the supervision ratio. The Bus driver is FREE over and above the FOC ratio.
Yr3 – Yr7 1:10
Yr8 – Yr12 1:15
Extra Adults over ratio = $18pp
Any members of the zoo will be granted free entry into the zoo on presentation of a photocopy (or the original) membership card.
Sample Itinerary for an Independent Program
Preferred arrival time between 9.45-10.30am
Arrive – recess, toilets and look at the Visitors Centre (touch tables and animal displays)
Your free time to fill as you choose ( ie walk to the chimpanzees for the talk and then walk onto the Waterhole to see the giraffe). Your bus can drive to the Waterhole and pick up the group so only walking one way)
Lunch at Visitor's Centre
Safari tour (we provide a Tour Host for YOUR bus. Sorry no bus – no tour)