Monarto Safari Park and Adelaide Zoo are open under SA Health COVID Management Plans. Please book a ticket prior to visiting, and click here to read our vaccination, face mask and travel requirements.

Opening hours

Monarto Safari Park is open every day of the year, including Christmas and all public holidays. On days when a catastrophic fire ban is declared, the park will be closed.

1 April – 30 November: 9:30am – 5pm with last entry at 3pm

To get the most out of your visit we recommend a minimum of four hours to enjoy the experience!

From Adelaide take the Monarto exit off the South Eastern Freeway to the Princes Highway and follow the signs. Approximate travelling time sixty minutes – distance approximately 65km from Adelaide CBD to Monarto Safari Park.

From the East take the Murray Bridge exit off the South Eastern Freeway to the Princes Highway and follow the signs. Approximate travelling time 15 minutes – distance approximately 14km from Murray Bridge to Monarto Safari Park.

Bus Parking

Bus parking is available alongside the shelters on the grass area opposite the Visitor Centre.

Bus Requirements

  • Double decker and stretchy (concertina) buses are not permitted to do safari tours due to height and animal restrictions in exhibits.
  • Buses with less than 22 seats are not permitted to drive through the lion exhibit.
  • Air conditioning is essential.
  • The bus must have a working microphone on board for the Monarto Host to communicate effectively with your group during the tour or your tour information will be compromised.
  • Everyone MUST be seated while the bus is in motion.

Map of the park

Meet the Keeper

Our free daily keeper presentations offer a great opportunity for students to watch our animals enjoy some of their favourite treats and learn more about them from the people who care for them.

See presentation schedule

Walking tracks

Explore the park’s 10km network of walking tracks. There are a number of tracks available ranging from easy to medium grading. You might even be lucky enough to spot some of the local wildlife like emus and echidnas.

COVID-19 regulations for schools

Let’s all stay COVID-19 safe! Please read through the COVID-19 regulations for schools here and adhere to the advice when visiting.

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Teacher Risk Assessment

To reduce risks to visitors, staff and park animals, please read and adhere to the risk management guidelines here.

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction. Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging. We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

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