Adelaide City Parks and Wildlife
Surrounded by parklands
World-class wine and food will always be great reasons to come to Adelaide. Experience our parks and wildlife and you’ll have more excuses to return.
Here you can see kangaroos and koalas, swim with dolphins and watch migrating whales. The bonus is there’s hardly any travel involved.
The Adelaide Zoo has more than 300 species of animals. Star attractions are Wang Wang and Funi, the southern hemisphere’s only giant pandas. Book exclusive tours, conferences and functions or go on the “Wild Nights” and sleepover.
Zoos and wildlife parks
An hour’s drive up the South Eastern Freeway, animals from Africa and Asia roam around Monarto Zoo. It’s a massive conservation park and open range zoo.
Feed kangaroos at Cleland Wildlife Park. Animals roam freely across 35 hectares of native bushland.
With monkeys, meerkats, alligators and otters, the mix of animals at Gorge Wildlife Park is exotic to say the least.
See unique Kangaroo Island by coach, four wheel drive (4WD), foot, boat or helicopter. Contact Temptation Sailing at Glenelg to go swimming with dolphins.
At Victor Harbor, an hour’s drive south of Adelaide, watch endangered southern right whales as they head to the Great Australian Bight (area of ocean south of Australia) to breed and calve.
At the three botanic gardens, you can do so much more than smell the roses.
Enter the Adelaide Botanic Garden from North Terrace through a spectacular avenue of Moreton Bay fig trees. Inside, buildings like the 1877 glass Palm House and Amazon Waterlily Pavilion complement the glory of nature. On a sunny day, there’s nowhere better.
The Rose Garden at Mount Lofty is heritage listed. The Wittunga Botanic Garden in Blackwood shows the close relationship between Australian and South African shrubs and trees.
Adelaide, superb gardens and wonderful wildlife parks.
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