Monarto Safari Park Experiences

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Monarto Safari Park is the largest in Australia and indeed one of the largest in the world. It is a 1,500 hectare open-range sanctuary undertaking a major role nationally and internationally in breeding programs for rare and endangered species. It is the home of South Australia’ first ever southern white rhinoceros and Australia’s largest giraffe herd.

The Zu-loop shuttle bus departs the Visitor Centre at regular intervals enabling you to get on and off the bus at a variety of wildlife viewing platforms including, Giraffe, Rhino, Cheetah, Lion, African Painted Dogs and Chimpanzee.

Approximately 10 kilometres of walking tracks meander through the Mallee bush-land of the zoo and can be incorporated with the Zu-loop service for those visitors wishing to be flexible in exploring the zoo.

Just 50 minutes drive from Adelaide and only 15 minutes from the Murray River, Monarto Safari Park also offers behind-the-scenes experiences such as Keeper for the Day, Lions 360, Meet their Cheetah and meet their Chimps or Australian natives, providing different levels of interaction with the animals.

The Visitor Centre includes a large Cafe dining area, gift shop, Interpretive centre and Information desk to assist in planning your day at this spectacular safari park.


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From $70 to $105

Experience Australia’s only 360 degree lion encounter which gives you a prey’s eye view into the world of these awe-inspiring predators.
Guaranteed to leave you in even more awe than when you entered, you’ll walk through a tunnel and emerge within clawing range of one of Australia’s largest lion prides.

Enjoy a jaw-dropping, absolutely safe encounter, which gives you a prey’s-eye view into the world of these awe-inspiring predators.

Plus, book one of four exclusive opportunities to hand feed our majestic lions. Our special Lions 360 feed package enables you to get even closer to these predators and also comes with a 20% zoo shop voucher, making your Lions 360 experience even more remarkable.

The hair-raising and unique new experience will help us continue our work as a conservation charity raising awareness for this amazing species.

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From $2615 to $3930

The ultimate luxury South Australian wildlife, food and wine experience!

Travel in luxury with private helicopter flights from Adelaide over the stunning Adelaide Hills before arriving at one of the largest safari parks outside of Africa.

After all that excitement, it’s time to fly out of Monarto and satisfy your appetite with a delicious five-course menu and wine pairing at the prestigious The Lane Vineyard. Nestled amongst the rolling Adelaide Hills, discover the subtlety of the estate’s single vineyard wines and enjoy exquisite 5 course lunch highlighting South Australian produce as prepared by Executive Chef Tom Robinson.

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Have you ever wanted to find out what it is like to be knee high to a giraffe? Experience the thrill of hand feeding these majestic animals in our rarely seen off limits area. This experience can be booked on the day subject to availability.

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With a string of exciting births Monarto Safari Park proudly cares for one of the largest lion pride in the country and you can meet them up close! Assist the keeper in calling the lions into their night quarters, feed them their evening meal and hear them roar. But the carnivore fun doesn’t stop there, you’ll also meet Australia’s largest Spotted Hyena clan.

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This experience allows you to spend some time with our Cheetah and our safari park keepers to learn first-hand about these incredible animals as well as the park’s breeding programs for rare and endangered species. Make sure you stay alert for a chance to see our inquisitive Cheetah cubs as they explore their new surroundings!

To make your walk safe and enjoyable, all participants must wear enclosed flat footwear. Long pants are desirable and gum boots are not permitted. Please don’t wear red or bright colours as these could cause some unexpected responses from the animal.

Please note that all animal experiences require enclosed footwear.

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Mix it with our inquisitive meerkat mob in a unique and fun interactive experience. You’ll enjoy time in their exhibit with a keeper mingling with these playful creatures. Enjoy great photographic opportunities as the meerkats interact with you for some tasty treats.

Unfortunately, this experience isn’t wheelchair accessible and surfaces are uneven. Not suitable for pregnant women. Participants will need to be able to stand up from the seated position so reasonable mobility is required. Not suitable for those with nut or egg allergies as peanuts and eggs are used during the encounter. Skirts are not permitted.

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Get up-close to some of Australia’s most endangered native animals in Monarto Safari Park’s off limits breeding facility. Learn about our many conservation programs fighting to save Black-footed Rock and Mainland Tammar Wallaby, Brush-tailed Bettong, bilby, and Tasmanian Devils from extinction.

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Go behind the scenes with the rare and endangered Southern White Rhino and Black Rhino. Assist the keeper in their daily health check and feed then put them to bed for the night.

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Ever wondered what it’s like to be a zoo keeper? This is a unique opportunity to work interactively with some of our specialist keepers.

You’ll be involved in feeding the animals, undertaking health checks and preparing exhibits. This is a once in a life time opportunity for all animal lovers.

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From $196 to $230

Spend the morning getting a taste of what the life of a keeper is really like! This unique experience involves close-up interaction with our rare and extraordinary animals, and an insight to the many breeding programs undertaken at the safari park.

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Go behind the scenes and come face to face with our closest living ancestors. You’ll go inside the chimp night quarters where you’ll meet the chimp troop including our infant chimp and assist the keepers in preparing enrichment items and treats for the group.

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