Get even more out of your visit, with a free guided tour of Adelaide Zoo. Let our friendly volunteers explore the zoo with you and learn all about our history, animals and role in protecting wildlife.

Our dedicated volunteers spend hours chatting to staff and spending time with our animal residents and are a great fountain of knowledge for all things zoo.


Tour departs every half an hour from 10:00am-3:00pm and take just half an hour.

Meet the Family

These are some of the amazing animals you’ll hear about during your tour.

Stop 1

  • Hippopotamus
  • Alligator
  • Pygmy Hippo
  • Rock Wallabies
  • Oriental Small Claw Otter
  • Australian native animals
  • Giraffe
  • Meerkats
  • Tamarins


Stop 2

  • Capybara
  • Tamarins
  • Ring Tailed Lemurs
  • African Aviaries
  • Serval
  • Fennec Fox
  • Coatis
  • African Lion
  • Tree Kangaroos
  • Hyena
  • Sumatran Tiger

Stop 3

  • Sumatran Tiger
  • Hyena
  • SEAR Aviary
  • Malayan Tapir
  • Dusky Leaf Langur
  • Siamang
  • White Cheeked Gibbon
  • Hamadryas Baboon
  • Mandrill
  • Sumatran Tiger
  • Orangutan

Stop 4

  • Orangutan
  • Mandrills
  • Maned Wolf
  • Australian Sealion
  • Penguin
  • Animal Health Centre
  • Meerkat

Stop 5

  • Australian Rainforest Aviary
  • Australian Wetland Aviary
  • Botanic Aviary
  • Palm Cockatoo
  • Cassowary
  • Squirrel Monkeys
  • Pelicans

Stop 6

  • Pelicans
  • Australia Desert Aviary
  • Australian Aviary
  • Giraffe/Meerkats
  • Elephant House
  • Brazilian Tapir
  • Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby
  • Red Kangaroo
  • Reptile House


Check the timetable and look for the walk about tour signs to hop on your tour

TimeStopLocationMap Ref
10:00am 1Orientation Zone F15
10:30am 2Tamarin House I6
11:00am3Bali Hut M3
12 noon 5Envirodome O10
12:30pm 6Rotunda/PelicansK8
1:00pm1Orientation Zone F15
1:30pm2Tamarin House I6
2:00pm3Bali Hut M3
2:30pm 4Immersion P5
3:00pm5Westpac EnvirodomeO10
3:30pm 6Rotunda/Pelicans K8

Fitness Levels

Basic: Basic terrain, suitable for all fitness levels*.

Intermediate: Walking upstairs, getting in and out of high vehicles and walking on uneven terrain; suitable for intermediate fitness levels.

Advanced: All day tour, which includes laborious work, getting in and out of high vehicles, walking upstairs and walking on uneven terrain; suitable for Advance Fitness levels.

* Not all basic Behind the Scenes are wheelchair friendly.

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