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A day at Adelaide Zoo is thrilling enough but what about after dark?

The noises, the stories and the mysteries will come to life in the first ever tour of its kind – Adelaide Zoo – After Dark. Grab some brave mates, chose your adventure and get ready to explore some iconic areas of Adelaide Zoo.

History & Hauntings

2hr tour
Min age 15

Join the Haunted Horizons team on an intriguing journey through the history of Adelaide Zoo, learn about the former residents both human and animal, and hear the haunting stories and mysterious goings-on as told by the keepers past and present.

Explore the zoo and behind-the-scenes areas previously inaccessible to the public and experience Adelaide Zoo – After Dark!

Original Zoological Gardens front gate (1884 or 1885). Can you see Miss Siam, the zoo’s first elephant?

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Paranormal Investigation

3hr tour
Min age 18

Is Adelaide Zoo haunted? There’s only one way to find out – join the Haunted Horizons team for a paranormal investigation.

As Adelaide’s leading paranormal investigators, they have researched and documented numerous reports of unusual happenings in and around Adelaide Zoo. Each paranormal investigation reveals more of the past.

Explore Minchin House, the Rotunda and the old Nocturnal House with state of the art paranormal equipment to uncover the mysterious and tell the stories behind the zoo and its animals.

Are you ready to investigate?

Original Polar Bear enclosure – the site of a keeper incident in 1930. Find out more on the tour! (1908)
Please note, unfortunately both tours are not wheelchair accessible due to the nature of the site including a heritage building, uneven ground and stairs. Enclosed comfortable footwear is required and other Adelaide Zoo conditions of entry apply, terms and conditions related to the tours can be found at Adelaide’s Haunted Horizons. Your ticket offers admittance to Adelaide Zoo for the tour only, the zoo will not be open for animal viewing.


October 4, 2021
June 30

The day is here!Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre is open to the public from 9.30am. #thewildiscallinghttps://t.co/RmvY4qIIts

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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