The Botanic Gardens of South Australia owns and operates all parking on Plane Tree Drive and offers a number of disabled parks close to the zoo main entrance.
Visitors have access to a number of 4 and 10 hour parking spaces; Zoos SA recommends reviewing parking access through the Botanic Gardens link provided below:
Parking on Plane Tree Drive
Zoos SA offers a range of admission options and offers a discounted concession rate with any valid Government issued concession card.
Click here to purchase your tickets.
Government Issued Carer & Companion Cards
Zoos SA recognises the national Government issued Companion Card and Carer Australia Card. Free entry is offered for one carer accompanying the cardholder when using one of the approved cards below:
- Government issued Carers Australia card for each Australian State
- Government issued Companion Card for each Australian State
- QLD Government Issued Carer Card
- Government issued Foster Carer Card
- SA Department for Education and Child Development
- We Care Victoria Government Carer Card
Assistance Dogs can visit Adelaide Zoo between the hours of 10.30am – 3pm. Assistance Dogs must be accredited See Differently Assistance Dogs to visit the zoo. Please visit the Assistance Animal application on the Adelaide Zoo website for more information.
Adelaide Zoo is equipped with accessible toilet facilities to ensure the safety and privacy of all our visitors.
Accessible toilets are located at:
Natures Playground (Map Ref: 13B)
Rotunda (Map Ref: 9K)
Envirodome (Map Ref: 11S)
Adelaide Zoo has introduced Relaxed Zoo Hours every Monday and Wednesday from 3-4.30pm, and Saturday morning Relaxed Morning Zoo sessions run every 3 months.
Relaxed sessions have reduced human noises to allow visitors who may benefit from a more sensory friendly environment to explore the zoo at their own pace.
Relaxed sessions are included on standard day tickets and entry is free for members.
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The Natures Playground accessible toilet is fitted with a full body ceiling hoist that is readily available and designed to meet the needs of the individual and carer while visiting the zoo. The following information is important to note:
- Individuals will need to bring their own loop sling upon visiting the zoo.
- This hoist is compatible with loop style slings, as opposed to clip style slings.
- (Please note that the ceiling hoist SWL is 200kg, this is the maximum weight it can take regardless of the SWL of the sling).
- Zoo employees and volunteers are neither permitted nor trained to lift an individual or help them inside a restroom.
This disability hoist is proudly supported by PQSA and supplied by Equip 4 Living.
Seating and Drinking Fountains
Accessible drinking fountains are readily available and situated throughout the Zoo.
Seating options and picnic tables are also available and can be located using the map key.
The Wisteria Restaurant and Fig Tree Café offer a range of tasty treats and hot food. Both sites are wheelchair accessible and offer highchair and seating facilities.
The Zoo shop is wheelchair accessible and located next to the zoo main entrance. Don’t miss the chance to purchase unique zoo memorabilia; it’s the best way to remember your experience at one of Adelaide’s most iconic attractions.
Adelaide Zoo retains many of its original buildings and features, in which some are state heritage listed places. Our walkways and trails are accessible for individuals with wheelchairs, please refer to the map key to familiarise yourself with the location of the only stair case within the zoo.