“Adelaide Zoo, one of Adelaide’s most iconic attractions, is home to more than 2,500 animals and 250 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited over eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings.
It is the second oldest zoo in the nation and represents a significant part of South Australia’s heritage and social history. Since Adelaide Zoo first opened to the public in 1883, generations of South Australians have shared in the wonder of a visit to the zoo.”
Accessibility informationGeneral accessibility features:
General accessibility further information:
- Disabled parking access
- Accessible toilets
"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."
Government Issued Carer & Companion Cards
"Zoos SA recognises the national Government issued Companion Card and Carer Australia Card. Free entry is offered for carers accompanying a person with a disability when using one of the below Government Issued Carer & Companion Cards:
- 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
"Zoos SA is unfortunately unable to allow assistance animals on site due to federal quarantine restrictions. Temporary accommodation for assistance dogs can be provided; however, it is recommend leaving service animals at home. Zoos SA recommends visiting with friends or family who can assist during your visit."
"Adelaide Zoo is equipped with accessible toilet facilities to ensure the safety and privacy of all our visitors.
Accessible toilets are located at:
Mobility accessibility features:
- Natures Playground
Mobility accessibility further information:
- Wheelchair hire available
- Paths wide and not slippery
- Wide aisles and walkways
- Table service or assistance available
"Wheelchairs are available for hire from the Information Desk located near the zoo entrance. The hire cost is $15, which is inclusive of a $10 deposit. It is recommended that if you wish to hire a wheelchair for your zoo visit, to book in advance."
"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.
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."
"The Wisteria Restaurant and Fig Tree Café are wheelchair accessible and offer highchair and seating facilities."
"The Zoo shop is wheelchair accessible and located next to the zoo main entrance."
"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 to familiarise yourself with the location of the only stair case within the zoo."Other accessibility information:
For further thoughts and information, read Havewheelchairwilltravel.net's review of Adelaide Zoo