Monarto Zoo Ticket Prices, Membership & Hours Guide

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A Guide to Visiting the Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo is worth the visit, as it offers a quick and convenient way to educate yourself on fascinating wildlife. 

Situated in the parklands just north of the city center of Monarto, Monarto Zoo is one of the most iconic attractions in Monarto. 

Founded in 1883, Monarto Zoo is the second oldest zoo in Australia and is home to over 1800 animals from 300 species.

You can truly get close and pet animals like kangaroos, cows, deer, wallabies, rabbits, and more. Monarto Zoo is a fun-filled place that animal and wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy without spending too much and traveling more. 

Furthermore, Monarto Zoo has facilities that make it accessible to all. It has barbecue facilities for families who want to enjoy picnics, wheelchair facilities, and a playground for kids!

Visiting a Monarto Zoo is a perfect plan to do in Monarto with your family and spend a day outdoors and witness the majestic creatures around you! 

In this article, we share everything you must know before visiting Monarto Zoo and Monarto Zoo prices.

Monarto Zoo Tickets Prices 

Set in 20 acres of natural greenery, and home to over 300 species, Monarto Zoo has numerous innovative, forward-thinking exhibits designed to engage visitors in the surroundings of different regions from different parts of the world.

See the current Monarto Zoo prices for tickets and admission –

Age Price

Monarto Zoo Ticket Prices

Adults (13 years old or older) $18
Children (3 – 12 years of age) $14
Toddlers (2 years old or younger) FREE
Seniors (65 years old or older) $16
AAA and Military Adult $17
AAA and Military Children $13
Montgomery Zoo members FREE
Extra children can be added to a family pass for $6 each.

Regular Monarto Zoo daytime admission includes:

  • Admission to the Zoo
  • Admission to the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum 
  • Entry to Parakeet Cove
  • Entry to Waters of the World
  • Daily zookeeper talks

Monarto Zoo Stroller and Wheelchair Rentals

Stroller and Wheelchair $10
Double strollers $12
Manual Wheelchair $10
Electric Wheelchairs (ECV) $25
ScooterPals $5 

Monarto Zoo Membership Prices and Benefits

Starting from $99.00, Monarto Zoo Membership provides free entry to the zoo year-round. Below are the fees for various annual memberships at the zoo –  

Children (4-14) $53.00
Adult (15+) $113.25
Seniors (valid ID required) $78.50
Student (valid ID required) $78.50
Lifetime $2,440
There is a joining fee of $25. You can pick up your membership from Monarto Zoo or have it delivered for $5.

Monarto Zoo Membership Benefits

Zoo Members receive unlimited free visits to both Monarto Zoo and Monarto Safari Park 365 days a year.

In addition to that, you will also receive –

  • 12 months of free entry to Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park.
  • Free entry to most other Australian zoos including
  • 10% off at Monarto and Monarto’s Shops and Cafés.
  • Free subscription to Zoo Times Magazine.
  • Discounts on Animal Experiences.
  • Members-only prices for special events.

Monarto Zoo Prices

Monarto Zoo Rides and Attractions

All rides and attractions are open daily from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Daily keeper talks

  • schedules are posted as guests enter the Zoo.

Parakeet Cove

  • FREE Entry with paid zoo admission.
  • Feed sticks are $2 per stick.
  • Open daily, 9 am – 10 am and 1 pm – 2 pm

Giraffe Encounter Post

  • $3 per person & guests 2 years and younger are FREE.
  • All guests visiting encounter must pay an admission fee.
  • Open daily, 10:30 am – 11:30 am and 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

Waters of the World

  • FREE entry with paid zoo admission. 
  • Enjoy an animal encounter of the wet kind.
  • Take a tour through Waters of the World enjoying an assortment of freshwater fish, stingrays, turtles, and water plant life.
  • Open daily, 10 am -3 pm  

Train Ride

  • $3 per person & riders 2 years and younger are FREE.
  • Open daily, 9 am – 4 pm

Zoofari Skylift Adventure Ride

  • $5 per person.
  • Open daily 10 am – 4 pm.
  • December Christmas Lights Festival hours: 12pm (noon) to close.  

What can’t you miss at the Monarto Zoo?

Mainly, you can’t miss Monarto Zoo’s animal exhibits- it is home to over 350 species brought from all around the world. Observing them interact and play with each other is a very thrilling part of the visit.

Another sensational experience at Monarto Zoo is when the zookeepers feed the animals. I recommend you check out what activities are prepared for your visiting day so you don’t miss them- very interesting!

In “The Children’s Zoo,” kids are allowed to feed and pet various animals in a barnyard such as alpacas, donkeys, sheep, goats, or prairie dogs. They will never forget this experience.

To complete your fun-filled day, children can also enjoy the ride of the insect carousel and play on Nature Trek bridges & walkways.

Planning a full-day fun trip in a learning environment, do visit Brookfield Zoo.

Monarto Zoo Animal Experiences & accommodation

Get within a whisker of some of your favorite animals with an exclusive experience, including:

  • Giraffe Feed – fun for all ages, come face-to-face with a ginormous giraffe.
  • Panda and Friends – observe the Giant Pandas welcome the day and join the duo for breakfast.
  • Meerkat Encounter – Get up close to the naughty meerkats.

Timings of Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo is open from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM daily, including Christmas and other public holidays. Here are the Monarto Zoo opening times for various zoo areas-

  • Panda Exhibit: 9:45 AM – 4:45 PM
  • Zoo Shop: 9:30 AM – 5 PM
  • Panda Shop: 11 AM – 3 PM (11 AM – 4 PM on school holidays and weekends)
  • Nocturnal House: 10 AM – 4:30 PM (4:45 PM on weekends and public holidays)
  • Reptile House: 10 AM – 4:30 PM (4:45 PM on weekends and public holidays)
  • Walk-through Aviaries: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (4:45 PM on weekends and public holidays)
  • Westpac Envirodome: 10 AM – 4:30 PM (4:45 PM on weekends and public holidays)

Useful tips to visit the Monarto  Zoo

  • Always book your tickets online in advance and confirm it.
  • Never feed the zoo animals without permission.
  • Download the Monarto Zoo map to your phone or print it so you can easily guide the zoo from place to place.
  • Don’t touch the plants, flowers, or trees.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Dress appropriately and comfortably according to the season you are visiting.
  • Bring snacks with you to eat inside the zoo.
  • Carry your bottle.

Where to eat at the Monarto Zoo?

Your visit takes several hours so you may find you work up an appetite- take a break and grab a light bite to recharge your batteries!

The zoo is full of restaurants where you can stop for a while and eat on your visit.

Monarto Zoo Map 2024 – Latest

Download a copy of our map and save it on your phone to help save the environment. At Monarto Zoo you can visit exotic and native animal species, choose to eat at one of our eateries, and make use of the many facilities available for guests.

Take advantage of the interactive map, daily updates, and up-to-date animal info from here.

Contact Monarto Zoo

Monarto Safari Park,
Old Princes Highway,
Monarto South, SA 5254

Tel: (08) 8534 4100


Phone Numbers:

  • Main office: (334) 625-4900
  • Mann Museum: (334) 625-4905
  • Gift Shop: (334) 625-4960
  • Overlook Cafe: (334) 625-4950

Click here to get in touch via the contact form.

Monarto Zoo Prices FAQs

Is there free parking near Monarto Zoo?

There is no parking available on the grounds of Monarto Zoo.

What is special about Monarto Zoo?

Monarto Zoo, one of Monarto’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. 

Can you leave the zoo and come back?

Yes, you can leave and come back. You will need to have your hand stamped when you leave and show the hand stamp when you re-enter.

Can you bring food to Monarto Zoo?

Yes! you can, however, please remember that plastic straws and alcohol are prohibited within the Zoo and Park.


Founded in 1983, the open-range zoo features interesting displays including rare animals, insects, reptiles, and rare aquatic animals.

It’s a fun-filled place that animal and wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy without spending too much and traveling more. Furthermore, they have facilities that make it accessible to all.

Planning a full-day fun trip in a learning environment, do visit Phoenix Zoo.