Monarto Safari Park

Zoos South Australia offers engaging education programs that connect students with nature and encourage involvement in conservation work. Students get close to animals and make connections between conservation and the decisions we make every day. Our programs focus on themes related to the Australian Curriculum and linked programs feature how people and organisations are saving species from extinction.

Only a one-hour drive from Adelaide, Monarto Safari Park education programs combine practical outdoor based activities, led by qualified teachers, with a choice of guided tours around the park. Students explore Monarto’s wide open spaces experiencing iconic animals and unique landscapes.

Explore the park’s 14km network of walking trails. There are a number of trails available ranging from easy to medium grading. During your walk you might even be lucky enough to spot some of the local wildlife including emus and echidnas.

School bookings

Monarto Safari Park is open from 9:30am – 5pm every day of the year. On days when a catastrophic fire ban is declared, the park will be closed. 

Bookings for school visits are required two weeks prior to visiting date. To book a visit, for more information, or to discuss your student learning needs, please contact the Zoo Learning Team

Bus Parking

Bus parking is available alongside the shelters on the grass area opposite the The Outpost.

Bus Requirements

  • Double decker and stretchy (concertina) buses are not permitted to do safari tours due to height and animal restrictions in exhibits.
  • Buses with less than 22 seats are not permitted to drive through the lion exhibit.
  • Air conditioning is essential.
  • The bus must have a working microphone on board for the Monarto host to communicate effectively with your group during the tour.
  • Everyone MUST be seated while the bus is in motion.


‘The Outpost’ Education Centre
3401 Princess Highway,  Monarto SA 5254

Visitor Centre
63 Monarto Road Monarto SA

Visitor Centre

63 Monarto Road Monarto SA

‘The Outpost’ Education Centre

3401 Old Princes Highway, Monarto SA 5254

Organising your visit

To get the most out of your visit we recommend a minimum of four (4) hours to enjoy the experience!

From Adelaide take the Monarto exit off the South Eastern Freeway to the Princes Highway and follow the signs. Approximate travelling time is sixty (60) minutes – distance approximately 65km from Adelaide CBD to Monarto Safari Park.

From the East take the Murray Bridge exit off the South Eastern Freeway to the Princes Highway and follow the signs. Approximate travelling time 15 minutes – distance approximately 14km from Murray Bridge to Monarto Safari Park.


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