This popular zoo is located in shady parklands and only walking distance from the city centre. Highlights are the South East Asian rainforest and the Children's Zoo which has a petting area and nursery. Frome Road, Adelaide (08 8267 3255).
These beautiful parklands are situated just 12km from the city centre and offer magnificent views of Mt Lofty and the scenic Waterfall Gully. Highlights are the new Ocean to Outback Interpretive Centre which is an interactive journey through South Australia's diverse landscapes.
There are daily animal feeding presentations, koala close up and handling sessions and 90 minute guided nocturnal wildlife tours. Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers (08 8339 2444).
This park has one of the most comprehensive collection of privately owned animals and birds in Australia. See all your favourite native animals as well as some exotic breeds such as monkeys, alligators, meerkats and otters. Reddan Drive, Cudlee Creek (08 8389 2206).
At this unique farm you can hold, touch and feed the animals. Guests are free to roam around the barn and can also jump into the pens to touch and feed the many tame animals. You can hold guinea pigs and baby chickens, pat miniature horses and bottle feed lambs and goats. Located in the popular tourist village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills,a thirty minute drive from the city. Lot 100 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf (08 8388 7289).
This native wildlife sanctuary was established in 1969, it is home to 100 species of birds and native mammals and is situated 25 minutes from the city. There are animal shows, self guided walks and nocturnal tours. Stock Road, VIA Sterling (08 8370 9197).