Upgrading
Monarto Zoo

Upgrading
Monarto Zoo

The world’s largest safari experience outside of Africa is coming to South Australia!

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government is delivering the world’s largest safari experience outside of Africa at Monarto Zoo – now called ‘Monarto Safari Park’.

In partnership with the private sector, the Federal Government and the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia, Monarto Zoo is being transformed with a new, state-of-the art Safari Gateway Visitors Centre and a privately funded luxury resort, restaurant, function centre and glamping facilities.

Zoos SA will also launch new tours and offerings at the site including safari experiences with specially designed open-sided vehicles, a 35,000 sqm walk-through lemur experience and improved amenities.

This upgrade is cementing Monarto Zoo as a must-see tourist attraction, creating hundreds of jobs in the regions and helping to bring more tourists from interstate and overseas into our state. It will also help support the zoo’s critical conservation work.

Construction is well underway with the new facilities due for completion in 2022.

What it means for you

  • Putting South Australia on the map globally with a world-class tourist attraction
  • An exciting day or weekend destination for you and your family
  • More local, national and international visitors in our regions – creating thousands of local jobs in hospitality, accommodation and tourism

Policy snapshot

  • We are working alongside the federal government and private sector to deliver a huge upgrade at Monarto Zoo – now called Monarto Safari Park.
  • New visitors’ centre, upgraded amenities, better tours, and world-class accommodation
  • Cementing Monarto Zoo as a must-see tourist attraction, creating hundreds of jobs and supporting the zoo’s critical conservation work
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The world’s largest safari experience outside of Africa is coming to South Australia!

The world’s largest safari experience outside of Africa is coming to South Australia!