Paws up to party

Saturday 21 October

We’re celebrating 40 years of Monarto Safari Park this October and we’d love for you to join our birthday party on the day of our first ever Run Wild event.

Come along to the Visitor Centre to cheer on our incredible runners as they cross the finish line.

Enjoy plenty of fun, music and laughs with a special Welcome to Country by Uncle Clyde, presentations, the planting of a historic time capsule, face-painting, temporary tattoos and learn all about the park’s history upstairs in the Sanaa Exhibition Room.

Read on to learn more about Run Wild plus an exclusive member offer!

Run Wild challenge

3km, 10km, 20km half marathon or 42.2km full marathon

Run, walk or wheelchair through the stunning landscapes of Monarto Safari Park and catch glimpses of lions, giraffes and rhinos as you travel through the trails.

Sign up as an individual or a group and get fundraising! All donations will support the Asian Elephant project and contribute to things like a browse plantation.

And if you’re a supporter of one of our incredible runners, enter the Visitor Centre for free to watch them cross the finish line.

Sign up

Win a double experience pass

Open to Zoos SA members only

We’re giving members to chance to win 1 of 40 double passes to Lions 360 or Land of the Lemurs*.

Enter now for the chance to go behind the scenes at Monarto Safari Park and get up close to some incredible animals.

We’ll announce 10 lucky winners each Friday in October!

*Includes two admission tickets. Vouchers are valid for three years. One entry per member. Prize cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash. Ends 27 October 2023. Click here for Full T&C’s.

Free tasting – Australian Native Food Co

7 October | 12-4pm from the Safari Shop

Join Australian Native Food Co to taste your way through a range of jams, marmalade, chocolate, dukkah and more made with delicious Australian native outback ingredients.

Get your paws on a Conservation Platter Pack with part proceeds supporting the endangered Mallee Emu-wren, Orange-bellied Parrot, Plains Wanderer and South Eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.

40 years of wild history

Step back in time to revisit some defining milestones in our conservation journey.


The first animals arrive! Two young female bison from Auckland Zoo, NZ, arrive in June.  The transfer of a pair of young Wapiti, also known as elk, from Melbourne Zoo as well as Fallow Deer, Indian Antelope and Common Ostrich from Adelaide Zoo follow shortly.


After several years of planning, the first Southern White Rhinoceros ever to be held in South Australia arrives. Uhura is a vital addition to the genetic make-up of the captive breeding population of this endangered species.


Monarto Zoo becomes Monarto Safari Park, the largest safari experience outside of Africa. The most successful breeding year to date for Tasmanian Devils’ with 11 joeys born. This is major success for breeding facial tumour-free Tasmanian Devils.

Sunsets and celebrations

5:30pm – 10:30pm
Monday to Friday nights | $170pp
Saturday and Sunday nights | $180pp

Book a stunning function overlooking magnificent giraffe in the rolling landscape of an African waterhole.

– Pre-dinner drinks at the Waterhole Platform
– Giraffe keeper talk and browse feed
– 3 course dinner
– 5 hour beverage package

Minimum capacity of 40pax. View the menu.

Contact [email protected] or call 08 8211 1141 to book.

About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

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