Monarto Safari Park

Plan your day

Monarto Safari Park is an iconic experience, offering a range of experiences for all visitors to enjoy.

We understand that accessibility requirements are different for everyone, so read on to make your visit to Monarto Safari Park as smooth as a meerkat’s fur after a pruning session and should you have any questions that aren’t answered on this page, please give our team a call on (08) 8534 4100 or email us via [email protected]



Get ready for a wild day

Concession Pricing & Government Issued Carer & Companion Cards

Monarto Safari Park offers a range of admission options and has a discounted concession rate with any valid government issued concession card.

Click here to purchase your tickets

Monarto Safari Park recognises the national Government issued Companion Card and Carer Australia Card. Free entry is offered for one carer accompanying the cardholder when using one of the approved cards. Find the full list here.

Monarto Safari Park Social Story

Planning a visit and need some extra info?

We have developed a social story to help understand what a visit to Monarto Safari Park could be be like!

Download the social story here


Monarto Safari Park offers a number of accessible car parks close to the Visitor Centre entrance. The maximum distance from these car parks to the Visitor Centre is approx. 50m. Paths are made of compacted quarry sand and rubble.

Drop Off/Pick Up areas are located at the ends of the parking bays closest to the main entrance, in the same lanes as the accessibility parking bays.


Accessible Keeper Talks

Monarto Safari Park’s Auslan and audio-described keeper talks aim to make the park more accessible, ensuring that everyone can join us in the mission to save species from extinction. Delve into the heart of our conservation efforts and learn more about the incredible animals.

View and listen to the keeper talks here

Assistance Animals

Unfortunately we are currently unable to allow access for assistance animals at Monarto Safari Park due to animal management and biosecurity quarantine requirements.

Temporary accommodation for accredited assistance dogs can be provided. Advanced notice is preferred and it is recommended to leave assistance animals at home when possible. To register for temporary holding of an assistance dog, please contact [email protected]
Zoos SA is committed to offering an inclusive and accessible visit for all and we are working closely with our keepers and vets, and the assistance animal community to increase access while following the best in animal welfare practises for both park animals and assistance animals.

Your journey through the park

Start your adventure

Visitor Centre entrance

Explore Monarto Safari Park on our free Zu-loop bus and see the amazing animals whilst hearing more about them from our passionate guides.

The Zu-loop tour through Monarto Safari Park starts at the brand new Visitor Centre and provides the opportunity to disembark at six different animal platforms. A full loop of Monarto Safari Park takes approximately 1.5 hours, if you choose not to hop off at our animal platforms. If you visit a platform, you can choose to walk to the next stop or wait for the next bus to get back on and continue the tour.

Buses leave approximately every 15 – 30min and follow a loop track through the park before returning to the Visitor Centre.

Each Zu-loop bus tour has a volunteer guide on board to provide information, commentary and assistance, the majority of these busses are wheelchair accessible. For information on size limits for motorised wheelchairs on buses please click here.

High and low sensory areas

Walking tracks

You can explore Monarto Safari Park via our 12km network of walking tracks. The walking tracks around the park are compacted limestone and provide a calm, low sensory environment for visitors wanting to escape into nature and relax. The park is home to some native wildlife which you may see on your walk.

High sensory areas include our cafés, retail, and keeper talks. The Visitor Centre is usually busier earlier in the day and during lunch time.

Please ask our Information Desk staff for further information regarding individual walking tracks and pick up a map at the admission window, info hut or download it here.

Services and amenities



Bathrooms are located at the new Visitor Centre, within the amenities area. There are accessible stalls, gender neutral stalls, a Changing places facility and a parent/guardian room.

Further accessible bathrooms are located at all of the bus stop areas excluding stop #1, Cheetah bus stop. Please note the accessible toilet at the White Rhino bus stop, The Bomas, is located up a steep hill following a path of uneven ground.

Food and drinks

Cafe at the Visitor Centre

The café at the Visitor Centre is fully accessible, with step free access and ample room to navigate around the restaurant and outside seating areas. It offers a range of tasty treats, drinks and hot food. The menu can be downloaded by scanning a QR code before entering the café.

The Outpost Café is open during peak times, for a small range of tasty treats, beverages and hot food. Check at the Visitor Centre if the Outpost Café is operating.

SA Water drinking fountains are situated at the Visitor Centre, Rhino Boma, Windana viewing areas and The Outpost. Visitors can help to reduce single use plastic by bringing their own water bottles to refill at the fountains.

Picnics: For those who prefer to bring their own meals, a grassy picnic area and sheltered tables and chairs are available near the café at the rear of the Visitor Centre. Accessible picnic tables are also located at The Outpost (approx. 50m from the bus stop) and Waterhole (near the bus stop shelter).
Please note due to fire risk, the park does not allow the use of BBQs.

Information for wheelchair and mobility aid users

Step-free access

Monarto Safari park provides step-free access to all viewing platforms, buildings and walking tracks.

For information on size specification for motorised wheelchair please click here.

Read on below for further information on inclines, ramps and accessibility of our park.


Viewing Platforms

A range of habitats such as Meerkats and Tasmanian Devils include glass viewing panels to ensure the best viewing possible for visitors in wheelchairs and for young children.

All viewing platforms have wheelchair access ramps and toilet facilities. Paths to the platforms and walking tracks are not sealed, but are suitable for wheelchairs with assistance and do not utilise stairs. At Windana, lions viewing platform, a gate needs to be pulled back towards oneself on leaving.

Please note:

  • White Rhino, The Bomas viewing platform  – there is an initial steep incline from the bus stop to the platform
  • Black Rhino viewing area – The viewing area is between two habitats on a 350m loop path, one side is completely flat while the other side is ramped up at each end to access the flat viewing area above the habitat.
  • Cheetah Viewing Platform is approx. 250m from the bus stop, and has a sloped ramp up to the viewing area
  • Carnivore Viewing Platform is approx. 200m from the bus stop, and has a ramp up to enter the raised platform
  • Chimp Viewing Platform is located approx. 300m from The Outpost). The gradient on the path has an incline on the return journey to The Outpost while there is a short but steeper incline just before the Chimp Platform


Walking tracks 

The walking tracks around Monarto Safari Park do not utilise stairs however, the surface is compacted limestone and may not be suitable for unassisted use by visitors in wheelchairs.

Suggested tracks for wheelchair and mobility aid users include:

Cheetah Track – Visitor Centre to Cheetah, 1.84km. Relatively flat and consistent width; crosses multiple roads; passes through shaded scrub and open plains.

Windana Track – Windana (lions viewing platform) to Visitor Centre, 650m. Relatively flat and consistent width; one road crossing; minimal shade along track.

Please ask our Information Desk staff for further information regarding individual tracks.

Pick up a map at the admission window or info hut or download it here.

Lions 360

Experience the wild and come face to face with one of the animals

The animal experiences listed below are wheelchair accessible. For further information contact bookings on (08) 8267 3255

Lions 360 experience  

Did you know?

Monarto Safari Park was awarded the highest rating in each of the seven categories of assessment in the Austrade National Accessible Tourism Pilot Project and was then chosen as one of only 10 businesses nationally to be awarded Project Champion status. This status allows Monarto Safari Park to further champion our accessibility and inclusion development in partnership with Austrade, Push Adventures and Tourism Australia, while also providing a platform to inspire and empower other businesses to follow our lead.


Quality Tourism Framework

Download the 2023 ATIC Accessibility Report for Monarto Safari Park here.


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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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