Monarto Safari Park

The ultimate luxury South Australian wildlife, food and wine experience!

Travel in luxury with private helicopter flights from Adelaide over the stunning Adelaide Hills before arriving at one of the largest open range safari parks outside of Africa.

Be personally greeted upon arrival at Monarto Safari Park by a friendly and knowledgeable host and get ready for the ultimate Lions 360 experience, the only of its kind in Australia. Come within clawing range of our pride of African Lions, steady your nerves to hand feed these majestic predators and feel their roars reverberate through your chest.

After all that excitement, it’s time to fly out of Monarto and satisfy your appetite with a delicious five-course menu and wine pairing at the prestigious The Lane Vineyard. Nestled amongst the rolling Adelaide Hills, discover the subtlety of the estate’s single vineyard wines and enjoy exquisite 5 course lunch highlighting South Australian produce.

Take in stunning views during the afternoon’s scenic flight back over the Adelaide Hills and gain a birds-eye view of the iconic Mount Lofty Ranges and Adelaide CBD before touching back down near Adelaide Airport.

This once-in-a-lifetime full-day chopper experience truly highlights some of South Australia’s best food and wine and offers a truly unforgettable wildlife experience.

Helicopter flights are operated by Helistar Aviation Pty Ltd CASA.TAAOC.0510.

Please note the minimum age for this experience is 18 years.

Highlights of this experience

  • Travel in luxury with 3 private helicopter flights from Adelaide to Monarto Safari Park, from Monarto Safari Park to The Lane Vineyard, and then from The Lane Vineyard back to Adelaide.
  • Experience Australia’s only 360 degree lion encounter at Lions 360, feed the lions and receive one of our Lions 360 conservation bracelets to remember your experience and help share our story of conservation.
  • Enjoy a sparkling Wine on arrival at the Lane Vineyard, followed by a delicious five-course menu and wine pairing at The Lane Vineyard
  • Delight in stunning views of the scenic Adelaide Hills and iconic Mount Lofty Ranges

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

Sadly over the past 21 years the lion population in the wild is believed to have been reduced by 43%. That’s the equivalent of three generations. It is now estimated that there may be as few as 20,000 lions remaining in the wild.

We’re on a mission to save lions from extinction and that’s why we support 36 rangers to patrol the Sera Conservancy in Kenya to protect lions and other African species. We are also raising valuable funds to safeguard lions in their native Zambia through our partnership with Painted Dog Conservation Inc supporting the Zambian Carnivore Program.

By purchasing a ticket to Lions and Wines, you are helping us save lions from extinction in the wild. To support us even further you can also adopt our pride of African Lions or make a tax deductible donation. Your support will help us continue our important conservation work and help safeguard this species.

Want to get involved? You can help!

Adopt or donate

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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