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We’re on the move!

We’ve packed our bags and we’re on the move!

It’s the final few days before Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre opens and the wild is calling. Zoos SA staff and volunteers have heard the call and have begun the task of packing up the current Visitor Centre, soon to be called the Outpost and used as an education hub, and moving across the park to their new space.

Monarto Safari Park will be closed to the public from 18 March through to 22 March (inclusive), opening its new, roarsome doors to members from Wednesday 23 March and to the general public from Friday 25 March inviting guests to experience a new era for the safari park.

Director of Monarto Safari Park, Peter Clark, said everyone at Zoos SA is getting excited to welcome guests to the new space.

“Everyone at Monarto Safari Park is gearing up for the big move across the park,” he said.

“It is a big milestone for us and we are really looking forward to welcoming visitors to the new space, which is the start of something extremely special for Monarto Safari Park.

“This is the first stage of redevelopment, which includes the new luxury hotel and Wild Africa Safari experience to be finished later this year.

“Our bags are packed, the new walking trails have been completed and our wonderful team of  volunteers have planted the last of the new trees and shrubs – we’ve been waiting for this day and we’re all very excited it is now just around the corner or across the park!”

When visitors come along to discover the wild, they will now enter the park from Monarto Road.

From the moment you walk through the breezeway to the heart space of the new Visitor Centre, you will be transported into the wild to experience, relax, learn and play.

The Visitor Centre marks the start of a journey for explorers to a land where Australian natives and some of the greatest African land mammals roam the expansive Monarto plains.

Take a walk along the new trails or venture out on a Zu-Loop bus to discover all there is to see and do at Monarto Safari Park.

The Visitor Centre project received $11.25m of funding from the Australian Government under the Community Development Grants Programme and $4.55m from the South Australian Government towards a total $16.8m cost of building the new entry and Visitor Centre.

The Rural City of Murray Bridge also contributed to the project through the construction of a new slip lane entry from Monarto Road.

Book your visit to Monarto Safari Park at www.monartosafaripark.com.au/tickets.

Key dates:

  • Friday 18 – Tuesday 22 March – Monarto Safari Park is closed to allow for the move from the old Visitor Centre to the new one.
  • Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 March 2022 – Exclusive members days with capped numbers. 9.30am – 5pm with Zoos SA welcome speech at 10am.
  • Friday 25 March 2022 onwards – Open to the general public 9.30am – 5pm speeches from 9.45am and smoking ceremony by Uncle Moogy at 10.30am.


The day is here!Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre is open to the public from 9.30am. #thewildiscallinghttps://t.co/RmvY4qIIts

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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