2 Night Wet and Wildlife Experience
South Australia boasts a fantastic array of places to see and experiences to enjoy – all easily accessible from Adelaide. If wildlife is what you’re looking for, the two day Wet and Wildlife itinerary will get you up close and personal with dolphins, giraffes, lions, giant pandas and more, while using Adelaide as your base.
From the city centre it's just a 20-minute tram ride to the beachside suburb of Glenelg. Buzzing with people enjoying the sand, sea and cafes, Glenelg is also the departure point of Temptation Sailing dolphin cruises. If swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat is a step too far from your comfort zone, Temptation Sailing also offers ‘Dolphin Watch’ and ‘Twilight Cruises’ so you can get close to the dolphins without getting wet! After your cruise enjoy lunch at nearby Goodlife Modern Organic Pizza before catching the tram back to Adelaide. Spend your afternoon at Adelaide Zoo, home to over 1,800 animals including Adelaide’s favourite new residents, giant pandas Wang Wang and Funi. Overnight in Adelaide.
This morning you’ll be picked up from your Adelaide accommodation to set off on a Monarto Zoo Open Range Safari, including morning tea and lunch. A 1000 hectare open range wildlife sanctuary, Monarto Zoo is home to giraffes, chimps, rhinoceros, cheetahs, lions and many rare and endangered native Australian wildlife. Spend the day visiting the wildlife enclosures and hearing the free zookeeper. You’ll learn some fascinating facts about the animals, and even get to touch a rhinoceros! At the end of the day you’ll be dropped off back at your Adelaide accommodation. Overnight in Adelaide.
Our SA Expert’s Top Tip
“For a rare and exciting experience, pre book a ‘behind the scenes’ tour at Monarto Zoo. Experience the thrill of actually being in the enclosure with Monarto’s three male cheetahs, or discover the enormity of the male giraffes at close range by hand feeding them yourself!”