Monarto Zoo Monarto
Where is it at?
3401 Old Princes Highway
Tel: 8 8534 4100
Where are we going today?
Monarto Zoo is a biopark in the true sense of the word. It represents a unique blend of a conservation park, national park and zoological park. The principle purpose is to provide a place for the conservation of wildlife both Australian and exotic, and public recreation and education. Five major habitat exhibits have been developed, including the Asian Steppes, arid North Africa, African plains and Asian grasslands, as the first stage of development at Monarto. The second stage includes habitats for the Cheetah, African Dog, African Lion and Black Rhino.
Features include the Tasmanian Devil exhibit, White Rhino viewing area, and specialised Viewing Platforms for the Water Hole, Cheetah, Lions and Chimpanzees. Their Zookeepers provide fascinating keeper talks throughout the day, giving visitors many opportunities to interact with a knowledgeable person and learn more about the animals.
Contained within the an award winning environmentally friendly, air-conditioned visitor centre is an exhibition space and touch tables for children.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 3 years.
When can we go?
Monarto Zoo is open from 9.30am to 5pm (last entry at 3pm) every day of the year, except if the fore
Pre-booked guided Safari tours are available for groups of 22 or more..
You will find the Cafe within the Visitors Centre for a meal, quick snack or a hot drink..
For those who prefer to bring their own meals, close by are sheltered picnic areas are available close to the Visitor Centre. .
Any Top Tips?
Zu-loop shuttles to wildlife viewing platforms run at regular intervals throughout the day. Keeper Presentations commence from 11.05 am..
Can I get one of those?
Gift shop available in visitor centre..
The Zoo has a network of approx 10 kms of walking tracks. For those visitors keen to explore the Zoo by foot, there are a range of walking tracks available ranging from easy to medium grading and are suitable for robust pushers. There are 5 walking tracks available ranging from 20 to 90 minutes..
What people are saying?
by Steven Bailey
Awesome experience for adults and kids alike, never have experienced anything like it before and will definitely be going back again. If there is one little downside it is the distance from the CBD where most tourists stay, but jump on a tour bus for the day and the problem is solved. For us locals it's a nice smooth 90min drive up the freeway!! :-)
by Halls Gap Zoo
Monarto Zoo is a top quality zoo with a great range of animals. The Halls Gap Zoo team thoroughly enjoys working with all the staff and animals there.
by Matthew James
It was a really great experience to get up close with the animals.
by Joy Yuan
Bring kids, family n friends! FUN! Learn abt our environment n meet some different animals
by Paul Rhineer
Great fun and a wonderful way to spend the day. Make sure you get there early and plan around the presentations. Kudos to the staff and volunteers for making it an enjoyable experience.