Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team
Date: March 17, 2022 5:09 pm
The new visitor entrance to Monarto Safari Park
Photo Credit: Zoos SA
Monarto Safari Park have closed to the public for 5 days as they complete the move to their new visitor center. Guests visiting the attraction from Friday March 25th 2022 will enter through the new visitor center located on the opposite side of the park to the current one.
Members of Zoos SA, the charitable organization that operate Monarto along with Adelaide Zoo, will be the first to experience the new entry from March 23rd as part of special preview days.
Staff and volunteers of the charitable organization are now working to move the from the current visitor center to the new one. Following this move the old center will be rebranded as the outpost and become an education hub.
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.
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Monarto Safari Park is undergoing a major expansion with the new visitor center being phase one. Later this year guests will be able to sleep overlooking the savanna in a new luxury resort or glamping tent.
500 acres are also being developed in to a new safari experience where guests will drive among herds of African wildlife.
“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!”
The visitor center will serve as the starting point for a journey on to the plains to meet Australian natives and some of the greatest African land mammals roam the expansive Monarto plains.
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.
Learn more about Monarto Safari Park on their website – Monarto Safari Park
An overhead view of the new visitor center at Monarto Safari park
Photo Credit: Zoos SA