Sprawling over 20 acres (8 hectares) of tropical forest and gardens, Bali Zoo is home to an eclectic mix of animals, including Indonesian originals such as Sumatran elephants, Borneo orangutans, and babirusa pig-deer. Visitors are encouraged to get up close with experiences such as “breakfast with orangutans” and elephant encounters.The Basics
Tickets to Bali Zoo cost approximately what zoo tickets cost in the western world, with significant additional charges for experiences such as a mud bath with elephants, breakfast with orangutans, a night safari with a buffet dinner and fire dance, or the chance to play mahout (elephant driver) for the day. Some Bali Zoo ticket packages include not only meals but 2-way door-to-door transfers from Ubud and south Bali, sparing visitors the risks and hassles of driving.Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- Bali Zoo is a fun day out for families with kids, with the animal encounters being a must for animal lovers.
- Book a skip-the-line ticket online to avoid waiting at the entrance gate.
- Elephant encounters can be messy—bring a change of clothes.
- On-site restaurants and cafés offer free Wi-Fi.
- The zoo is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
About 7 miles (11 kilometers) south of Ubud, Bali Zoo is easily accessible from Sanur and Kuta. The Kura Kura tourist bus stops here en route from Duty Free Stores (DFS) Bali in Kuta to Ubud, with a stop at McDonald’s in Sanur as well, but many visitors prefer to book ticket packages that include door-to-door round-trip transfers.When to Get There
The Bali Zoo is open from 9am to 5pm daily. Night safari dinner evenings run from Monday to Friday, with the popular orangutan breakfast encounter before opening. As many families choose to spend the entire day here, there is rarely a quiet time to visit.The Bali Zoo with Kids
From colorful tropical birds and lions to elephant baths and orangutan encounters, the Bali Zoo can be a magical experience for children, who’ll thrill to the opportunity to be a mahout. Included in the admission ticket price are a range of animal displays and talks for older children, while littles will appreciate the miniature water park and petting zoo.