a walk on the wild side and engage with some of Australia’s most unique and
curious wildlife, just 30 minutes from the city. While immersing yourself in the
wonders of Cleland’s natural bush environment, you can see and discover more
than 130 species of native wildlife. The Koala close-up experience and the hand
feeding of kangaroos are definite must do’s!
- All inclusive of Cleland
Wildlife Park entry fees, bag of animal food, inside tips and return transfer.
Small group size with a maximum of 13 people ensures a personalised service.
- Scenic drive into the
Adelaide Hills via the Cleland Conservation Park route, including a short stop
at Mount Lofty Summit to witness panoramic views over Adelaide.
- Plenty of time to explore
the self-guided discovery trails at your leisure – walk among and hand feed the
free roaming wildlife. Park maps and a full orientation is provided along with
valuable insights and inside tips.
- Koala close-up experience
* – meet, touch and photograph Australia’s cutest inhabitant. Hand feed the
kangaroo’s and listen to informative and engaging talks by Cleland park keepers
at other animal feeding times.
Be amazed with the views
from Mount Lofty Summit – before arriving at the wildlife
park, we take a short stop at Mount Lofty Summit to enjoy the magnificent
panorama over Adelaide. At approximately 710m, the summit is the highest point
in the Adelaide Hills with uninterrupted views to the Gulf St. Vincent and as
far as the eye can see north and south along the coastline.
Experience the Cleland
Wildlife Park difference – this 35-hectare natural bush
setting provides a unique open space environment with very few enclosures. It
is home to over 130 species of native animals and is one of only a few places
in the world where you can hold a koala. Cleland Wildlife Park is well known
for its management and care in the health and wellbeing of the animals.
Choose your Koala
encounter * – get up close to Australia’s
iconic Koala! Your entry fee includes the ‘close-up’ experience where you can
meet, touch and photograph one of the park’s cutest inhabitants while listening
to the keepers who care for them. For an additional fee (no pre-booking), you
may have a unique opportunity to hold a koala and have a professional photo
taken at the same time.
Walk among the free roaming
animals – as you explore the park and follow the
self-discovery trails, find an abundance of native wildlife and walk among the
free roaming animals in their natural environment. Explore the lively wetlands
where the pelicans, cormorants and water birds live. See kangaroos, emus,
dingoes, wallabies, Tasmanian devils and many more!
Enjoy an immersive
experience – engaging with the park’s friendliest
inhabitants provide a truly immersive experience. The best way to get up close
to the kangaroos, wallabies and potoroos is by hand feeding them with the
included animal food. Remember to save some for the emus and waterfowl as you
make your way around the park!
Subject to park availability, optional
activities (additional cost and no pre-booking) include Wombat Encounter,
Reptile Hold and Bird Encounter.
And do so much more!
– don’t forget the interactive keeper talks; it is a great way to learn about
and see the animals in action! The Ocean to Outback Interpretive Centre
provides an opportunity to learn about South Australia’s diverse ecosystems
whilst viewing the nocturnal animals, small mammals and reptiles – you may even
choose the reptile hold experience!
* This tour includes the koala ‘close up’ experience. An optional koala
‘hold’ experience is available for an additional fee from AUD$30.50 pp. The
koala ‘hold’ experience cannot be pre-booked. Please note that due to animal
welfare regulations, the koala experiences can be cancelled by the park without
notice. Also note they do not operate on days forecast above 32 degrees Celsius