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Cleland Wildlife Park - Things to Do with Family and Friends

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Cleland Wildlife Park is an enormous open air sanctuary with minimal fences between wildlife and visitors. Visitors are beguiled by koalas perched in the fork of eucalyptus trees and bouncing kangaroos. Due to Cleland Wildlife Park’s proximity to Adelaide it is the most popular wildlife sanctuary to visit while on holiday in Adelaide.

Ruby The Koala at Cleland Wildlife Park, South Australia @clelandwildlifepark
Ruby The Koala at Cleland Wildlife Park, South Australia @clelandwildlifepark

Cleland Wildlife Park major attraction is a classic encounter is feeding kangaroos and viewing koalas perched in their eucalyptus home. For a small fee you collect a bag of animal feed.  It is very special to have a wild animal trust you will not harm them, to approach you close enough to feed. 

You will feel their breath and be able to feel their fur. Remember to move slowly and quietly avoiding sudden movements which can startle wildlife as well as yourself.

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The 35 hectare park has very few enclosures with wildlife free roaming enabling visitors to have personal impromptu encounters with the inhabitants. There are daily keeper talks and self-guided discovery trails.

You can take your picnic inside the park and use the designated seating areas, toilet facilities and water fountains. The park has a licensed cafe, souvenir shop and is wheelchair accessible. Plan your visit to Cleland Wildlife Park.

Kangaroos' lazy sundays in the Adelaide Hills, Cleland Wildlife Park, South Australia @clelandwildlifepark
Kangaroos' lazy sundays in the Adelaide Hills, Cleland Wildlife Park, South Australia @clelandwildlifepark




Due to its proximity to Adelaide, the sheer size of the park it is a popular attraction for the larger tourist buses. To avoid crowds enter the park as early as possible or early afternoon.

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Adelaide Hills, South Australia @adelaide_midnight_dad
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Adelaide Hills, South Australia @adelaide_midnight_dad


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How to get to Cleland Wildlife Park without a rental vehicle? Catch the Adelaide public bus, line 821 bus which takes 1h 22m. There are a number of half or full day tours including Mount Lofty lookout.


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Adelaide CBD to Cleland Wildlife Park

17.5 km, approximately 20 minutes, Take the South Eastern Freeway to the Crafers exit, then follow Summit Road to the Cleland turn off.




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