Cleland Wildlife Park Experience with Mount Lofty Summit

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Activity provider: pureSA

Cleland Wildlife Park Experience with Mount Lofty Summit

Activity provider: pureSA

From US$ 90.86 per person

Take a walk on the wild side and engage with some of Australia’s most unique and curious wildlife on this day tour from Adelaide. The Koala close-up experience and the hand feeding of kangaroos will create unforgettable experiences.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 13 participants


  • Marvel at the scenic views from Mount Lofty Summit
  • Meet a koala and touch and photograph Australia’s cutest inhabitant
  • Explore the self-guided discovery trails at your leisure
Full description
A day with Australia's wonderful animals awaits. Before arriving at the wildlife park, you will 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. The Cleland Wildlife Park is set in 35 hectares of natural bush and 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. As you explore the park and follow the self-guided 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! 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 have a unique opportunity to hold a koala and have a professional photo taken at the same time. Engaging with the park’s friendliest inhabitants provides a truly immersive experience. The best way to get up close to the kangaroos, wallabies and potoroos is by hand feeding them with the animal food provided. Don’t forget to save some for the emus and waterfowl as you make your way around the park. 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!
  • Return transport with hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • All entry fees
  • Bag of animal food
  • Cleland Park orientation and map
  • Bottle of water
  • 10% off gift shop voucher
  • Meals and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Main Departure Time / Location: 10:00 AM – from the pureSA office located at 111 Franklin Street Adelaide (directly across from the Adelaide Central Bus Station) Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time for check in. Alternate Pickup Locations – selected City hotel pickup available upon request. Note that accommodation pickup is scheduled between 9:40 AM – 9:50 AM. Please be ready a few minutes prior outside the hotel.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Important: This tour does not cater to children under 4 years of age
  • Please note that to ensure the wellbeing of koalas, koala experiences at Cleland Wildlife Park will be cancelled if temperatures are forecast at over 32°C in Mount Barker. Koala experiences may also be cancelled at any time due to other animal welfare concerns. The tour provider is not responsible if Cleland Wildlife Park cancels any of their daily advertised activities and no refund will be given
  • Tip: Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park or sample some local South Australian produce at the Cleland Café
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

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The trip is recommended. Very nice guide who explained a lot. You have to be aware that you are driving into a very extensive zoo. You can see tame kangaroos there, they eat out of your hand. You get food. The view from Mount Lofty on Adelaide was breathtaking. We liked it.

November 10, 2019

Great Tour

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Cleland Wildlife Park. Mike was an excellent tour guide and I would highly recommend this trip. There was plenty of time to walk around the whole park and grab a quick lunch in the excellent cafe. The animals all looked to be very well cared for in a really natural environment.

March 10, 2019

Super nice park - lovely view - and a perfekt guide

January 28, 2020

Product ID: 116386