Cleland Wildlife Park Experience - From Adelaide Including Mt Lofty Summit

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Adelaide CBD, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take a walk on the wild side and engage with some of Australias much-loved wildlife on a tour to Cleland Wildlife Park, just 30 minutes from Adelaide. You'll discover more than 130 species of native animals while becoming immersed in the wonders of this natural bush environment. The tour includes talks by the park keepers, observe the koalas, kangaroo's, emu's and potoroos.


  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small-group tour by minibus

Know More about this tour

Your tour begins as you depart Adelaide for your first stop at Mount Lofty, where you can admire the panoramic view over Adelaide from the summit. At approximately 2,330 feet high (710 meters), the summit is the highest point in the Adelaide Hills and boasts uninterrupted views toward the Gulf St. Vincent.

Then continue your tour to Cleland wildlife park, an 86-acre (35-hectare) natural bush setting that provides an open-space environment with very few enclosures. Home to more than 130 species of Australian animals, the park is known for its management and care in the health and well being of the animals. Your entry to Cleland includes the close-up koala experience where you can touch and photograph one the parks koalaswhileunder the supervisionofthe keepers who maintain the highest standards for their care.

As you explore the park and follow the self-discovery trails, walk among the free-roaming animals in their natural environment. See kangaroos, emus, dingoes, wallabies, Tasmanian devils and many more, and check out the wetlands where pelicans, cormorants and other water birds live. Engage with the animals as you hand-feed kangaroos, wallabies and potoroos with provided animal food, and dont miss one of the interactive keeper talks, 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 Australias diverse ecosystems while viewing nocturnal animals, small mammals and reptiles.

You'll arrive at Cleland wildlife park just before 11am and leave the park around 3pm, which gives you plenty of time to discover and walk around the park.


Koala 'close-up' experience

Keeper talks

Round-trip transport by air-conditioned minivan

Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting point

Adelaide City hotel pickup available

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Cleland Wildlife Park Entrance Fees

Entry/Admission - Cleland Wildlife Park

Guaranteed to skip the lines



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Does not operate Christmas Day

Koala experiences do not operate on days when the forecast temperatures above 32 degrees C (90 degrees F) in Mount Barker and can also be cancelled by the park at any time due to animal welfare concerns.

Park maps are provided and available in English, French, Chinese, German, Italian or Japanese.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Wheelchair available at the park; please advise at time of booking

Small-group tour (maximum 13)

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Pure SA follow recommendations of the South Australian Health department with COVID-19 health, safety and operational protocols in accordance with regulations covering tour operations. The full policy can be read on the Pure SA website. Note, face masks are not mandatory but are available.

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  • 16-Nov-2022

    The tour was a very simple one just on the outskirts of Adelaide. Saw the city and area from a great vantage point. A fun stop at Cleland wildlife park. We got to hold Koalas and got to be up close to Kangaroos and many other animals.

  • 08-Nov-2022

    This was a really awesome tour and a really awesome experience. I highly recommend this as the easiest way to spend some time with some Koalas and Kangaroos. There were other animals of course but everyone always wants the Koalas. The people at PureSA are great and made the entire experience super enjoyable. Bit of advice for everyone looking to hold a Koala, be sure to reserve your tickets for the Koala Hold experience at Cleland as far in advance as possible. This will sell out just like it did the day I visited the park. You can still do the Koala Closeup that comes with the tour but I wish I knew ahead of time to buy my reservation as early as possible. Next time.

  • 07-Nov-2022

    Great tour! Great Experience! Be sure to try and reserve your Koala Hold tickets before your tour. As far in advance as possible. They sold out the day I went so I had to settle for the Koala Close Up experience that comes with the tour. The Cleland Wildlife Park experience is great for a leisurely day. Bring a picnic if you'd like or enjoy the food sold at the cafe. Either way, you'll enjoy yourself.

  • 29-Sep-2022

    Beautiful park with huge enclosures. Saw a wild kangaroo just outside the park too. Our driver was very informative and thoughtful. Had a great time.

  • 17-May-2021

    This was my favourite day in Adelaide - our tour guide was nice and informative. Cleland was so fun, very clean, the staff were lovely and the animals were the best! You can get so close and interact with all different species- it was awesome.

  • 01-May-2021

    I had a wonderful day, had plenty of time to wonder around. The bus trip was brilliant and everyone was friendly

  • 06-Apr-2021

    Great place to spend your day. Lots of kangaroos and wallabies. You can hand-feed them all day...! Mike from PureSA was on time to pick us from the hotel and it was half an hour ride from Adelaide city. Mike guided us throughout so that we won't miss any important animals in the park. On the way, you may visit the mount lofty summit as well. There are some beautiful views from the edge of the wildlife park as well.

  • 29-Dec-2020

    I loved the trip. On time pick and drop at location near my location, which was great. Mike was very friendly and shared information on area and park. First 10 mins stop at mount lofty view of whole Adelaide. It will be great at sunset I think as the view is great. Beautiful park and felt one with animals and nature. Wombats are so cute , fed kangaroos, Emu and birds, felt calm and happiness. Saw koalas close up they are so adorable but due to covid we couldn’t hold them but had close ups one family at a time. Big area to cover but didn’t feel tired.There is lookout point where you can see Adelaide , just beautiful. Good cafe and their vegetarian sandwich was so fresh and coffee was good. The gift shop is bit expensive but had 10% tour discount voucher. Overall it was a nice day 24 degrees not hot just perfect and great trip where the animals are free and you get to be in their home.

  • 29-Nov-2020

    It was an amazing tour to Cleland Wildlife Park. We started from Adelaide and saw already on the way to the park wild koalas. That was a surprise. The lookout at Mount Lofty with a beautiful view above Adelaide was great. The highlight was Cleland Wildlife Park with the huge enclosures where we could walk through. The driver was very friendly and helpful. He picked us up at Adelaide drove us to Cleland Park gave us some interesting information and instruction where we should start best, how to feed kangaroos and picked us up at the arranged time to bring us back to Adelaide and drop of near the hotel. In the wildlife park everyone was on their own and didn't have to follow a group, that was an advantage and we could spend the time where we wanted. We were also able to skip the line at the entrance. This Wildlife Park was fantastic and a great experience. The guide was very friendly and informative. I can highly recommend this tour.

  • 18-Nov-2020

    Thanks to Mike who made this day unforgettable with this wonderful tour to Cleland wildlife park. Excellent service and a wonderful drive through Adelaide Hills to Mount Lofty Summit with amazing views. Afterwards great time in the huge wildlifepark. Kangaroos, wallabies, koalas... seem to be so happy there with lots of space in wonderful nature! And don’t forget to see Fred the funniest common wombat - what a wonderful experience! As a travel agent I can highly recommend Pure Sa 😊

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