Cleland Wildlife Park
Cleland Wildlife Park
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  • Michael M
    Palmerston North, New Zealand8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great wildlife park
    Out of the wildlife parks we visited on our time in Adelaide, Cleland is definitely the best by far when it comes to animal welfare and quality of park! Wild birds hang around, so you can see Fairy Wrens, Galahs, Cockatoos etc. The exhibits were great, clean and had room for animals to not see people. Would have been nice to get more information on each animal, whether they were part of a breeding program or rescue/unsuitable to exist in the wild. Definitely worth visiting, can be difficult to get out there via public transport.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Traveljunkievn
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little park
    Nice little wildlife park. Can be seen in about 2 hours. They have a variety of animals and you can buy food to feed them. I did not hand feed them but just dropped some food and let them feed to get some pictures. Some prefer bananas which I happened to have. I did not touch any of the animals since I think they get enough of that. There is an aviary, and place to see snakes and lizards. Try and go early to avoid the crowds.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 March 2024
  • Lookslikerain3
    Macclesfield, United Kingdom113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely day out
    Beautiful drive up to the park which is set in amazing countryside on the hills, long windy drive to the entrance with some really steep dramatic drops on the road side! Really friendly staff and cute gift shop, didn't use the cafe but the food looked amazing. Huge area to walk round with plenty of space for the kids to run around with taped off areas for the animals to retreat to. Guaranteed to meet a kangaroo or a wallaby with loads of little potoroos running around your feet! Get the feed they have in the shop (lots) as all of the animals love it and they will come to your hand and feed. Had an amazing experience watching the dingos hunt then kill and eat a bird 🐦 We did the meet a koala experience which was extra £ and I prob wouldn't recommend this as you only get to have a little group talk with a keeper and can only pat the koalas from a distance, you can't hold them. Not sure if paying extra is the only way to see the koalas as we couldn't find the area where they were. Lovely areas for picnics and rests, could spend a lovely day here easily 🦘
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 April 2024
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Ponderosa
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020
Booked online paid full price during Covid-19 when our family was limited on funds however thought it would be a great day out with the kids. We traveled 3 hours to come and was done within 1hour.
Upon arrival went to grab lunch only to find they had no hot food apart from chips to serve. Only 2 tables inside, all remainder were outside in the freezing cold despite loads of safe distance inside.
Reptiles were closed to public, No Koala experience on offer either, seems less and less animals each time we visit. Friends had also warned us its not worth it and i sadly have to agree this is also our last time here.
I did contact the park direct to express our disappointment before posting this review and was not offered a slight discount in compensation for lack of attraction.
Do yourself a favor and go to Gorge Wildlife or Adelaide Zoo .
Written 8 June 2020
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Liisa and Dave B
Adelaide, Australia4,150 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Family
Extremely costly given that we were on a time restriction due to covid but at the same admission price as pre restrictions. Also there was no Koala holding due to covid restrictions which is understandable but then I think the admission price should be reduced.
For the amount of animals that we saw, I think we could have gone into the hills somewhere to see them for free.
On a positive note, there is ample parking and the staff at front desk were very friendly.
Written 3 July 2020
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Nichole
Adelaide, Australia71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Great day out. The park is large and will take a couple of hours to walk around. There is a cafe that offers hot food and drinks.
In the park you can feed kangaroos. They also offer for an extra cost experiences with certain animals like feeding wombats or bird handling. You had to book these at the start or online as there are limited spots.
Written 22 February 2020
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Rab P
Aylesbury, UK290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We spent a great couple of hours here. We had kangaroos eating out of our hands and saw a number of koalas, wallabies, emus and wombats (sleeping)! It is relatively compact so you can get from one area to another quite quickly. There are also some good views of the city of Adelaide. The staff were very friendly and helpful It has a shop and a cafe.

It is quite a twisty drive to get there but well worth it.
Written 10 February 2020
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Rose b
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Family
Way overpriced. I feel like any tickets to animal encounters should include entry to the park. Drove over an hour there after buying tickets to hold a lizard only to be told I need to fork out even more money for entry to the park. I clarified to the lady that we aren’t going into the park and were only there to see the lizard (the reptiles aren’t even in the park it’s a seperate building). And she said that we have to pay anyway or not see the lizards (again - the reptiles are not in the park. There’s no way we could sneak in). So I asked for a refund and left. No way am I spending close to $100 for my kid and I to take a walk in a park and hold ONE lizard (for that price he should at least get to hold both the snake and lizard). I understand that it costs money to operate a park and I’m sure it’s lovely but they’re government funded and still ripping families off!! Save your money people. As far as a walk with animals go… we’re in south Australia! I see 5 kangaroos on every walk at the national park near my house! If you really want to feed and pat animals go to literally ANY other wildlife sanctuary in south aus, they’re all cheaper and worth the same as far as valuable family memories. Waste of time, effort, money and petrol.
Written 20 July 2022
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Lookslikerain3
Macclesfield, UK113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Beautiful drive up to the park which is set in amazing countryside on the hills, long windy drive to the entrance with some really steep dramatic drops on the road side!
Really friendly staff and cute gift shop, didn't use the cafe but the food looked amazing.
Huge area to walk round with plenty of space for the kids to run around with taped off areas for the animals to retreat to.
Guaranteed to meet a kangaroo or a wallaby with loads of little potoroos running around your feet!
Get the feed they have in the shop (lots) as all of the animals love it and they will come to your hand and feed.
Had an amazing experience watching the dingos hunt then kill and eat a bird 🐦
We did the meet a koala experience which was extra £ and I prob wouldn't recommend this as you only get to have a little group talk with a keeper and can only pat the koalas from a distance, you can't hold them.
Not sure if paying extra is the only way to see the koalas as we couldn't find the area where they were.
Lovely areas for picnics and rests, could spend a lovely day here easily 🦘
Written 1 April 2024
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blacktown2017
Sydney, Australia156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
very nice place to visit and spend a day out with your family. if you want to catch a taxi from the CBD, it will cost you around $50 one way. the park is very well maintained..the only thing I struggled with during my visit was the map, I found it hard to follow and the signs were not clear enough. apart from that, it was such a beautiful place to visit
Written 11 January 2022
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Keliiaua
Seattle, WA127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We were looking for a place to touch kangaroos and koalas and this place did not disappoint! Cleland Wildlife Park was one of the highlights of our trip to Adelaide. If you don't have a car you can take public transportation here or hire an Uber to get you there and back. We purchased food pellets for $3 to hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies and purchased a time to hold a koala and be photographed for an additional $30. You can stand next to a koala and use your own camera for a photo for free. I wanted to see the Tasmanian Devils and they did not disappoint either. They were running around and sniffing the air. It was a delightful way to spend the afternoon.
Written 21 May 2023
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Debra D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Today’s experience was a birthday present for myself, husband and 9 year old grandson. Thanks to guide Oliver for sharing his knowledge of mostly South Australian birds. He was thoughtful and courteous and let our grandson help in the feeding of the birds, an experience he won’t forget! The tour took just under 2 hours, moving through 3 different walk -through habitats. We then enjoyed a breakfast of croissants fresh fruit cake juice hot chocolate and coffee. The walk through the picturesque park was a treat in itself! We stayed on to see the dingoes and yellow footed rock wallabies. The view from their enclosure over Adelaide is amazing. Would recommend this experience to all, was well worth the expense. ( When asked, 9 year old said HE REALLY LIKED IT! )

The tour took nearly 2 hours through 3 different habitats, the birds were plentiful varied and colourful. We then enjoyed a nice breakfast of juice , fresh fruit , croissants cake coffee and hot chocolate. Would thoroughly recommend, worth the expense , and walking through the picturesque park is a treat in itself! We stayed on another hour or so to see the yellow footed rock wallabies and dingoes.
Written 27 November 2021
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jrd247
Brisbane, Australia112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Beautiful and relaxing park. Great variety of animals who all have plenty of space. Echidna experience was fabulous! Love the stunning rock wallabies. Watching a wombat waddle towards a keeper at feeding time was so cute!
Written 5 April 2023
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