Gorge Wildlife Park
Gorge Wildlife Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A place where people and animals get together. See all your favourite Australian animals such as wombats, dingoes and Tasmanian devils. Feed the kangaroos and wallabies and cuddle a koala daily at 11.30am, 1.30 & 3.30pm
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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  • Amanda C
    11 contributions
    A great day out!
    We travelled to Gorge Wildlife Park from our home in the south of Adelaide. Despite it being over an hour drive it was well worth the journey! Our family of 5 (12 year old twins and a 10 year old) had a wonderful day out. The park had lots to explore and lots of interesting exhibits. Despite it being a summers day, the large established trees gave lots of shade and kept us quite cool. We took advantage of the free bbq facilities in the park and enjoyed having our lunch inside the park. An absolute highlight was the koala holding, where my children got to meet the sweet little koala Jimmy and have a hold. A beautiful day out for a family and I highly recommend!
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 January 2023
  • AndyP1998
    Wakefield, United Kingdom1,033 contributions
    Needs better signage
    It’s quite an adventure getting here from Adelaide CBD on the bus but changing at the Tea Tree Plaza you get amazing scenic views as you near the wildlife park. We got here to find it was too hot to hold the koalas but you could stand next to them. This is where the park missed a trick cos I’m sure most people would have paid something for this opportunity judging by the queue length. Make sure you buy some animal feed and don’t feed it to the 1st kangaroos you see like we did cos they are plenty of animals happy to eat your food. Appreciate you get a park map but would have welcomed more signs guiding you. Overall thought it was very reasonably priced for 3-4 hours enjoying the animals
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 January 2023
  • Travel Booze Food Happinesses
    Toronto, Canada988 contributions
    Amazing place
    So much better than Cleland National Park. It’s cheaper, more affordable, a lot better service and overall a magnificent place. Go early so you do the Koala holding which is worth the $10 Feeding the kangaroos was so good too.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 March 2023
  • Lisa C
    8 contributions
    Koala experience
    Visited from UK with family upon recommendation. Great wildlife park where you can get up close and feed kangaroos, wallabies and other animals birds wandering around. All the animals are well cared for and truly loved by the staff. We watched the meerkats being fed and saw a newborn being "introduced" to the other kats before dad returned it to the safety of mum and the den. Koalas were amazing, natural habitat and the keepers so knowledgeable. My sister and I paid $10 to hold a koala, something we both loved and will remember forever, with keepers on hand to ensure they were safe at all times. Small gift shop not overpriced and able to get food as well.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 10 April 2023
  • auditor_g-s
    Paris, France243 contributions
    Excellent place to hold a koala close to Adelaide
    Excellent place to approach Kangaroos, Wallabys and hold a koala close to Adelaide. Very well maintained and friendly staff. The website ticket shop does not always work. Do not hesitate to call to make a booking.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 17 June 2023
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smileyfacegrace
Toronto153 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
This is a 45 minute drive from the Adelaide Airport, but it was well worth visiting given the experience of holding a koala. This park is also very reasonably priced. Despite having a lower price, we were pleased to see that the park was well maintained and that all the animals were well taken care of. While holding the koala, we spoke with the staff and they're quite attentive to the animals and very knowledgeable.

You can buy some feed for $2.50 which lets you feed the animals, which was also enjoyable. It's well marked which animals you should not be feeding.

The drive was also quite scenic as you're going through wine country, so overall I would recommend the visit!
Written 30 November 2023
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Michael M
Palmerston North, New Zealand6 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
The visit began well, the cockatoo cages were ok and the Kangaroos had rest space, and the Spider Monkeys had a good enclosure.

That’s kind of where the positive review ends. The enclosures are over crowded, filthy and there is little to no breeding control. you had birds of prey beside prey in plain sight to each other, and the flying foxes definitely did not have enough room to fly.

The park is too small for the amount of animals you have, and your enclosures do not match some of the animals.

If you want to see an animal and you don’t mind seeing a sad representative of that species, come here. If you have compassion for animals, look somewhere else.
Written 3 October 2023
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auditor_g-s
Paris, France243 contributions
Jun. 2023
Excellent place to approach Kangaroos, Wallabys and hold a koala close to Adelaide. Very well maintained and friendly staff. The website ticket shop does not always work. Do not hesitate to call to make a booking.
Written 18 June 2023
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Kiko524
Bayan Lepas, Malaysia10 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
Our Hot Air Balloon experience was cancelled due to weather. We decided to go to a Wildlife park and decided on Gorge Wildlife park after reading the reviews. The place is fantastic! Great experience of holding the koala ($10) and feeding the kangaroos, wallaby, ducks and other free roaming animals.
My teens loved it too
Written 14 June 2023
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Amelia S
Warrenton, VA10 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
This was such a great value! We loved the koala experience and petting the kangaroos! The animals seem happy and the opportunity to interact with them was nice. The caretakers all seem friendly and truly care for the animals vs some of the zoos we’ve visited where it was a job and the animals seemed despondent as a result.
Written 7 June 2023
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Lisa C
8 contributions
Mar. 2023
Visited from UK with family upon recommendation. Great wildlife park where you can get up close and feed kangaroos, wallabies and other animals birds wandering around. All the animals are well cared for and truly loved by the staff. We watched the meerkats being fed and saw a newborn being "introduced" to the other kats before dad returned it to the safety of mum and the den. Koalas were amazing, natural habitat and the keepers so knowledgeable. My sister and I paid $10 to hold a koala, something we both loved and will remember forever, with keepers on hand to ensure they were safe at all times. Small gift shop not overpriced and able to get food as well.
Written 10 April 2023
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Travel Booze Food Happinesses
Toronto, Canada988 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Family
So much better than Cleland National Park. It’s cheaper, more affordable, a lot better service and overall a magnificent place.

Go early so you do the Koala holding which is worth the $10

Feeding the kangaroos was so good too.
Written 14 March 2023
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H&B
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
Feb. 2023
We had a most enjoyable morning strolling in the park and seeing so many Australian animals.
Most Impressive!!
Written 8 February 2023
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AndyP1998
Wakefield, UK1,033 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Couples
It’s quite an adventure getting here from Adelaide CBD on the bus but changing at the Tea Tree Plaza you get amazing scenic views as you near the wildlife park. We got here to find it was too hot to hold the koalas but you could stand next to them. This is where the park missed a trick cos I’m sure most people would have paid something for this opportunity judging by the queue length. Make sure you buy some animal feed and don’t feed it to the 1st kangaroos you see like we did cos they are plenty of animals happy to eat your food. Appreciate you get a park map but would have welcomed more signs guiding you. Overall thought it was very reasonably priced for 3-4 hours enjoying the animals
Written 22 January 2023
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Amanda C
11 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Family
We travelled to Gorge Wildlife Park from our home in the south of Adelaide. Despite it being over an hour drive it was well worth the journey! Our family of 5 (12 year old twins and a 10 year old) had a wonderful day out.
The park had lots to explore and lots of interesting exhibits. Despite it being a summers day, the large established trees gave lots of shade and kept us quite cool.
We took advantage of the free bbq facilities in the park and enjoyed having our lunch inside the park.
An absolute highlight was the koala holding, where my children got to meet the sweet little koala Jimmy and have a hold.
A beautiful day out for a family and I highly recommend!
Written 21 January 2023
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Gorge Wildlife Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm