The Cleland Wildlife Park is a limited-enclosure zoo park focusing on native wildlife in Adelaide. Here, visitors can stroll through Mount Lofty forest habitat to find human-habituated koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, emus, echidnas, and more. Learn about the park's animals, including lorikeets and dingoes, during daily feedings hosted by the keepers, or discover the world of South Australia's harder-to-spot critters at the Ocean to Outback Interpretive Center, which highlights a variety of ecosystems and conservation measures to ensure these animals' survival.
You can return after dark on a public night walk (held every other Friday) for a chance to see some of the park’s nocturnal animals, like potoroos, bettongs, and bandicoots. Also available are bags of animal food for visitors interested in hand-feeding wallabies and kangaroos under the supervision of keepers. Don't forget to snap photos along the way.
The park is located at 365 Mount Lofty Summit Road, and is open daily from 9:30am to 5pm, with last entry at 4:30pm. Free parking is available, but the park is also accessible by metro via line T840 from city center to Stop 24 Crafers Ramp, south side. Single-day adult admission costs $25, and admission for children ages 4-15 costs $12. Night walks are held every other Friday, and cost an additional $50 for adults and $40 for children. Reduced family fares are available. Most visitors spend at least two hours exploring the park.
Although Viator tours do not include this activity, the park offers opportunities to hold koalas and reptiles under park staff supervision and for an additional fee.