Cleland Wildlife Park
Cleland Wildlife Park
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  • Keliiaua
    Seattle, Washington111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spend an afternoon with a koala and feeding kangaroos!
    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.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2023
  • Michael M
    Palmerston North, New Zealand6 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
    19 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 Kingdom98 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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Lookslikerain3
Macclesfield, UK98 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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Traveljunkievn
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
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.
Written 31 March 2024
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Tess
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was a spectacular experience, from start to finish, in every way!
My husband and I planned to visit over two days, booking in the special Breakfast with Birds, Cockatoo Experience and Echidna Encounter over the two days.
On our first day, we were met with an incredibly helpful staff member at the front desk, who you could tell genuinely loved the place and his work, and he was incredibly helpful and accommodating to us. It set us off on such a great note to begin. We walked around the park, hand feeding kangaroos and exploring the natural beauty. Next was our Cockatoo Experience with the wonderful John. It was just the two of us booked in for this absolutely incredible experience in the special aviary where we met some gorgeous birds and were guided fantastically by John, who showed such care and love for the animals and made the experience fabulous for us both. There are some very special birds there!! Next - the Echidna Experience. Again, a fabulous guide (whose name I cannot recall this time, but it was the guide working on Monday 4th March) and it was the two of us and just one other person, we had such an incredible time feeding these gorgeous echidnas in our laps and hearing such fantastic information about them from the guide who ran the experience and oversaw the feeding experience. I can tell the animals are very deeply cared for and the experiences are so well run to ensure that they are handled extremely carefully. Finally, Breakfast with Birds was a very special experience indeed - it is run before the park opens to the public in the early morning so you get to experience the quiet peaceful paradise as the birds wake up for their breakfast! Another wonderful, knowledgable guide (apologies I have forgotten his name) who took us through multiple habitats where we saw a stunning aray of all kinds of birds and had the privilege to feed them and see them in their natural beauty. Topped off by a delicious breakfast (for the humans!) served on the outside of the cafe - what more you could ask for!
Such a wonderful place, we absolutely loved it and we will be back - HIGHLY recommend you book in for these experiences! We are looking forward to our next visit!
Written 17 March 2024
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Jamakin15
Clarence, NY69 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Cleland Wildlife Park in Adelaide Australia was nice… but it didn’t really compare to the Caversham Wildlife in Fremantle. The Cleland Park had some animals (kangaroo, Wallabies, Batom,etc) to feed and pet…but not as many. It was not as well kept either. It was a nice spot to visit while in Adelaide though!
Written 5 March 2024
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Joanne
Lake Mary, FL1,784 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
wow - this place is just awesome. It's about a 1-hour ride from the cruise port - and the roads are great. Plenty of parking. The staff are great - everyone was so friendly. Our group only had 1.5 hours, and we definitely could have doubled the time. There are plenty of trees and shade. The best part is the kangaroo area (near the Koala encounter) where there were many roos who would eat from your handle. There is poo all over - you can't avoid it. The koala encounter was a bit disappointing. You cannot hold the koala - just take a picture with it in a tree. The lines to wait were enormous and some people just wanted to take lots of pictures where there were lots of people waiting. There are plenty of other animals - like Tasmanian devils, emus, and dingos. They have bathrooms (not that great). There is a little museum with skeletons and fish. This place is a definite must-see.
Written 29 February 2024
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Lexie G
London, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great morning spent among the kangaroos, koalas and other amazing wildlife.. beautifully presented park that is very well managed by highly trained staff.. well worth the long hilly drive to get there.. a must on your next visit to Adelaide..
Written 21 February 2024
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MikeFo
Brighton, UK1,098 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
An easy gentle place to walk around and see local Australian wildlife in near natural surroundings, close encounters with assorted species of kangaroo guaranteed as well as koala assorted birds and other animals (if they feel inclined)
Written 24 October 2023
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Michael M
Palmerston North, New Zealand6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 3 October 2023
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ajb
Christchurch, New Zealand9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful time visiting the park. Entry fee is really good value for what it offers. Loved being able to get close up and feed mantmy of the animals.
Everything felt really well managed and easy. A great visit. Thank you
Written 27 June 2023
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Martina Z
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
It was a wonderful experience, despite the rain (in the café, there is also a fireplace where you can warm up).
I was able to get close to many animals, who were not at all scared. Some kangaroos were happy to approach people to eat some food! There were so many species of kangaroos and wallabies, but also many birds and other animals. I particularly enjoyed seeing the dingo and the Tasmanian devil.
The absolute highlight was the koala daily hold: the koala is adorable, and it was truly moving to hug one. It is definitely worth it!
Written 21 May 2023
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