Cleland Wildlife Park, Crafers

A large national park just 20 minutes from the city center, Cleland Wildlife Park offers visitors a chance to get up-close and personal with Australia's native fauna. You can feed most animals at this site, or wander at you leisure among kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and waterfowl. There are several displays of dingoes, reptiles, wombats, and koalas, as well as large aviaries housing a variety of native birds. The park is home to a few endangered species, such the bush stone-curlew and bush-tailed bettong. Be sure to advantage of the rare opportunity to be photographed holding a koala, under supervision from the park's wildlife officers. Park facilities include a souvenir shop, cafe, and toilets. To visit Cleland Wildlife Park and get the most from your holiday in Crafers, create itinerary details personal to you using our Crafers day trip planning tool .
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  • I have an annual membership which is very good value. When I need to relax, and recharge, I head for Cleland, taking my kindle, drink, and just sit near the lake watching the birds, The roos have plen...  more »
  • Had a really nice day at the park -- spacious, peaceful, uncrowded on a weekday. The kangaroos were great, more than we saw anywhere and spread out over several large areas. Very nice exhibits.  more »
  • Lovely experience with local flora and fauna. We were able to reach Cleland easily and cheaply by the Adelaide Metro system. There is a bus that stops at the Mt Lofty summit and continues to Cleland, ...  more »
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  • Great place, inexpensive. You can interact directly with, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and local birds. Animals seems to be happy. Friendly staff. Well maintained habitat. A great experience for both, adults and kids!
  • Wonderful place to visit, and definitely worth hearing the koala talk. The whole park can take 2 - 3 hours to get around so plan a lunch here or a relaxed afternoon. Great to get up close to the native wildlife! Be sure to pick up a bag of animal food at reception!
  • The best wildlife park I've visited. An excellent place for a relaxing day with all the family. Animals have plenty of space and it doesn't look like a zoo at all. You could feed cute little potoroos who are all over the park and various types of kangaroos. Also, there are many species of birds to spot in their natural habitats. The experience was well worth the money.
  • A magical place. Kangaroos come right up to you and are so unbelievably cute and friendly you will just wish you had one. Probably worth buying a bag of food from admission because if you're enjoying the company of a small group of kangaroos, and someone with food comes near enough, they will leave and it will hurt your feelings. Emus are rude, will follow you around just a little too closely. They won't hurt you but they will invade your personal space, I understand that when you have to compete with kangaroos for tourist attention though, they are unfairly ignored. Tasmanian devils were hiding from us that day which was a bit sad because they are cute, if a little bit angry. Dingoes were similarly elusive although I could just see a paw sticking out of one of the kennels (is it called a kennel when it's for a dingo?) which was white like it was wearing an ankle sock, very stylish. Koalas were unwell. Apparently they had all caught a cold which is just very unfair they shouldn't have to go through that. I hope they are all feeling better now.
  • A great place to take kids and enjoy the day as a family. This place is actually a good example of how nice it is to see animals in their natural habitat. This place is paradise for nature lovers. There are different types of Kangaroos to see and Coala holding experience is unforgettable. Employees are friendly and helpful. There are Tazmanian Devils, Emu birds, wombats, dingoes and various species of birds to see. The best part of the day is that you can feed animals.
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