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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  • The Park it self is quite good, our kids 6 and 8 years love feeding the animals. It is better to get there in the morning as by the afternoon the kangaroos are so stuffed they can barely be bothered t...  more »
  • This is halfway between a zoo and "the wild." Great views of koalas and kangaroos, with petting possible of both. Also dingos, birds, emus, etc. Lots of families.  more »
  • It was a rainy day in adelaide, but despite that we had to see some roos on our short trip to Australia. The park was barren due to the weather. Who knew this would be the best time to visit as the an...  more »
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  • We love going here so much. It's great for a nice walk alone or for the whole family. It's well worth buying the year long membership. Last year we visited around 40- 50 times. Its a great way to get exercise without it actually feeling like you are. Its lovely in the rain if you have the proper clothing to keep you dry and there is a fire in the cafe that is toasty warm to sit next to and drink tour 2 for 1 beverages that come with having a membership
  • This was an amazing place to visit, especially since I am from the USA and have not seen many Australian animals... let alone be able to interact with many. Very reasonable admission charge. The major highlight for me was seeing the Koalas... even though they weren't in the wild, they are the only ones I have seen. I spent a lot of time just watching them feed and occasionally move around. But also wonderful was the opportunity to see Kangaroos and Emus. These are roaming freely in a large area of the park... and the visitors are also allowed to roam freely among them! You can purchase a small bag of food and they will let you approach and hand feed them. This is also true of many other animals, such as small rodents. The park is nice and clean, and very pleasant to walk around. It could use a little better signage, as it isn't always easy to tell where you are and how to get to the exit.
  • Girlfriend and I absolutely loved it here. The park itself is very well kept and organised. The animals here are looked after extremely well rather than purely for the visitors' entertainment. There are loads of different animals here, quite a few which are absolutely adorable and you just want to cuddle them. Speaking of which make sure you hold a koala here, you won't regret it at all.
  • Where you can find lots of animals and most of them living wildly but friendly. Recommend buying a bag of food at the ticket box to feed them. Only $3. Students can get discount for ticket as well. Good place for pinic.
  • Nice spot on a sunny day. Friendly animals and dozens of potoroos to pat. Excellent for little kids with easy walks etc. Good variety of animals. Nice cafe with reasonable menu though a family of 4+ would start to spend a fair bit if everyone eats from the cafe as well. Bring a picnic if possible as there's plenty of room to sit and enjoy. Bring some apple pieces and the potoroos will be all over you.
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