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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia. https://www.facebook.com/paula.mcmanus1
Published January 16th 2014
A Native Animal Experience
In the Adelaide Hills, right next door to Mt Lofty Summit is one of South Australia's major tourist attractions - the Cleland Wildlife Park

Rainbow Lorikeets at Cleland Wildlife Park
Rainbow Lorikeets at Cleland (Špaula mcmanus)


The park is set on 35 hectares of open bushland and has over 130 different species of Australian native animals - everything from kangaroos to koalas, snakes, lizards, birds and Tasmanian devils.

Kangaroos at Cleland Wildlife Park
Kangaroos at Cleland Wildlife Park (Špaula mcmanus)


Daily Feeding Times

Lorikeets 12.30pm
Tasmanian devils 2pm
Dingos 2.30pm
Pelicans/waterfowl 3pm
Forest aviary 3.15pm
Snakes and reptiles 1.30pm (Sundays only)

Koala at Cleland Wildlife Park
Koala at Cleland Wildlife Park (Špaula mcmanus)


Koala Experiences
Close-up Encounters (free of charge). Two times a day, at 11am and again at 2pm (the 2pm session will not occur when the temperature is above 32 degrees Celsius at Mount Barker). Get up close to one of Australia's most loved animals. Bring your camera - this experience is free and you are allowed to take photos.

Hold a Koala
This experience is not free - but you get to cuddle a koala and you receive a photographic print to take home with you. Cost: $30
Daily sessions run between 2pm to 3.15pm. There are extra sessions at 11am and 11.45am on Sundays and public holidays.

Tasmanian Devil at Cleland Wildlife Park
Tasmanian Devil at Cleland Wildlife Park (Špaula mcmanus)


Hours and location
Cleland Wildlife Park is only 20 minutes from the Adelaide city centre. Just take the South Eastern Freeway to the Crafers exit, then follow Summit Road to the Cleland turn off.

Opening hours
9.30am - 5pm every day except Christmas Day and when the weather forecast is Catastrophic

Potoroo at Cleland Wildlife Park
Potoroo at Cleland Wildlife Park (Špaula mcmanus)


Maps
Download a map of Cleland Wildlife Park
Map of disabled facilities and wheelchair accessible tracks

Fees
Admission prices start from $16 per adult (concession) and $10 for children. Check their website for all of the prices and membership packages

Location
365 Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers

Parking
plenty of free car parking is available

Contact
Phone: 8339 2444

Cape Barren Goose Cape Barren Geese at Cleland Wildlife Park
Cape Barren Geese at Cleland Wildlife Park (Špaula mcmanus)


There's a large souvenir shop and licensed cafe/restaurant on site, but you're not obliged to purchase your food and drink from there. If you like, you can obtain a pass out to have a BBQ lunch in the carpark grounds and then return back to the park for more fun. There are gas barbecues in the picnic grounds and they are free to use. It makes the day more enjoyable for families on a budget. There are picnic tables and chairs located throughout the park if you want to BYO food and drink into Cleland.

Cleland Conservation Park

The adjoining conservation is a popular place for bush walkers and nature lovers. Each year, over 100,000 people walk through the conservation park from Waterfall Gull to the Mt Lofty Summit

Emu at Cleland Wildlife Park
Emu at Cleland Wildlife Park (Špaula mcmanus)
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Why? Get in touch with Australian wildlife
When: Every day except Christmas Day
Phone: 8339 2444
Where: Cleland Wildlife Park
Cost: Check their website for all the entry costs
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