Located approximately 25km (40-minute drive) from Adelaide CBD, set amongst scenic Adelaide Hills, the park is a haven to a plethora of native wildlife - animals, reptiles and birds.
For those wanting to visit but don't have a vehicle, the park is accessible by public transport. The park's website, outlines the options available to make your visit even better.
On arrival, your first stop is the Kiosk. It is here you will pay the entry fee and be able to purchase animal food which will allow you to have a more interactive experience. You can also purchase food, snacks, drinks, ice-cream and souvenirs. It is your one-stop shop.
The park has outdoor seating and bbq areas available to visitors too. Allowing you to enjoy the park in your own time - bring your own lunch, rest and relax in-between animal sightings. There is no hurry, you can make a day of it.
A real perk to visiting the park is with your entry free comes the opportunity to have a koala experience. Here you get to have a cuddle, take your own photo and a chat with the keepers to better understand these cute and intriguing critters.
The koala experience takes place every day at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm whilst visitors are present.
Another perk is on the last Sunday of each month between 12.30pm – 3.00pm they do "Unleashed" - a group of keepers bring out a variety of animals, birds and reptiles. This gives you the chance to meet some of the locals up close and personal. Feel a snake or lizard, see the dingo's being walked, touch a bird and let the kids cuddle a guinea pig or rabbit.
Having been my first visit to the park, I was enamoured by the plume of peacock feathers, koala cuddling, the gorgeous but timid lambs and feeding the wallabies. I also had great fun being "attacked" by baby piglets, who just couldn't wait to scuttle under my long skirt and taste the hem.