Cleland Wildlife Park Tour from Adelaide including Mount Lofty Summit

Cleland Wildlife Park Tour from Adelaide including Mount Lofty Summit

5 hours 30 minutes Adelaide, Australia

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Take a walk on the wild side and engage with some of Australia’s much-loved wildlife on a tour to Cleland Wildlife Park, just 30 minutes from Adelaide. You'll discover more than 130 species of native animals while becoming immersed in the wonders of this natural bush environment. The tour includes talks by the park keepers, observe the koalas, kangaroo's, emu's and potoroos.
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Pass By: pureSA tours, 111 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Depart Adelaide from your designated pick up point.

Stop At: 266 Mount Lofty Summit Road Cleland, South Australia Australia

Your 30 minute trip into the Adelaide Hills takes the scenic Cleland Conservation Park route. First we take a short stop at Mount Lofty Summit where you’ll enjoy an amazing panoramic view over the whole of Adelaide. At approximately 710m, the summit is the highest point in the Adelaide Hills with uninterrupted views to the Gulf St. Vincent and as far as the eye can see north and south along the coastline.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cleland Wildlife Park, Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers, South Australia 5152 Australia

Then continue your tour to Cleland Wildlife Park, an 86-acre (35-hectare) natural bush setting that provides an open-space environment with very few enclosures. Home to more than 130 species of Australian animals, the park is known for its management and care in the health and well being of the animals. Your entry to Cleland includes the ‘close-up’ koala experience where you can touch and photograph one the park’s koalas while under the supervision of the keepers who maintain the highest standards for their care.

As you explore the park and follow the self-discovery trails, walk among the free-roaming animals in their natural environment. See kangaroos, emus, dingoes, wallabies, Tasmanian devils and many more, and check out the wetlands where pelicans, cormorants and other water birds live. Engage with the animals as you hand-feed kangaroos, wallabies and potoroos with provided animal food, and don’t miss one of the interactive keeper talks, a great way to learn about and see the animals in action. The Ocean to Outback interpretive centre provides an opportunity to learn about South Australia’s diverse ecosystems while viewing nocturnal animals, small mammals and reptiles.

You'll arrive at Cleland Wildlife Park just before 11am and leave the park around 3pm, which gives you plenty of time to discover and walk around the park.

Duration: 4 hours


  • Koala 'close-up' experience
  • Keeper talks
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting point
  • Adelaide City hotel pickup available
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Cleland Wildlife Park Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Cleland Wildlife Park
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines


  • Lunch

Departure Point

pureSA tours, 111 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Main departure point and time is 10am from the pureSA office located at The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide. If you have selected a hotel pickup from the above list you must be waiting outside the hotel no later than 9.40am.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Does not operate Christmas Day
  • Koala experiences do not operate on days when the forecast temperatures above 32 degrees C (90 degrees F) in Mount Barker and can also be cancelled by the park at any time due to animal welfare concerns.
  • Park maps are provided and available in English, French, Chinese, German, Italian or Japanese.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair available at the park; please advise at time of booking
  • Small-group tour (maximum 13)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Pure SA follow recommendations of the South Australian Health department with COVID-19 health, safety and operational protocols in accordance with regulations covering tour operations. The full policy can be read on the Pure SA website. Note, face masks are not mandatory but are available.


23 Reviews

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Rhyanna May 2021

I had a wonderful day, had plenty of time to wonder around. The bus trip was brilliant and everyone was friendly

Maria Rita B February 2020

It was a wonderful tour which included a close encounter with koala bears and other other animals at Cleland Wildlife Park. Also, Mr Lofty was great too. Will definitely recommend this tour. Moreover, Mike our guide was very friendly and informative.
Rita and Amante from Malta

veekwok December 2019

Lovely experience, the guide Mike is very professional and friendly, sharing a lot of useful tips in exploring the wildlife park. Particularly like the selfie with Koala part (forgot the exact name they got for this, which is included in the entry fee). Included in the tour is also a pack of animal food which can be fed to kangaroos and some other animals, but most of them are quite shy, so you need to really have the patience to wait, or look out for ones which are more adventurous than the others! The short detour to the summit is superb too, there you can have a good look at Adelaide city.

SAMBATH Y October 2019

Our kids enjoy the trip so much every time we book via Viator. We are looking forward to using the Viator services again next year.

shenshennie27 August 2019

One of the main highlights of my trip in Adelaide. Although not much could be seen from Mount Lofty Summit due to the rainy weather, Cleland Wildlife Park was an absolute gem. Our guide gave us a few tips on what not to miss, but the most important tip was to line up for the koala hold experience early! Although the koala hold commenced from 2pm, bookings and payments could be made from 1.30pm. The koala hold actually sold out after 10 people at about 1.45pm when I went, and I was lucky to have just made it (tip: they determine the number of customers for the koala hold based on the experience and condition of the koalas who have been chosen for the job, so I understand it may differ day to day). It was definitely a memorable experience to be able to cuddle a koala, every penny is worth it! Being able to get close to, appreciate and feed a variety of animals was amazing. Staff members at the park were also excellent. Definitely recommend!

Thrishyyy August 2019

The driver we got was called Mike and he is amazing and very helpful. He was on time and shared lots of interesting facts about Adelaide.

geetha001 August 2019

Had a wonderful time, absolutely loved Cleland Wildlife Park. Thank you Mike for being a great guide!

kristy_farnsworth July 2019

The guide was great! Such an amazing experience :D The animals were very friendly and the food and coffee was delicious. Bring a light jacket tho, its very shaded and a little chilly.

carinelee April 2019

Kids are very happy to feed kangaroos and lots of birds. Good experience to hug and close-up with Koala bears, but the queue is a bit long during holidays.

Fritz October 2017

Sehr lohnend. Wir hatten viel Zeit mit Kängurus und Koalas. So naher Kontakt zu den Tieren ist selten und nur schwer zu finden.
Die professionelle Reiseleitung bescherte uns einen einmaligen, unvergesslichen Tag.

Dawn M October 2017

The park is unbelievable. Not to be missed. Feeding the kangaroos etc was an unforgettable experience.

Raelita G April 2017

Wonderful park. you get to see the exotic animals of Australia. Most importantly, the animals look healthy and happy. Many are not in cages. I realized my dream of holding a koala bear and fed kangaroos. I absolutely loved this trip. The tour company agreed to pick us up even though we did not stay in a hotel listed as a pick up point.

Maureen B January 2017

Great day out and thoroughly enjoyed being able to get so close to the animals and feed them. Unfortunately we were unable to hold the koalas as the weather had been so hot.

Frieda January 2017

This is a very relaxing tour. We travelled with young children and had quality family time together. Children enjoyed feeding Kangaroos, Wallabies and other little animals very much. The driver Mike is nice and helpful.

Bianca M September 2016

We were very pleased with the whole experience. Our guide, Marie, was wonderful.

Eilam G July 2016

Mike took me in spite of the fact that I was the only passenger registered and gave me the usual 5 stars VIP treatment.
He also saved me lots of money.... A two ways taxi, and entrance would cost me 125 and with Mike I got a VIP pickup, basic explanations , a bottle of water and food for the animals...
More than recommended.

Lael June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Di L June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Ching Nam F May 2016

It was an amazing experience to interact so closely with the native animals of Australia while they roamed freely on the beautiful parkland. And our guide Marie is a very friendly person who shared with us a lot of interesting information about Adelaide, Cleland and Australia. Highly recommended!
P.S. Pack a picnic for lunch in the beautiful park

Elena F April 2016

I could not have been more pleased with my tour guide, Marie!!! This day was one of the best days I spent on vacation, complete with close-up encounters with koalas, kangaroos and wallabies! If you're looking for a true wildlife adventure, then look no further and book your tour today!

Pam M March 2016

Cleland allows you to walk among some of the animals in the park and has an excellent cafe to relax in before viewing the next part of the park

MAUREEN B March 2016

Highly recommended tour. Marie was great, very friendly and told us lots of info about the animals and Adelaide. Overseas visitors were very impressed. Thanks for a great day out.

Clifford H March 2018

Enjoyed the day with an excellent guide, looked after us superbly. The park was spread out a little too much with out animals in some areas. Didnt have much time at Mount lofty, just time for aquick photo. It was rather chilly and breezy.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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