Cleland Wildlife Park
Get cuddly with koalas, feed pelicans and check out South Australia's only butterfly enclosure.
This native animal menagerie sits in the Cleland Conservation Park, located 30 minutes from the centre of Adelaide. It offers everything from butterfly walks to echidna encounters and bird feeding over breakfast. But the koala is king here.
Meeting the park's most companionable koalas is included in the entry fee ($30 for adults, $15.50 for kids), but for an extra sum you can book in your mate's kid to actually hold one. For an even more exclusive audience with a koala, book a hand-feeding on a private tour. Koala meetings are on a first-come first-see basis but, to hold them, bookings are essential.
Cleland Wildlife Park is open daily from 9.30am–5.30pm (last entry at 4.30pm), excluding Christmas Day and days of fire danger.
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