Cleland Wildlife Park Experience - from Adelaide including Mt Lofty Summit

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Cleland Wildlife Park Day Trip from Adelaide Including Mount Lofty Summit

From USD 87.21

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Meet some of Australia’s most beloved native animals on this day trip from Adelaide to Cleland Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills. Learn about koalas, feed wallabies and kangaroos under staff supervision, be amused by wombats and emus, and observe dingos, Tasmanian devils and more. Then, visit the Mt. Lofty Summit for panoramic views and photo ops.
  • Cleland Wildlife Park tour from Adelaide
  • Enjoy an up-close look at Aussie animals like kangaroos, koalas, and wallabies
  • Visit the summit of Mt. Lofty to admire views of Adelaide and the surrounding region
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 provides a personalized experience
  • Pickup and drop-off from Adelaide City hotels is provided

What's Included

  • 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
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Adelaide CBD
    Adelaide CBD, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

    We can provide possible meet options upon booking.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Mount Lofty Summit

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cleland Wildlife Park

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Does not operate Christmas Day
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair available at the park; please advise at time of booking
  • Small-group tour (maximum 13)
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
A lovely day out had by all (group of 5) Family came over from Scotland & they got to see all our Aussie animals. Koalas, Emus, Kangaroos, Dingos etc & even two snakes! They also loved the views from Mt Lofty Summit.


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A lovely experience
Valerie_B, Jan 2023
A lovely day out had by all (group of 5) Family came over from Scotland & they got to see all our Aussie animals. Koalas, Emus, Kangaroos, Dingos etc & even two snakes! They also loved the views from Mt Lofty Summit.
Koala holding
Alexander_S, Nov 2022
The tour was a very simple one just on the outskirts of Adelaide. Saw the city and area from a great vantage point. A fun stop at Cleland wildlife park. We got to hold Koalas and got to be up close to Kangaroos and many other animals.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for leaving a great review, good to hear you had a great time!
Koalas. Need I say more?
Jan_A, Nov 2022
Great tour! Great Experience! Be sure to try and reserve your Koala Hold tickets before your tour. As far in advance as possible. They sold out the day I went so I had to settle for the Koala Close Up experience that comes with the tour. The Cleland Wildlife Park experience is great for a leisurely day. Bring a picnic if you'd like or enjoy the food sold at the cafe. Either way, you'll enjoy yourself.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you very much for your review Jan, and we have to agree the koalas provide a great experience!
Rhyanna_S, May 2021
I had a wonderful day, had plenty of time to wonder around. The bus trip was brilliant and everyone was friendly
Response from Host, May 2021
Thanks Rhyann for your review. So good to know you had a great day! Hope we'll see you back in Adelaide another time. Regards, Mike
Dream come true encounter with Koalas
MariaRita_B, Feb 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
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Thanks Rita and Amantee, it was great to meet you and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the day especially the koala encounters. Thank you very much for recommending our tour. Regards Mike
Great fun to explore wildlife in Australia
vinfinity, Dec 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.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Thank you vinfinity for such a great review! We do love our Cleland Wildlife Park trip, it is definitely a highlight. Hope to see you back in Adelaide some time. Kind Regards Mike
Great tour
ysambath, Oct 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.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Thanks for taking the time to write a review and so good to know that the kids enjoyed the trip and that Viator provides your family with great experiences. Kind Regards Mike
SHERYL_T, Aug 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!
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Thanks shnvx for sharing your experience. It is such a fabulous park and it always makes our day when we here that our guests had an amazing time. Hopefully we'll see you back in Adelaide again. Regards, Mike
Excellent Service
thrishyyy, Aug 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.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Hi thrishyyy! Thanks so much for taking the time to review our service. It was my pleasure and we hope to see you on another pursSA tour in the future. Regards, Mike
Excellent tour!
geetha001, Aug 2019
Had a wonderful time, absolutely loved Cleland Wildlife Park. Thank you Mike for being a great guide!
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Thank you Geetha! It was an absolute pleasure to have you on the tour, Cleland certainly is a wonderful place. Hope to see you again the next time you are in Adelaide. All the best, Mike
Cleland Wildlife and Mt Lofty
Kristy_C, May 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.
Response from Host, July 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Cleland Wildlife Park's native animals are definitely some of the friendliest we have encountered! It is always a few degrees cooler in the Adelaide Hills in Autumn and Winter than in the city so thank you for the tip! We hope to see you again. Thanks Shavojn
A place with lots of fun, good experience to feed kangaroos and hug koala bear!
ManWai_L, Apr 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.
Response from Host, July 2019
Thank you for leaving us a review about your Cleland Wildlife Park Experience. The queue for koala experiences can be long particularly in holidays but their cuteness certainly makes up for it! The park is so large you hardly notice how many people are actually there when walking around the rest of the park. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks Shavojn
Enjoyed the day with an excellent...
Clifford H, Mar 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.
The park is unbelievable. Not to be...
Dawn M, Oct 2017
The park is unbelievable. Not to be missed. Feeding the kangaroos etc was an unforgettable experience.
Wonderful park. you get to see the...
Raelita G, Apr 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.
Great day out and thoroughly enjoyed...
Maureen B, Jan 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.
This is a very relaxing tour. We...
Frieda_C, Jan 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.
We were very pleased with the whole...
Bianca M, Sept 2016
We were very pleased with the whole experience. Our guide, Marie, was wonderful.
Mike took me in spite of the fact...
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.
It was an amazing experience to...
ChingNam_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

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