Visiting the park
Welcome to Cleland Wildlife Park!
Located just 20 minutes from the Adelaide city centre, here you can meet some of South Australia's most iconic inhabitants.
One of the unique features of the park is the open spaces and very few animal enclosures. This means you can get up close to many of the animals, and get some great photos.
Wander at your leisure among kangaroos, wallabies, emus, potoroos and waterbirds. Many of the animals in the park are free to roam the open spaces. The animals are accustomed to people, meaning you can pat and feed them.
The park is open rain or shine (except Christmas Day or on days forecast with a catastrophic fire danger rating), and animals at Cleland are very well adapted to the different conditions of the Mount Lofty Ranges. During very hot weather look carefully into the cool, shady spots to spy the animals avoiding the worst of the day’s heat. During winter we have a warm fire for you in the café. We also sell ponchos and sun screen.
Cleland is bigger than you may expect, which gives you the freedom to either spend the day, or just a few hours here. We recommend allowing at least two hours to see the park. This will give you enough time to stop and feed the animals, attend an interactive keeper presentation and stroll at a leisurely pace.
Download our park map (1.03mb pdf) to start planning your day.
Please note Cleland Wildlife Park is located within Cleland Conservation Park, which prohibits pets (excluding guide-dogs).