Adelaide Hills Visitor Guide : Adelaide Hills Visitor Guide
adelaidehills.org.au 40 NATIONAL PARkS Bird’s eye views, the animal experience of a lifetime and stunning walking trails – all within easy reach of the city. Mountain biking in the Adelaide Hills Cuddle a koala, just a stone’s throw from the city There’s a reason why Cleland Wildlife Park is one of Adelaide’s most popular tourist attractions. The park is one of a handful of places in Australia where you can have your picture taken professionally while holding a koala. It also includes scenic, open bushland teeming with native animals for you to explore. This unrivalled visitor experience includes the chance for every single person to hand feed a menagerie of roaming animals. The award-winning wildlife sanctuary boasts over 130 species of native animals ranging from wallabies, emus, potoroos, bilbies, wombats and reptiles to a variety of birdlife. If you like getting close to animals – but maybe not that close – you can still have a great nature experience by watching the experts do it for you. Daily feeding shows, hosted by Cleland’s expert staff, allow you to watch lorikeets, Tasmanian devils, dingos, pelicans and forest birds all getting their dinner too. Take advantage of this great opportunity to find out what it’s really like to look after these fantastic natural treasures by asking the park’s keepers all about the animals they care for and passionately protect. After a busy day getting to know the local wildlife, you might want to relax and top up your energy at Cleland Café, where you can enjoy great food and fantastic views at the same time. To maintain the nature experience, make use of the park’s picnic facilities, or maybe even bring something delicious to cook yourself on the gas barbeques provided. Finish up an unforgettable day with a wander through the souvenir shop, which has a massive range of clothing and souvenirs to help you capture a little part of your incredible experience to take home with you. Cleland is regarded by Adelaide locals as the must-see attraction, particularly for international and interstate visitors, so Adelaideans often visit or take friends there several times in a year. Purchasing a Cleland Wildcard, which only costs as much as two day passes, gives you unlimited entry to the Wildlife Park for a whole year, plus a free bag of animal feed on each visit.
2013 Adelaide Hills Visitor Guide