Gorge Wildlife Park is situated on six hectares of eucalypt forest at Cudlee Creek in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. The Park which opened in 1965 is owned and operated by the McKechnie family. The Park has about fifty different species of exotic and Australian native animals, and over a hundred and fifty bird species. Walk-through enclosures allow visitors to get close to some of the more friendly creatures.
The Park has a collection of popular Australian animals including koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, dingoes, Tasmanian devil and wombats. There are large walk-through enclosures for the Kangaroos and Wallabies where visitors can walk amongst the animals and feed them. The Koalas can be observed from elevated walkways, and you are allowed to hold or pat a koala (no extra charge) and take your own photos. Koala holding sessions are on every day at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. There are various bird enclosures with native and exotic birds, a walk through aviary, and a colony of wild lorikeets makes their home at the Park. Native birds include eagles, hawks, owls, emus and lots of other species.
Also featured at Gorge Wildlife Park are a range of exotic mammals and birds. Primates on display are Brown Capuchins, Tufted Capuchins, Ververt Monkeys, Black Handed Spider Monkeys, Japanese Macacques, and White Handed Gibbons. Other exotic mammals include Meerkats, Otters, Black Leopard and Mountain Lions. Exotic birds include Ostriches, Pheasants, Rhea, and Peafowl. Reptiles include Boa and Alligators.
You can buy lunch at the kiosk or bring your own and use of the picnic and barbecue areas. There is also a souvenir shop.
Gorge Wildlife Park is located at Redden Drive, Cudlee Creek about 40 minutes from Adelaide.
The Park is open every day from 9am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day).