We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gorge Wildlife Park

Address: Redden Drive (off Gorge Road) | Cuddle Creek, South Australia 2004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)8 8389 2206 or +61 (0)8 8389 2332
Improve this listing
Ranked #37 of 291 Attractions in South Australia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Attraction details
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Write a Review

88 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Cheap entry fee. Koala cuddling is included in the price. If the day is too hot the koalas won't be out so make sure you check the temperature before beginning your journey! Big open area for the Australian wildlife to roam. Can feed animals. Not a very big park.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Muenster, Germany
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

That was an emotional trip to the gorge wildlife park, we experienced today. We just arrived, when the koala holding started and that was a funny and nice experience. But everything else in that park makes you sad, if you keeped a tiny little bit of empathy for the other animals in there. Zhe whole park is rather old with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is not the hugest of wildlife parks but that is its charm. Great birds and the walk through enclosure with the Wallaby, Kangaroos and all manner of Ducks and other water birds was great. The kids must love getting up close and personal to the animals. I have never seen a "Coati" before. An added pleasure was driving thru... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Much cheaper than the other one closeby. And wee less touristic. One tip : Come at the opening and if it isn't school holidays, you might have the park to yourself and the animals are so active in the early morning it is really good to see. It s not the average wildlife park, it s more interactive and you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This park is set in a beautiful area and you have great fun feeding many of the animals. Whenever we have visitors from interstate or overseas we take them to this park to hold the Koalas and feed the albino kangaroos and wallabies. Nice food and barbie areas also available

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rangiora, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a lesser known wildlife park than the one at Mt Lofty, but is worth the drive. They have Koala holding sessions during the day and the animals look well cared for.

Was this review helpful? Yes
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A pleasant surprise. Loved the opportunity to hold and take photos of a koala, at no extra cost. We don't seem to be able to do that anywhere in Victoria, so was over the moon, they're so soft and gentle. The park is set in a beautiful natural setting in the Adelaide Hills, and there is plenty of opportunity to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This place would be great for kids. Lots of opportunities to interact with wildlife you can usually only see from afar. But I don't think it is in the animals best interests. There was no one to watch the kids and make sure they treated the animals respectfully. We saw one kid pelting an emu with biscuits. Others slammed the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Invercargill, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Hubby and I really enjoyed our visit to this Wildlife Park. It was well set out with lots of shady trees, good walking tracks and an eating area. The entrance price was reasonable and you could purchase food to feed the animals. It was great to get to hold a gorgeous, soft and fluffy koala at no charge even if... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This place is brilliant ,very open ,kids loved feeding all the animals great mixture of animals from tiny to large ,and you also did not have to pay to get to hold the koalas,one lady didn't look too happy with interacting with visitors ,maybe just an animal person ,but this is certainly one of the best places I've ever visited... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gorge Wildlife Park also viewed

Adelaide, Greater Adelaide
South Australia, Australia
Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills
Lobethal, Adelaide Hills

Been to Gorge Wildlife Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gorge Wildlife Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?