Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is a fun day out for all ages! Hand feed kangaroos, touch and hold koalas, see Penguins play, slither in and see our reptiles and get up close with many of our beautiful Australia native animals. Take a stroll at your own pace, join our guided tour or come along to our interactive animal displays. Stay for morning tea or lunch and enjoy our lovely cafe and coffee. The park has new owners since late 2013, so if you have visited before then be sure to come back and see all our changes.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Pat
    Wollongong, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kangaroo Island Raptor Experience
    This place is amazing! We booked the private bird experience and it was well beyond what we expected. The staff were passionate, genuinely friendly and very dedicated to their animals. Bird lover or not, it should definitely be on your list at KI.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • llwolfe00
    Goodyear, Arizona11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Highlight of Australia Visit
    This was absolutely the highlight of our trip to Australia! Sam was our tour guide, and we were able to see and hold so many of the cute and furry park residents…with an option for the slithery and slimy as well. Hearing the history of the rehab efforts after the large bushfires of 2020 was an amazing accompaniment to holding some of the survivors. Being there in Spring also ensured some extra baby cuteness, and we had the rare opportunity to feed both a kangaroo joey (Cocoa) and a Koala joey (Perry). We were a group of 7 adults, and Sam custom-catered the private tour to our expectations…and beyond! The experience was an 11/10, and we can’t recommend it enough!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 October 2023
  • ricardomiralles75
    Madrid, Spain31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our dream came true!!
    In early November we were on vacation in Australia and we went to Kangaroo Island because we wanted to see wild Koalas and Kangaroos. We also had one more dream and that was to hold a Koala so we booked a private tour at this great Wildlife Park. This place is amazing! And it was well beyond what we expected. The staff are passionate, genuinely friendly, and very dedicated to the animals. Our tour guide Portia is beyond nice, sweet, friendly and so knowledgeable. She definitely loves her job and made our visit unique!! We were able to feed a kangaroo joey (Coco) and hold the sweet and cute Koala (Pearl) It was the best experienced we have ever had in our life!! We also learnt about the rehab efforts after the bushfire of 2019. What an amazing job everyone did and still do for the well being of the animals. We would go back in a heartbeat. We can not recommend it enough. It is very hard to describe what you feel while holding the animals! Thank you Portia and everyone else for this amazing experience!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 November 2023
  • Priya K
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very unique and a great time! Loved interacting with the animals!
    Had the best time!!! We did the private tour guide and had a blast with our tour guide. The conservatory is incredibly unique and we got to hold and interact with the coolest animals - koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, monkeys, and even a snake. Also learned a lot about the native species on this island and it's clear that they are very loved and cared for. Definitely a can't-miss when you go to Kangaroo Island and Adelade.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 December 2023
  • dalger1430
    Perth, Australia201 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    AN AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY EXPERIENCE
    This venue is ideal for overseas visitors or city folk to experience native animals in a country setting. The guides are friendly & informative. Plenty of animals to see - koalas, penguins, kangaroos, chickens, etc.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 December 2023
  • SDiego5
    Rancho Santa Fe, California44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible Australian wildlife experience
    We experienced an absolutely incredible wildlife tour today with Steve. We booked the private tour and honestly could not have been happier with our experience. We got to hold a koala, feed quokkas, feed marmosets, and more. Steve was extremely informative and really made our time with the animals special. I know the private tour is expensive, but it really was worth it. Definitely our best experience in Australia.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 December 2023
  • richjacobson18
    Tel Aviv, Israel108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Guaranteed great time visiting Wildlife Park
    Do not miss this wildlife park experience. It's a great stop on Kangaroo Island. The variety of animals, their habitats and extensive explanation of each species make this an unforgettable day. Children and adults will leave smiling, better informed about many native Australian wildlife, and everyone will have a great time. Guaranteed!!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 January 2024
  • Ambassador828319
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket List
    This is our first time in Australia. My husband gave me the private tour as my birthday present. Holding a koala has been my bucket list for years. It truly exceeded expectations. The koalas were the highlight for me but we got to interact with a wide variety of animals. The guide was very kind and so well informed. I would highly recommend a private tour.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 January 2024
  • Steve M
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Private guided tour
    We went on a private guided tour and couldn’t have been more impressed. Our guide, Billy, was so passionate and knowledgeable about the animals that we came away not just having had a great morning but also learned so much in the process. Expensive but would highly recommend.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 February 2024
  • Natalie S
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Two and a half hours of pure joy!
    If you love and respect animals, this experience is a must! Our guide was knowledgeable and placed safety and respect for the animals and for us as the top priorities. Even in doing so, he was able to provide us with one of the most special times of our lives! We cuddled a koala and fed and interacted with several other animals. We were even lucky enough to get to bottle feed an orphaned baby kangaroo. Don’t expect the exact same experiences. Each visit is unique based on the weather, the animals, and you. If you look at a lot of the reviews though, you will see that most, like ours, consider the experience to be absolutely unforgettable. Ours was two and a half hours of pure joy!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 February 2024
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The Walking Critic
Perth, Australia1,003 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
My son is a big fan of wildlife parks and we tried to add this to the tail end of a one-day visit to Flinders National Park. Our mission was to avoid driving at dusk to avoid any chance of hitting kangaroos or other animals on the way home.

I'm not sure if the winter months make this place look more drab and unkept, but it did have a somewhat 'sad' feeling to the park. May be it was the grey skies that late afternoon. That being said, the koalas looked immensely happy and hungry as they munched through some eucalyptus leaf branches.

The kangaroos were a big hit with both my son and us parents. They were so friendly when they approached, using their claws to gently pull the food that we held in our hands, closer to their mouthes. Great photo ops for families.

The rest of the park we rushed through, so as to get on the road with the last remaining light. We did not want to contribute to the roadkill, that sadly litters the whole island.

We did get to see the penguins in their enclosure swimming, but this compounded my view of the park being a 'sad' and soulless area.
Written 6 July 2024
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William F
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park in Parndana, SA isn’t a big reserve, but with the amount of animals, layout of the grounds, nice paddocks and a great experience makes it feel that it is. We saw nearly 20 Koalas and were fortunate enough to participate in the Koala Hold. The variety of animals is equally impressive. This is an exceptional park to enjoy the unique Australian wildlife.
Written 20 May 2024
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milinip
Shanghai, China148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We visited a few zoos around the world and we used to see some standard within the parks.
This one is still very down to earth, animals seems happy, all rescued koalas looked good too. The staffs were friendly and could answer our questions. Overall it was a good experience to see so many Australian wildlife in this small park. You can feed the wallabies and kangaroos for just 3 dollars (the bag) and even pet koala for free (only during the show) . They have also many private cuddles activities you could arrange but those are all at extra costs.
Written 24 April 2024
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M Webster
25 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It felt more like a zoo than a wildlife park. Some of the enclosures are too small for the animals, especially the crocs and birds. They looked miserable. The Dingos looked completely bored and the Roos and Wallabies had no stimulation. I hated seeing such big beautiful birds in such a small enclosure. I love animals so it definitely wasn’t for me and I wish I had never gone.
Written 31 March 2024
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Linda
Perth, Australia9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Good variety of animals. Knowledgeable animal handlers. Really enjoyed the rescue aspect but also the huge range of animals especially the ones from KI. Well laid out park with opportunities to interact with animals.. Koala handling, feeding wallabies and Roos.
Written 29 March 2024
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brambleyone
West Midlands100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had visited here on a previous trip to KI and both supported them following the terrible wild fires and adopted an adorable koala called Blue. We returned to see how the island and islanders were recovering and, again, this was one of the highlights of our stay. We took advantage of the private tour and, although it is not cheap, it offers the opportunity to interact with the animals and learn all about them on a one to one tour, so it is well worth it in that you learn so much and can ask any questions you like. The young man who took us round was extremely well informed and we were able to go where we wanted and stay as long as we wanted with the animals which particularly interested us. We also visited the 'hospital' cabin where a young joey rescued from its dead mother's pouch on the road side was being reared and prepared to return to life in the wild.
These folk had to face the wild fires head on but did not abandon their charges and played a huge part in the rescue effort. They also help run an across the island rescue service for any animals found injured or sick. As such, they are to be congratulated and supported. Well done, Dana & Co and all the best to little Blue in his retirement!
Written 21 February 2024
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Journey543705
Northcote, Australia4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
the wildlife park is a sad run down place, the birds are badly presented and very poorly cared for. Their cages are barren , very little water in may of the cages.
The koalas are magnificent, the rest are very badly presented in barren sad cages. Spending $33 a head to get in we expected better, its a pity the animals are not better cared for as the the reception area is well stocked with souvenirs , very disappointing visit , we left feeling very sad for the animals. my note to the owners" Spend some time caring for your animals, if you dont know how, seek advice"?
Written 21 February 2024
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Natalie S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
If you love and respect animals, this experience is a must! Our guide was knowledgeable and placed safety and respect for the animals and for us as the top priorities. Even in doing so, he was able to provide us with one of the most special times of our lives! We cuddled a koala and fed and interacted with several other animals. We were even lucky enough to get to bottle feed an orphaned baby kangaroo. Don’t expect the exact same experiences. Each visit is unique based on the weather, the animals, and you. If you look at a lot of the reviews though, you will see that most, like ours, consider the experience to be absolutely unforgettable. Ours was two and a half hours of pure joy!
Written 5 February 2024
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Steve M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We went on a private guided tour and couldn’t have been more impressed. Our guide, Billy, was so passionate and knowledgeable about the animals that we came away not just having had a great morning but also learned so much in the process. Expensive but would highly recommend.
Written 1 February 2024
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Ambassador828319
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is our first time in Australia. My husband gave me the private tour as my birthday present. Holding a koala has been my bucket list for years. It truly exceeded expectations.
The koalas were the highlight for me but we got to interact with a wide variety of animals.
The guide was very kind and so well informed. I would highly recommend a private tour.
Written 1 February 2024
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