Adelaide Central Market, Mt Lofty Summit and Cleland Wildlife Park

Three of Adelaide's finest must do's rolled into one amazing experience! Start your day exploring the culinary capital of South Australia with a guided tour of the Adelaide Central Market, a mecca of over 80-artisan food stalls, cafes and wine stores. Then after collecting your gourmet packed lunch, it's off to the Adelaide Hills! Take a short stop at Mount Lofty Summit to witness the panoramic views before arriving at Cleland Wildlife Park, the best place in Adelaide for a hands-on encounter with Australia's most unique and curious wildlife including the ever favourite koalas, kangaroos and wallabies.

  • Exclusive small group tour of the Adelaide Central Market with the leading market specialists, Central Market Tours. The Central Market Tour includes sample tastings, visits to top market stores and a packed gourmet lunch from the Market Kitchen all ready for a picnic at Cleland Wildlife Park.

  • All inclusive of Cleland Wildlife Park entry fees along with a complimentary bag of animal food, park orientation and return transfer. Plenty of time to explore the self-guided discovery trails at your leisure – walk among and hand feed the free roaming wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, emus and potoroo’s.

  • Koala close-up experience – meet, touch and photograph Australia’s cutest inhabitant! Listen to informative and engaging talks by Cleland park keepers at feeding times and explore the Ocean to Outback Interpretive Centre.

  • Cleland Wildlife Park maps are provided and available in English, French, Chinese, German, Italian or Japanese.

Availability - Tuesday, Friday and Saturday or on request for private groups. Starts Central Market 8.30am and returns Adelaide 3.30pm.

Price - from AUD $179 per person. Includes return transport, Central Market tour and tastings, packed local produce lunch, Cleland Park entry fees, bag animal food, and park orientation.

Tour Availability

  • Awaken your senses in the Adelaide Central Market

    An exclusive 1 hour small group tour and tastings by market specialist Central Market Tours is sure to tantalise your taste buds! The sights and sounds of the iconic Adelaide Central Market will come alive as you visit the top market stores including the famous Italian Lucia’s Fine Foods, the wickedly delicious Providore cake stall and Something Wild for exotic Australian fare.

  • Collect your gourmet lunch

    As part of the tour you will receive a delicious gourmet roll and piece of seasonal fruit from the Market Kitchen, all packed and ready for your day. At the conclusion of the Central Market tour you will be directed to the location where you meet the pureSA bus and guide to take you on the Cleland Wildlife Park day trip.

  • Be amazed with the views from Mount Lofty Summit

    Before arriving at the wildlife park, we take a short stop at Mount Lofty Summit to enjoy the magnificent panorama over Adelaide. At approximately 710m, the summit is the highest point in the Adelaide Hills with uninterrupted views to the Gulf St. Vincent and as far as the eye can see north and south along the coastline.

  • Experience the Cleland Wildlife Park difference

    This 35 hectares natural bush setting provides a unique open space environment with very few enclosures. It is home to over 130 species of native animals and is one of only a few places in the world where you can hold a koala. Cleland Wildlife Park is well known for its management and care in the health and wellbeing of the animals.

The combination of these tours create a perfect mix of the best food and wildlife experiences in Adelaide, all in one amazing day!pureSA staff
  • Meet Australia's favourite wildlife

    Engaging with the park’s friendliest inhabitants provide a truly immersive experience. As you explore the park and follow the self-discovery trails, find an abundance of native wildlife and walk among the free roaming animals in their natural environment. Hand feeding of the gentle kangaroos, wallabies and potoroo’s is remarkable. Also, explore the lively wetlands where the pelicans, cormorants and water birds live.

  • Choose your Koala experience

    Get up close to Australia’s iconic Koala! Your entry fee includes the Koala ‘close-up’ experience where you can say hello, touch and photograph one of the park’s cutest inhabitants while listening to the keepers who care for them. For an additional fee (no pre-booking), you have a unique opportunity to hold a koala and have a professional photo taken at the same time.

  • And do so much more!

    Don’t forget the interactive keeper talks; it is a great way to learn about and see the animals in action! The Ocean to Outback Interpretive Centre provides an opportunity to learn about South Australia’s diverse ecosystems whilst viewing the nocturnal animals, small mammals and reptiles – you may even choose the reptile hold experience!

Important Information

Please dress appropriately for the weather. We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses and bring a small lightweight backpack for personal items. And don’t forget your camera!

This tour has a minimum age requirement of 12.

Start Location | 8.30am Adelaide Central Market, Grote Street, Adelaide - meet your Central Market Tours guide in the market at Providore Stall 66 (please arrive a few minutes early to ensure the tour can commence on time). See Central Market Map

9.45am | At the conclusion of your market tour you will be directed to the Joinery, 111 Franklin Street (short walk), to meet your pureSA tour driver who will take you to Mount Lofty Summit and Cleland Wildlife Park.

Return | On return from Cleland Wildlife Park you will arrive back in the City at approximately 3.30pm and may elect to be dropped directly back to your hotel (City only) or return to the Adelaide Central Market.