Best tourist attraction
IN A SPECTACULAR hat-trick, Cleland Wildlife Park has won the award for most outstanding tourist attraction for the third consecutive year.
Allan Holmes, chief executive of the Department for Environment and Heritage, says the win is a credit to the dedicated staff and volunteers who manage the site.
“Cleland Wildlife Park has become well known, both nationally and internationally, as an iconic nature-based tourism experience,” he says.
Since opening in April 1967, the park has continually enhanced its bushland and wildlife exhibits.
Tourists and locals can interact with more than 130 species of South Australian wildlife at Cleland, one of only two places in the state where visitors can handle a koala.
More than 110,000 people visited the park last year, making it one of Adelaide’s most popular tourist destinations – and it is only 20 minutes from the city.
Cleland also recently won the SA Great Regional Tourism Award 2009, Adelaide Hills region, in the tourism attraction category.