Set in the island’s heartland not far from the town of Parndana, Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park has been open for over thirty years. Today it is the home of over 150 native Australian species and more than 600 animals.

For many, cuddling a koala is a bucket-list activity. At the park, the experience is combined with a talk from the keepers providing fascinating insights into the Australian icon; its history and habits, and how population recovery efforts are going post-bushfires.

Koalas might steal the show but there are many other animals to discover. Buy a bag of feed to get up close to wallabies and roos, take a walk with Loki the dingo, encounter dozens of species of birds, view reptiles, spy echidnas and much more.

Roam the park at leisure or opt for a private encounter with a personal park guide accessing even more animals over three hours (additional charges apply).



Following the summer bushfires of 2020, the Kangaroo Island Koala and Wildlife Rescue Centre was established at the park. Hundreds of injured and orphaned koalas and other native Australian fauna were sent there for rehabilitation, release, or long-term care in the park.

As well as visiting the park’s attractions, visitors can now donate to its rescue centre and even adopt their favourite animal, helping to provide for its care and wellbeing, long after the visit.

This bespoke experience visits the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park (open to the general public) and includes return lodge transfers. Additional charges apply.