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Gorge Wildlife Park: Cuddle a Koala!

Yes you can cuddle a koala at Gorge Wildlife Park located at Cudlee Creek, South Australia. In fact here is a picture of myself, Blonde Rose, and a fairly nonplussed koala who is just happy to eat leaves whilst being passed around by his keeper. Cute huh?

Gorge Wildlife Park is much more than koalas. There is so much to see that you could easily make a day of it. We were only there for an afternoon and I managed to take 137 photos.

The whole park is very much a hands on experience. You can buy a bag of peanuts or a packet of biscuits to feed all manner of different animals ranging from Australian native animals such as kangaroos and wallabys to more exotic species like the various different types of monkeys. Beware of the Peacocks though as they are the 'seagull' of Gorge Wildlife Park, persistently following you for peanuts.

I would love to post all my photos but I'll stick with just a couple that I thought might be of interest.

The park has a surprising number of albino animals, particularly of Australian wildlife. Pictured here is possibly an albino kangaroo in the foreground and two albino wallabies in the background (though feel free to correct me).

Other albino animals I saw included peacocks, a magpie, a wombat (though technically he was actually cream) and even the chairs and tables in the kiosk were white!

Pictured below are a whole group of fruit bats. These were a highlight because I'd never seen these up this close before. Though you do have to be careful being this close as they have a tendency to randomly urinate in no particular direction. Seemingly no regard for hitting other fruit bats or people viewing with their spray.


This park is a great experience all round. I've never been a big fan of wildlife parks but I quite enjoyed wandering around this one. Perhaps it you're in the region you should stop by too.

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