What separates Cleland from other animals parks is the rare opportunity for the visitors to get up close and personal with the animals. By up close, I mean, you and the animals are one with each other. There are some animals behind fences, like the Dingo, Tasmanian Devil, Wombat and a few other smaller and endangered species, but the animals that we've come to know and love about Australia, like the Kangaroo, are all around the park just waiting for a scratch on the belly or a handful of food (that they sell upon arrival).
The park puts a lot of trust in the visitors and from what I saw, I can see why.
Along with kangaroos, visitors are also afforded the chance to get close with a koala.
In addition to the four legged critters, there are also a variety of birds. Most are free to come and go while others are located in an aviary which gives you a chance to finally see some of the birds that I've been wanting to see appear at our feeders here at the Amble B&B. I wouldn't expect a duck to waddle up, but you never know, ducks seem to be everywhere around here!
It was a memorable day!