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New vision for Cleland set to boost tourism


A new vision released today for Cleland Wildlife Park has the potential to re-establish the Park as a world-class nature-based tourism destination.

The vision takes Cleland to the next level, proposing new experiences such as a treetop walk, zip-lining, a hang gliding simulator, a cable car network linking the Park with the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden and Summit and year-round mountain biking access.

It also proposes a hotel along with an Australiana shopping village and scenic restaurant and bar options, elevating Cleland as a nature-based tourism centrepiece of the Adelaide Hills.

The plan aims to attract private investment and the State Government will soon commence a market sounding process to consider viable design and funding scenarios.

Nature-based tourism in South Australia has grown to $1.2 billion, contributing to the State’s record $6.3 billion visitor economy. The project is expected to continue this growth and attract key international and high-yield markets like China.

The vision also includes the previously announced International Koala Centre of Excellence, as well as Kaurna cultural experiences.

The new plan was developed by the Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) Group, Hong Kong-based consultants who have unique experience in the development and operation of nature-based theme parks.

LKF Group project that if adopted, the new vision will result in around 300 additional jobs at Cleland - with the increased visitation having a positive impact on the broader tourism industry in the Adelaide Hills.

Find out more at www.environment.sa.gov.au/clelandwildlife/visionplan.

Image Caption: A new vision for Cleland Wildlife Park will reinforce South Australia’s reputation as a centre for nature-based tourism offerings.

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