Reptile Hold

Reptile Hold

Embrace a unique connection and come face-to-face with Australia's iconic reptiles.

Our reptile hold is your chance to get up-close and personal with some of Australia's most iconic snakes and lizards.

You’ll have the chance to spend time with a Cleland keeper while you meet and hold a snake or lizard, observing its unique features and discovering the essential roles reptiles play in our environment.

From controlling pests to balancing ecosystems, these scaly wonders are true heroes in the animal kingdom!

Nestled within the scenic Adelaide Hills, Cleland offers a gateway to South Australia's natural environment, providing visitors with an array of experiences ranging from up-close animal encounters to educational guided tours.

Whether you're a family, a nature enthusiast, or just curious, Cleland's the place to connect with nature, learn, and create lasting memories.

Why stop at one adventure? Discover our full range of exciting experiences right here.

We know that sometimes reptiles might evoke mixed feelings and our team is dedicated to making this encounter a safe and enjoyable one.

Book now and make a new scaly friend at Cleland!

Tour Highlights

Guests will have the opportunity to choose between holding either a snake or lizard.

Observe the unique features of reptiles, as part of holding the animal.

Spend time with the keeper learning all about the unique adaptations and lifecycles of reptiles in our world.

Program Detail

Availability: Daily

Inclusions: Hold a reptile (snake or lizard).

Time: 12 noon - 12.30pm

Age: All ages

Cost: $20.00 per person

Book online

Booking Conditions:

Entry to Cleland Wildlife Park is not included. Valid entry is compulsory for all encounters.

Bookings can be made upon arrival, however we recommend booking online prior to your visit to avoid disappointment of missing out.

Please meet at the Reptile Hold area inside the Ocean to Outback Building, next to the ticket office at 12.00 noon.

Receipt of payment must be presented to reptile keeper to participate.

This experience is accessible by wheelchair. Online bookings close as soon as the experience is booked to maximum capacity, or 9.00am the day of the experience. Ticket sales on park will close at 11.45am.

No shows or late arrivals will not receive a refund. If you are late, your tour will still commence and conclude at the designated time.

Cancellations made by a customer requires a minimum of 5 days’ notice. Cancellations shorter than this period will not be refunded. If a refund is authorised, it will be made within 28 days of booking date. Participants must follow all instructions given by keeper staff, for safety reasons.

Cleland Wildlife Park does not take responsibility for any injuries sustained.

All participants must adhere to current government COVID requirements.