Koala Life, Cleland Wildlife Park Tour
21st January 2024
3 days | 2 nights
Why Book This Trip?
We’d love you to join us, Phil Liggett MBE, (widely known as the Voice of Cycling), Hon. Australian of the Year (2018), Hon. Doctorate of University of South Australia (2019) and Trish Liggett OLY and Founder of Freedom To Roam Adventures in our new Australian fundraising venture based in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia in 2024 at Koala Life, Cleland Wildlife Park.
KOALA LIFE is based within Cleland Wildlife Park, just a few kilometres from the City of Adelaide. The devastating fires of 2019/20 stimulated radical action by Koala Life. An ambitious programme has been launched that will change the balance of the koala population in Australia.
Koalas on the mainland, suffer from two hereditary diseases that are present in the majority of the population. A small number of rescued females from Kangaroo Island, along with a few male koalas from the Strzelecki Ranges in Victoria, will breed at Cleland Wildlife Park. These disease-free koalas and their young will be kept completely separate from the mainland inhabitants, to ensure a healthy future for this well-loved unique animal. This is ground breaking work, and is the focus of our fundraising.
Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking.
Guided bike rides with our experienced local team, includes support vehicle.
Mechanical Support: Our expert mechanics are on hand all weekend to do any work needed on your bike or hire one of our bikes with 11/34 cassette.
Post ride socials: This is a small group tour (12 -16 people) and we eat together and have a couple of post-ride beers on the terrace.
3 or 4 nights in excellent family run hotel
Breakfasts & dinners
Two warm up rides
Free overnight kit laundry
Expert mechanic on hand all weekend
Day bag service and transport back from the Stelvio post-Gran Fondo
Available at a supplement
From Bergamo Airport available at a supplement
Day To Day
Experience 1. Join the VIP list as you enjoy the corporate hospitality of the Santos Tour Down Under
for the afternoon on the final stage of the race.
Experience 2. Enjoy “Sundowners” with the team at the Old Coach house
Experience 3. A sumptuous buffet will be shared for “Movie Night” with Phil and Friends; Q&A with
Phil Liggett and enjoy a relaxed Movie Night enjoying “The Voice of Cycling”.
Experience 1. Breakfast is not to be missed at Martha Hardy’s Kitchen enjoying the breath-taking
Experience 2. Join a morning walk with local guides and Trish Liggett, or a morning ride to explore
the Adelaide Hills with Phil Liggett – ride the route of the “pros-cycling riders” and
test your skills (we promise its only a section!)
Experience 3. At the conclusion of the morning activities, we will return to Mt Lofty House and then
transfer to Cleland Wildlife Park to meet the Koalas. A behind the scenes afternoon to
learn about the work of Koala Life to protect the future of one of Australia’s national
treasures. Each person will get to hold one of Cleland’s celebrated Koalas with a
Experience 4. As the park closes, the tour will stay behind to enjoy a private “Sundowner Drinks
and Dinner” amongst the natural environment of so many animals on site with a
magnificent view of Adelaide. The tour will return to Mt Lofty House and enjoy a
nightcap in one of the many private Bar & Tasting rooms to wrap up an extraordinary
Experience 1. Grab a coffee to start the day as we head to Cleland Wildlife Park to enjoy Breakfast
with the Birds! With the park still not open to the public we will enjoy a private tour
with the Rangers to learn more about the animals’ habitats and the impact we all
make on them.
Experience 2 The tour will transfer back to Mt Lofty House to enjoy the historic property with a late
check out. You may choose to stay on in the Adelaide Hills for the day or the tour will
return to Adelaide around lunch time.
We will run one airport transfer to Milan Bergamo today (optional).
We depart from the hotel at 08.00, for flights departing from Milan Bergamo after 13.00
(allowing for a 3-hour transfer and 2-hour check-in).
● Departing Bormio at 8:00.
● Arriving at Milan Bergamo at 11:00.
More About the Event
Fundraising for wildlife projects is never easy. There are literally thousands of valuable causes, both human and planet-based that rely almost totally on charitable donations. We would love you to join us for one, or indeed both, of these important ventures!
Phil and Trish are passionate about wild spaces, and all wildlife that lives in those spaces.
We want to share our passion with our guests. We give our guests a first-hand experience within the very organisations to which the funds will be given.
As we are non-profit, all funds that we raise (over and above actual expense) are given directly to cause
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