Not-for-profit conservation organisation Aussie Ark, formerly Devil Ark, has certainly started 2019 off with a bang and it’s good news for anyone interested in getting an up-close experience of the Tasmanian devil.
The new year sees its doors open to the general public for the very first time since starting the conservation breeding facility began in 2011.
Throughout January 2019 (Tuesday 1st January - Sunday 27th January) Aussie Ark will be opening their doors every day for visitors to meet some of Australia’s most endangered species in wild environments.
The facility opens from 10am – 2pm every day with tours running at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm.
For those visitors who join a tour, the park has guaranteed that they will see and encounter Tasmanian devils in their wild enclosures and get up close to the Eastern quolls.
Devil Ark President, Tim Faulkner says:
“This is a huge milestone for Devil Ark.
“We have been running private tours for the past 4 years.
“However we have never been open for passers-by to visit at their own leisure.
“To be officially opening for this limited time is really exciting for us and we can’t wait to share this experience with everyone.”
We can’t wait to share this experience with everyone.
Mr Faulkner went on to say:
“We can guarantee that all of our visitors will personally be able to see our Tasmanian devils in their wild environments as well as our recently added Aussie Ark species, the Eastern quoll!”
There is no need to pre-book for the event as there will be payment options available upon arrival to Aussie Ark (including EFTPOS).
Entry prices are $30 per adult, $15 per child and $85 for a family (2 adults and 2 children) to visit Aussie Ark during this period with the guided tour included in these costs.
Discounts are also available for group bookings of ten people or more..
Aussie Ark has partnered with Upper Hunter Shire Council and The Orchard Lodge for the highly anticipated occasion.
Together they aim to make the event bigger and better than Aussie Ark could alone, and hope to bring more visitors to the region and increase the number of overnight stays taken.
Devil Ark is located on Tomalla Station high in the Barrington Tops, near the towns of Gloucester and Scone. For more information visit: www.aussieark.org.au