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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Aussie Ark to open its doors again

Would you like to see how one of Australia’s largest conservation facilities is operated?

If the answer is “yes”, then here’s your opportunity.

Due to popular demand, Aussie Ark is opening its doors again for daily visitors for a short time next month – from 1 January until 27 January between 10am and 2pm.

Not only does the Barrington Tops wildlife sanctuary host the biggest population of endangered Tasmanian devil on mainland Australia, but it also is home to Eastern quolls, Parma wallabies, bandicoots, Brush-tailed rock-wallabies and bettongs.

Guided tours are one hour in duration and will be conducted by keepers at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm each day.

Aussie Ark president Tim Faulkner said he wanted to “get people reconnected with nature”.

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone back for a unique glimpse at the conservation work we do,” he explained.

“I believe it is so important to show our supporters exactly what it is we do at Aussie Ark, and what better way to do that then have them come by.

“While on the tour, we guarantee that visitors will see and encounter Tasmanian devils in their wild enclosures and get up close to Eastern quolls.

“Encounters with joey animals are available – and perfect for all ages.”

Aussie Ark can be accessed via Scone, Muswellbrook or Gloucester.

Just allow anywhere between 90 minutes and two hours from any of these locations to arrive at the destination.

Tour Times

Guided tours are one hour in duration and will be run daily by Aussie Ark keepers at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm. Self-guided visits are not available, so guests will be included into the next guided tour after arrival.

Please note, each tour at each time on each day will be different as different enclosures are visited. Aussie Ark has tried to organise the tours mimic one another as closely as possible, however it does have to use alternate routes so that the animals are not inhibited by constant access to their wild enclosures. This includes using different devil enclosures for each tour’s feed.

Tickets and Prices

Admission type

Adult: $35

Child (aged 3-15 years): $15

Senior (60yrs+): $29

Family (2 adults + 2 children): $90

Family (1 adults + 2 child): $55

Extra child on family pass: $10

Onsite Facilities

Aussie Ark is a remote conservation organisation. Onsite facilities are basic and guests are encouraged to be prepared with the following basic essentials:

  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Suitable walking clothes and shoes
  • Individual first aid or medical needs
  • Spending money if you so choose

A barbecue will be offered daily for additional cost. Merchandise is also available onsite and Eftpos facilities available. Cash out facilities are not available.