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2020 Open Days

2020 Open Days

Summer Holidays Only

Would you like to see how one of Australia’s largest conservation facilities is operated? Well this is your chance! Due to popular demand Aussie Ark has decided to open its doors again for a short time only! During the Christmas holidays, from January 1st – January 28th 2020, Aussie Ark will welcome daily visitors!

Not only does Aussie Ark hold the largest population of the endangered Tasmanian devil on mainland Australia, but it also is home to Eastern quolls, parma wallabies, bandicoots, brush-tailed rock-wallabies, and bettongs!

Set high in the spectacular NSW Barrington Tops, you can escape to the remoteness of Aussie Ark just for the day, or make it a weekend adventure with a friend or the whole family! Guaranteed to recharge your batteries and show you how Aussie Ark is fighting extinction of some of Australia’s most loved species!

Opening Hours

Aussie Ark will open daily from January 1st 2020 – January 28th 2020 from 10am-2pm.

You can buy tickets online or at the gate.


Tour Times

Guided tours are 1 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. We have tried to organise that the tours mimic one another as closely as possible, however we do have to use alternate routes so that our animals are not inhibited by constant access to their wild enclosures. This includes using different devil enclosures for each tour’s feed, so not to overfeed the same group.


Tickets and Prices

Admission type Ticket price (AU$)
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


NEW for 2020! Camping

Come visit Aussie Ark and witness first hand how a conservation facility runs. Top off your visit by camping under the stars!
Stay onsite at the Aussie Ark facility, Roast marshmallows, make damper and go spotlighting for critters found at Aussie Ark.

Included in your stay:
– 1 Night stay
– 1 hour “open days” tour
– Aussie BBQ Dinner
– Hot breakfast
– Camp activities

$150 – adult
$100 – child

Please note:
Tents are provided, however campers are expected to bring bedding (stretcher, air mattress etc) and linen.
NO shower facilities are available onsite.

Available only Friday/ Saturday nights January 1st – 28th.

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 barbeque will be offered daily for additional cost. Merchandise is also available onsite and eftpos facilities available. Cash out facilities are not available.

Getting There

Aussie Ark can be accessed via Scone, Muswellbrook or Gloucester. Please allow a minimum of 1.5 -2 hours from any of these locations to arrive at Aussie Ark.

Roads to Aussie Ark are unsealed and roads can be steep and winding. Wildlife spotting is fantastic along the drive to Aussie Ark. Extreme care should be taken by drivers at all times and dawn, dusk and night driving in the areas should be avoided. 4WD or AWD is preferred but not essential.

There is limited mobile phone reception after Moonan Flat or Gloucester. If using google maps,  search for a destination of Corner of Pheasant Creek Road and Tomalla Road, as there are signs from that point to Aussie Ark.  We encourage you to print a map prior to leaving or save as an image on your phone whilst still in town.

Coming from Moonan Flat

map to devil ark

Coming from Gloucester

map to devil ark