21 Jul TOURS
DEVILS IN THE WILD TOURS
Want to get up and close with our devils? Well, now you can!
Aussie Ark’s Devils in the Wild tours are available all throughout the year. The tour is a 2.5 hour fully escorted tour led by one of our Aussie Ark Rangers. The tour then takes you on a journey where you will see some of our Tasmanian devils in our free-range enclosures. You will be privy to enter a huge free-range enclosure and experience a rare opportunity to really get up close and personal in the devil’s natural enclosure to witness a communal feed to encourage wild behaviour. Finally, depending on the time of year you visit, you will even get the chance to hold and interact with our newest devil joeys.
Meet and greet at our interpretive centre where you can enjoy a tea or coffee while learning the history of the Ark, our big conservation milestones and plans for the future as some devils feeding on a carcass in the enclosure below. Walk down through our Species Recovery Unit and learn about the day to day running of the sanctuary. Entering into our Eastern Quoll facility you will see the wild environments that have been created for them and maybe a chance to see some individuals up close. You will then have the opportunity to enter one of our Devils in the Wild enclosures and get up close to another communal feed before viewing our Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby enclosures and small macropods (Rufous Bettong, Parma Wallaby, Long-nosed Potoroos and Bandicoots) facilities. Finally, finish up your tour with the opportunity to get hands on with some of our cutest residents – joeys being raised by our dedicated staff (subject to availability – best time for joeys September – January).
Then you will have the chance to pick up something from our merchandise range or adopt one of your own (Tasmanian Devil, Koala, Eastern Quoll, Squirrel Glider or Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby) to commemorate your visit and enjoy another cuppa, tea and a biscuit before hitting the road.
At Aussie Ark, we encourage and facilitate wild behaviours in all of our animals. Luckily, devils are naturally motivated by food, however, do understand that our enclosures are incredibly vast and viewing of our other species may not be guaranteed.
Want to do a private tour? Private tours are a suitable option for couples or families who prefer to travel independently, customers with special requirements or groups of friends wishing to travel on an exclusive tour.
To book a private tour, at least one of the two following requirements has to be met: payment of the minimum cost of $650 or be part of a group of 6 people or more.
For more information about our private tours contact us on (02) 4326 5333 or [email protected]
Aussie Ark is 2 hours away from Scone, 3.5 hours from Newcastle and 5 hours from Sydney. Tour groups will be met by the Aussie Ark Ranger at the T-junction of Pheasant’s Creek Road and Tomalla Road at 11:10am on the day of the tour to accompany you to Aussie Ark in your own car for a 11:30am tour start.
The Devils in the Wild tour costs $150 for adults and $100 for children (children 3 and under are free). Tours are capped at 15 people.
* There are loads of accommodation options in Scone, Gloucester, Mussellbrook, Aberdeen and Moonan Flat. Once you have booked, you will receive an information kit and advice on what to bring. We look forward to seeing you there!
Looking for the perfect gift to give to a loved one or a wildlife enthusiast in your life, head to our online shop to purchase a Devils in the Wild Tour Gift Card! Click here.