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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:54

Devil Ark opens their doors to the public for the first time!

Devil Devil Devil Ark

Not-for-profit conservation organisation Devil Ark are officially opening their doors to the general public for the very first time since opening in 2011.

The conservation facility has been running small private tours whilst successfully breeding and building an insurance population of disease free Tasmanian devils since their first year of operation in 2011, and this year they are going the next step and opening their doors to the general public.

During January 2019 (Tuesday 1st January - Sunday 27th January) they will be opening their doors every day for visitors to meet some of Australia’s most endangered species. The doors will only be open for a limited time with opening hours from 10am – 2pm every single day with tours of the facility running at 10.30am, 11.30pm and 12.30pm.

While on the tour, it has been guaranteed that visitors will see and encounter Tasmanian devils in their wild enclosures and get up close to 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.”

Mr Faulkner goes 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 will be no need to pre-book for the event as there will be payment options available upon arrival to Devil Ark. Prices are $30 per adult, $15 per child and $85 for a family (2AD, 2CH) to visit Devil Ark during this period with the guided tour included in these costs. There will also be discounts for groups of 10+ people.

Devil Ark has partnered with Upper Hunter Shire Council and The Orchard Lodge. Together they aim to make the event bigger and better than Devil Ark could alone, and not only bring more visitation to the region, but also more overnight stays.

Devil Ark is located on Tomalla Station high in the Barrington Tops, with the closest major towns being Scone and Gloucester.

Devil Ark is a registered environmental organisation and charitable institution under the Australian Charity and Not-for-Profit Commission. Devil Ark has deductible gift recipient status (DGR status) and is registered for GST purposes.

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