There’s no other experience like this on the Australian mainland!
Aussie Ark Tours
You’ve probably heard about the Aussie Ark conservation project in Barrington Tops but did you know you can join a tour there?
There’s no other experience like this on the Australian mainland! You'll see the iconic Tasmanian Devils in a wild environment and meet some joeys up close. This fully escorted tour runs for 2.5 hours at Aussie Ark and features a rare chance to become immersed in the devil’s natural habitat by entering huge free-range enclosures to witness wild devils in truly wild conditions.
Itchy and Scratchy (featured in the video) are twin Tasmanian Devil joeys born at Aussie Ark in August 2020 as part of the organisation’s insurance population for the endangered species. The tiny devils are already showing cheeky personality traits, which made naming them incredibly easy as they’re named after feisty cartoon characters from The Simpsons.
Hand-raising Tasmanian devils is no easy task. They require round the clock care, warm snuggles and bottle feeds around four to five times a day, including a feed at 4:00am. The duo will be hand raised by Keeper Hewin for the next eight months until they are independent enough to re-join their family.
See full Aussie Ark Tour details here.
Book your overnight accommodation at nearby Devil's Retreat, a farmstay-style retreat that’s the perfect place to relax with tickets to see the Tassie Devils included! The self-contained accommodation sleeps up to 8 guests, there's outdoor entertaining with barbecue and a fireplace.
Hand-raising Tasmanian devils is no easy task!