Barrington Tops conservation facility Aussie Ark opening doors to general public during upcoming school holidays

Pic: AUSSIE ARK
Pic: AUSSIE ARK

DUE to popular demand, not-for-profit wildlife organisation Aussie Ark is opening its doors to the general public for the second consecutive year.

While the conservation facility in the Barrington Tops already conducts small private tours each month, it hopes it can encourage more people to join its crusade during the upcoming school holidays - and introduce visitors to some of Australia's most endangered species.

It will be for a limited time only, from Saturday, September 26, to Sunday, October 11.

Opening hours are from 10am to 2pm every single day, with tours of the facility running at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm.

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

"We can't wait to welcome them back to Aussie Ark 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."

Prices are $35 per adult, $15 (child) and $90 for a family to visit Aussie Ark during the school holidays.

Tickets will be available at the door or online via EventBrite.

More information on open days can be found at www.aussieark.org.au