Australian Geographic Devil Ark Expedition

Sponsored by Australian Geographic

Join Tim Faulkner on the 3rd to the 5th October for a unique hands-on experience with this Tasmanian devil and Eastern quoll captive breeding program in the beautiful Barrington Tops of NSW staying at Devils Retreat (for more info click here). You’ll get to see devils up close as you assist with feeding and monitoring individuals. In addition to working with the animals, there’ll be opportunities to explore the region’s natural treasures and spot local wildlife at night. Don’t miss your chance to get involved in this important conservation effort. This is a once in a life time experience, like no other in Australia!

How to book: Please call Devil Ark on (02) 4340 8610 or email


Please note: Food allergies, vegan/vegetarian options will be available upon request

3rd October

9am – Meet at Australian Reptile Park for departure to Devil Ark and bypassing train stations if needed
1pm – Stop at Victoria Hotel for a catered lunch – main meal + drink covered by DA
2pm – Depart and check in at Devil Ark house
3pm – Head to Devil Ark site where you will:

  • Meet joeys
  • Feed out
  • Change water
  • Pouch check
  • Conservation work
  • Social feed (i.e. feed an enclosure and watch them from a distance)

5pm – Dinner of an Aussie BBQ and bonfire

After Dark – Spotlighting where you may see:

  • Echidnas
  • Wombats
  • Possums
  • Quolls
  • Gliders
  • Frogs

4th October

7am – 8am – Hot Breakfast
8.30am – 10.30am – Devil Ark site where you will:

  • Trap
  • Pouch check
  • Other activities

11am – 1pm – Devil Ark House where you will have lunch and a rest
2pm – 4pm – Barrington Tops National Park where you will:

  • See waterfalls
  • Spot wildlife
  • Find unique rock features etc.

4pm – 5pm – Devil Social Feed
5pm – 7pm – Aussie BBQ Dinner, bon fire and spotlight.

5th October

7am – Platypus viewing
8am – Hot Breakfast
9am – 11am – Optional dependency on group preference
12pm – Depart Devil Ark.  Bus will drop off to train station (if needed) and then Australian Reptile Park

How to book: Please call Devil Ark on (02) 4340 8610 or email



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