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The Maria Island Walk

The magic of walking on Maria Island will mesmerise all who come to experience its World Heritage listed ruins, rugged cliffs and mountains, sweeping bays and abundant wildlife. Located just off the East Coast of Tasmania, the island is a walker's paradise with no motor vehicles or shops to distract you from the island's unspoiled wilderness. This personalised guided walk showcases the very best of Maria Island. Carrying only a light pack and travelling in small groups of ten, your two experienced local guides will bring your walks to life as you explore the pristine beaches, ancient Blue Gum forests, convict settlements, ancient Aboriginal sites and even an optional climb to the 711-metre summit of Mt. Maria for breathtaking panoramic views over the area. The walks are set at a gentle pace so there is plenty of time to observe the amazing Tasmanian bird and wildlife or to discover the fascinating history of the island.

Inclusions

Professional guides
3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners and wine
3 nights twin-share accommodation
Bus/boat transfers between Hobart and Maria Island
National Park fees
Use of backpacks, sleeping bag liners, pillow cases, head torches & waterproof jackets
Emergency communications & group first aid kit
Hightlights
The Maria Island Walk is a trip of the Great Walks of Australia
Explore this extraordinary 'garden of Eden'
Stay at the elegant colonial Bernacchi House
Get an insight into the convict past of the island
Get an insight into the convict past of the island
Spot a Tasmanian Devil!
Delicious meals featuring Tasmanian food and wines
Discover the remarkable fossils at Fossil Cliffs
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
4
Price From
AUD $2,500
Start Location
Hobart, Australia
End Location
Australia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
4 to 10
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Walking
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
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08 Feb 201911 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
09 Feb 201912 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
11 Feb 201914 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
14 Feb 201917 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
15 Feb 201918 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
16 Feb 201919 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
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21 Feb 201924 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
22 Feb 201925 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
23 Feb 201926 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
25 Feb 201928 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
28 Feb 201903 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
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18 Oct 201921 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,500
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22 Oct 201925 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $2,500
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12 Nov 201915 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,500
15 Nov 201918 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,500
26 Nov 201929 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,500
29 Nov 201902 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $2,500
16 Dec 201919 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $2,500
09 Jan 202012 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $2,500
24 Feb 202027 Feb 2020AvailableAUD $2,500
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
We start with a hotel pickup in Hobart. After a short drive to Triabunna, we board our boat and explore Mercury Passage en route to Shoal Bay on Maria Island's isthmus, arriving in ample time to enjoy stunning views and walk through beautiful forests with abundant wildlife. Relax at the delightful Casuarina Beach Camp, take a swim in the sheltered bay and enjoy fresh Tasmanian food and wine. In the evening, after a fine gourmet dinner, stroll along the beach at sunset with a glass of wine, delighting in the day you've had and excited by what lies ahead. Distance - 8kms
Day 2
Walk from Riedle Bay across the rare land formation of the isthmus to Shoal Bay to stroll five fabulous beaches. Explore the convict cells at Point Lesueur and visit an ochre pit at Bloodstone Point one of the original ochre sources for the Tasmanian Aborigines. Put your feet up at White Gums Camp, where native birds will entertain you while you sip wine on the deck and anticipate dinner. Distance - 13kms
Day 3
Head inland to green forests that are a prime habitat for the endangered 40-Spotted Pardalote. Take the gentle inland track to Hopgrounds Beach and the Painted Cliffs or continue to the 711-metre summit of Mt. Maria for breathtaking 360 views. Or save the mountain climb for Bishop and Clerk, with its fantastic sea and coastline vistas. Finish the day with a sumptuous banquet and accommodation in the historic colonial home once occupied by Italian entrepreneur, Diego Bernacchi. Distance - 9 - 17kms
Day 4
A chance to relax and enjoy the serenity of Darlington and walk through the tall Blue Gum forest, to the convict brickworks and heritage reservoir and around to the world class Fossil Cliffs. Enjoy a champagne lunch overlooking the distant Freycinet peninsula, followed by a gentle tour around the convict settlement and industrial ruins of Darlington and soak up the atmosphere. Return to Hobart for a last farewell followed by a drop off at your hotel. A transfer to Hobart airport is available, connecting with flights departing from 6pm. Distance - 4kms PLEASE NOTE - On the rare occasions when sea conditions make the crossing to Maria Island uncomfortable, there may be delays or alternative arrangements will be made