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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.


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
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
Price From
AUD $2,500
Start Location
Hobart, Australia
End Location
Age Range
Min :14
Group Size
4 to 10
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
01 Oct 201804 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
05 Oct 201808 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
08 Oct 201811 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
12 Oct 201815 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
13 Oct 201816 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
15 Oct 201818 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
24 Oct 201827 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
26 Oct 201829 Oct 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
09 Nov 201812 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
15 Nov 201818 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
16 Nov 201819 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
19 Nov 201822 Nov 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
30 Nov 201803 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
08 Dec 201811 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
13 Dec 201816 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
14 Dec 201817 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
17 Dec 201820 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
21 Dec 201824 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
23 Dec 201826 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,500
27 Dec 201830 Dec 2018AvailableAUD $2,550
29 Dec 201801 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
31 Dec 201803 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
01 Jan 201904 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
02 Jan 201905 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
10 Jan 201913 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
15 Jan 201918 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
22 Jan 201925 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
04 Feb 201907 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
07 Feb 201910 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
08 Feb 201911 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
14 Feb 201917 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
21 Feb 201924 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
01 Mar 201904 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
05 Mar 201908 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
08 Mar 201911 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
15 Mar 201918 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
22 Mar 201925 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
29 Mar 201901 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
12 Apr 201915 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
26 Apr 201929 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $2,550
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