The Maria Island Walk
The Maria Island Walk is a delightful four day guided walk that combines rare Tasmanian wildlife, spectacular scenery and fascinating history. The walk is recognised as one of Australia's outstanding experiences and has won nine national and 13 state tourism awards.
Set on a World Heritage listed island national park (with a resident population of just two park rangers and their one car), their small groups of just 10 guests and two friendly guides explore the pristine beaches, tall ancient forests and heritage convict sites sites by day and then each night relax with candlelight dining and exclusive elegant accommodation.
The first two nights are spent in secluded wilderness camps and the final night in heritage listed Bernacchi House in Darlington.
Maria Island is described as a 'Noah's Ark' for rare Tasmanian animals and birds including Tasmanian devils, wombats and a variety of rare kangaroos and wallabies.
A "pack-free" option is available for walkers who do not wish to carry a six to eight kilogram pack on the walk.
The all inclusive package starts and finishes in Hobart with departures from October to April.
A three day "Winter Escape" trip is also offered between June to August.
Please select a tour service below to find out more information:
- The Maria Island Walk Tour: Four Day Guided Walk
- The Maria Island Walk Winter Escape
Day 1: Journey up Tasmania's east Coast and board a private catamaran that ferries you to the southern end of Maria Island. Arrive with ample time to enjoy the stunning scenery and a walk through the beautiful forests. Indulge in a refreshing swim on a pristine beach and enjoy Tasmanian wine and fresh food. Day 2: Walk from Reidle Bay 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. At camp, put your feet up and enjoy a glass of wine serenaded by native birdsong and sounds of the ocean. Day 3: Enjoy the stunning Hopgrounds Beach and the remarkable Painted Cliffs or continue to the summit of Mt Maria for breathtaking views. Finish the day with a sumptuous three-course dinner in a colonial home. Day 4: Relax and enjoy the serenity and fascinating history of Darlington on a gentle tour around the convict settlement. The more adventurous can amble through tall Blue Gum forest to convict brickworks, a heritage reservoir and the fossil cliffs. Conclude with a champagne lunch overlooking stunning Freycinet Peninsula.
The Winter Escape is a three day/two night guided winter escape with a maximum of eight guests and two guides. Selected winter dates June to August (subject to availability).