Maria Island Walk
This spectacular island National Park is situated just off the east coast of Tasmania. Its tranquillity combined with its natural beauty, rare wildlife and fascinating history makes it a unique and special place. And on this award winning, 4-day gentle walk, you’ll experience all of it.
Maria Island’s pristine untouched beaches, the crystal-clear waters of the surrounding Marine Reserve and scenery like the magnificent Mt Maria and Bishop and Clerk peaks will take your breath away. You’ll wander through forests of magnificent blue and white gums, some of them over 400 years old and unique to Maria Island. You’ll step back in time and walk where convicts and explorers have walked before you.
At the Fossils Cliffs you’ll see shellfish fossil beds unlike any other in the world. Maria Island is also famous for its abundance of wildlife being home to rare and endangered species like the Swift Parrot and Cape Barron Goose and of course, the Tasmanian Devil. It’s difficult to describe the beauty of Maria Island, you really must see it to believe it.
Your Holiday Package Includes:
- 4 day Maria Island Walk
- Return transfers from Hobart
- 2 nights in a private wilderness camp
- 1 night in Bernacchi house
- Full board meals including alcoholic beverages & trail snacks
- Use of a 50L pack, waterproof jacket, sleeping bag liner, pillowcas & head torch
- The entire experience fully hosted & expertly guided
- National Parks pass
Rate is per person twin share and valid for travel 1 Oct 2023 - 25 Dec 2023, 26 Dec 2023 - 31 Mar 2024
On sale until 20 December 2023
ADD ON an extra $161* per person for travel 26 Dec 2023 - 31 Mar 2024
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DAY 1: Maria Island - Distance 8 km
You arrive at the historic coastal town of Triabunna. Our boat will take you to Maria Island through the sparkling waters of Mercury Passage to the isthmus of Maria Island. You will set foot on a pristine, untouched beach, exactly as explorers did years earlier. Here you enjoy lunch overlooking the crystal azure waters of Shoal Bay before taking a walk to the tranquil Casuarina Beach camp. That afternoon explore the trail through the tall eucalypt forest down to the spectacular Haunted Bay.
That evening, after a fine Tasmanian 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.
DAY 2: Maria Island - Distance - 13km
Wake up to the busy chattering of the wattle birds and, from the comfort of your bed, watch the morning sun sparkle through the forest. This is one of the truly great guided walks of Australia! After a delicious breakfast, it’s time to start your journey along five beautiful beaches. Watch dolphins play in the surf and sea eagles soaring overhead as you walk past the carpet of exotic shells lining the water’s edge. By late afternoon you arrive at White Gums camp for a refreshing swim. After the perfect day, you can relax with your fellow walkers, before enjoying a candlelit dinner of the finest Tasmanian food and wine.
Can it get any better than this? Day 3 awaits.
DAY 3: Maria Island - Distance 9-17 km
Today our Tasmanian Walking Guides will take you inland to the heart of the Island to discover the rich greens of the grand forests. You’ll wander through the world’s largest stand of giant Tasmanian blue gums and can choose to climb the peaks of Mt Maria (711m) or Bishop and Clerk (599 metres climb through rare “cloud” rain forests). As you can imagine, the views are simply breathtaking. That evening you arrive at Tasmanian’s fascinating World Heritage listed settlement of Darlington where you’ll stay at the elegant colonial Bernacchi House and enjoy a final night banquet with fine wine and conversation.
Another day that’s given you plenty to dream about.
DAY 4: Maria Island - Distance 4km
The final day begins with a delicious breakfast followed by a walk around the northern tip of Maria Island. The walk takes you through a variety of spectacular woodlands and forests with rare endemic birds, wallabies and wombats on show. You continue on to the dramatic sea cliffs of Fossil Bay and then head down to the remarkable fossils at Fossil Cliffs. Arriving back at Darlington we enjoy a celebratory farewell lunch before boarding the boat to go back to the mainland Tasmania and Hobart taking with you incredible memories and stories of an amazing four days, walking in Tasmania, spent in a very special place.
Memories, stories and new friends that will last a lifetime.
Terms & Conditions
Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers can be withdrawn without notice.On sale until 31 Jul 23 for travel until 31 Jul 24. #Based on when dining with paying adults Prices correct as at 27 Jun 23 but may be adjusted if surcharges, fees, taxes, or currency exchange rates are affected. Offers subject to availability. (All savings and bonus nights are included in the advertised price). Amounts payable to third parties not included. Cancellation fees apply, offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Flights are not included. On sale until 20 Dec 23 for travel until 20 Dec 23. Offers subject to availability. (All savings and bonus nights are included in the advertised price). Amounts payable to third parties not included. Cancellation fees apply, offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated.