Maria Island Walk
Maria Island is a world heritage listed national park located just off the east coast of Tasmania and within easy reach of Hobart. The multi-award winning 4 day Maria Island Walk is an active but pampered holiday experience, designed to let you experience the remoteness and tranquility of a wilderness in comfort whilst discovering rare Tasmania wildlife, spectacular scenery, and a fascinating convict history. This is a soft adventure, where the packs are light, the food is gourmet, the wine is Tasmania’s best, and a comfortable bed awaits you each night.
With two professional guides and just a maximum of ten guests this ratio affords the personalised, intimate experience that the walk has become so well known for. This walk is not terribly demanding, you walk along pristine beaches and formed bush tracks so you don’t need to be an experienced hiker to enjoy it. At the end of each day, you’ll retire for the evening in one of two secluded wilderness camps, both a stone’s throw from empty, white-sand beaches. These beaches are the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine, enjoy a barefoot stroll exploring for rare shells, or a swim in the clear waters. The concealed camps are comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally conscious. Enjoy nightly, candlelit three-course meals, comprising fresh local produce, complemented by fine Tasmanian wine.
On the final night, you’ll stay overnight in a heritage house in Darlington, a UNESCO World Heritage site nestled on the northern tip of the island. Once a bustling penal settlement with over 600 convicts, Darlington is home to a medley of well-preserved, historical buildings.
Why we like it
- Rare wildlife & spectacular scenery
- Gourmet food and wine
- Fascinating convict history
- Knowledgeable guides
- Beautiful, elegant camps
At a Glance
Day 1 - Transfer by road to Triabunna and cross by boat to Maria Island. Set off on foot through tall eucalypt forest to Haunted Bay, overnight Casuarina Beach Camp, 8km
Day 2 - Start your journey along five beautiful beaches until you arrive at White Gums camp to overnight, 13km.
Day 3 - Walk amongst giant Tasmanian blue gums and take an optional climb to the peaks of Mt Maria or Bishop and Clerk with spectacular views. Reach the World Heritage listed settlement of Darlington and overnight at the elegant Bernacchi House, 9-17km
Day 4 - Enjoy a morning walk through spectacular woodland and forests with rare endemic birds, wallabies and wombats. Depart by boat to the mainland and continue by road to Hobart, 4km.
- A$2,4000 pp from 1 October until 25 December 2016, increasing to $2,450 pp thereafter
- Operates 1 October to 1 May
- Easy to moderate walking
- Twin-share accommodation
- Up to 10 walkers per departure
- Includes transfers between Hobart and Maria Island, 3 nights twin-share accommodation, all meals and wine, two guides, park entry, use of backpacks, waterproof jackets, head torches, sleeping bag liners and pillow cases