Tour ID: 10044525
Spend an amazing four days exploring Tasmania’s stunning Maria Island on our Maria Island Guide Walk. You’ll experience the secluded beaches, beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife, while learning about the fascinating history of this Heritage Listed Island. You hike on stunning beaches, around bays, see the Fairy Penguins at Haunted Bay, the list is endless!
Spend an amazing four days exploring Tasmania’s stunning Maria Island on our Maria Island Guide Walk. You’ll experience the secluded beaches, beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife, while learning about the fascinating history of this Heritage Listed Island. Simply bring yourself and your personal items – everything else is provided!
• Relax in a small group setting, ‘glamping’ in your own twin share safari tents at a variety of beautiful locations
• Meet some amazing native birds and animals, including Fairy Penguins, Wombats and Tasmanian Devils.
• Learn about the amazing convict and settler history of Maria Island
• Photograph some of Tasmania’s most beautiful scenery
Your exciting four-day walking tour begins when you are picked up for a scenic one-hour drive from your Hobart accommodation. Once you arrive at Triabunna, you’ll be ferried across a scenic pass to Darlington on Maria Island, where you will meet your friendly and professional Tasmanian guides.
Leaving Darlington, you’ll journey to French's Farm, taking in the beauty of the painted cliffs along the way. You’ll walk adjacent to the coast, visiting the sweeping Four Mile Beach, Return Point and Bloodstone Beach along the way. At Point Lesueur, you’ll see the historically significant convict cells, before arriving at your bush camp at French's Farm.
You’ll walk along the scenic Shoal & Riedle Bay Beaches, before visiting the cute Fairy Penguins at Haunted Bay. Following lunch, you’ll return along Shoal Bay through forests and seaside flora and back to Frenchs Farm, where you’ll camp within a beautiful clearing where the historic farmhouse residents once went about their day.
On day three, you’ll go inland to the centre of Maria Island, passing majestic groups of Brown Top, Blue Gums and White Top Stringy Bark Trees, then visit the Oast House and then Darlington, where you’ll spend the night in comfort, staying in the converted historical Penitentiary building.
Today, you’ll learn of the history of wonderful Darlington as you explore the town’s buildings and relics. You’ll also see the spellbinding Fossil Bay and cliffs and you’ll have the choice of climbing Bishop and Clerk. After a day of exploring this amazing place, you’ll catch a water taxi across the picturesque Mercury Passage on your way back to Triabunna, where you will board the bus back to Hobart.
The tour price for this ferry option is $1550.00 for the 2017/2018 season.
We conduct Winter tours (Please call for details) as well as our regular summer tours (Monday & Thursday departures).
Included in your Maria Island Guided Walk are ferry transfers and our minibus from Hobart to Maria Island and return, all food and drinks whilst on tour, National Park passes, 2 knowledgable and freindly guides, accommodation (large comfortable tents and bedding) and the Penitentiary accommodation and all activity equipment.
We supply ALL of the equipment FOC apart from your personal gear. This includes: day pack, sleeping bag, bag liner, mattress, pillow, pillow slip, head torch, Hand towel & Eco Soap, 1200ml water.
7:00 AM Mon, Thu, Sun
Summer - 6:30pm [Thursdays and Sundays]
Clients will be picked up from their Hobart accommodation at 07:00am. Once your booking has been made via Tourstogo.com we will contact you with details of the tour. You will be returned to your accommodation ay approx 6.30pm on the last day.
Your own personal clothing (a gear list will be emailed to you), camera, toiletries, medication, swimming costume.
This tour runs all year round.
Our summer season is November through to April and tours depart every Monday and Thursday (4 days / 3 nights) depending on booking numbers.
Our winter tours run from May through to October and tours depart on a Monday only (4 1/2 days / 4 nights) Please note that our winter tours include an extra night.
This tour is a small group departure of 6 people and it books out quickly. Early bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.
You'll only carry light day packs (up to 8 - 9kg max) for only 2 of the days and walk gentle tracks. If you are not able to carry your pack please advise us as WE CAN CARRY it for you.
Take out the worry of not having the appropriate gear when you arrive in Hobart, because we supply it all. Your accommodation are spacious 4 person tents (2 people only per tent) and comfortable bedding for 2 nights. You will spend your last night in the converted penitentiary (if available).
You'll eat famously enjoying local Tasmanian produce and wines. Dinners include produce such as Tasmanian salmon, cheeses and beef and we can cater for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diets.
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