Tour ID: 10062022
If you are looking for a walking holiday in Tasmania you can’t go past Maria Island on the east coast of Tasmania. Mountainous in the interior and surrounded by stretches of beautiful white sandy beaches, aqua waters and limestone cliffs this island is a hidden gem unknown to many. Enjoy the three days Maria Island Walk with your overnight bags carried for the entire journey leaving you free to soak up the spectacular scenery, admire the rich and abundant wildlife and take in the intriguing history.
Owner Mark Norek says “Maria Island holds a special place in my heart, I proposed to my wife Vicki on the top of the island’s Bishop & Clerk summit. This island is pure heaven and has everything you would want in a walking holiday including spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and so much natural beauty, it’s one of Tasmania’s little gems that is unknown to many Australians.
I’m very passionate about sharing the secret of this magical place with our guests”. Our team is dedicated to providing our guests with an enriching experience, quality and interpretive tours.
A Truly Supported Walk
The biggest advantage of this tour is you don’t have to carry all your clothes for the entire tour, these will be transported for you each day. This is a big plus for our walkers, in that you will avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back each day with your clothes and personal items. With Life’s An Adventure you will carry as little as your water bottle, camera, lunch and hat every day!
Our group sizes are small and intimate with a maximum of 10 people, we find this delivers a more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.”
Our guides are proudly 100% Tasmanian. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers! Our chief guides on the island, Jef & Danny are passionate, funny, knowledgeable and will go above and beyond to ensure your tour is every bit as memorable as you hoped.
Almost 100% Local Tasmanian Produce
Food is an element very closely connected with Tasmania and an important part of your walking experience on Maria Island with Life’s an Adventure. Providing our guests wonderful Tasmanian local produce, as well as supporting local business is paramount to us and where possible the majority of the food we consume on tour has been sourced from Tasmania.
With Life’s An Adventure we believe we provide exceptional value for money with all the creature comforts you require. Our walking tours include…
Fully supported walk with your overnight luggage transported to your accommodation EVERY day.
Accommodation Night 1: Step back to the times of the convicts as we spend the night at the Penitentiary at Darlington which have been refurbished with comfy bunk beds and woodfire heaters. Accommodation is based on 4 adults sharing a 6 person room. You can request your own room for an additional surcharge – this will be on request at time of booking and only subject to availability.
Accommodation Night 2: Camp under the stars on night 2 on the southern part of the island at Encampment Cove. Enjoy walk in touring tents with off the ground beds and deluxe camping mattress.
2 x delicious dinners featuring beautiful Tasmanian produce
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
Fine Tasmanian wine and beer and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner
Please note: we advise drinking in moderation as walking can be strenuous. If you would like to enjoy alcohol after dinner you will need to provide your own.
Professionally guided – Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
Private Boat transfers to Maria Island
Return transfers between Hobart and Maria Island
National Parks Fees
Please note: the only equipment you will need to bring is a sleeping bag. These can be hired from us for a fee of $40. Our bags are dry cleaned after every use.
Sleeping Bag - $40
3-day tour, approx 36kms in total
7:35 AM Fri
5.30pm on day Three
Departs on Selected Fridays. Please call for availability. Meet at 7.30am at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
You are allowed one average size overnight pack or bag (no suitcases) – no loose items allowed all items must be enclosed within your overnight bag.
Your Overnight Pack should include:
Full weather gear needed as climate is variable;
We suggest wearing layers when you are walking that you can remove or add as you warm up or cool down;
Walking clothes suitable to weather: Long sleeves, trousers, shorts, t-shirts, or shirts;
Closed toe, sturdy footwear; worn at all times. We suggest good walking boots/shoes - that have been walked in at least 4 weeks prior to the walk;
Thermal underwear, jumper and warm gear for night, scarf, beanie, gloves etc
2 - 3 pairs of good thick walking socks;
a pair of shoes to change into at night;
personal toiletries – deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, brush or comb;
Strong garbage bags or dry bags to waterproof essential equipment.
Children must be accompanied by an adult and 10 years or older.
All our guests will have their overnight bags transported to our accommodation leaving you free to relax and enjoy the walk instead of struggling with a large backpack.
You will just need to carry a small day pack with water, camera and any small personal items you want access to during the day. You won't even need to carry your lunch as your guide will carry the groups lunch.
We can provide for any special dietary requirements. As the guides will need to provide separate meals for special dietary needs - an additional surcharge of $50.00 will be charged for Gluten free, vegetarians (that don't eat fish) and vegan meals. When booking please specify your special dietary requirements giving us as much information as you can including what sort of food you like. Alternatively you can bring your own meal supplements.
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