Tour ID: 10023565
This tour options combines a spectacular scenic flight over Port Arthur, the Tasman Peninsula and Tasman Island then landing on Maria Island, with a 4 day guided walking tour through a breathtaking landscape. Indulge in great food, cheese selections and fine Tasmanian wines from the vineyards of Darlington Wines. Four days spent on this beautiful island will change you!
On this version of the tour we access Maria Island on board a 1 hour private charter flight from Hobart via the stunning Tasman Island.
Maria Island, off the East Coast of Tasmania is an island of natural beauty. A unique adventure with a touch of indulgence only we know how to deliver.
You'll camp in comfort in the grounds of a historical farmhouse followed by one night in the comfortable converted Penitentiary building in Darlington.
Indulge in great food, cheese selections and fine Tasmanian wines from the vineyards of Darlington Wines.
This tour options combines a spectacular scenic flight over Port Arthur, the Tasman Peninsula and Tasman Island then landing on Maria Island, with a 4 day guided walking tour through a breathtaking landscape.
Your Maria Island Guided Walk starts by flying over historic Port Arthur, then the spectacular sheer cliffs of Tasman Island then up the East Coast before landing on Maria Island. This is a fantastic introduction to an incredible walk.
Maria Island lies 10km off the east coast of Tasmania, Australia and we access it by this amazing private charter flight. Maria is a peaceful and relaxing place. There are no vehicles, just beautiful scenery, deserted beaches and abundant wildlife. To add to the beauty of the island, she has an intriguing history. After the first explorers, came the whalers and sealers and later the island was a convict station.
Darlington is the main settlement of Maria Island and it has World Heritge Status.
Recently the Tasmanian Devil has been introduced to insure it's population and we often see them in the wild.
More information can be found on our website www.mariaisland.com.au
What we do at a glance
• Small groups (max of 6) If you are a large family or private group please inquire as we can cater for more that 6 guests
• Spectacular flight over Tasman Island and up Tasmania’s East Coast.
• Walk gentle tracks
• See amazing birds and animals
• Walk deserted beaches
• Professional interpretation
• Dinners of Tasmanian produce and wines
• Amazing convict era buildings and history
• National Parks Pass included
• 4 days of fun and amazing scenery
We leave Hobart Airport and fly south over Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula while observing the intriguing geological features of the towering seacliffs. The coastline has numerous underwater cliffs and caves, the habitat for abundant marine life. We round Cape Pillar and Tasman Island where we get a chance to see Austrailian Fur Seal colonies on the rocks below. Our flight then tracks up the coast to Maria Island and we get spectacular veiws of the lay of the island and where our 4 day Maria Island Guided Walk will travel. After landing at Darlington we visit the amazingly patterned painted cliffs on our journey to Frenchs Farm. We can take in a evening swim in the sheltered cove of Shoal Bay and visit the historic convict cells at Point Lesueur.
We stroll along the beautiful beach of Shoal Bay on our way to Haunted Bay and the expansive veiws to the Tasman Sea. We then retrace our footsteps along the shores of Shoal Bay passing through forest and coastal vegetation to historic Frenchs Farm, home of the French family in the mid 1900. We camp in the picturesque clearing of the now dissused partially restored farmhouse of French's Farm.
Today we travel inland throught the heart of Maria Island before visiting the Oast House and our final destination, Darlington.
We spend most of the day exploring Darlington, the buildings, the relics and the fantastic Fossil Bay and cliffs. For the energetic we can also climb Bishop and Clerk. From Darlington we catch the 1 hour voyage on the Maria Island Ferry across the Mercury Passage to Triabunna and our waiting bus. Our journey back to Hobart will take us about 1 1/2 hours.
"Had a wonderful time - didn't want to leave. Everything was extremely well organised. Had heaps of fun. Thanks". Erika - Sydney
"Maria Island is a wonderful place that is hard to leave. Thanks heaps Stan and Stefan". Lyn - Sydney
Please Note: Our minimum numbers to charter the plane are 2 guests. Should we not reach this number, you will be transferred to the ferry option.
This Flight Option tour price ranges from $2100 - $2200 for the 2019/2020 season. [Peak period is 28th Feb - 30th March].
Included in your Maria Island Guided Walk is a spectacular charter flight, ferry transfers and bus from Maria Island to Hobart, all food and drink whilst on tour, National Park passes, 2 knowledgable and freindly guides, your accommodation (large comfortable safari tents, twin share for 2 nights and the converted penitentiary on the last night) and activity equipment.
You are required to carry a pack containing your personal effects for only 2 of the 4 days but if you are unable to do so we CAN carry it for you!
We supply ALL of the equipment FOC apart from your personal gear. This includes: day pack, sleeping bag, bag liner, sleeping mat, pillow, head torch.
4 spectacular days
8:00 AM Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun
All year @6.00pm
Clients will be picked up from their Hobart accommodation at 08:00am. Once your booking has been made via Tours to Go the supplier will contact you with details of the tour. You will be returned to your accommodation ay approx 6.30pm on the last day.
Warm clothing, Raincoat, sunhat, swimming costume, toiletries, sturdy walking boots / shoes, sunscreen and camera. We will email a gear list to you at the booking stage.
You'll carry light day packs (up to 9 - 10kg max) for only 2 of the days and walk gentle tracks. If you can't carry your pack, 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 safari tents (twin share) and comfortable bedding. You will spend your last night in the converted penitentiary.
Our season for this tour is October through to the end of April each year. This tour is a small group departure of 6 people and it books out quickly. Early bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.
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