Maria Island Walk

Maria Island Walk

There is no experience on earth like The Maria Island Walk, a 4-day guided walk on an island sanctuary off Tasmania’s East Coast. After all, where else can you explore a heritage listed convict settlement, walk empty, white sand beaches, view rare wildlife and enjoy gourmet food, all in the confines of a National Park?

Maria Island Walk

Australia > Tasmania 

4 Days, 3 Nights

Maria Island National Park lies just a few miles off Tasmania’s east coast, within easy reach of Hobart.  In 2002, Ian and Bronwyn Johnstone developed their dream to show Maria to a new band of travelers interested in an active, but pampered, holiday experience, people who want to enjoy the remoteness and tranquility of a wilderness experience in comfort.  They created The Maria Island Walk, a soft adventure, where the packs are light, the food is gourmet, the wine is Tasmania’s best, and each night there is a comfortable bed.

The walk is restricted to a maximum of eight guests with two professional guides. This ratio affords the personalized, intimate experience that the walk has become so well known for. A further blessing is that walk is not terribly demanding, you don’t need to be an experienced hiker to do this walk.

Guests overnight in 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 turquoise waters that grace the island’s shores. The concealed camps are comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sensitive. Dinner in the camps is enjoyed in a well appointed dining tent where elaborate 3-course meals, consisting of fresh Tasmanian produce, are enjoyed by candlelight and complimented by fine Tasmanian wine.
 
On the final night guests of The Maria Island Walk 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 now home to a medley of well preserved, historical buildings; it is also an excellent place to see Wombats!

 

Highlights

  • Mercury Passage
  • Shoal Bay
  • Fresh Tasmanian food and wine
  • Convict cells at Point Lesueur
  • Ochre pit at Bloodstone Point
  • Painted Cliffs
  • Mt. Maria
  • Bishop and Clerk
  • World class Fossil Cliffs

Inclusions

  • Bus and boat transport, including hotel pick-ups
  • Park entry fees
  • Twin-share accommodation
  • All meals and wine
  • Guiding services
  • Packs
  • Waterproof jackets
  • Silk or cotton sleeping sheets
  • Head torches
  • Sleeping bags (sleeping bags are not carried as they are stored at each camp)
  • Light day packs are also available for use on side trips from Casuarina Beach Camp and Bernacchi House.

Group Size

10

Dates

Daily Departures October 1- May 1

Price

From $2185 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

Guests should have their own walking boots, well worn in with good ankle support and tread.
Guests carry a light backpack (between 6-8 kg) with their own personal items.

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*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates may apply. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Prices are current at time of posting (6/1/19) and may differ when you book your travel. Please call for our current pricing and itinerary details. California CST: 2076233-40, Washington ID: 601 684 531, LA-1282498.

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