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Tasmania: The Maria Island Walk

4 Days & 3 Nights
  • Stroll along turquoise waters on white sand beaches
  • Spot wildlife, including wombats, kangaroos, and native birds
  • Explore historic sites at Point Lesueur and Darlingtons
  • Summit one of the island’s high points on an optional excursion
  • Enjoy a fully guided, all-inclusive “glamping” experience
Explore gorgeous Maria Island on this fully guided, all-inclusive adventure. Walk on white sand beaches along pristine turquoise waters, and visit historical ruins at Point Lesueur and the settlement of Darlington. Enjoy numerous wildlife viewing opportunities, spotting animals such as native birds, wombats, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, and wallabies. Stroll through peaceful coastal forests and pass by unique rock formations, and if energy permits, make the optional ascent of Mount Maria or Bishop and Clark, two of the island’s high points. In the evenings, relax at your “glamping” style accommodations, enjoying fine wines and delicious meals.

What To Expect

This guided walk is a nice blend of Tasmanian wildlife, incredible scenery, and comfortable accommodation. Small groups of just ten guests and two guides enjoy gentle walking during the day and gourmet dining at night.

Trip Style:

Small Group Guided | Benefit from an expert leader and join a group of like-minded adventurers.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers, Multi-Generational

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveller this holiday would be suitable for is: 12 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Luxury & Unique Stays
  • Coastal & Island

Inspiration:

  • New

Grade & Terrain

You will be walking along firm beaches and walking paths. A moderate level of fitness is required. Please note a backpack with all of your personal gear is carried by you throughout the walk. On side trips such as climbing the mountain peaks or walking to Haunted Bay, you will have access to a lighter day pack.

Navigation

You will be walking with a small group of no more than ten with two friendly local guides. No previous navigation skills are required.

Experience & Fitness

This walk caters to different abilities and is a great option for both first time and experienced walkers. The longest walk is approximately 13km/8m and the mountain walks are optional.

Accommodation Information

The first two nights are spent in comfortable, permanent wilderness camps behind private beaches. The twin-share cabins have wooden floors, mattresses, pillows and fresh sleeping bags. The sleeping huts are connected with boardwalks to the large main dining cabin.

The camps have solar-powered composting toilets that are well maintained, pleasant and hygienic. Rainwater is collected on-site for camp use. There are bush showers with warm water in the camps and there is a private washroom. Please note there is no power at the wilderness camps.

The last night is spent in the historic, colonial Bernacchi House. Here you can enjoy a hot shower.

Single Rooms 

Single walkers are welcome to share with other same-gender guests if that is of interest. Single sleeping arrangements can also be organized by paying an additional single supplement at the time of booking.

Meals

All of your meals and wine are included from arrival on Maria Island to your farewell lunch on day 4. Your skilled guides will prepare your meals made with beautiful, local Tasmanian produce. Take your time and enjoy leisurely cooked breakfasts, then feast on lunch in stunning locations.

Included
  • 3 Nights in a mix of glamping beachside accommodation and a beautifully restored traditional guesthouse
  • All meals and wine from arrival on Maria Island to your farewell lunch on day 4
  • Collection from Hobart and travel to Maria Island
  • Travel from Darlington to Hobart city or airport for your onward travel
  • Two professional guides
  • National Park entry fees
  • Luggage transfer
  • Information Pack via your "My Account"
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone support from our UK & US office
  • Backpacks, sleeping bag liners, pillow cases, head torches and waterproof jackets can be provided for use on the trip
Excluded
  • Travel to / from Hobart
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance (required)
Extras

When To Go

The trip is available between the 1st of Oct and 30th of April over the southern hemisphere summer. Maria Island has a mild, temperate climate during these months.

Weather and Climate

Maria Island has a mild, temperate climate during walking months and has an average daytime temperature in the 20s and night time 10-15 degrees celsius. As the weather can change and we recommend you bring everything on the recommended gear list. We will review the weather forecast on the morning of departure and leave behind any items considered surplus in our storage.

Getting to the Start

By Air: Hobart International Airport is your best option for arriving in Tasmania. There are frequent flights from the larger cities on mainland Australia. You will be collected in Hobart and transferred to Maria Island. 

Getting from the End

By Air: We will transfer you back to Hobart at the end of your trip where you can fly out of Hobart International Airport.

Baggage Transfer

You will be required to carry a light backpack with your own personal items. Packs, waterproof jackets, silk sleeping sheets, head torches and sleeping bags are supplied (we do not carry the sleeping bags as they are stored at each camp). A gear list will be provided at the time of booking.

General Information

Vegetarians and special diets are catered for. Please ensure any special requirements are noted on your booking form.

Please note that the trip needs a minimum of 4 guests to operate. The maximum number in a group will be 10 guests. Your group will be accompanied by two friendly and knowledgeable guides.

Equipment

Backpacks, sleeping bag liners, pillow cases, head torches and waterproof jackets can be provided for use on the trip at no additional charge.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Transfer from Hobart to Maria Island, optional walk and overnight 2.5 miles / 4 km Day 2 Walk from Reidle Bay to Shoal Bay 8 miles / 13 km Day 3 Variety of walks from White Gums Camp to Darlington 5.5 miles / 9 km Day 4 Free day in Darlington, farewell lunch and transfer to Hobart for onward travel. 2.5 miles / 4 km

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