Maria Island Wilderness Walk

The whole of the island is a National Park and a sanctuary for rare and unusual Australian wildlife.
Its tranquillity combined with the natural beauty, wildlife and history make it a unique and special place

Maria Island is located off the Eastern coast of Tasmania, just a half hour boat ride from the town of Triabunna (86km NE of Hobart).

The Island has a fascinating history with a world heritage convict settlement as well as world rated fossil beds, all accessible during your 4 day walk. The walk is mostly at sea level and considered easy – on firm beaches and tracks. You average around 2 kms an hour, allowing for plenty of time to explore, swim and chat. Where else can you expect to encounter a Tasmania devil, Cape Barren goose, echidna, pademelon or wombat in their natural environment?

This is a seasonal journey operating October to April in small groups of up to 10 with 2 accompanying guides. Warmest temperatures are expected December to March with an average high of 21 degrees and low of 13. The months of October and April are quieter with comparably less rainfall – these are great months to walk if you like crisp mornings and a glass of red wine at night! A modified itinerary is on offer for the winter months.

Your holiday includes:
Return vehicle and boat transfers from Hobart to Maria Island
2 nights accommodation in eco cabins at the exclusive Wilderness Camp
1 night at Bernacchi House
All food and Tasmania wines with dinner
Four days guided walking


Casuarina Beach Camp

Depart Hobart this morning and arrive in the coastal town of Triabunna for the boat ride to Maria Island.

The pristine beauty of the remote beach landing will be your first impression of what’s to come!

Enjoy lunch overlooking the crystal waters of Shoal Bay before walking the peaceful stretch of coast to Casuarina Beach Camp. From here you can explore the trail through tall eucalyptus forest down to the spectacular Haunted Bay.

This evening dinner is a three course candle light meal served with Tasmanian wine. Stroll along the beach at sunset with a glass of wine.

Enjoy a restful sleep in your eco cabin listening to the sounds of the bush.

Todays’ walk is 8 kms.

Lunch and dinner included

Fabulous beaches

Wake to the busy chatting of wattle birds and watch the sun sparkle through the forest from the comfort of your bed. Breakfast is at camp, soon after you will set off and take in 5 beautiful beaches en-route to White Gums Camp.

Spot dolphins playing in the surf and watch sea eagles soar overhead as you walk past the carpet of exotic shells lining the water’s edge. After a relaxing day on the trail, you will arrive at camp in the early afternoon with plenty of time for a swim at the secluded beach.

Dinner tonight is under the stars and showcases Tasmania produce.

Todays’ walk is 13 kms

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Into the heart, up the heights.

After breakfast, your guides will lead you inland to the rich green forests that house the worlds largest stand of giant Tasmanian blue gums.

If you have the stamina you can choose to hike the peaks of Mt Maria or the towering dolomite columns of Bishop and Clerk. It is a 700 metre climb through rare “cloud” rain forests and the views from the summit are breathtaking.

This evening you will arrive into the World Heritage listed settlement of Darlington and enjoy a final evening of food and wine at the historic and restored Bernacchi House.

Todays’ walk is 9 – 17 kms

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

The Top End

Your final morning begins with a delicious breakfast followed by a walk around the northern cape of Maria Island.

The woodlands and forests you pass through are home to rare and endemic birds, wombats and wallabies.

Continue on to the dramatic sea cliffs of Fossil Bay and then head down to view the fossils at Fossil Cliffs.

A farewell lunch is enjoyed at Darlington before boarding the boat back to the mainland and transferring on to Hobart.

Todays’ walk is 4 kms

Breakfast and lunch included

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