Maria Island Walk

Combining rare wildlife, convict heritage and elegant accommodation, the multi-award winning Maria Island Walk hosts small groups of ten guests led by two guides. Enjoy gentle walking by day and candlelit gourmet dining at night. You don’t need to be an experienced hiker to enjoy it.

Just a few kilometres off Tasmania’s east coast, Maria Island is 100% national park with a population of just two park rangers. This world heritage island is a wildlife sanctuary - a Noah’s Ark of rare Tasmanian birds and animals including recently introduced Tasmanian devils.

The Maria Island Walk is a soft adventure led by warm, friendly and knowledgeable local guides. The packs are light, the food is fresh and local, the wine is Tasmania’s best, and a comfortable bed awaits you each night. The walk itself is light and undemanding with options to add challenge as desired.

Guests stay overnight in two delightful wilderness campsites, both a stone’s throw away from pristine, 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. On the final night, guests of The Maria Island Walk stay 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’s also an excellent place to see wombats.

The walk at a glance…

Accessed via Hobart, Tasmania
Duration is 4 days/3 nights
Distance 25 to 43km (15 to 26 miles)
Walk is graded easy to moderate (with options)
Bush trails with beaches and sand walking
Walk operates from October to April
Group size is 10 maximum
Sleep 2 nights wilderness camps, 1 night lodge based

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