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Introductory to Moderate
Activities
  • 3 days walking
Accommodation
  • 2 nights accommodated
Meals
  • 2 Dinners
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Breakfasts

3 Days$1199USD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: MWE

Trip highlights


  • Stay at the elegant colonial Bernacchi House
  • Get an insight into the convict past of the island
  • Spot a Tasmanian Devil!
  • Delicious meals featuring Tasmanian food and wines
  • Discover the remarkable fossils at Fossil Cliffs
  • Marvel at the impressive colours of the Painted Cliffs
  • Chance to climb the islands highest peak and take in 360deg views of the island

The magic of walking on Maria Island will mesmerise all who come to experience its World Heritage listed ruins, rugged cliffs and mountains, sweeping bays and abundant wildlife. Located just off the East Coast of Tasmania, the island is a walker's paradise with no motor vehicles or shops to distract you from the island's unspoiled wilderness. This personalised guided walk showcases the very best of Maria Island. Carrying only a light pack and travelling in small groups of eight, your two experienced local guides will bring your walks to life as you explore the pristine beaches, ancient Blue Gum forests, convict settlements, ancient Aboriginal sites and even an optional climb to the 711-metre summit of Mt. Maria for breathtaking panoramic views over the area. The walks are set at a gentle pace so there is plenty of time to observe the amazing Tasmanian bird and wildlife or to discover the fascinating history of the island.


You'll be picked up from your central Hobart accommodation at approximately 8.00am. The group is then driven to Triabunna, about 90 minutes away, to board one of the local ferry boats which crosses the Mercury Passage en route to Darlington on the island. Landing at the historic Darlington precinct, just a short walk to the historic Bernacchi House, you can choose to relax around the house in front of the wood fires or take a walk to the stunning Painted Cliffs or Fossil Cliffs to watch the sunset over the water. Delicious fresh Tasmanian produce and fine wines will be served by the guides this evening. Walking distance: 2km or 12km

Meals:  L,D

After a leisurely and relaxed breakfast, there’s plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings before you choose the walk you wish to take today. For the adventurous there is the choice of the island's two towering mountains - Bishop & Clerk or Mount Maria. For a more relaxed stroll, enjoy the Reservoir Circuit or Oast house circuit. Arriving back at the Bernacchi House in the afternoon, you will be entertained by native birds and mammals while enjoying delicious wines on the deck before being served a satisfying and delicious dinner. Walking distance: 6km to 18km if a mountain peak is chosen.

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast, you can explore Darlington, the convict settlement and industrial ruins of this World Heritage site. A farewell lunch will be served overlooking Darlington before you board the boat for Triabunna and the return trip to Hobart, arriving at the airport at approximatley 6pm or the city centre at 6.30pm.

Meals:  B,L


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Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • Professional guides
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners and wine
  • 2 nights twin share accommodation
  • Bus/boat transfers between Hobart and Maria Island
  • National Park fees
  • Use of backpack & waterproof jacket
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit

  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature - car parking etc
  • Travel insurance

Accommodation


Departure dates

Regular departures on Friday from June to August

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Total Priceper person from

$1199USD

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    *Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Maria Island Winter Escape trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

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