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Maria Island Highlights Walking Tour - Full Day

Departs Hobart, TAS - Show on map
Tours Tasmania

Maria Island Highlights Walking Tour - Full Day

Highlights

  • Explore Maria Island National Park (5 - 6hrs)
  • Walk to the amazing “Painted Cliffsâ€� and wander amongst the unusual rock formation
  • Enjoy spectacular views as we walk to the “Fossil Cliffsâ€�
  • Explore and discover the geological history among the exposed fossils
  • Discover the convict history at the Darlington World Heritage convict site
  • Be amazed at the abundant wildlife enjoying life on their extraordinary island
  • 30 min ferry ride each way
  • A small group limit of 20 people per tour

Spend the day exploring a remote, rugged and remarkable island via a network of walking trails. No cars, no roads and wombats galore!

What's Included?

  • National Park entrance fee
  • Return ferry crossing fee
  • Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides
  • Informative tours and guided walks
  • Pick-up and drop off from selected hotels

It’s hard to put the magic of Maria Island into words. Just an hour’s drive east from Hobart plus a 30 minute ferry ride, this otherworldly island keeps its own time, far from the demands of modern life. As soon as you step off the boat you’ll notice the quietness, the wildness, the sense of history. There are no vehicles here but plenty of traffic; Maria Island island is home to vast numbers of wombats, wallabies, Cape Barren Geese and Tasmanian Devils that wander all over the place.

Explore the world heritage listed Darlington settlement, a beautifully preserved probational convict camp that’s considered the best in the world. Walk with us to the Painted Cliffs, an easy 4.5km round trip, seeing surreal and colourful sandstone formations up close. And we finish with the Fossil Cliffs walk, another easy 4.5km circuit, traversing the western side of the island over windswept hills and cliffs of 300 million year old fossils.

Along the way there’s plenty of space to play in the rockpools, relax on the beach, spot local wildlife and take photos of the stunning scenery, proving it wasn’t all just a dream.

Session Length

  • Please allow a full day for this experience
  • Departs Hobart at 6:45am and returns at around 5.00pm
  • Available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 1 Nov and 30 April
  • Not available on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Guidelines

  • Minimum age for this experience is eight years
  • This is a fast paced, active day tour. There is no maximum age, however, good physical health and mobility is important
  • There are no shops on Maria, and limited drinking water, so make sure you bring enough water and food for your day out. There will be a brief stop on the way to the Ferry for some last minute food purchases

Cancellation

  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

This experience requires a minimum number of participants to go ahead. Maximum of 20 participants.

Weather

All tour participants will be participating in outdoor, active activities and therefore subject to the outdoor weather conditions of the day.

Dress Code

• Comfortable trail walking/ running shoes suitable for outdoor active activity • Clothes to suit outdoor conditions (warm layers are a good idea) • Waterproof jacket (just in case) • Hat for the sun, beanie for the cold (sometimes you need both in one day!) • Water Bottle, Snacks, Lunch (or buy it on the day) • Day pack with everything you will need for the day • Sense of adventure • Swimwear and towel

Other Info

Due to the tight timeline to reach the ferry we recommend you bring your own food supplies for the day ahead. There are no shops on Maria, so make sure you bring enough food and a large refillable water bottle for your day out. We do provide a quick stop along the drive at a local Bakery for you to purchase lunch/sandwhiches/rolls to take with you. There is coffee and snacks available on the ferry, and a fish and chips van available as we depart the ferry at the end of the day.

This experience takes place at Maria Island National Park departing Hobart, TAS.

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