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3-Day Maria Island Walking Tour

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The perfect Tasmanian walking holiday awaits you amid the mountains, sandy beaches, and limestone cliffs of Maria Island. With all the organization taken care of for you, from setting up camp to carrying your overnight bags, you can just enjoy 3 days admiring the island's spectacular scenery.

Day 1: Darlington, Skipping Ridge & Bishop & Clerk
Once you meet your guide, set out for the drive along the coast to Triabunna, where a boat waits for your cruise to Maria Island. Walk around the township of Darlington to learn about the area's entrepreneurial history—and a few spooky stories—before you hike to Skipping Ridge for lunch and some great views of Fossil Bay.

Next, your walk takes you through grassland and forest into a tall woodland area and rocky mountain slopes. Admire the view from the towering dolomite columns of Bishop and Clerk before you return to Darlington and spend the night at the historic convict penitentiary, built in the 1830s and refurbished with comfortable bunk beds and wood-fire heaters.

Day 2: Frenchs Farm & Encampment Cove
Start the day with a hike to the remote wilderness in the southern part of the island. Explore the abandoned interwar-era farmhouse of Frenchs Farm on your way to the old convict settlement of Lesueur Point, where you get a view of the Mercury Passage that connects the island's northern and southern reaches. Watch for kangaroos and wombats as you make your way to Encampment Cove for a hot bush shower and dinner around the campfire.

Day 3: Riedle Bay, Haunted Bay & Return to Hobart
After breakfast, hike out to the long, white beach of Riedle Bay for a chance to take a swim. Next, you're off to visit Haunted Bay, said to have earned its name from the eerie sounds made by the local penguins. After lunch, it's time for the return cruise to Triabunna and your journey back to Hobart.

The perfect Tasmanian walking holiday awaits you amid the mountains, sandy beaches, and limestone cliffs of Maria Island. With all the organization taken care of for you, from setting up camp to carrying your overnight bags, you can just enjoy 3 days admiring the island's spectacular scenery.

Day 1: Darlington, Skipping Ridge & Bishop & Clerk
Once you meet your guide, set out for the drive along the coast to Triabunna, where a boat waits for your cruise to Maria Island. Walk around the township of Darlington to learn about the area's entrepreneurial history—and a few spooky stories—before you hike to Skipping Ridge for lunch and some great views of Fossil Bay.

Next, your walk takes you through grassland and forest into a tall woodland area and rocky mountain slopes. Admire the view from the towering dolomite columns of Bishop and Clerk before you return to Darlington and spend the night at the historic convict penitentiary, built in the 1830s and refurbished with comfortable bunk beds and wood-fire heaters.

Day 2: Frenchs Farm & Encampment Cove
Start the day with a hike to the remote wilderness in the southern part of the island. Explore the abandoned interwar-era farmhouse of Frenchs Farm on your way to the old convict settlement of Lesueur Point, where you get a view of the Mercury Passage that connects the island's northern and southern reaches. Watch for kangaroos and wombats as you make your way to Encampment Cove for a hot bush shower and dinner around the campfire.

Day 3: Riedle Bay, Haunted Bay & Return to Hobart
After breakfast, hike out to the long, white beach of Riedle Bay for a chance to take a swim. Next, you're off to visit Haunted Bay, said to have earned its name from the eerie sounds made by the local penguins. After lunch, it's time for the return cruise to Triabunna and your journey back to Hobart.

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3-Day Maria Island Walking Tour

Activity Location

Maria Island

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Grand CHancellor

    1 Davey Street

    Hobart


Highlights

  • Beautiful mountainous island located in the Tasman Sea

  • Overnight at a former penitentiary that once housed convicts

  • Rugged cliffs, historic ruins, sweeping bays & wildlife

  • Under the stars enjoying delicious meals & local wines

  • Small groups & organized guides to ensure a seamless tour


Inclusions

  • Guided 3-day walking tour of Maria Island

  • Hostel accommodation for 1 night and camping for 1 night

  • Camping gear

  • Breakfast on days 2 and 3, daily lunch, and dinner on days 1 and 2

  • Snacks and beverages, including beer and wine with meals

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals not listed as inclusions

  • Travel insurance

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children 7 and younger are not allowed.

  • You must be 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

  • At least 6 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 10 people.

  • Depending on weather and your group's pace, the tour may visit Robey Farm instead of Haunted Bay on day 3.

  • The tour covers approximately 23 miles (37 km) of medium terrain with firm sand and rocky headlands. The pace of walking can be tailored to your group's fitness level and interests.

  • You must be able to navigate boulders and uneven terrain; difficulty can vary based on tides and weather conditions.

  • The tour's end time varies depending on the pace of your group, but should be between 5:30 and 6 PM. Please do not book departure flights earlier than 6:30 PM.

  • It is recommended that you stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart the night before your tour begins for convenience. A special rate is available; ask for details when you call to confirm your booking.