Part of The Great Walks of Tasmania, the Maria Island Walk is a four-day guided journey through stunning coastal and mountain landscapes. Explore an island national park that is a Noah’s Ark for Tasmanian wildlife and has fascinating layers of cultural and natural history.
The walk features pristine secluded beaches, elegant tall forests, stunning vistas and many rare and endangered birds. The convict settlement pre-dates Port Arthur and you can explore the ruins from the industrial period of Bernacchi’s era, as well as the natural wonders of the Fossil cliffs and beautiful sandstone sculptures of the Painted Cliffs.
This award-winning walk offers gourmet Tasmanian food and wines; accommodation in private wilderness camps and an authentic colonial experience in the restored, heritage-listed Bernacchi House in Darlington.
The Maria Island Walk provides relaxation with two friendly and knowledgeable guides and a maximum of eight guests per trip. The small groups ensure a balance for both the pleasure of solitude in nature and the companionship of sharing the experience.
Trips depart on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from November to April. Walking times range from two-six hours a day, with optional sidewalks and mountain climbs to the summits of Mt Maria or Bishop and Clerk.
2007, 2008, & 2010 Winner, Australian Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards
2010 Winner Best Eco-Wilderness Experience, Aust Travel&Tourism Awards
2008 & 2011 Winner, Best Adventure Tourism, Qantas Australian Tourism Awards
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 Winner, Tasmanian Tourism Awards
2008 & 2009 Tasmanian Winner, Telstra Business Awards