The Maria Island Walk

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

The Maria Island Walk is a multi-day, multi-award-winning guided walk, located off the east coast of Tasmania. An incredible blend of rare wildlife, breathtaking scenery and world heritage listed convict history.

Celebrating its 20th walking season, the island has been referenced as the Noah’s Ark of Tasmania for its variety of wildlife including Tasmanian devils, wombats and a variety of rare kangaroos and wallabies.

Walk pristine untouched beaches with crystal clear waters, magnificent peaks that will take your breath away, and through magnificent forests of magnificent blue and white gums.

The island’s tranquility combined with its natural beauty, wildlife and fascinating history makes it a unique and special place. Explore the island by day, and spend the night under the stars in exclusive bush camps for a true nature immersion.

The four-day walk runs from January to April, and October to December.

During the winter months of June to August, a shorter three-day ‘Winter Escape Walk’ experience is offered, with accommodation each evening in the historic Bernacchi House at Darlington for a cosy place to stay.

The Maria Island Walk is a Wild Bush Luxury experience, and is a member of Great Walks of Australia and Australian Wildlife Journeys.



Day one: Journey up Tasmania’s east Coast and board a private catamaran that ferries you to the southern end of Maria Island. Arrive with ample time to enjoy the stunning scenery and a walk through the beautiful forests. Indulge in a refreshing swim on a pristine beach and enjoy Tasmanian wine and fresh food.

Day two: Walk from Reidle Bay to Shoal Bay to stroll five fabulous beaches. Explore the convict cells at Point Lesueur and visit an ochre pit at Bloodstone Point – one of the original ochre sources for the Tasmanian Aborigines. At camp, put your feet up and enjoy a glass of wine serenaded by native birdsong and sounds of the ocean.

Day three: Enjoy the stunning Hopgrounds Beach and the remarkable Painted Cliffs or continue to the summit of Mt Maria for breathtaking views. Finish the day with a sumptuous three-course dinner in a colonial home.

Day four: Relax and enjoy the serenity and fascinating history of Darlington on a gentle tour around the convict settlement. The more adventurous can amble through tall Blue Gum forest to convict brickworks, a heritage reservoir and the fossil cliffs. Conclude with a champagne lunch overlooking stunning Freycinet Peninsula.

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There’s much to love about a winter experience on The Maria Island Walk’s newly-introduced ‘Winter Escape Walk’, a shorter experience than its traditional offering held over two nights and three days.

In small groups of up to 8 guests only, start the day with a glorious sunrise summit walk, watching the sun’s rays touch the island.

Spend leisurely days discovering Maria’s beauty, and learning more about its world heritage listed convict history. Spot the wombats, Tasmanian devils, Cape Barren geese, kangaroos and other abundant wildlife that is largely undisturbed and even more accessible during winter.

Evenings are spent in cosy comfort at Bernacchi House in Darlington. Enjoy a social, hosted dinner in the historic house, with a three-course feast hand-prepared to showcase the best of local produce paired with fine Tasmanian wines.

The Maria Island Walk is a Wild Bush Luxury experience and is a member of Great Walks of Australia and Australian Wildlife Journey

Selected winter dates June to August (subject to availability).

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

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